Edge: Quick Actions – try this super useful app to quick access recent apps & settings
Oct 22, 2013 9:27 AM –
Edge: Quick Actions is a settings/recent apps launcher that blend a variety of actions together into one simple to use application. The app launches from the edge of your device- hence the name- and can launch favourite apps, recent apps and further allows you to toggle various settings. It unites a great deal of functionality and can be accessed quickly regardless of what your phone is doing.
Price: Free, $1.99 for the Pro version
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Great feature-set!
- Innovative; brings several actions together into one app!
- ‘Lite’ version isn’t riddled with spam or massively under powered!
Edge: Quick Actions (I’m just going to call it Edge from now on) is a mega-useful launcher/recent apps/toggling hybrid that can be launched as simply as swiping from the side of your screen inward. You can do this from any app, regardless of what you are doing, allowing you to access recent applications, toggle settings or launch pre-set favourite apps.
It’s ridiculously useful and simple, so much so you find yourself wondering why someone hasn’t thought of it before. Opening the app up initially gives you a slew of settings. You can pick to show or hide particular elements of the launcher (for example you don’t have to show recent apps if you do not want to). You can also alter edge sensitivity in addition to changing the position and height of the ‘Edge’.
The free version of the app restricts you from only swiping the app awake from the left, but the Pro version gives you more options, more shortcuts and more apps to display. The Pro version further allows you to adjust colours and hide the notification icon displayed in your status bar.
It offers a great deal of functionality in addition to providing users with more options in terms of customisation.
Once you play around with the settings you can quickly add favourite apps to shortcut to, in addition to setting various toggles for things like WiFi, silent mode and Bluetooth. Other shortcuts; such as app draw and a home button also come with the app, so you can do away with cluttered homescreen shortcuts and just use Edge, if you chose to. It offers a great deal of functionality in addition to providing users with more options in terms of customisation.
Using the app feels quite intuitive, but it is an adjustment to what you’re used to. However, Edge is a great app if you like minimalist homescreens and want to keep junk to a minimum. All your favourite apps are essentially hidden away and only accessible when you swipe from the edge, meaning your stuff is always there but certainly well hidden.
While the app might not be for everyone, for modders and fans of minimalism, it’s a incredibly useful little app. It can be accessed from literally anywhere, so navigation and quick access to functionality and toggles is literally at your finger tips.
…it becomes an app you want to use and play around with more
You might already be used to the navigation available on your Android device- such as a fixed ‘recent apps’ button or homescreen button. You might be used to just opening a folder of your favourite apps and so on. If this is the case Edge is a very different app to use and get used to. However, once you play around with it and realise the potential and recognise the depth of functionality it offers, it becomes an app you want to use and play around with more.
I think once the idea of using such a neat little app like this embeds, you will find yourself using it more and more often. True, it might not be for everyone, but it’s very impressive, very functional and easily something you can find yourself using often.
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