100,000 - 500,000 downloads
- It runs smoothly
- Different themes
- Highly customizable
- Only 8 apps can be added to the bar
- Icons pack not supported yet
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.
Swipe without lifting the finger to select an application to open.
- Apps/Shortcuts/Widgets on side bar.
- Reorder apps.
- Personalize side bar & icons.
- Recent apps menu.
- Long press edge menu (quickly toggle bar side or open configuration).
- Blacklist (choose what apps glovebox will pause).
XDA Developers Thread:
-Got the old premium version (Ubuntu Phone Experience) ?
Send an email so you don't have to purchase it again.
-I bought the premium version, now is asking to purchase it again (using the same account)
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 this didn't work contact by email.
-Why does the app need DIRECTLY CALL PHONE NUMBERS permission?
This permission is only necessary for Direct Dial shortcuts that might be added to the apps list.
-How do i open recent apps menu?
Swipe to the outside of the bar, without lifting the finger off the screen and selecting recent apps. Wait a sec to open recent apps menu. To close, swipe the finger back to the bar.
-Am i unable to install other apps while the app is running?
For security reasons android automatically blocks the installation of other apps while Glovebox is running, to prevent installations without your consent. You have to disable the app and re-enable it again after the installation.
Icons used on main screenshot?
Keywords & Tags:
multitasking, side launcher, sidebar, ubuntu, unity, apps, touch os, task, switch, widgets
Recently changed in this version:
-Fixed problem launching Direct Dial shortcut;
-Fixed bug scrolling;
-Updated Chinese translation;
-Fixed problem adding shortcuts & widgets;
-Option to disable/enable fade effect;
-Option to set bar over statusbar;
-Support for folders (Applications only for now);
-Apps list sorted alphabetically and better organized;
-Translations for some languages;
-Some bugs fixes;
Last activity on Glovebox Launcher
- sabik ameen Downloaded 4d ago
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- shawn2013 Downloaded May 14, 2013
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- krug6014 Downloaded May 8, 2013
- yaswanthrockzzz Downloaded May 5, 2013
- VIPUL SOLANKI Downloaded May 3, 2013
- muhammadarifpk Downloaded Apr 25, 2013
- ynanavat Downloaded Apr 21, 2013
Lists with: Glovebox Launcher
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Comments and ratings for Glovebox Launcher
Pleased with this App.
Very good app! :) Would defoo reccommend
Good app Feels really great when it looks like i have the ubuntu os on my phone
Awesome app but it eats memory like no tomorrow. Uninstalled SG3
Not god for the free version very limited
Best sidebar App yet, works smooth and perfect