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Default [APP][2.2+] Smart Taskabr 2 - most convenient one hand optimized quick access launche

[Smart Taskbar V2]
Smart Taskbar is designed to make you use your phone one handed easily. All new V2 is even more one hand optimized. Launch any application instantly without leaving your current window. Swipe your finger or click the trigger icon anytime in any App to bring up Smart Taskbar panel for super fast app launching also works as app organizer, folder organizer, multi tasker, task killer, and shortcut manager. The App is carefully designed and implemented to make sure you can comfortable do most things with just one hand. If you are one hand operation freak and is always looking for something to use your phone easier with one hand, then Smart Taskbar 2 is the right thing for you. Although it is capable, but I still don't suggest you use my App in driving.

How is everyone saying about V1:
Showcased in XDA front page in 2010
Showcased in addictivetips front page in 2010
Showcased in howtogeek in 2011
Reviewed by lifehacker in 2012


[Some Background]
About three years ago, I introduced an app called Smart Taskbar which used a never been used technique called system overlay window to demonstrate the potential benefit of using top level window in Android Apps to create something that is always on top and always available first time. So thats why you see many many devs that use similar technique to make their Apps such as swipe pad, swapps, sidebar...etc. Many of you may not know its me who brought you the first app in this class in Android Market by the time because app Smart Taskbar V1 is not as famous as other similar apps. Probably due to lack of details or it is simply too engineering style.

During my development of V1 in 2010, I asked many friends around me to see how's their reaction with an always available, always displayed, tiny trigger button design thats is displayed all the time on screen to access a small launcher style window when pressed. All of them told me its obstructive and bad of user experience. 3 years has passed. Even Apple adopt the idea in their iOS5 called accessitive touch. I don't know did Apple engineers know about my App. But I am quite happy that my concept is accepted by Apple.

If you are interested to know more about my V1, you can refer to this XDA thread for more details:
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...pp-in-2-steps/

So I decided to create a V2 to improve problems that I have in V1. I started the requirement and feature development as early as the beginning of 2012 and started real coding job in Jun 2012. Finally after about 6 months of hard coding, I released my first beta on PlayStore in March, 2013. After two more months of beta and debugging, I think its ready to announce the App to everyone on XDA today.

[Features]
☆One click in any window to access Smart Taskbar main panel without leaving your current window
☆10 speedy quick launch spots for 1 click App/Custom action launching
☆Organize Apps/Actions in groups
☆Organize Apps/Actions in folder
☆Task Switcher
☆Add unlimited number of widget to use (No more desktop space limit)
☆Gesture driven
Build custom action (aka shortcut) to do more
☆Do basic App management such as force stop or uninstall directly on screen
☆Sortable App list by filter of frequency, alpha numerical, or installation time

[New In V2]
☆Brand new one hand friendly design
☆All graphics now in HD quality
☆Runs different UI on Pad and Phone
☆Gesture driven
☆New folder design for you to create multi dimensional gropus
☆5 more quick launch spots
☆Sortable list
☆Free dragable trigger icon


[Download]
(1) From Playstore [Link]
(2) Or from attachment provided in this thread

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Excited to try a new app .. Sounds interesting

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Sorry. You are too fast. I am still uploading. Will be ready soon.
 
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Thumbs up Thanks for keeping update it

I have known this app for years. Not only the app itselft, but also the developer's attitude that keeping update new version periodly make a differnce with other apps.
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This is truly great. You forgot to mention the ability to show statusbar when ST is expanded in full screen app. Bravo!
 
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Hello!
Is possible to make this status bar starting only when I open google chorme?
And is possible to insert in the bar the typical button of a browser? (back, forward, favourite, setting, etc...).
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Is possible to make this status bar starting only when I open google chorme?
And is possible to insert in the bar the typical button of a browser? (back, forward, favourite, setting, etc...).
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I don't quite get you because isn't Chrome non full screen app?

For button control, it would require root for key simulation and I don't want to make ST to be a root App. So I'd suggest you try my key simulation App, Button Savior.
 
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I don't quite get you because isn't Chrome non full screen app?

For button control, it would require root for key simulation and I don't want to make ST to be a root App. So I'd suggest you try my key simulation App, Button Savior.
Thank you jerry!
I need it becouse I have a Meizu MX2, tha has a own smartbar. But for many reason I had to use a customized rom that hide this smartbar, so I have chrome fullscreen without a bar (other browser has it, for example firefox, opera or safari in ios).

So, I tried you button savior, but is have to two problem for me, maybe you can help me to resolve:

1) I'd like it start when I open chrome and close when I close it. Maybe is possible to do this with tasker, is right?

2) When button savior start, I'd like to have it maximized (like a normal bar) I don't want to click on the arrow to make it apper.

Is possible to do all this?

Thanks for your support!
 
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Thank you jerry!
I need it becouse I have a Meizu MX2, tha has a own smartbar. But for many reason I had to use a customized rom that hide this smartbar, so I have chrome fullscreen without a bar (other browser has it, for example firefox, opera or safari in ios).

So, I tried you button savior, but is have to two problem for me, maybe you can help me to resolve:

1) I'd like it start when I open chrome and close when I close it. Maybe is possible to do this with tasker, is right?

2) When button savior start, I'd like to have it maximized (like a normal bar) I don't want to click on the arrow to make it apper.

Is possible to do all this?

Thanks for your support!
Hi,
Sounds like a great idea to add. I will add them. Thx for suggestion.
 
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Just loaded this. Love it. It clears up my screen.

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