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Pie Control. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
On a big device having navigation buttons and frequently used apps with the swipe of a thumb on the edge of a screen is great. Clears up clutter for me on the home screen. Also makes 1 hand operations easier.
Pie Control. I've tried many "edge" apps but they were always lacking for one reason or another. This one is amazing. Works smoothly and provides quick, easy access to my most commonly used apps. Great for one handed use on my Note8. 5 stars!
So you either use pie control which is available on the play store.
Or use all in one gestures it's what I use works really well swipe up for home, swipe bottom left corner for back and swipe bottom right for recent apps.
It's this great free app called Pie Control. You can have it minimal like I do or customize it to have different colors, multiple layers, multiple functions, etc.
I saw a blogpost that indicated that Google may be releasing a way to customize your NavBar.
In the meantime you might look into Pie Controls
You can have a pop up navbar by your thumb with a back button
What you want is PIE Control or a similar gesture-based app.
You can map a multitude of different operations to soft buttons and set the trigger areas to correspond with the finger you want to use. It's phenomenal for making phones truly one-handed devices.
If you need help configuring it, just reply back.
Pie Controls and Reachability Cursor for a total one-handed control of your phone.
I use an app called Pie Control. It's a hidden navigation bar that pulls out from the side of your screen.
The trigger area is customizable. You get the basic 3 to start(back, home, and recents). But you can add anything from the notification drop down to different apps. Additionally you can set long press options for each of them.
Some custom ROMs have it embedded and do the part of disabling the navigation bar to replace it with Pie Controls
But there is an application that adds it to a swipe gesture from the side of the screen. You're just stuck with the regular navigation bar when only installing the application from the Play Store.
So using that, you would have to do something like a build.prop edit to disable the navigation bar (or do something to hide the nav bar) on top of installing the app from the Play Store to get the full feature how it should be used.
You can configure it extensively. It's great to make any device a single-handed device for navigation and setting apps/functions to launch by hating the soft keys on the app virtual pad.
For other things like typing, even the stock keyboard has a "one handed mode" where the keyboard shrinks and justifies against the edge of the screen so you can easily access all keys with one thumb.
After having my nexus 6 i became an avid proponent of PIE CONTROL You can set it up to map nav buttons (and pretty much anything else) and activate them along the right edge of your screen with your thumb for one-handed use. It's ugly by default but you can customize the appearance.
You can also swap button functions using other apps.
My solution uses PIE control to replace them all on the right with a swipe-out. I can never go back to not having them on any device. I have in the past though I'm not doing so now, hidden the nav bar altogether because it's extremely rare that it's easier to use than just swiping the navbar out
One of the numerous Pie Control apps on the Play Store might help you. I just tested this one and it includes home and multitask buttons, and is even free.
That's the only problem I'm talking about. I said nothing about "screen adjusts" whatever that is.
This is what I'm looking at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol&hl=en
There also this which doesn't look much better: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tk.eatheat.pie2&hl=en
I'm not using either yet, because like I said, they don't look good.
It also makes no sense since you are basically just moving the controls from the bottom of the screen to an ugly fan on the side.
I guess this counts as a sidebar, Pie control makes it possible to use my phone one handed for a lot of things.
I have been using Pie Controls for years, with the navigation bar hidden. It is my favorite app for android.
The controls pop up on the screen when you touch a defined area on the screen. Very customizable. Can add apps, navigation, shortcuts. Has short and long press for each button. Can be disabled for certain apps like games.
Can be placed right where your thumb will be on the screen.
I've had a great experience with the Pie Control app from coolAce, combined with immersive mode.
I just have a thin area in the upper-left and upper-right sides that triggers the controls. It took a little getting used to and adjusting settings the way I want them, but now its perfect. Activates when I want, almost never when I don't. I've been using it for months and will never go back. Easy one-handed use, fast, highly-customizable.
Although I don't use it for the back button (I use it for home and volume), I've found that the app: Pie Control has the functionality of a back button. Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol Mind my formatting, I'm on mobile. I hope this helps!
Check out Pie Controls.
I like having a hidden navbar near my thumb, but I also use it to turn on flashlight and take screenshots either as a button or a long press.
