Launch Center Pro 2.2 achieves lift off on iPad, adds new actions to iPhone

Launch Center Pro 2.2 achieves lift off on iPad, adds new actions to iPhone

Contrast has released Launch Center Pro for iPad and updated the iPhone app to version 2.2, adding some new feature including VoiceOver support and Dropbox text actions. Just as on the iPhone, Launch Center Pro for iPad is a versatile action launcher, letting you easily message contacts, schedule events in your favorite calendar app, and much more.

Launch Center Pro 2.2 adds some new actions. You can now create new text files, and append/prepend new ones in Dropbox. There is now support for VoiceOver, letting you move between groups and implement actions with VoiceOver enabled. Finally, you can now create dictionary actions. You can set up a prompt to enter a word, or even create an action to have Launch Center Pro pull your clipboard content for a definition.

There are some other user experience updates in 2.2. You can now move actions into and between groups with the new Move Action button in the action editing panel. Simple tap that button then tap your destination, and you're set. There's also multitouch group support, which allows you to hold down on a group's icon with one finger, then select an action from that group with another.

All of these features are present in both the iPhone app and the iPad app, though Launch Center Pro for iPad is a separate download. Both apps are on sale at the moment for 40% off. You can grab the app for iPhone at $2.99, and for iPad at $4.99, for a limited time.

Joseph Keller

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Launch Center Pro 2.2 achieves lift off on iPad, adds new actions to iPhone

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Too expensive. Launch Center Pro works fine for Smartphone where you are often in need of completing an action very quickly. For an iPad its not going to have that much of an impact because typically the time with an iPad is more leisurely

Pretty expensive for an app which already exists in the iPhone, and which doesn't seem to offer any added functionality.

I will probably be getting one nonetheless. Will update and let you all know what I think.

I paid right away. They did a big iOS 7 update for the iPhone for free, and I'm very happy to get an iPad native version so I had no problem with the $5. It's only $5 people!

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We have seemingly a billion other apps that can be purchased as well. This app just doesn't appeal to me. I rarely use it on my iPhone because often it's easier to use Siri for many things. In the end YMMV but I don't think this duo of apps is worth $10.

After using it on the iPhone, I suddenly realized that it is nothing more than a folder of actions. Kind of pointless since iOS gives you the ability to do much of this without this particular app.

Some apps can be Universal and should really be like Temple Run 2, for some reason it isn't completely Universal, while Bejeweled uses 2 different icons and setups for things where Universal can't happen.
The problem I see with Launch Center is the lack to create your own workable links for apps that you use but aren't and probably won't be listed.