Automatically fill up your home screen with shortcuts to your most used apps

Written by on July 5, 2011 in apps, Uncategorized - 4 Comments
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Most Android phones have many home screens for you to fill up with widgets and app shortcut’s. It is nice to be able to place your favourite apps on your home screen so you can easily and quickly open them up rather than having to scroll through all of your apps. The problem is, your favourite apps can change from time to time so the app icons need to be regularly replaced with new one’s. Save that hassle with the Top Shortcut’s app.

Top Shortcut’s automatically creates a list of your most used Android apps. You can then place one of the four different sized widgets onto your home screen. App icons of your most used Android apps will then fill up the area you placed the widget on.

   

Pros

  • Easy – The app will find your most used apps with just a few presses and the widgets are just as easy to put on the home screen.
  • Saves time – The app will save you the hassle of separately placing your favourite apps on to the home screen.

Cons

  • Difficult to delete the icons separately - If you long press on an app icon, you will select the whole widget rather than that single app icon. This means that it is impossible to delete an app icon in this way. Instead, to delete an app icon you need to open up the Top Shortcut’s app and then add the app into the excluded list.

Conclusion

The Top Shortcut’s app is simple but very useful. You can now enjoy the accessibility of having your favourite apps on your home screen without the hassle of having to manually place your favourite apps on the screens. The app is free but an ad free version with a few extra features is available for $1.43 US (£0.89 UK)

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About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

4 Comments on "Automatically fill up your home screen with shortcuts to your most used apps"

  1. chris July 6, 2011 at 3:24 am · Reply

    i installed and rebooted. i dont see the option to add this widget!

    • calebk July 6, 2011 at 11:17 am · Reply

      Where did you look for the option to add the widget?
      You need to long press on the home screen, press Widget and choose one of the top shortcut’s widgets.
      Did you try that and the widgets were not on the list or did that work?

      • chris August 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Reply

        No luck im looking everywhere

  2. Luca August 8, 2012 at 3:20 am · Reply

    This app i have been looking for. Unfortunately it doesnt work on my phone.
    When im starting app or trying to add widget, app will crash/freeze while “retrieving statistisc”. Then comes android message what says “Top Shortcut has stopped. Report or Ok.”

    I have Samsung Galaxy S2, latest android os from samsung update on it. Phone is not rooted.

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