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Looking to give users the "fastest, smartest launcher for Android," Jesse Andersen brought Conjure to the Play Store recently. The app, which is actually more of a launcher companion, can perform an incredible range of actions, from finding and launching apps to calling contacts, adjusting device settings (like volume, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.), and searching the web.

What's great about this app is not that it can do a lot, but that it actually adapts to your usage, storing a history of actions and listing content results by frequency of use. It can even recognize abbreviations for app names when searching.

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Those familiar with solutions like Launchy for Windows will feel right at home using Conjure. While Google Search can do things like finding apps and contacts, Conjure could be especially useful for those with phones whose "universal search" functionality has been nuked by patent complaints.

It's optimized for both phones and tablets, and is priced at a reasonable $1.99 in the Play Store. If you want to optimize your app-launching or setting-toggling experience, hit the widget below.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • WITTERU

    is this a must have or just a nice bell and whistle?

    • mikeGsays

      Good question, as the video they posted on the Google Play app page really doesn't entice me to drop $2 on this.....

  • Miler Moreno P.

    That keyboard looks very nice. Anybody know what is this?

    • Jesse Andersen

      That is the stock keyboard on the Nexus 7

    • Matt C

      That is the stock jellybean keyboard I'm pretty sure

    • Svinkall

      The keyboard looks like Swiftkey

      • Kevin

        It's definitely the default JB keyboard. There are a few similarities to Swiftkey, but the theme is quite a bit different when you see them side by side.

  • spydie

    "go buy the damn app"??? the correct terminology is "damned" app (in a reply to the developer's website)

  • P. p

    For me there's only one launcher companion out there - Swipepad. Can't live without it. If I'd ever consider switching from Android to WP, that would be the catch for me not to.

  • justin

    wut, no widget? if it had a widget i would use it to get ride of all the icons on my phone..

    • John

      Darn, I was hoping there may be a widget included. Once again, the demo vid doesn't showcase most peoples curiosity about it.

  • bse88

    Why would someone type volume if he can just hit the rocker?

    • Ash Hanna

      For people who don't have extended volume panel, it allows you to quickly adjust any of your volume levels ;) we need to remember nor everyone runs a ROM that has all these features basically built into it already

  • PalmerAdam

    Isn't this universal search? Which has apple in a tiffy...

    • ssj4Gogeta

      I never could understand how they got a patent for that. As I understand it, it's just searching multiple sources and putting it into a single list, which all kinds of software has been doing for ages and is just common sense. But then again, most of their patents are like that, so what do I know. Rounded rectangles, anyone?

      On a side note, how rounded do your rectangles have to be to be covered by Apple's patent? :P Do they have to be a pointy 90-degree turn to avoid it? Like single-atom tip pointy? Even atoms can be considered spheres. Does that count? Or is 1mm radius fine? If 1mm, why not 1cm? Or 4cm? Where do you draw the line? :P

  • http://pandu.poluan.info pepoluan

    Hey, Liam! I didn't know you can pre-read my mind... As I read the first few paragraphs, I start to wonder if this app is the answer to my search for the 'Holy Grail', i.e., Launchy for Android.

    Then you answered my question!

    One word : SOLD!

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