Glovebox - Side launcher

Glovebox - Side launcher


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500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • It runs smoothly
  • Different themes
  • Highly customizable
  • Only 8 apps can be added to the bar
  • Icons pack not supported yet
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"A pinch of Ubuntu Touch in your Android"

Reviewed by / Mar 07, 2013

GloveBox is a Ubuntu-style handy side-dock that allow users to quick launch favorite apps.

Ubuntu Touch is almost ready to officially hit some mobile devices. However, if you are Canonical's most-known product fan and want to make your Android look like Ubuntu Touch, you can start with Glovebox: a side-dock which is a replica of Ubuntu Touch and desktop application launcher.

What I liked most of Glovebox is that's highly configurable. You can add up to 8 applications to the dock (more can be added after upgrading to its premium version) and sort them at your whim. In addition, margins to make it show can be adjust as well as vibrate on touch, enable it in landscape mode, add transition effect, sensibility levels, bar opacity and icon on notifications. Actually, it comes with 5 different themes including classic Ubuntu (icon pack not supported yet).

Glovebox brings to Android its multi-tasking philosophy.

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Developer's original description available here
Glovebox brings to android the best way of multi-tasking.
Swipe without lifting the finger to select an application to open.
You don't even need to unlock your device.

- Add App, shortcuts, toggles to the sidebar;
- Custom triggers to activate the sidebar;
- Direct access from the Lockscreen*;
- Icon pack support (Apex & Nova);
- Personalize the side bar & icons.
- Blacklist (apps that will pause Glovebox).
- Recent apps on the sidebar (Android 5.0+ not supported)*;
- Floating widgets*;
- Unread counts (Supports Missed it!);
*This feature requires in-app purchase.

XDA Developers Thread:

Google+ Community:

-The app is not recognizing my in-app purchase. How to solve this problem?
Make sure you're have the same Google account, used to make the purchase, configured on the device.
Try to clear the cache and data of Play Store, then start Play Store at least once.
Android Settings>Apps>Play Store app>Clear Cache/Data.
If the problem remains, please contact by email.

-How to enable Glovebox on MIUI?
Go to the app info and enable 'Show popup window notification' setting. Then restart the app.

This app will not use any of the permissions required for malicious purposes.

Directly call phone numbers
Required for Direct Dial shortcuts that can be added to the apps list. This permission will not be used to make phone calls without your permission.

Precise location (Gps and network)
Access Wifi state
Access Bluetooth settings
Required for quick toggles that can be added to the sidebar;


Recently changed in this version

Version - 22/11/2014
Fix: Force closes on Android 5.0+

Version 3.4.2 - 21/11/2014
Fix: Scrollmode 'Always' not scrolling
Fix: Force closes while on Blacklisted apps
Fix: Other bugs fixed and stability improvements

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Comments and ratings for Glovebox - Side launcher
  • (67)

    by Charles Elliot on 19/03/2015

    Works perfectly on the Galaxy tab s 8.4.

  • (67)

    by James Franklin on 19/03/2015

    Now I am not going to lie I have had apps like this before and even though I did use them it wasn't that much. This app shines a light on compact and simplicity to its amazing feet in creative tools. I know there is some good apps out there and this is one of them. It comes in really handy when wanting to switch between your favourite apps and gives a great array of options and settings to make

  • (67)

    by venki funi on 18/03/2015

    quick reach

  • (67)

    by ERIK LEE on 17/03/2015

    It is convenient and saves the home page's real estate.

  • (67)

    by Adegun Ademola on 16/03/2015

    Feel free to download.

  • (67)

    by Jakub Gmur on 14/03/2015

    My favorite feature of Ubuntu Touch brought to Android. The most surprising thing is that it doesn't require root permission

  • (67)

    by Ann Lydia Spencer on 13/03/2015

    Not too impressed but it's early days yet

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