Stop! Get GYF Side Launcher Beta Donate! It is now free. GYF is a launcher that is available anytime, regardless of which application you are currently using. Simply fling your finger from a screen border, or use an alternate gesture, and a ...Read more
Stop! Get GYF Side Launcher Beta Donate! It is now free.
GYF is a launcher that is available anytime, regardless of which application you are currently using. Simply fling your finger from a screen border, or use an alternate gesture, and a list of your installed applications as well as running applications will be displayed. Quickly select one to launch it.
Curious about permissions? They are listed with explanations at the bottom of this message.
FEATURES • works anywhere • various launch gestures: fling, long press, short press… • non-stop gesture: switch to your favorite app without lifting your finger, in one smooth motion • can be launched from another app using activity shortcut • can be launched using the home key (double tap) • open on favorite view
LEFT OR RIGHT HANDED? REFINE YOUR GESTURES • press/fling to the left or right hand of your screen • make gesture area wider or shorter • show the gesture area in regular or ghost mode or make it invisible • restrict gesture to home screen and complement your regular launcher • configurable feedback: vibrate, display an information ribbon, etc.
LOOK AND THEMES • GYF themes: skin GYF to use look like your favorite OS, a chess table, etc. • Icon themes: compatible with all main launcher theme packs, including icon masks. • or manually configure drawer opacity, display or hide quick jump letter ribbon… • display or hide sticky headers, change icon size, hide app names, etc.
AND MORE • start at boot time (donate) • display/configure notification • root features under development for you, owners of rooted devices!
TRUSTED BY CUSTOMIZATION WIZARDS • GYF is cooked in various ROMs (list on demand :))
AS SEEN ON… ★ there used to be a list of tech sites who reviewed GYF, along with their positive comments, here. However Google contacted me to complain about the app’s description. Lacking proper information, I decided to remove anything that refers to anyone — I believe I will put this list somewhere else and link to it in case it is what ticked off Google ☆
USERS DON'T HATE IT! "A great addition to android. Feels like a natural part of the ui." "really well put together. Enough options to satisfy even the most discerning geek!" "The frequent updates have improved the app ten folds." etc. ( GYF loves you too guys! )
A NOTE ON PERMISSIONS
* android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW to display the GYF drawers over other applications
* android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED to launch GYF at boot time if so configured
* android.permission.VIBRATE for haptic feedback
* android.permission.GET_TASKS to display the list of running tasks
* android.permission.KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES to ask Android to terminate a process when you select this action
* android.permission.CALL_PHONE to allow the creating of direct dial shortcuts in the User drawer
* android.permission.WRITE_STORAGE to store l2 cache
(the square gfx was invented and designed by Lesscro: www.rd-graphisme.com)
Do you have a question about this app?
UPDATED ON: Mar 2, 2014
INSTALLATIONS: 100,000 - 500,000
LATEST VERSION: 1.0b50
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.2 and up
display system-level alerts
Allows an application to show system alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Allows the application to tell the system which widgets can be used by which application. With this permission, applications can give access to personal data to other applications. Not intended for normal applications.