Quickr: Access Customizable Action Panels Anywhere In Android Using Edge Gestures

Using gestures is a great way to quickly access different apps, settings or sections of any mobile OS, and a prime example of their use is the default notification shade that can be accessed using a downward swipe from the status bar in Android in order to access your notifications and quick settings. Though when it comes to using a smartphone with a single hand, that gesture can be a difficult to maneuver. If you want quick access to your phone’s settings, currently running and recently launched apps, contacts, quick in-app actions and more, all using gestures that can be activated from the phone’s side edges, try Quickr. Developed by the team behind the famous Root Uninstaller and 1Tap Quick Bar apps, Quickr comes with pre-configured as well as customizable panels that you can bring up with gestures for quick access to all the aforementioned actions. Read More

Create & Edit Run Command Aliases For Quick Launching Of Programs

In Windows, desktop shortcuts allow us to access the frequently used programs, files and folders without having to go to their separate directories. For instance, if you want to launch Mozilla Firefox, you can just click its desktop or taskbar icon. If there is no shortcut for the application, you will have to open the Windows Explorer, go to the install location, locate the executable file and run it to access the program. Imagine how much time would it take to open each app which normally requires you to do just a couple of clicks on your desktop. There is also another way to open some applications; the Windows + R "Run" console. It allows you to open some programs just by typing their name in the run dialog box. For example, if you enter “firefox” or “chrome” in the Run dialog and press Enter, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers will launch, respectively. By default, you can access some of the default Windows programs, such as Notepad, and some third party applications, including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, directly by entering their name in the Run dialog box. Windows + R Alias Manager is an application for Windows 8 that lets users create custom aliases for their most used applications, files and folders, for use in the Run dialog box. Read More

Alfred: A Quick Launch Application For Mac

Alfred is a nifty quick launcher for your Mac which sits quietly atop the menu bar and does the magic whenever it gets a call! It has been created keeping the ease-of-use in mind and makes finding files and searching the internet a whole lot faster and easier. Read More

Quick Launch Browsers From Windows 7 Jump List – Browser Chooser

Brower Chooster has been well covered around the blogosphere. For those who don’t know, it allow users to open link in the selected browser. In the latest release, the author has finally added support for Windows 7 JumpList. Now you can pin the program to the taskbar and launch the desired browser in just 2 clicks. First of all you need to add the browsers, you can add up to five different browsers, the most preferred are Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Chrome. Read More