Launch Center Pro hit the App Store with a splash today, receiving rave reviews from several outlets. The app is the encore to App Cubby’s Launch Center, which debuted back in 2011.

Though it’s received a significant makeover, the app itself has maintained its premise. Which is to give power users a more efficient way to launch apps and perform actions in iOS…

Think of it like a customizable speed dial for your most commonly used apps and functions. Create shortcuts to call or text a contact, launch an application, or toggle device settings, all from within the application.

You can even set Group shortcuts, which look particularly useful for shortening sequences. This allows you to setup a group of actions that appear whenever you hold down on a shortcut icon. For example:

Say you create a Group for your spouse. Holding down on the Spouse icon will reveal several options like: Call Spouse, Text Spouse, or Locate Spouse, using Find My Friends. And of course there are many, many other options.

The purpose of this app is to really minimize the amount of taps it takes you to perform everyday tasks. And it succeeds. It seems like the perfect “tweak” for non-jailbreakers.

If you want to check out Launch Center Pro, it’s available in the App Store for $2.99

What do you think?

[AppAdvice]

  • Meh, I don’t see it being worth it. I have my phone completely organized with folders, and my 4 main apps on my dock. waste of $2.99 in my opinion

  • samdchuck

    Seems like $3 to replace springboard with a less convenient version of springboard. That’s $3 for the privilege of having to click a different button.

  • seyss

    I just spent 25 bucks on a pizza.. I mind spending 3 on an app..

    • billypuntove

      $25 for a pizza?!?! I hope it was really good!

      • seyss

        huge pepperoni with cheese crust plus coke plus tip!!

      • Was it good?

  • If you place your shortcuts right and get to know their positions you can get to the point where you don’t really even have to look to perform certain actions. For example. I’ve placed my top 8 safari bookmarks in a group and am able to simply push the bookmarks action and slide to which site I want to visit without having to scroll like in safari bookmarks. If you play around with it enough you can find things you would never would
    Be so simple.

    Another example is being able to check in via yelp with one button as opposed to many many clicks in the Yelp app.

  • Can you guys please do a review or demo on this App. I’m not understanding whats the purpose and what it does.

  • This app is actually really usefull, I have been using it has compatibility with actions from some famous apps. TIP: USE SHORT PRESS ON THE HOME BUTTON AS AN ACTIVATION METOD TO OPEN IT, SO YOU CAN ACESS IT FROM EVERYWHERE 🙂

  • Yea I just dont get it. Not worth it for me.

  • Imahottguy

    What I found is that any app that has a URLScheme listed in the info.plist file for the app can be opened via LCP. For example, cydia has a URLScheme of just ‘cydia’. So to setup Cydia as a shortcut put cydia:/ in the field for custom URL and whatev for the name. It works! I tried this for iFile (iFile:/) Ampkit (Ampkit:/) – seeing a trend? I don’t know how to open the app to specific sections but I will send a tip in if I figure it out.

  • Latinpride011

    It’s ok.. Not worth $3 I believe.. Also I don’t like the fact that I can add message to the launch center to check my message, only compose a message

  • If it was 99 cents….maybe. I just don’t see the point. You have to open an app to launch another apps action. I’d rather open up the app I wanna perform the action with.

  • prghon

    utterly pointless

  • iannleon

    We can surely smoke a windows phone with this.