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I would download Pie controls. It's the first app I always get on my phone and its so convenient. here's a picture of it in action on my phone: http://i.imgur.com/6kOq9Nx.png
You just slide in from the side on any screen and it pops up with that. You can choose any apps or shortcuts to put in the sections. It makes using the phone and switching between apps so much faster.
I recommend pie controls so you don't have to reach all the way down to the nav buttons (if you're not familiar, this is essentially a feature-based set of soft buttons; you can set up any sort of function/button to the soft keys, and specify where around the display you want to be able to activate it). I'm right handed, so I have mine to activate along the right edge of the screen, which I trigger with my thumb. It's great for making larger phones truly one-handed devices. Here is a screenshot of mine, and below is a link to the app: https://imgur.com/cb1WlEV
Do you have on screen buttons? If you want your buttons back you might like Pie Controls. You swipe from the side of your screen and the back, home and recents buttons are on an arc.
Pie Controls can come in custom ROMs and they usually work better in custom ROMs though so if you are up for it go try a couple ROMs.
The way I solved the reaching issue is by using pie controls, I use LMT Pie Control but there's also a Play Store version (I found it to be kind of clunky though), it's also baked into Gravity Box, as far as I remember anyway.
Well, on my phone I have on-screen buttons, but I also have Pie control installed. If you have root, then you can use an alternative app for that. It's responsive, and since 5" isn't the best for me it makes using a screen that big waay easier.
I have it setup like this:
It only detects touch in the right side, and from there I can swipe in three ways:
up: recent apps,
I LOVE it.
I do hide my navigation bar and use the Pie Control app for my nav bar usage.
I haven't heard of this Swipe Navigation app before. So these gestures/swipes are activated from swiping up from the bottom?
I keep my Pie Control app docked only on the right middle of the screen. So I swipe in from the right side with my thumb. Can this Swipe Navigation app be configured to the side? Or is it just from the bottom?
Without root you can only use stuff like pie controls. Then place them where you want:
> What I really want is to have the soft keys a swipe away so I don't lose screen real estate and so I don't accidentally hit them.
Try Pie controls. I'm not sure if this app requires root...most of them do, but the description didn't mention it.
I don't have a big phone (4.7 inch) but I use Pie Control to move my navigation buttons to the left. That way, I can always navigate with one hand without any stretching.
This is mine. Smart Launcher Pro with the time/date/battery widget coming from UCCW. I also have Pie Control for easy access to lots of other apps.
Pie Controls are not in CM12 by default. But you can do this yourself with a root mod.
Use this guide to disable the navigation bar
Then install Pie Controls from the Google Play Store
And voila! It's what I've been doing on CM12 for months
It sounds to me like some variation of the "Pie Control" idea? Here is a link to the first one I found in the Play store, no idea if it's the exact one you had in mind.
Nope, no root required. It's been years since I used paranoid Android, but it's pretty similar to that functionality. Unfortunately they updated it about 6 months ago, completely resigning it, still functional but less so. but you can find the older version on some apk sites. It does require draw over other apps permission, a stock permission. I can't tell you how much of a game changer it is to be able to have so many navigational actions and apps in on quick place at all time.
Play store link
Older but better version in my opinion, look for v7.1.2 Sextans (just their old internal version name)
SHA1 checksum on the APK I have in case you do download to make sure it's legit
And of course, only download an apk file from outside of the app store if you're comfortable doing so and only from a trusted source.
Ah, fair. Maybe consider
Even if you don't use it for anything else, it would allow you to take a screen shot with a slide of the thumb/finger.
I actually quite enjoy it after being tipped off about it by another post here.
Here's the current version in the app store:
It's an amazing app. You can have multiple pie slices with multiple levels and two layers of shortcuts per segment. Can even assign system functions like the back button, opening the notification shade, or recent app overview. Very customizable.
I rely on it's 'back' function as it's often more convenient than reaching down to the bottom of the screen. Also useful when using multi-window as it lets you change the 2nd app without leaving the screen.
