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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

Sample shortcuts:

- 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

Version 2.9

- Widget icons can now be resized!
- Additional bug fixes and enhancements

If you like Launch Center Pro, please take a moment to leave a review, it really helps! If not, please send your feedback to launch@contrast.co or visit http://help.contrast.co for help.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Everything’s faster with Launch Center Pro, a productivity app that lets you create shortcuts to quickly perform your most frequent tasks on iPad. Once you follow the simple setup, a single tap is all you need to email your boss, tweet your last photo, jump straight to a favorite website, add an entry to a journaling app, and much more.

Not working. Buy the iPhone version instead


I wish I had looked at the dates of the most recent updates. It appears to not been updated since October 2014. (The iPhone version was updated October 2015.)

I use the phone version of this app quite a bit on my iPhone and on my iPad mini. I just bought an iPad air2 recently so I upgraded to the full iPad version.

It will not recognize many of the apps I have installed. The iPhone version, which I installed on my iPad alongside the iPad version, recognizes and launches everything that it would on my iPhone. However the iPad app - even if I copy the custom URL over from the iPhone app - will not launch. Instead, it will give me the option of going to the app store to download the application (and of course, the app store shows that it's already downloaded and installed).

I emailed the developer. I sent a rather detailed email explaining the problem. I got a lackluster response, that did not directly address the actual problem. I emailed back clarifying that they really weren't responding to the question I asked. I have yet to hear back, and that was a week ago.

My suggestion: purchase the iPhone version instead. As I said above- the iPhone version is working fine on the tablet. I believe the only difference is that it has fewer buttons on the screen for which you can assign custom actions.

Awesome app now bigger than ever.


When I first saw Launch Center Pro for the iPhone I questioned how opening an app to open other apps would help me save time or be useful at all. After snubbing it for a few months I finally bought in and quickly learned how LCP is not about launching apps but it is more about launching app actions. With new features being constantly added LCP is just ridiculously useful and powerful. I can click an action to send a message instantly to a number of people or just a select list of people, I can search apps for key terms or instantly tweet. I can launch custom Drafts actions and python scripts. What you can do is seemingly endless and theres definitely a nerdy-joy I get out of using the app.


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55.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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