Launch Center Pro arrives on iPad

Launch Center Pro 2.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Launch Center Pro is a handy iPhone tool that can speed up common tasks and improve your productivity by allowing you to create complex actions and even chain them together to support advanced workflows by way of URL schemes.

Responding to customer feedback, Contrast, the team behind the app, on Thursday released a long-awaited iPad edition. Launch Center Pro for iPad, $4.99 in the App Store, offers more real estate to edit your actions and shortcuts.

The app makes it easy to carry over the actions you’ve built in the iPhone edition, integrates with Dropbox, supports the Fleksy keyboard input method and more…

As MacStories editor Federico Viticci observed, the iPad version doesn’t really do anything dramatically different from its iPhone counterpart. Basically, Launch Center Pro for iPad is a bigger Launch Center Pro.

Launch Center Pro 2.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)Launch Center Pro 2.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

He added:

With today’s updates, Contrast has added some new actions to their Action Composer as well: Launch Center Pro can now define words, speak text, and save text to Dropbox with create, append, and prepend actions.

You can use two fingers to move actions around, by first tap-and-holding a group to open it and then launching an action with another finger.

Launch Center Pro 2.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)

In related news, the iPhone edition of Launch Center Pro has been bumped to version 2.2, bringing new Dropbox text actions and other features:

  • Dropbox Text: launch://dropbox/new?text=
  • Text-to-Speech: launch://speak?text=
  • Dictionary Lookup: launch://define?text=
  • VoiceOver support
  • Move actions between groups
  • Additional enhancements and bug fixes

Launch Center Pro for iPhone is $2.99 in the App Store.

Launch Center Pro for iPad is $4.99 in the App Store.

That’s 40 percent off – but for a limited time only, as part of Contrast’s launch promotion.

iOS 7.0 or later is required.