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I actually use the regular 3-button navigation and hide it using the ADB command above to hide the entire bar. Meanwhile, I have Pie Control installed which gives me the nav bar on the side of the screen instead https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Pie control. It doesn't work on my Xiaomi note 8 with Android 9. I hope it'll work again with 10 because there is nothing as good as this.
I am too. I still find the gestures not being user friendly, as they are only comfortable to use if your thumb is near the bottom of the screen.
I've found that something like Pie Control has worked better for me. It can be activated from any part of the screen you set it to (corners, bottom, side).
I've been using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol . Suits me just fine as all I use are the Back, Home, Notification Tray and Recent Apps buttons.
I'd been using Pie Control (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol) for years on previous versions before 10 to use the back on either side gesture. I'm glad it's the official way the back button works now, but if I'd have to go back to 9, I'd just use that again, problem solved.
For those who don't have a Samsung phone, these kinds of apps have existed for a very long time already and you can find plenty of alternatives. I use Pie Controls, which is unnecessarily complicated, but if you set it up right works amazing. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Used GravityBox's ones on my old phone, but this year discovered this app, works better and it's more customisable.
I just have it configured to mimic a nav bar btw. https://i.imgur.com/rS4qWa9.png
If you are talking about this app called Pie Control, that just adds practical shortcuts to manually control (lock) rotation of the screen. That's not the point of Sideways Mode. It's point is to be able to keep auto-rotation (using the gravity sensor) on, even when you're lying on your side.
I've been using it for years - and am loving the additional screen real estate in immersive mode.
Not the developer, just a happy user.
i use Pie controls
this summons a pie which you can configure to function like a navigation bar. or you can assign other things. only problem i've run into is that it requires accessibility permissions, which i heard can cause slight battery drain. and due to the app not really accounting for the curved display, summoning the pie can be tricky and sometimes not work.
This may not be a solution for you, but I have used Pie Controls for years and never really use the navigation bar. It let's me bring up the controls and I can use back or home to get out of the dialer.
PIE control, I don't have to use an app drawer and 99% of daily apps are immediately accessible from any page. I don't understand how people use a phone without it.
Messageease - A keyboard that's designed for touchscreen with copy, select, paste and move curser gestures that can be done in seconds rather than having to long press, select and move that fucking blue teardrop
That's really odd that you don't have that category. If you want to keep trying, try downloading an app like Pie Control and it should bring you to the accessibility services at one point during setup
I thought you could install it to any ROM as an apk or maybe xposed add-on now. I had this on a lot of ROMs that were aosp/cm/touchwiz based before.
Looks like it's built into gravitybox too
No, haven't even tried that yet. Right now just having app list, home, and back in both corners is a Godsend.
Not quite sure if I have the right app, though; multiple ones came up in the play store when I searched for it. I downloaded this one; is it the one you're using?
I just did a search for "pie controls" on the Play Store and this app came up. I've never tried using that exact app before, but pie controls are very useful.
I completely remove the default crap shortcuts and only use home, back, and recents like the paranoid Android replacement for the nav bar. Try to remove the nav bar if you can and use pie on the sides and bottom.
Demonstration of my setup.
Om du har en android telefon med stor skärm så kan jag rekommendera Pie Contol som låter dig swipa in från sidan av telefonen och få tillgång till multitask-, hem-, och tillbakaknappen.
Ah, okay. How customizable is it? The pie control app posted earlier in the thread is decent, how would it compare to PA? If it's part of the ROM, a small part of me would expect that it would be at least a bit better. Hover, Immersive Mode, and Peek all look nice. Along with PA's pie nav I'm wondering if it could pull me from CM13.
I have rooted and flashed custom roms, but for one handed use I have found that Pie Control covers pretty much most of what I want to do with one hand. It can be fully customized, both cosmetically and functionally, and best of all it doesn't require any rooting.
If you're looking for a one handed keyboard, Google's keyboard just got updated with a one handed mode as well. Yet another option that you can look into with rooting/flashing.
