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Launch actions, not just apps.

It’s like speed dial for everyday tasks. 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, control your Nest Thermostat via IFTTT, 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
- Control your Nest Thermostat via IFTTT
- 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

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 2.6.1

- Fixes an issue causing Quick Actions to disappear
- Resolves an issue causing options to be hidden behind the keyboard
- Resolves an issue with contact selection
- Fixes issues with TextExpander support
- Resolves issues with Launch Center Connect and IFTTT
- 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 or visit for help.

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Customer Reviews

App was great when it worked

First of all, I do want to say that I was successfully able to create and execute the shortcuts from the iOS notification menu, which are great for quick access to repetitive tasks. However, while I was initially able to set up and execute the quick actions from the app icon using 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S, after doing a factory reset/re-install on my iPhone, I was no longer able to pull up the quick actions using 3D Touch. I am not sure how/why this happened, but it seems like there could be a bug. I would have given this app 4-5 stars if the quick actions worked consistently, but for now, I can only give this app 3 star until all the kinks are worked out.

Not perfect but

I gave a previous version of this app a not so good review. It is still the case that many apps don't have URL activation. But far fewer. The more URLs an app supports the more the launcher can do. Moreover the authors of this app have kept improving it providing free updates. The improvements mean it is one of the 4 apps on my dock. Years of use of a constantly improving product change the value proposition.

The icon builder which you use to associate icons with your application launches has always been creative and well thought out.


I bought it hoping its scheduled or location based options would let me do things like automatically make the screen dark at night or launch a podcast app on the way to the car. However, for both of these, it can launch a notification, but then you have to select it to actually do the action. Lacking that functionality, I found it not very useful: you can make buttons for things, but nothing compelling or that saved me more than a click or two. On the other hand, their email help team was very responsive.

Launch Center Pro - Shortcut launcher and Today widget
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.6.1
  • Size: 40.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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