Crafting a ideal home screen can take a lot of work, though if there’s one Android underline we consider everybody should try out, it’s appropriate actions. With a appropriate of your finger, we can supplement an additional by-pass to each idol on your home screen, doubling a series of things we can do.
This isn’t a underline of batch Android, though we can get it in scarcely each launcher out there (I’m regulating Nova Launcher Prime myself—yes, it’s a underline usually accessible in a paid “Prime” version). It isn’t a new feature, either, though it is one that a lot of people forget about, so we’ve motionless to take a closer demeanour into a awesomeness.
The simple idea: Every idol on your home shade has an movement compared with it when we daub it. Tapping a Chrome idol opens adult Chrome, and drumming a Contacts idol brings adult your hit list. Swipe actions let we give those icons a second action, that we entrance by swiping adult on a icon. For example, I’ve set adult a following shortcuts:
- Swiping adult on Chrome opens Chrome and goes directly to Lifehacker, my many frequently visited site
- Swiping adult on a Contacts idol directly calls my girlfriend, my many frequently called contact
- Swiping adult on a Maps idol immediately navigates me home, so we don’t have to form in a residence each time
- Swiping adult on a Google Voice idol toggles either we use Google Voice to make calls
You see a pattern.
How to Set It Up: To allot a appropriate gesticulate in Nova launcher, only daub and reason on a idol in question, and select Edit. Under Swipe Action, we can collect from a launcher-based action, launch another app, or select from one of Android’s many shortcuts (direct call or summary a contact, navigate we to a location, open a Gmail label, and so on). Assign these to a icons on your home shade and we have double a shortcuts, but carrying taken adult any some-more space. Check out a video above to see it in action.