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Review: SwipePad

Available On: Android

Price: Free

Download: Google Play

SwipePad is a cool application that will potentially increase your productivity. If you need quick access to any type of application SwipePad will allow you to have that quick access. The SwipePad can hold a mixture of many types of applications. If you want Facebook and Twitter on the SwipePad that can be put on there. While you’re browsing in a web browser all you have to do is wipe the screen and you select Facebook. You’re only seconds away from writing up a new status.

This is a great way to be productive. Usually you’d have to close your web browser and then open up all apps (if the app isn’t on the home screen) and look for your intended application. Obviously that does not take a whole lot of time, but it does make things a whole lot easier.

It’s very simple to use too. All you have to do is touch down on a pre-set edge of the screen. Next, you move your finger towards the center of the screen so that pad will become visible. After that, you release your finger on a select slot to perform the action. These slots are filled with applications that you selected to be on the pad. You can have a total of 9 applications on the pad.

The really cool thing about this application is that you can put a contact or dialer in the Pad too. This means that you’ll have to allow the app to have permission to access the dialer though. That way, you can easily directly call different phone numbers.

It’s really helpful if you add your most used applications to the pad instead of ones you barely use. I should also note that this application is not a home application. Your home key preferences are all kept. SwipePad also works with all the custom Home Launchers on the Google Play store. The app has gotten some rave reviews even though it’s very simple. It’s even been features on Gizmodo, another big tech news website.

There hasn’t been any notable issues that I’ve encountered. Everything has been high quality and bug free. It will completely change how you use your applications on your phone. I haven’t had a chance to look at their addons (those require money). Some of their addons do like pretty cool though. Some offer things like extra pads (3 extra pads to be exact).

SwipePad also is a very small download. It’s only 1MB to be exact. It won’t take a toll on your data connection whatsoever. With that said, it’s also very easy to set up. It guides you through a quick few instructions and then has you using the app like a professional in minutes! The one thing I really want to see in this application is transparency instead of a solid slick black/grey color.

Overall it’s a great application that I highly recommend looking into. It’s free too, so there’s nothing to lose!