Unfortunately my favorite pie controls went crap since the last update (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol), but as long as I can use the old version I am fine and happy as you :)
Try Pie control, a slightly different version of this used to be built into a lot of kit Kat custom ROMs, it's easily one of the best ways to navigate through your phone, once you get used to using it you'll never want to let it go, but if your nexus 4 is anything like mine, your touch screen will slowly get worse as the digitizer (the very thin layer of your screen that's responsible for touch responses) slowly comes apart, I can only use the very top of my nexus 4 screen, I ended up getting a nexus 5 some time ago, I love it so much I'm considering getting another one just in case this one ever kicks the dust
You could use e.g. this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol&hl=en
I'm not a fan personally, though; I couldn't find a way to bring it up that didn't just cause annoyance (I accidentally opened it ten times as often as I actually wanted to).
Im not sure if you can do it on the S5. I have a OnePlus One which has CyanogenOS stock which has more than a few more options that AOSP or Samsungs Touchwiz interface.
If it is possible follow this path, Settings>Buttons>Home Button>Double Tap Action>Last App.
The home button could be any of you navigation buttons really. For the S5 with a physical home button vs Capacitive, Id recommend setting the Menu button double tap to Quick switch. If that setting unfortunately does not exist on you phone, look into using Pie Controls.
There are ways I know for sure will work on some S5's (carrier dependent) but in involves unlocking your bootloader, installing a custom recovery, and rooting your phone, installing the Xposed Framework, and finding the appropriate add in Xposed modules.
If none of that made sense, do A LOT OF RESEARCH BEFORE EVEN THINKING OF ATTEMPTING ANY OF THAT, doing it incorrectly or even getting unlucky can and will brick your phone.
PIE controls are the way to go, honestly, just swipe the buttons in from the edge of the screen. Here's a link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol you can install this to get a sense of what it is. You can use Xposed and Gravitybox if you want to use the real thing and disable the default buttons.
Are you rooted? You can edit your build.prop to remove the soft keys and then use something like Pie Control.
There are 2 different Pie Control's both from different devs on XDA https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol&hl=en
Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
these kind of apps are my obsession and I’ve tried a lot.
Back then in the 4.0 days I used junace’s pie control pro. It had two levels of shortcuts and a third one with recent apps. This was super sweet. I made everyone I knew install it. Many still have it to this day, even my mom hehe
Sadly they updated it to work with lollipop (which didn’t have recent apps support) and then replaced the recent apps row with a third shortcut level. I used the feature so much that I had to leave the app.
I was looking for something similar for years but couldn’t find it. Tried app swap and every side launcher from the store, all the same: either almost no features, only cosmetic changes, or a good set of features with too little shortcuts/sloppy navigation.
However outside the store I found lmt launcher ( on xda) It’s also a pie side launcher and only has two levels of shortcuts but it supports advanced actions such as activities and app shortcuts. So I can use it with tasker.
Eventually swiftly switch appeared but it lacked the app shortcuts, however it brought back recent apps. I knew it could be done again.
Anticlimatically, somebody pointed out to me that I can get prelollipop recent apps support with and xposed module called “unrestricted get tasks” so I could had been using pie pro “pre lollipop version” since the beginning.
I looked for an old backup of the old pie control apk, enabled the module and surprise! It worked.
Sadly It was too late for that. I was completely dependant on my advanced shortcuts to go back to pie pro. So im happy with lmt for now.
So for me the best in functionality has to be lmt. The most practical is a pre lollipop version of pie control pro (with the xposed module I mentioned). The most solid is the most recent version of pie control pro. And the prettiest is up to you, there are various beautiful launchers but they often lack functionality.
Shootouts to swipe pad because I used it even earlier than pie control and rocked but the shortcuts were too far for my finger :c
edit: added links
Looks like it's not available anymore. Pie Control let's you access apps from any page though
You could also use something like Pie Control to add some functions to the bottom corners.
Pie controls? Like the app? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol&hl=en
Pie Control also works (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol)
There are apps that let you have the nav buttons on other parts of the screen like PieControl
Have you checked out Pie Control? It might not be the same thing, but could be close?
Definitely Pie controls. It speeds up workflow so much and the floating memo feature is awesome.
