Many a time we come across a situation where we want to have access to the file or any application directly without the need of searching it under the app drawer. Now, you might say that we can place the icon of the application on the home screen. However, it is a solution for an application but, what about a feature within the app or any feature that is there on the phone. For this, there is a nice solution in the form of an Android app. The app is called Shortcut Master. Moreover, in this post, we will look at the features and how to download Shortcut Master Lite APK version 1.2.3 and 1.2.5.
Shortcut Master lets you create a shortcut for almost anything or any feature that might be a sole application or a feature within an application or even your device settings. Besides, it lets you create, capture, search for any shortcut. It can reveal any hidden shortcuts, hidden secret codes in your device. Now without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself;
What is the Shortcut Master?
Shortcut Master, as the name suggests, is an application that lets you create or view any kind of shortcut that you have on the phone. You can make a shortcut of any app or any feature on your phone very easily and conveniently. Moreover, this app also lets you see the hidden shortcuts or features so that you can create a shortcut and directly access that feature. Besides, there is also an option to reveal hidden or secret codes that you might not know are on the phone.
This app lets you create shortcuts for any hidden functions or secret codes, such as App operations or, *#*#4636#*#* (Testing menu), etc. You just need to follow the below steps in order to create a shortcut for any feature or application using the Shortcut Master APK;
- Find the target by using one of the following tools (under the Menu):
– Secret Code Explorer
– App Explorer
– Capture Shortcut
- You can test the target by opening it (Launch button).
- Create the shortcut in the list (Favorite button) or on the Home screen.
- You can import the shortcut list into your app.
Download the Shortcut Master APK
You can download the Shortcut Master APK version 1.2.3 and 1.2.5 from the below;
Screenshot of Shortcut Master
List of Features
Secret Code Explorer
The Shortcut Master application also has a secret code explorer option that gets you a list of features or code on your phone. Moreover, you can filter the codes list by Apps, System Apps or downloaded apps. Note that for each app in the list, the first line is the Code, the second line is the Application Name, and the third and final line is the Broadcast Reciever Name. You can create an easy access shortcut by tapping on the item. Once you tap on the item from the list, a context menu will appear that will let you launch the code, explore the app (that owns this code) or add this code to the favorite list for easy access.
Moreover, you have 4 options to launch the code;
- Method 0 and 1 (broadcast the intent). However, method 0 requires root permission, while method 1 doesn’t.
- Method 2 and 3 (simulate the dialing on the dial-pad). By default, method 2 dials *#*#code#*#*, and method 3 dials *#code#, but you can change these formats in the Settings.
Now, once you have tested the code, you can add a shortcut for this code to the favorite list. Moreover, note that you can not create a shortcut on the home screen for the secret code.
The Shortcut Master application also has an App Explorer feature. From here, you will get a list of installed apps in your device. Besides, you can also filter the list by All apps, System apps or User (downloaded) apps, as you could do in Secret Code Explorer.
However, in the App Explorer feature, the first line is the App Name, and the second line is the Package Name. Once you tap on the application a list of all components (activities) in that app will open. And, by tapping on the item, a context menu will appear from where you can launch the target, add a shortcut for this target to the favorite list or the home screen for easy access.
With the Search function in the Shortcut Master, you can search the target feature by performing a full-text search. You just need to enter any text to the search box and press the button to search. Moreover, you will get the text will in the app name, package name and the target class name. However, you can also filter the search result by All apps, System apps or User (downloaded) apps.
You can also capture the shortcut manually or automatically. In order to manually capture, you need to navigate to the desired app that you want to capture shortcut. Then, pull down the system notification bar and tap on the “Capture Shortcut” icon. Moreover, in order to capture automatically, do the same and wait for the predefined period of time and this app will do auto capture for you.
You can also export the favorite list to the file on the SDcard for backup. Use the file to import later or copy the file to other devices.
So, there you have it from my side in this article. I found this app pretty useful because you can create a shortcut of almost any feature or an application. But there are some cons which I must state with this applciation. The app crashes a lot and it is annoying. Moreover, you can also find the application being old and does not get frequent updates, which in turn has made the app unresponsive on many occasions.
Please let us know in the comments below if you found this application useful. Also, do share with us any issues you face while downloading the application as well. Until the next post…Cheers!