Even with the most customisable ROM you sometimes find a need that isn’t covered by the multitude of mods on offer. Since I spent some time with the Xperia Z I have had a little feature itch that I have found impossible to scratch, until today that is.
One of the things Sony thought to add to the Z ROM was a quick launch bar sitting on the recent apps page. If you have ever used Tiny Apps, then it is these apps that you can use and I have been looking for a way to replicate it on my HTC One ever since.
Bar Launcher doesn’t work in the same way but it does give constant access to a bunch of apps of your choice. The apps sit in a single bar in your notification screen meaning instant access from all but full screen apps (these tend to be mostly games). The same effect could be had using side launchers but I find them to be an obstacle at times and also heavier on the system.
Using the app is incredibly simple, just add the apps you wish to appear in your bar and check the box to trek the service to run.