Launch Center Pro - Shortcut launcher & workflows
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Speed up everyday tasks with simple shortcuts. It’s like speed dial for apps.
Launch Center Pro saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.
Message a loved one, search Yelp for the nearest coffee shop, jump straight to the camera in Instagram, all with just a flick of your thumb. Create shortcuts for email, Safari, Twitter, Facebook, phone or FaceTime calls, Google searches, and more. If you do it on your iPhone constantly, Launch Center Pro will make it easier and faster.
“Launch Center Pro is an app of verbs. Search. Shoot. Call. Text. Add... With a simple tap-and-slide, you can launch apps, perform actions and more... It's so simple and fast that before long your muscle memory takes over and you don't even have to look. ” —Dave Caolo - TUAW
“Perhaps the highest praise I can give Launch Center Pro is that it finally kicked Safari out of my dock...” —Lex Friedman - Macworld
- Call a loved one
- Message a GIF to a friend
- Take a photo and message it to a group
- Email your boss a report from Dropbox
- Quickly search Wikipedia
- Scan a barcode and search on Amazon
- Jump right to your favorite website
- Create a new item in OmniFocus
- Search Twitter using Tweetbot
- And so much more...
Launch Center Pro now works with over 100k apps!
For help with Launch Center or to submit feedback, please visit http://help.contrast.co
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Launch Center Pro is run in the background for just a few seconds when entering or leaving an iBeacon region or geofence. If you use iBeacons or geofences and are concerned about battery life, keep an eye on the new Battery Usage section of the Settings app.
What's New in Version 2.7.1
Due to the shutdown of Parse.com, Launch Center Pro no longer supports direct integration with IFTTT. We apologize for the inconvenience. All data and user accounts will be permanently deleted by Parse as it shuts down the service.
IFTTT now has an iOS app that does much of what was supported in Launch Center Pro. If you need to create more complex workflows with IFTTT, give the Workflow app a try.
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IFTTT Support Doesn't Matter
LCP's dropping of IFTTT isn't worth a 1 star review. For those who do not know, IFTTT is now charging companies to integrate with its service. Now granted i don't use IFTTT all that much anymore because I found it slow and unreliable... but I wouldn't expect LCP to pay for this support. And quite honestly, if LCP charged an IAP amount to offset the cost of continued IFTTT integration, then people would complain about having to pay for something and the developer being "money hungry".
LCP is a great app, great features. Great support. Any time I've had a problem support has been timely and instant. This app handles tasks better then Workflow in some cases which another review compared it to for some reason.
Workflow is great in its own right, but it's totally functionally different then LCP. Apples to oranges comparison.
I purchased Launch Center Pro after reading a few productivity articles that gushed over it. It was pitched as the "must have" for iPhone productivity.
Pros: It looks great and, once you get the hang of it, it makes some tasks (like auto-texting someone) very easy.
Cons: Most of the apps I use are not compatible with Launch Center. Want to set up a task with Busycal? Not going to happen. Want to have a button to take photos using your built-in camera? Not supported.
Also, it did not feel very intuitive. To text a friend, for example, I have to open Launch Center and click on the icon I set up. Or, I could just click messages and click on the friend. Calling a friend? Open Launch Center, Click the icon you set up. Or, I could just ask Siri to call for me.
I'm a huge fan of launchers in general, but found that Launch Center, while saving me miliseconds with some tasks, still forced me to open the app or have it running in the background for those miliseconds.
Others may have a much better experience than I did, but it's not the productivity powerhouse I expected.
Could be useful
Most of the actions that can be completed with launch center can be done just as easily using 3D Touch. Want to FaceTime a certain contact? Add them to your favorite contacts and pressure-touch the FaceTime app. Want to make a tweet quickly? Pressure-touch on the twitter app. I'm sure it has uses outside of the abilities of 3D Touch, but none that have stood out to me. If you have a phone that doesn't support 3D Touch, this may be the app for you. Otherwise, I'd say don't waste the 3 dollars.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 30, 2017
- Version: 2.7.1
- Size: 55.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Contrast Apps LLC
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.