Accessing your phone's settings to locate a running app can be quite a tedious task: Android's menu doesn't stand out for its usability and we can take quite some time searching for the task we're looking for.
A shortcut to running tasks and applications
However, thanks to QuickShortcutMaker we can get hold a shortcut menu that leads us straight to whatever we need at a given moment. For such purpose, we only need to download the APK to our smartphone or tablet and once the app has been installed we'll have access to a shortcut menu.
The application comes along with a built-in search engine in which we only have to introduce the name of the app to recover it from all the installed apps, including an access to our favorite applications.
Shortcuts to apps installed on your Android and running tasks.
These are the main features and functions of this app:
- Filter by tasks/activities, applications, and favorites.
- Carry out searches using keywords.
- Choose between an incremental or normal search mode.
- Order the results alphabetically.
- Shows icons on the list to access them easier.
- Search history.
- Swap task icons.
- Launch actions and make sure they do what they should do.
- Check and share app information.
- Create shortcuts from your home screen.
- Access their Google Play page straight from the app.
Covering a lack in the Android operating system
This application has been implemented to correct a flaw of Google's mobile operating system. Despite the improvements implemented in Android versions of the likes of Nougat or Oreo, the latter are still far from perfect. We're still missing a decent task manager that allows us to locate whatever we want.
In turn, this app also fulfills the useful function of easily locating all those applications that we don't use too often and that we sometimes find them hard to find amongst all those that we've downloaded to our smartphone without placing an access on our home screen.
Furthermore, it also avoids us having to install a launcher, an application that many users aren't too keen on as they prefer cleaner versions of the operating system as well as a lower resource consumption.