Quicklaunch like blackberry storm???

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by diavlo, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. diavlo
    Offline

    diavlo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Is there an app something like the Quicklaunch for storm, single file add a shortcut for direct dial,text,app etc, that is one of the best apps I had on the storm really miss it!

    Anyone feel the same??

    I do know the Droid has several options, but I think the storm Quicklaunch did it better.
  2. Vitticeps
    Offline

    Vitticeps Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    517
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Never used a storm but if I understand what you're looking for it sounds like you could be just as easily satisfied with creating a folder (on your home screen) and putting all the shortcuts you want inside that folder. You can do direct dial, text, apps, whatever.

    Or maybe I don't understand what this app really did for you.
  3. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,544
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    168
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Ratings:
    +6
    Never used Quicklaunch and I don't miss the Storm. Either one of them.

    There's always going to be some give and take and I think you can easily duplicate the quicklaunch by creating folders on your home screen.

    Do you miss waiting 5 minutes to connect to the internet?
  4. andrewdoane
    Offline

    andrewdoane Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Or don't even make a folder, just put one of your homescreens to be all speed dials, quick navigations, etc. That's what I did.
  5. bacalao
    Offline

    bacalao Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Ratings:
    +0
    I was thinking the same. But I'm fine with homescreens and folders. I guess we felt we had to put that camera button to use!
  6. diavlo
    Offline

    diavlo New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
  7. diverken
    Offline

    diverken Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    New York State
    Ratings:
    +0
    When I create a shortcut on my home screen and select direct dial and then chhose a favorite contact that has a picture associated with it, I get a shortcut with the picture and a small letter in the upper right of the picture. The letter has nothing to do with the contact or the picture. Anybody else have this problem.
  8. andrewdoane
    Offline

    andrewdoane Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm guessing the letter is M, W, or H, right? That's mobile, work, and home. So you have the name and the designation of what kind of phone you're calling.
  9. diverken
    Offline

    diverken Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    New York State
    Ratings:
    +0
    The letter is the upper left not right, sorry. What was said as to the letter designation sounds right. I have never seen any info as that happening when you create the shortcut. Thanks for the quick answer. You guys rock.
  10. lumpysherman
    Offline

    lumpysherman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +2

    DITTO.... Don't miss the Storm one bit.
  11. Martin030908
    Offline

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,805
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Ratings:
    +0
    Apps Organizer will allow you to customize folders, without using the folder icon (custom icons!)
  12. boatman2220
    Offline

    boatman2220 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I see the folders and another home screen idea working. But I also see the OP's idea of a slick, smooth working Widget that will do this. I think he should take the idea down to the app developers section as a suggestion. No matter how happy we are to have the Droid instead of waiting on the Storm, Blackberry has interface tied down smooth. I believe we're getting used to making the Droid work. Droid Does, yes it does . Lets make it even better and easier for the little things. Blackberry and Apple have had years to develop and adjust. We can make this better when we think of something that we can use instead of a FART machine. ( I do have one )
  13. RW-1
    Offline

    RW-1 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,255
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Nazareth, PA
    Ratings:
    +1
    That is the fun of it, you can customize to your hearts content; there is no one "right" way ... Set it up as it suits you.