The App That Changed the Way I Use My iPhone Returns to The App Store

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Launcher was an application launcher for Notification Center. In June 2014, Apple announced iOS 8, which, among various features, included widgets – extensions of apps that were going to let users glance at bits of data directly from the Today view of Notification Center. Gardner – who had decided to go full-time with his indie development studio in March – had an idea: what if a widget could offer shortcuts to other apps?

I had actually downloaded this app when it first came out and was super bummed when Apple yanked it. Since I already had it installed, I've been able to use it the past few months, with its 1.0 limitations.

This is one of those apps that has changed the way I use my iPhone.

Additionally, the developer has added the ability to launch Workflows. So now I can swipe down my widget view and with one tap launch a workflow that figures out how far I am from home, my drive time, and text my wife that time and my current location...all in one go.

One tap...magic.

Read a great write up at MacStories or skip that and just go download Launcher and enjoy.