QuickDesk Beta launcher for Android
Unlike ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro, QuickDesk is a unique little thing that runs alongside your default launcher screen and once you get the hang of it, it will change multi-tasking on your Android smartphone.
Once you have the app installed and go through the handy quick start guide (which you need to) you can set up QuickDesk. First off you need to choose the default launcher WITHIN QuickDesk (more on this later) and once you have done that you need to set QuickDesk as the default launcher in your settings menu.
This is how it works. The launcher you chose within QD will be the one you will use on your Android, Quickdesk will only work as a complement to it. To bring It up double tap the Home key and a new transparent screen should pop up. This is where things get interesting. You see unlike your usual launcher, even if you are within an app, let’s say Facebook, and double tap the home key, it will bring up QD within a fraction of a second WITHOUT closing the currently running app.
The point of this pop up launcher? You can customize it and add applications, shortcuts and widgets here. The point being, you can double tap to bring QD up and switch to the app you want, or if you added a widget use it to view the news, weather or skip a boring track.
Now we know, if you long press the home button this brings up a list of recently used apps which is default android functionality. Where QD stands out is that, you can actually customize the pop up screen and beside the apps you chose, it also shows your recently apps at the bottom of the screen.
Overall the app is a major timesaver, you’ll spend so much less time finding apps and launching them the traditional way and you’re only a double tap away from your favorite app. Plus you don’t need to open the home screen again and again since you can switch quickly app to app. You can get QuickDesk Beta for free from the Android market or if you want the full feature list, get the $2.31 paid version.