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

- option to delete the cache
- downscale cached icons for performance & memory-footprint ( some launcher icons are really huge ..)

Comments and ratings for FAST App Search Tool
  • (77 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

  • (77 stars)

    by Dave Anderson on 14/06/2014

    Great job done! Just something i needed to find apps installed,cheers!!

  • (77 stars)

    by Thai Nguyen on 03/06/2014

    Please provide an option to show apps as a list, and a widget allow to search without opening app would be great.

  • (77 stars)

    by Yashvir Dalaya on 29/05/2014

    Great app!

  • (77 stars)

    by Mugiyo Minarto on 22/05/2014

    And try

  • (77 stars)

    by Halfdan Holm on 21/05/2014

    smart and fast

  • (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!