Aussie developer Chris Lacy, has this morning released another update to his hugely popular launcher alternative – Action Launcher. Just as he re-invented the idea of folders with the ‘Covers’ feature in Action Launcher; this time he’s taking on the idea of widgets, launching a unique and quite brilliant take on Widgets called Shutters.
As you can see from this video, if you think about your screen setup and folders you can increase your usable screen real estate multiple times over by using the shutters function. It really only takes a few minutes to get used to swiping to open the widget versus tapping to open the app and when you add this to the existing ‘Covers’ function from previous versions of Action Launcher it leaves little wonder why we here at Ausdroid love Action Launcher.
We reached out to Chris who offered a couple of comments on the new version of Action Launcher and the new shutters function
Shutters do a great job of hiding widgets until you actually need them, yet still allowing you to access them very quickly. You don’t have to scroll to different home screen pages. So long as the app shortcut is on screen, you’re just one swipe away from the widget.
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