FAST App Search Tool

FAST App Search Tool

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Find and Launch Applications fast and for free with a small App that needs not a single permission!

Just type in a fraction of the name of the App you want to launch - most of the time 3 chars are enough.

If you have an Device with Jelly-Bean or newer you can use the Google Now gesture to open this app.

The app is smaller than 70kb

FAST is an recursive acronym for FAST App Search Tool

You can choose between 3 Themes:
#1 dark
#2 light
#3 transparent ( try this with some Live Wallpaper :)

A single click launches the App - a long click gives you 3 Options:
#1 Go to the App details
#2 Open the App in Google Play
#3 Open the App as a Notification for FAST access at a later time

The App is GPLv3 - you can find the source on GitHub:

Big thanks to for his contributions!

Tags ( sorry but otherwise this tool is hard to find ;):
opensource launcher search apps free easy simple fast small GPL github super ultra uber mega speed launching applications notification appsearch app-search quick productivity launch time saving power user java github open source home replacement

Tags: app search tools, fastest search.

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Comments and ratings for FAST App Search Tool
  • (77 stars)

    by Derek Roberts on 20/05/2014

    This replaced my home launcher and side launcher (swipe in dock). It's so fast and convenient I wouldn't want to go back. Great - but somewhat geeky - app!

  • (77 stars)

    by Oscar Munoz on 10/05/2014

    Works great as it's supposed to. Easiest way to go to all my apps. Like it a lot and one of my most used app.

  • (77 stars)

    by Adam Potaznik on 02/05/2014

    But I think there is a conflict with my TouchPal (free) keyboard, because it puts a space after the word. The first item I tried, saying the word "Maps" results in it finding my Ulmon City Maps app, but not Google Maps, . Same problem with saying "Pic or QuickPic" and not finding QuickPic. This means I can't vocalize the auto launch feature as shown in the video.

  • (77 stars)

    by Elisha Hastings on 11/04/2014

    Sweet swift launching goodness

  • (77 stars)

    by Steve Rand on 03/04/2014

    I use Nova Launcher on my Note 2 and it does not give any way of searching in the apps drawer. If I use Google Now to search, it wouldn't find aCalandar when I searched for "cal". Now, i've set Nova to use the Fast Search Tool when I home click on the default screen, and it brings me straight to a keyboard I can quickly type what I want and actually GET the results i'm looking for!

  • (77 stars)

    by Sanket Gupta on 02/04/2014

    I was looking for something simple like this as the stock app drawer doesnt have a search functionality. This is fast and has nice little customizations you can make.

  • (77 stars)

    by Alexander Koch on 10/03/2014

    All you need is speed.