Tomek Kondrat · Dec 30, 2013 at 07:00 am

Loopr Changes the Way You Access Your Running Apps

Modern Android devices have quite a bit of RAM, and they allow you to install quite a few applications. It’s not anything special to run 10+ applications at the same time, and switching between them is as easy as pressing the recent apps button. This has some disadvantages, though, as you need to find your app and tap on its name and reopen it.

PIE Controls from Paranoid Android and LMT launcher are some of the most innovative aftermarket features available on Android. Basically, a crescent-shaped menu shows up when you slide your finger from the right or left side of the screen towards the center, and you are able to perform certain actions.

Recently, XDA Senior Member fmaster1 created Loopr to manage your recently opened apps and games in the very same way as PIE. So you can say goodbye to your recent apps button and welcome the new king of task switching. Loopr is customizable, so you can tweak trigger areas, delay, and even crescent color. Another great thing is that it doesn’t require root access, and it works on almost any Android device.

If you like the PIE concept, go to the application thread and give Loopr a try.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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