Taskbar – PC-style productivity for Android 6.0
Taskbar puts a start menu and recent apps tray on top of your screen that's accessible at any time, increasing your productivity and turning your Android tablet (or phone) into a real multitasking machine!
On devices running Android 7.0+, Taskbar can also launch apps in freeform windows for a PC-like experience! No root required! (see below for instructions)
Taskbar is also fully supported on Chrome OS – use Taskbar as a secondary Android app launcher on your Chromebook!
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• Start menu – shows you all applications installed on the device, configurable as a list or as a grid
• Recent apps tray – shows your most recently used apps and lets you easily switch between them
• Collapsible and hideable – show it when you need it, hide it when you don't
• Many different configuration options – customize Taskbar however you want
• Pin favorite apps or block the ones you don't want to see
• Designed with keyboard and mouse in mind
• 100% free, open source, and no ads
Freeform window mode (Android 7.0+)
Taskbar lets you launch apps in freeform floating windows on Android 7.0+ devices. No root access is required, although Android 8.0, 8.1, and 9 devices require an adb shell command to be run during initial setup.
Simply follow these steps to configure your device for launching apps in freeform mode:
1. Check the box for “Freeform window support” inside the Taskbar app
2. Follow the directions that appear in the pop-up to enable the proper settings on your device (one-time setup)
3. Go to your device's recent apps page and clear all recent apps
4. Start Taskbar, then select an app to launch it in a freeform window
For more information and detailed instructions, click “Help & instructions for freeform mode” inside the Taskbar app.
This app uses Accessibility services.
Taskbar now has full support for Android 10’s desktop mode! Requires a USB-to-HDMI adapter (or a lapdock), and a compatible device that supports video output.
See xda’s excellent writeup here: www.xda-developers.com/taskbar-samsung-dex-desktop-mode-android-10/