FAST App Search Tool

FAST App Search Tool

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

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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.

Recently changed in this version

- handle the case when the app gets uninstalled and you try to launch

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

    by Adwin Putteeraj on 23/09/2014

    Sorting rule is not respected in android 4.4.4. You need to press 'home' to apply/reset the alphabetical rule. EDIT - fixed in v5.6beta 1 issue remains: the app cache doesn't get refreshed automatically after its uninstallation.

  • (18 stars)

    by madhab barman on 23/09/2014

    Very very good app. Nice work in my moto g. Thanks.

  • (18 stars)

    by Ebnue Naseerul on 10/09/2014

    Latest update broke sort by usage database. Just doesn't work like before. Would be 5 stars if next update included a transparency by % setting for app theme + fix for above. Otherwise, cannot live without it. Have it on all 4 of my devices.

  • (18 stars)

    by Alan Alinsub on 06/09/2014

    Good apps

  • (18 stars)

    by chwelve ocean on 23/07/2014

    hide app

  • (18 stars)

    by Will Monahan on 07/07/2014

    This app is very useful. It's a no frill, all function utility. One of the few free apps I actually wish I could have bought.

  • (18 stars)

    by Jan Janssen on 25/06/2014

    Indeed a must have app! I find it very peculiar that this basic app search functionality isn't part of Android by default (maybe it has something to do with patents?!). Anyway, a very convenient app. The 'Search within words' option imo should be turned off by default (the search results confused me with this option activated). A very well designed app with lots of options. An example of simplicit