Glovebox - Side launcher

Glovebox - Side launcher

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • It runs smoothly
  • Different themes
  • Highly customizable
Cons
  • Only 8 apps can be added to the bar
  • Icons pack not supported yet
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"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.

Features:
- 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:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=37600464#post37600464

Google+ Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/112544019992031882395

F.A.Q.:
-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.

Permissions
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;

Reviews:
http://www.droid-life.com/2013/02/21/glovebox-for-android-a-beautiful-app-switcher-taking-design-love-from-ubuntu/
http://www.cultofandroid.com/23451/bring-ubuntus-gestures-to-any-android-device-how-to/

Keywords & Tags:
multitasking, side launcher, sidebar, ubuntu, unity, apps, touch os, task, switch, widgets

Recently changed in this version

Version 3.3.9.4 - 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;


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

    by Stanislaus Sawung garuntara on 10/09/2014

    I already paid the pro version of this app. Already Received the receipt from Google but several features still locked. Please fix this

  • (67)

    by Tomáš Tesař on 10/09/2014

    A must have for big screen devices.

  • (67)

    by Stamatis Patakos on 10/09/2014

    Feels laggy because how the bubble moves (sliding over apps) Please fix :)

  • (67)

    by Libor Kovář on 10/09/2014

    Great launcher

  • (67)

    by Darshan HN on 09/09/2014

    Vry decent & with amazing features

  • (67)

    by Carsten Haase on 09/09/2014

    Glovebox is definitely one of my most used apps. It's quick, smooth, and has many options for customization. I hardly ever go to my home screen anymore! The only issue I've had is I couldn't get the unread count to work but I'm pretty sure it's a problem with my rom.

  • (67)

    by kostas lekkas on 09/09/2014

    Loved it...