Launch Center Pro Gains New Icon Composer Feature

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Launch Center Pro was today updated to version 3.1, with the new update introducing an Icon Composer feature.

The Icon Composer is designed to allow users to create their own App Store quality icons that can be used within the Launch Center Pro app or on the iPhone or iPad's Home screen using the Add to Home Screen feature in the Shortcuts app.


Using Launch Center Pro and the Shortcuts app together, you can replace all of the apps on your Home screen with your own icons using the Icon Composer feature. You can also build shortcuts in Launch Center Pro that can be added to the Home screen with custom icons and emoji.

According to the developers behind Launch Center Pro, the Icon Composer has been outfitted with new shapes, icon styles, colors, and size and style options, along with thousands of new glyphs, emojis, and customizable icon badges.


For those unfamiliar with Launch Center Pro, It's an app that's designed to allow you to speed up your everyday tasks with shortcuts, akin to a speed dial for apps, as the App Store description reads.

With Launch Center Pro, you can set up shortcuts for doing things like searching Wikipedia with a tap, scanning a barcode and launching an Amazon search, searching Twitter within Tweetbot, and more.

Launch Center Pro is free to download, but it costs $11.99 per year to unlock all of the features. There's also a lifetime access purchase option priced at $35. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Launch Center Pro Gains New Icon Composer Feature
 

Focusx0131

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$12 a year or $35 for the full version of this. Absurd the ego on some developers
Are you talking about that the developers work should be free/lower cost or the bet that Apple won’t just come out with their own way to make custom icons like this making the app obsolete a la Sidecar?
 

nutmac

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$12 a year or $35 for the full version of this. Absurd the ego on some developers
Launch Center Pro never rose to becoming a mass consumer app. With Shortcuts, it has become even narrower niche power user's app.

$12/year or $35 perpetual license is a good price for power users that crave these niche set of features.

Of course, I think the developer should've gone after more mass market appeal. I would've loved to see CarPlay-like springboard, for instance.
 

Juiceboy

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i bought this years ago, for $2-3 Used it for 6 months. Never bothered to reinstall it after iphone 6
 

scwinsett

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Are you talking about that the developers work should be free/lower cost or the bet that Apple won’t just come out with their own way to make custom icons like this making the app obsolete a la Sidecar?
Mostly the price. I’d be willing to pay $10 or so, but to ask people to subscribe to this is just silly.
 

az431

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$12 a year or $35 for the full version of this. Absurd the ego on some developers
You're free to bypass purchasing it, but insulting someone for wanting to be compensated for their work is more a reflection of your own "absurd ego."