Glovebox - Side launcher
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
+ By FBarrosoApps
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.
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*;
- Floating widgets*;
- Unread counts (Supports Missed it!);
*This feature requires in-app purchase.
XDA Developers Thread:
-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;
Keywords & Tags:
multitasking, side launcher, sidebar, ubuntu, unity, apps, touch os, task, switch, widgets
Version 220.127.116.11 - 12/09/2014
New: Restore purchase button (Contact us first if you can't restore your purchase)
Fix: Recent apps not updating;
Fix: Bugs fixed and stability improvements;
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.
Work's great for Note 3..
But how do you remove an app from the sidebar?
I love it I would like to be able to slide left on folders and see the apps and be able to select them in 1 fluid motion. Instead of slide left for home. Other than that it's awesome! 5 stars if you can add that feature!
Could have offered an option to disable folder animations or hasten the opening of a folder. Animations make it look like the app is lagging. Other than that all works well. The widget option really saves time!
Pros,Stable responsive, good level of customisation, Cons, no hotspot toggle, can't add and remove short cuts directly from bar like normal dock,
If more shortcuts would have been allowed in the free version.