Create an action. Creating an action can be done by tapping the plus icon at the top or an empty spot on the app screen. You can then view all actions and select one to use, review those only for apps you have installed already, or create your own.
Tap an action. When you are ready to use a shortcut, just tap on it. If you long-press on an action, you can share it, copy it, or add it to your home screen. You can also rearrange the actions in the order you would like them to display on the app screen.
Use dynamic favorites. Alloy will dynamically generate your favorites, which can be accessed by tapping the star. For those actions you perform the most, your habits, and your location, those favorites are automatically created for you.
What is it about?
Alloy – Launcher and Automator combines the ability to perform actions using a tap with dynamic favorites, all so that you can stay better organized and save time for things you do frequently. With a widget for your notification center, app customization, and backup options, get ready to save yourself some effort.
For those who...
- Like to automate repetitive tasks
- Enjoy one-tap access to actions
Not for those who...
- Do not like to use launchers
- Prefer their current method of tasks and shortcuts
Why we love it
Alloy – Launcher and Automator is easy to use and has many flexible features. Why spend time and effort on tasks you do all the time when they can be automated? Calculate a tip, upload photos to Dropbox, find a spot on the map, post a selfie on Twitter, or send a group message, all with a tap.
App Store Description
Alloy is all about automating your day-to-day activities. Whether you just need to launch an app or automate many repetitive and complex tasks - Alloy makes it simple and handy. So if you need to post today's photos with added watermark to Facebook, send canned SMS to someone, save and track your parking place and time, etc. - just create corresponding actions and use them again and again.
Alloy combines the best of two worlds:
● Advanced launcher with dynamic favorites based on your habits, location and usage statistics.
● Sophisticated workflow engine, which allows to build actions utilizing REST Web Services, system and Cloud services, installed apps etc.
Sample actions would be:
● post today's photos with added watermark to Facebook
● calculate tip
● send group SMS and email
● send canned SMS to someone
● save parking place and setup a reminder to leave
● find pizza on Yelp
● upload new photos to Dropbox and send links of them by email
● convert EUR to USD using Convertible
● navigate to certain location using Google Map
You can either use ready-to-use actions from built-in Action Directory or you can build your own actions using simple yet powerful action editor. You can specify install and launch tasks, use variables and macro, use app icons and contact photos, specify which data is acceptable for action etc
Alloy eliminates the need to browse through several pages full of apps to find an app or action to launch - dynamic Favorites would provide you just right set of needed apps and actions based on your habits, location and usage statistics.
To show Favorites tap the Star button and tap desired action. Or long press the Star button and swipe to desired action. You can pin some actions to Favorites and fine-tune how Favorites are calculated.
You can even use Alloy Favorites right from any other apps by employing Alloy Widget. Just pull-down the Notification Center, navigate to Alloy Widget and tap to a desired action to launch it.
Any Alloy action can be launched from other apps by opening corresponding links e.g alloy://smsKate. To get a link to an action: turn ON the Edit mode, tap the Share button on the action and choose the "Copy Link". Two-way communication with other apps is also supported via x-callback-url.
Take some time to teach Alloy about your needs and let Alloy greatly improve your life by automating your day-to-day activities.
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