Pie control. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Nova launcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Relay for Reddit. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=free.reddit.news
Omw webmail (so I don't have to run a device manager for work on my phone) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wwongdev.outlookwebmobile
PIE control is another option that will hide away when not in use: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Try this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Works perfect and never fails.
Same! And I use Pie Control for everything else so, currently, I have no icons on my screen. Talk about immersive! ��
Not exactly what you're asking for but I've tried a LOT of these apps and found Pie Control to be the best by far. Worth checking out.
Yes, sorry. It is the one that I linked in the previous post.
This is pie navigation. Doesn't require root for most functions.
Install this and set everything up how you want it. You need to be rooted to disable the navbar using build prop editor. Instructions here.
I can't disagree with any of this. And I love that you took the time to tell us. It's putting this stuff top of mind again.
tl;dr we want to use a customized version of the system keyboard but there's a problem with swipe, so it's a bigger project than we can take on immediately.
We want to use the system one but it won't load fast enough and it takes up too much space. I think it's kinda cool how Sesame's keyboard is mostly transparent on a pretty picture until you start typing, then it fades in. We also get lots of "this thing is too in your face" feedback, so we're worried about having a bigger/uglier keyboard.
The ideal solution is we customize the system keyboard. We can do that using the Android Open Source Project keyboard, I've looked into it. But we also want to add swipe functionality. Unfortunately Google doesn't include the swipe decoder as open sourced, so users could swipe but it wouldn't piece together the words. It's odd they did this, presumably there's cool technology in the decoder they don't want to make public. BUT I know you can point a custom keyboard to the actual Google keyboard's decoder if you root your device. There's a chance we can program it to do this without the user needing to root. But we looked at this and were like "Oh, this is a 1-2 week project, let's come back to it".
2. Opening Sesame more easily
We're going to let you open it by swiping in from an edge. Kinda like how Pie Control works. That way it doesn't conflict with any existing action. Would that be better?
I hope so, we're going to start coding that next week :) Let me know though, I'm interested in your thoughts.
3. Google Search
We can add back in the Google Now App as a shortcut. You'd be able to long press it to search Google.
We took it out because it was artificially getting ranked as the #1 app you use if it is set as your launcher. This is because we rank your list by # of times an app is opened and Google Now was counting every time you went in your phone. We can maybe get this back in by next week.
Is there anything else we can improve on? Thanks a bunch.
I use pie control. To hit the back button by swiping on the side of my screen. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Pie Controls could probably help you here. If you're rooted, a better solution would be to enable Android's built-in soft keys automatically using Softkey Enabler, or manually by using a build.prop editor to add the line "qemu.hw.mainkeys=0" (no quotation marks) to your build properties, or change it from 1 to 0 if the file already contains the line "qemu.hw.mainkeys=1". This will tell Android that your phone doesn't have any physical buttons, so it will show the onscreen navbar. The phone should still respond to the physical buttons being pressed if you do this.
Pie is the first app I download after a wipe.
I don't think I could use an android device with out it.
The one I'm using is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Assuming by notice you mean the news, if you're using Android, you can try Pie Control to put your back button on the screen.
Try pie control. Absolutely amazing app I could never live without. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
There are apps for that. Here's one
Have you ever tried Pie Control?
Mmm, have you tried something like pie control? I use that to switch apps via gesture. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
Another to consider: Pie Control
I've added Pie Controls to access Sesame from any screen. Even quicker!
I've tried both of those but eventually settled on Pie Control.
Oh sorry. I use the one by Cool Ace
It gives you another way to navigate your phone.
Not completely sure. But you might be able to get an app like this to work.
Some pie controls app does this
Check out Pie Control on Google Play. No root required! I have small hands too and it's so helpful.
Pie control makes your phone so much better
Also, this is the virtual control scheme I used on my Nexus 4, I like it a lot.
This app may be worth checking out.
It was a necessity on my nexus 6, but now I use it on all of my devices. It's great.
You can use to Immersive Mode if your phone has it and use this Pie Control
Linkme: Pie Control
I think there's more than one Pie Control in Google Play, so here's the link to the one that I use: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
For the PRIV, you could try Pie Control.
If you dont have root you can use this app
This works for me.
