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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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 27, 2015 at 03:52 pm · 1 comment

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Emil Kako · Feb 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm · 1 comment

Which App for iPhone Do You Wish Was on Android?

Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.

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