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Hangar Smart app shortcuts - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Hanger Smart app shortcuts. With this app, you can create a dock of apps in your notification drawer!
August 15, 2014
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What is Hangar Smart app shortcuts?

Hangar Smart app shortcuts is a fairly simple application but one that can be pretty useful too. What it does is take up a notification slot in your notification drawer and populates it with applications so you can get to your favorite apps quickly.

It works in two ways. The first is contextual. Hangar will pin apps that you use frequently and daily so that you can find them whenever. You can also pin your favorite apps up there right alongside them if you want to. Then you have essentially a dock of apps that you can access from any application without going back to the homescreen.

In addition to the main feature, you can also add a second row of apps if you use a bunch. You can also customize pretty much every part of it including app icon size, app icons (it’s icon pack compatible), and background so you can tailor it to almost any theme. There is even a graph widget available that lets you see which apps you use most often.

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Overall, Hangar Smart app switcher works pretty well and does what it should do. There are some that wouldn’t want to sacrifice the notification drawer space and we understand that. This is especially true on devices that already use a lot of notification drawer space for other things (e.g. Samsung and LG). It’s free to use so why not try it?