Launch Center Pro is a Speed Dial for Everything on the iPhone

LaunchcenterprologoAlternative launchers have long been a staple of power users, both on the desktop and mobile. As a result, the jailbreak scene is full of hacks for the SpringBoard launcher on the iPhone. AppCubby's latest release, Launch Center Pro, takes the speed dial concept for making calls to the next level.
Launch Center Pro creates lightning quick shortcuts to specific features burried deep within apps. Call a loved one, message a friend, launch Instagram’s camera to quickly snap a pic, tweet, or turn your iPhone into a flashlight. Launch Center Pro gets you to where you’re going faster than ever before!
The app uses URL shortcuts to pass tasks on to supported apps. Users can set up tasks to quickly load up a website, send an email, search Yelp, open an app, and more. The list of supported apps is lengthy, and will continue to grow as more developers add URL schemes to their apps.


Launch Center Pro is available on the iPhone for the introductory price of $2.99. [App Store Link]

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33 months ago

Is there a shortcut for launching Launch Center?


"launch Center is an app... launching Launch Center is an action... Introducing Action Center for Launch Center. All your app actions in Launch Center now in Action Center."
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33 months ago
Is there a shortcut for launching Launch Center?
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33 months ago

Ooook I guess I'll bite - why would I want a 3rd party app to do something like search google or send an email? It's just as many taps away in the native apps.

I can see some narrowly time-saving advantages of this but I feel like iOS is streamlined enough to not need a third party launcher... I use Watson with Lion but that seems like a different situation.


We might be in the minority here but I agree with you.
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33 months ago
Ooook I guess I'll bite - why would I want a 3rd party app to do something like search google or send an email? It's just as many taps away in the native apps.

I can see some narrowly time-saving advantages of this but I feel like iOS is streamlined enough to not need a third party launcher... I use Watson with Lion but that seems like a different situation.
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33 months ago

iOS has this in limited forms, but they need to open it up a bit.


Complete agree. Open up to let those who want to customize.
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33 months ago

Ooook I guess I'll bite - why would I want a 3rd party app to do something like search google or send an email? It's just as many taps away in the native apps.

I can see some narrowly time-saving advantages of this but I feel like iOS is streamlined enough to not need a third party launcher... I use Watson with Lion but that seems like a different situation.


I have no problem with this app existing, but it's utterly pointless. I've never been more than a few clicks or swipes away from reaching my destination on the iPhone. This idea that everything must be delivered at lightning speeds is a cultural thing that can really get out of hand, and this application is a good example of that. How fast is fast enough, is your time really that precious that everything must be automated? What's next, a tooth brush that applies it's own toothpaste in the morning when you wake up, and a shower that turns on automatically and sets the optimum temperature? I realize these comparisons might seem like a stretch, but it honestly seems like that's the direction we're headed in. Let's try not to become too dependent on technology, there's a fine line between productivity and just pure laziness.
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33 months ago
i have just got this app and i would like to set it up so i can text multiple people in one action
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33 months ago

A really great and simple app for quick text entry is "Drafts", you can use it as a single point of entry for texts, emails, tweets, Facebook, omnifocus and loads of other text based apps.

Thanks for brining it up--certainly fairly similar in underlying idea. It ended up leading me to find a free app that seems to pretty much do the same thing as Drafts, called DraftPad.
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33 months ago

Thanks. Just as I thought then a money grabbing scam. This "pro" version does exactly what the old one does.


Having bought the original version for $3 and now paid $3 for the pro version, i still cant see the benefit to this app when the majority of my apps are not supported. Is there a list of URL's you can add yourself?

I agree setting up shortcuts that actually benefit an iOS user is sort of a tough task because most of us are anal enough that we have our apps organized for the maximum ease of use anyways.

The difference between the two versions are not really worth the upgrade IMO
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33 months ago

Is there a shortcut for launching Launch Center?


"Siri, launch Launch Center"
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