We Recommend: A Must-Have App for All Jelly Bean Users
I hate having too many widgets and shortcuts on my homescreens. I like to keep things simple and organized for a boost in speed and reliability. I tried many alternatives from the Store for managing shortcuts to may favorite apps but none are to may satisfaction. After I upgraded to Jelly Beanon my Galaxy Nexus, I think I finally found the perfect one.
Sudo QuickLaunch came as a very pleasant surprise and it does the job so well. The app replaces the swipe up gesture, used to open Google Now, with a menu of frequently used apps. The app list can be customized to suit your needs, it’s scrollable and appears when you use the swipe up gesture on the home button as well as from the lockscreen. It also replaces the Google Now icon, once you set Sudo as default for that action, with the one of the app, that resembles a rocket. Sudo does not offer any settings or other options then adding or removing apps from the list. It’s very fast and reliable, perfect for thouse that want to keep their favorite apps close at hand. Mind you, on devices that have only hardware keys, the app can be accessed only from the lockscreen. There are no adds, no permissions and no DRM.
Sudo QuickLaunch is designed only for Android Jelly Bean and above. You can download the app from the Play Store, offered at a very decent price.