Most rooted users already know about GMD Gesture Control—it's a way to control the device and launch apps with on-screen gestures. If you're not rooted, it's the kind of thing that might make you want to try. This app has just gotten a big (and much anticipated) update to v8.0 with a new design and support for Lollipop.

Here's the full changelog for the v8.0 update.

  • Lollipop support
  • Material design
  • Lock screen gestures
  • Per app gesture actions
  • UI rework
  • Launchpad rework
  • Context help

GMD lets you activate almost any action on your device with a swipe of your choice. For example, you can switch apps by swiping left or right with four fingers or draw a "C" to open Chrome. Some of this probably sounds like built-in features from that other platform. You know the one. However, you can create whatever custom gestures you want in GMD.

The UI is much cleaner and has a few material design elements now. The app also works on Android 5.0 and higher. You can give it a shot for free, but the full $5 version is needed to get things like custom gestures.

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  • Yunzhe Jie