1. You want that $100.00 in your pocket or an Amazon Fire TV don't you? Well here's the deal. With our new updated look we are in desperate need of an updated logo. The 'old' one has certainly served us well, but it's time. Find all the details here: bit.ly/1q0k6Wa
  2. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Direct dial shortcuts possible? (AnyCut gives FC, sadly)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Pro' started by androzza, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. androzza
    Offline

    androzza New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What's the best way to make a direct dial shortcut?

    AnyCut crashes with an FC (Forced Close), which is a real bummer.The "Direct Dial" shortcut option on many Android phones seems to have been removed by Motorola (argh) and substituted with an awkward widget that won't work as a multicon icon.

    Has anyone had luck Better Cut? Or Shorter Cut? Or anything else...?
  2. Skull One
    Offline

    Skull One New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I use Folder Organizer by Fabio Collini to create my direct dial shortcuts. I believe he has a free version you can test with.
  3. KZIWarrior
    Offline

    KZIWarrior Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    2,625
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    ^Folder Organizer
  4. bwhite757
    Offline

    bwhite757 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Widgetsoid. Might takes a novice user a little while to figure out, but I love this app.

    Sent from my DROID PRO using Tapatalk
  5. todroid
    Offline

    todroid New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Contact Widget app. Works really well.
  6. kjjb0204
    Offline

    kjjb0204 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    do the motorola widget called contact quick task, then choose the contact, then choose what actions. One touch action.
  7. Skull One
    Offline

    Skull One New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I believe that is a feature of Blur. And if he is running a custom ROM it may be turned off.
  8. kjjb0204
    Offline

    kjjb0204 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Messages:
    286
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm guessing not. There's only one rom out there for the droid pro and it's half-baked. Not stable at all.
  9. Ride
    Offline

    Ride New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gotta second Widgetsoid, love that app

    Sent from my DROID PRO using DroidForums App
  10. BayouFlyFisher
    Offline

    BayouFlyFisher Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,966
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Folder Organizer!!!
    [​IMG]
  11. bwhite757
    Offline

    bwhite757 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Widgetsoid created the top 2 widgets, 4 contacts when tapped directly dial...

    Sent from my DROID PRO using Tapatalk
  12. gsu_golfer
    Offline

    gsu_golfer New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Georgia
    When I make a Widgetsoid direct dial, it's in the same style as the switcher widgets and the picture doesnt fill the box. How do I do that?
  13. androzza
    Offline

    androzza New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm following up to my thread here, now that I've got everything working beautifully. In particular, I can call or SMS all my common contacts with one tap, and I can have lots of these links on the screen at once.

    Here's what I did:
    - I bought Folder Organizer [although there may be a free alternative here, I couldn't find anything, and 's only a few bucks, and it worked great]
    - I created a bunch of small 48x48 pictures in Paint consisting of text describing the shortcuts I wanted (e.g., "SMS Bob") and copied these onto the SD card.
    - I created direct dial and direct SMS shortcuts in Folder Organizer for each contact, then assigned the appropriate picture to each one (Note: If you put the picture in the contact, Folder Organizer will overlay stuff on top, which I didn't want) This wasn't super-efficient, but I only had about 50 to do so it took maybe 15 minutes of tapping around.
    - I installed Multicon
    - I created a MultiCon widget containing a big array of small icons for calling, SMSing, etc. all of my major contacts.
Search tags for this page
android jelly bean direct dial shortcut
,

anycut crashes

,
motorola direct dial to skype android
,
my direct dial is not working