QuickShortcutMaker is a very simple application that does exactly what its name suggests: create shortcuts on the desktop of your Android device. You can create shortcuts to applications as well as processes and activities. This means that you can create a shortcut to WhatsApp just as easily as you can create a shortcut to an operating system that you normally don’t have easy access to.
This app can create a shortcut to an application from the list of activities which you install on your phone. Even if you have large no of applications, you can choose an activity smoothly. You can also use the QuickShortcutMaker to search an app which you want to launch.
As the name of the app suggests Quick Shortcut Maker, this app enables you to create shortcuts of your apps and make them easy to access. You can also use the QuickShortcutMaker for searching the app which you want to launch. Normally it is difficult to make shortcuts for your frequently used apps. But, with QuickShortcutMaker you can just do it with a tap.
You can also make shortcuts onto hidden setting screens which are usually not accessible. The app uses network to send error reports and when it communicates, a confirmation message will displaye on your mobile screen.
How to create Shortcuts with QuickShortCutMaker
- Long-tap the home screen.
- Tap “WIDGETS”.
- Long-tap “Activities” which has the QuickShortcutMaker’s icon.
- Drag it to somewhere on the screen to launch QuickShortcutMaker app.
- Select an activity, edit it, and tap “Create”.
- A shortcut will be created.
Download and Availability
It will ask for permissions before the install process when you access the downloaded APK file in your downloads folder or your chosen destination folder. Make sure that you have a phone backup in case the app goes haywire which it normally doesn’t but it’s our job to give you a heads-up.
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.Requirements and additional information:
- Minimum operating system requirements: Android 1.6.
One of the strengths of QuickShortcutMaker is that it lets you customize your shortcuts. You can choose the icon as well as the name of the shortcut, which makes it easy to mask shortcuts if you so choose.
QuickShortcutMaker is an application that offers more than what you expect at first glance. It’s ideal for quickly accessing your application menus and settings.