You sure? It's just called pie control, not controls, sorry. I'm not rooted and use the app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jun.ace.piecontrol
My phone is the S4 Active waterproof model from AT&T, so keep in mind there is a slight difference between it and the standard S4. There's a bug with my phone's multiwindow for Google Chrome where if I try to make two Chrome windows at the same time, it'll try loading both, splitting the screen to make room for both, but then it'll go back to having chrome open in one full screen. .webm showing what happens when I try. Does anyone know how to remedy this? Problem occurred a few days after updating from Jelly Bean 4.2.2 to KitKat 4.4.2, which I've been on for several months now, and this was before I even rooted it.
My other problem with this phone is about my OS. I want to update to Lollipop but then my phone won't let me because I've rooted it (only for Pie Control's menu key function when my buttons stopped working and for the multiwindow function to have a few other apps. The Google Chrome issue happened months prior to rooting). Is there a way for me to update like everyone else did? Remember, my phone is the S4 Active waterproof model, so there is a slight difference between it and the standard S4.
You can use these
This is one of them. They're built into some custom ROMs.
My two year contract is up sometime within the next few months (I'm only 20 and still live with my parents, sadly, but hey, they still take care of my phone bill and my health insurance for me, so that's nice), so I'm hanging on every detail people have to say about the S6A since Sony's Z4/Z3+/Z4v is a huge mess. Storage-wise, I'm completely okay with the limitations since I don't use that much (still have 4.54 GB of 16 free on the phone and all I keep on my Micro SD is just my camera roll and some movies). I regularly back up my photos and music often so I don't worry about losing any in the event my phone gets severely damaged, plus if that does happen, I can just remove my Micro SD. If I get an S6A and run out of space for all the movies I keep on it, I could just use an OTG adapter and a USB drive to keep them on there like it's 2005 all over again. I haven't found any information about removing the bloatware yet on the S6A, but it'll be available eventually for me to do like I did with my S4A. Buttons are still glorious to me, but I've been having problems with mine recently (more on that later).
As for your other points, I really want to upgrade because of the battery size and lack of a USB cover; however, I had gotten a spare battery and external battery charger for my S4A before the rumors of the extra large battery started to appear and I ordered replacement USB and menu/home/back buttons after I went swimming with my girlfriend two weeks ago. My replacement USB cover (previous one broke, and I got a new one that is one solid piece instead of two) apparently doesn't stop water as well as it was supposed to resulting in a dead Back button and a Home button stuck between working and not working, and the new set of buttons are supposed to arrive three weeks from now (damn Chinese sellers take so long to ship). Currently I'm using Pie Control for my dead buttons, but that's just an annoyance since I would often open it by accident. The lack of any replacement parts for me to buy online so far in the event the buttons on the S6A stop working are also worrysome to me, because then I won't be able to do anything (still waiting for the teardown videos to see how easy it is to repair).
To summarize, if I had to switch, I would, but I just invested some money to keep this S4A going, and I can't let go of it yet, and there's several factors that still need to be accounted for. I need to wait a few more months before I decide.
Pie Control. This is the first app I get when I get a new phone and it is the best quick launcher out there.
It allows custom layers, long press actions, up to 5 buttons, and customizable themes, colors, action areas, etc. It meets pretty much all my needs. Here's a screenshot of what I finalized on (I kept it simple)
I'm using Pie Control. It's extremely customizable. Also works without root, I think.
Pie Controls. It makes multitasking so much faster and its extremely simple to get to the apps I use.
Okay I am new here but I have never seen rainmeter on Android. I have however seen something similar called widgets which are basically the same exact thing. A lot of apps have widgets that you download with the app itself even though it doesn't tell you.
Activating them is usually a simple process. Click and hold on the homescreen and usually there are an option called "Add widget". Click on that one and click and hold on the widget you want and it will hover up, you will be taken to your homescreen where you then drop it. Then you interact with it.
Google Play Store, apps with widgets
Samsung on how to add widgets Works with any phone running Android since most launchers are made about the same.
Some good widgets
Pie Control is awesome way to navigate the phone
It's a little annoying to set up but can customise it however you want