Ready for another one of those apps that you never thought you wanted or needed, but will fall in love with once you get it? This one is called Switchr, an app by Mohammad Adib that aims to give you a more intuitive, beautiful way of switching between your active Android apps. Switchr uses swipe-based gestures from the edge of your display to initiate the apps switcher.
You’re probably asking why you should replace functionality that your smartphone provides by default. It’s because Switchr does switching in a way that will seem more natural to you. There are two different modes to choose from right now:
- Switchr Flow: Featuring a graceful Coverflow animation, Switchr Flow provides elegance in operation, as well as functionality.
- Switchr Slide: Inspired by Windows 8 swipe gestures, Switchr Slide aims to provide a more simple and intuitive experience.
Switchr slide is really quite nice, as it allows you to quickly switch back and forth between two different applications with a quick flick of your finger. To get an idea of how both these modes work, be sure to check out the demo video sitting above.
Perhaps the best thing about Switchr is the suite of options given to you. You can customize everything about the swipe margin, including how big or small it is, its position, the sensitivity and more. Those are all free features, but paying $2.00 will get you a list of features that makes this a killer app.
For that amount, you can decide whether certain apps show up in this list, have your phone vibrate whenever the gesture is triggered, choose whether to show the app name, change background opacity, switch to a more flat appearance, define how many running tasks you want, and even get a real-time view of the apps you’re switching between as you’re thumbing through them.
Give the free version a try in the Google Play Store, and if you end up deciding those extra features are worth the money then be sure to throw down another $2 for the Pro version. The project’s development can be followed on XDA, so if you want to be kept up to date with everything in regards to its development you can do so here.