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

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    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...?
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    I use Folder Organizer by Fabio Collini to create my direct dial shortcuts. I believe he has a free version you can test with.
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    ^Folder Organizer
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    Widgetsoid. Might takes a novice user a little while to figure out, but I love this app.

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    Contact Widget app. Works really well.
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    do the motorola widget called contact quick task, then choose the contact, then choose what actions. One touch action.
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    I believe that is a feature of Blur. And if he is running a custom ROM it may be turned off.
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    I'm guessing not. There's only one rom out there for the droid pro and it's half-baked. Not stable at all.
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    Gotta second Widgetsoid, love that app

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    Widgetsoid created the top 2 widgets, 4 contacts when tapped directly dial...

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    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?
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    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.
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