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SideCuts Becomes SideControl, Gains Many New Features
Not too long ago, we featured an innovative quick access shortcut bar by XDA Forum Member Jawomo called SideCuts. In the time since, the sidebar launcher has donned a new name, SideControl, and it has been rewritten to incorporate several new and important features. But with so many fantastic sidebar launchers available, is SideControl worthy of its space in your app drawer?
Just as before, SideControl allows you to easily launch apps, shortcuts, contacts, and bookmarks from practically anywhere on your device. And like we first saw in the initial version, this can be accomplished with up to eight gestures that can be executed at any time and in any app.
New to this new iteration, SideControl now supports the latest Android notification features. With this, SideControl is able to open your latest notifications with a predefined gesture and/or open a sidebar with all apps that contain open notifications. It now also supports HaloFloatingWindow by XDA Senior Member zst123 so that you can open your sidebar apps in a floating window. But of course, you have to have Xposed and the HaloFloatingWindow installed to enable this functionality. Finally, you can even attach music controls and settings toggles to the supported gestures.
Now more than ever, SideCuts is a great alternative in the sea of sidebar launchers, Make your way over to the application thread to give it a shot.
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