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Launch Center Pro: Usually $5, Get it Free

December 30, 2014

It’s got to be the best tagline I’ve ever seen in the App Store:

Launch actions, not just apps.

If you are interested a free code for the paid app that does this, read on….

 

The “just” in that tagline is precisely placed, too, because Launch Center Pro can launch both apps and actions. But its ability to launch actions is what sets it apart. With minimal effort required for setup, I open up Launch Center Pro (hereafter, LCP) on ye ole phone to see these options:

 

 

Yes, that’s right. I can message (or call) my wife, text my whole family, post a selfie (I don’t really do that), enter a new Calendars 5 event, and much more with a single tap.

“It’s like speed dial for everyday tasks,” the app description rightly claims.

Already included in the app (though customizable) is a slew of app search options:

 

 

You can create your own actions via the Action Composer, which requires zero knowledge of Apple’s x-callback-url functionality, even though it utilizes it.

 

 

My phone allows me just four apps in the dock. LCP is so handy, I moved the Phone app to my home screen, and put LCP in its place in the dock. If that doesn’t speak to an app’s utility—that I use it more than I place calls on my phone—I don’t know what does.

I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s not just a five-star App (though it is that, too), but LCP is a really smart innovation that will simplify repeated actions on your phone. See it in action in this short video.

It’s been priced as high as $4.99 recently. Right now it’s $2.99 for iPhone in the App Store. There is a separate iPad version, too, which can sync with the iPhone LCP.

But you want a chance to get the app free, you say? You came to the right place. Thanks to good folks at Contrast, who make the app, I’ve got a promo code for the iPhone version to give away.

Just comment here (and make sure you type in your email address, which goes undisplayed) for a chance at winning the code… share this post (and comment where you did) for a second entry. I’ll announce the winner some time this weekend. Leave your comment where it says, “What do you think?” below.

Launch Center Pro supports a ton of apps, too.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Tony permalink
    December 30, 2014 1:24 am

    Cool! Sharing on Twitter shortly…

  2. Bruce Dunnning permalink
    December 30, 2014 7:22 am

    Wow, I don’t usually leave comments but this does look amazing that I decided to share through Facebook. I read your blog most days. Thanks.

  3. David permalink
    January 3, 2015 2:54 pm

    What are your most used combos, Abram?

    • January 3, 2015 10:26 pm

      Check out the first screenshot–those are the ones I actually use.

  4. January 4, 2015 10:49 pm

    Congrats to Tony! I used a random number generator (and you and Bruce each got two entries) to determine the winner. I’ll follow up via email.

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