The developer behind the previously reviewed Taskie
has revamped the gesture-based task manager and released the same app to the Android Market with a new name – Dock4Droid
Dock4Droid provides a highlighted (as per default settings), perpetually accessible gesture area at the very bottom of the screen that allows users to quickly switch between recently opened applications with the swipe of a finger but unlike its predecessor, Taskie, it displays a good-looking scrollable icon-roll of recent tasks.
The latter makes Dock4Droid a faster and more effective task switcher than its predecessor and most of the other task manager apps available on the Android Market.
The icon-roll also eliminates the need for the additional gestures that were a part of Taskie. However, as mentioned
in our review of Taskie, the gesture area requires getting used to. As per default settings, the app causes the device to vibrate whenever the gesture area is accessed. If your finger lands on said area accidentally, simply swipe upwards and out of the area or sideways, out of the icon-roll to to avoid launching an app.
The free version does not allow users to change the app’s default settings. However, for a price of €0.69, Dock4Droid Unlock allows you to change the maximum number of icons in the roll, curve of the icon-roll, highlight color, icon offset and more. Links and QR codes are provided below.