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some type of task list or task chooser app ?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by miamiboy305, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. miamiboy305

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    Is there an app for choosing which apps you want to use that are already open or whatever. Or is there a button you can press to bring up a task list like you do with you blackberry when u hold the blackberry key and the list of open apps comes out.
     

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    Hold the home button is about as close as your going to get is my understanding.
     
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    That doesn't help much because all that shows me is the icons on the home screen and the picture gallery there has to be an app for it or someone has to make one.
     
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    are you actually holding down the home key? if you just press it, it brings you back to the home screen, but if you press and hold, it brings up running apps.
     
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    I thought holding the Home key brought up your most recent apps not necessarily apps that are running???
     
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    @Laurajeremy: That is correct, it shows you most recent apps used, _not_ the apps currently running.

    The closest I've found to being able to quickly switch between _running_ apps is to use Task Panel. TaskPanel v5.5.2 Application for Android | Tools

    You can set it to run as a link in your notification bar, and set up the task list so that when you press on an entry it automatically takes you to that app. So, to switch between running apps, you would pull down the notification tray, press TaskPanel, press the app on the list you want to switch to.

    The app Bar Control (Bar Control v1.1.0 Application for Android | Tools) let's you put app shortcuts in your notification tray, so that regardless of whether or not they are currently running, you can quickly launch them from anywhere by pulling down the notification tray.
     

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