Shortcut Creator APK

Version 3.2.4 - com.alextern.shortcuthelper

Shortcut Creator apk

APP Information

Download Version 3.2.4 (62)
Apk Size3.21 MB
App DeveloperAlexTernHome
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up
App Packagecom.alextern.shortcuthelper.apk

Download Shortcut Creator 3.2.4 APK

App Description

Shortcut Creator is alextern,shortcuthelper,tools,shortcut,creator, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit AlexTernHome website who developed it. com.alextern.shortcuthelper.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.2.4 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 3362+ times on store. You can also download com.alextern.shortcuthelper APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

This application allows you to create shortcuts on local files and folders, applications, settings, contacts, messages and even you can customize shortcuts from other apps. You can provide your own shortcut title and use many different features for customizing the shortcut icon: use icon of the related application, crop image exported from external gallery, import icons from file, use icon from external theme. The app also supports native widgets - you can create a widget instead of a shortcut. Later the widget icon, title and appearance can be changed. In addition you can organize shortcuts in the Collections database using different methods like hierarchy or tags. Later you can use Collections dialogs to get quick access to the organized shortcuts. 

Some features require Pro mode (an in-app purchase) but Trial mode does not block them at first and you're given time to test them. Trial is absolutely IDENTICAL to Pro so don't buy Pro if you think that something will be changed. 

On Android Oreo (8.0) there is a new way to add shortcuts on the main screen and the Launcher automatically adds a small Shortcut Creator icon to the right bottom corner of any shortcut icon. I've found only one workaround for this - add from widgets. Please check the related how-to video on the first page of the app.

Features of Shortcut Creator:
- ability to create shortcuts on local files, folders, applications, settings, contacts and messages.
- use an additional free component for creating shortcuts on switcher on some settings and also composite mode switcher.
- support of native widgets which can be used as a container for a shortcut. 
- ability to re-use already created shortcuts in the History feature and add shortcuts from other apps.
- organize all your shortcuts in the Collections database with ability to export/import selected shortcuts.
- the system can automatically set up tags for each type of shortcut; for apps it also can add the app category; the user can easily add any other custom tags.
- flexible layout and appearance system for File Browser and Collections dialogs. 
- manage your icons collections and import a new icon collection from zip archive (Pro mode required).
- select images from different Android galleries and rich crop functionality for creating a new icon from the selected image.
- parse themes for some popular Launchers and provide ability to use their icons (Pro mode required) and wallpapers.
- app has not write access to internal storage and sdcard and works only in its private area.
- support tablet devices.

Currently the app allows you to buy Pro mode only. This mode provides following benefits:
- Import icons to the icon gallery.
- Use icons from themes.
- Add sub-collections in the Collection database.
- Export shortcuts from Collection database (but import is free). 
- Removing any ad (if it will be added in the future) and other annoying dialogs.

Required permissions:
- Reading your content on SDCard is required for selecting some local file which will be used as target for a shortcut. 
- Reading your contacts is required for selecting some contact which will be used as a target for a shortcut.
- Install shortcuts is required for core functionality. 
- Internet access is required only for advertising and is not used in other parts of the app.

On Android 6.0 there is a system ability to block access to your local file system and contacts – the app takes this into account and handles all cases correctly.

App ChangeLog

  • [3.2.4]
  • Fix permissions issue in file shortcut after restart, however the shortcuts need to be re-created.
  • Bugfix
  • [3.2.3]
  • Bugfix.
  • [3.2.2]
  • Ability to manually setup values in the command executor components.
  • Bugfix.
  • [3.2.1]
  • Fix different issues.
  • Update SDK and libraries under the hood.
  • [3.2.0]
  • Native widgets.
  • Blue-gray theme.
  • Search of icons in all themes and activities in all applications.
  • Shortcut on a folder from Document Storage.

App Screens

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Lee Pappas-avatar

    Lee Pappas

    Great app: easy even for an oldtimer like me! I've been using it for a few years & even installed it on my daughter's phone. For some reason though, the contact avatars are no longer the same size as my launcher's app buttons, like they used to be.

  2. Peter Parkour-avatar

    Peter Parkour

    Excellent free app to add shortcuts to files/folders onto your launcher ("desktop"). Simple and has many features. Thanks!

  3. Zachariah Detwiler-avatar

    Zachariah Detwiler

    This app has been very useful to me, Everytime I've needed an app to help me navigate thru the android world, this app has been the ticket all along. I've been able to keep coming back to it, and it's made things so much easier, and easier each time. I love it so much I got it on my mom's phone now too. Even she loves it, and is so thankful cuz she has a real hard time seeing things nowadays, but with this app, she to has No problem finding whatever it is shes looking for. I use it daily now.

  4. Mackenzy walker-avatar

    Mackenzy walker

    It's amazing. Exactly what I was looking for . I tried several shortcut apps from playstore but this one is perfect for my every requirements. I would request developer to add coloured shortcut icon option. Thanks

  5. jr ford-avatar

    jr ford

    Appears this has been fixed, or my fingers are getting finer Been using this app on Moto z3 for years AOK. Migrated to Moto g Stylus XT2043-5. Now am unable to stack shortcuts or smart shortcuts on home screen. They just run around screen. :(

  6. PsykoTroniK-avatar


    Lacks what I need. I need to create a shortcut that will perform the action of swping my home screen left (or right) x-amount of times. I am tired of folders on my home screen to keep things organized by category, and I like to have almost a full view of my wallpaper... So instead of folders, I now unpacked folder categories each to their own screen/page. Now I have many pages and I want to speed up getting to other home pages faster without many swipes. Shocked that this doesn't exist yet.

  7. James Hawtin-avatar

    James Hawtin

    Just the thing I was looking for, had problems with my Pico f3 running wizards unite the background going black when launched from a shortcut, but worked fine from the play store button. Shortcuts created with this works great, and saved me lots of hassle, finding the application in the sort each time I had to Launch it. I paid for the pro mode pretty cheap £1.49 just to support the dev, thank you for making your program available to us.

  8. Roy Principe-avatar

    Roy Principe

    This very useful app makes it very convenient to make a desktop shortcut for files which you need to access frequently. A real time saver!

  9. BigRayy1 #Rap-avatar

    BigRayy1 #Rap

    2 clicks to desired actions insteadof 4 just what i was looking for, easy, stable on Android 11 OS, worth going pro. 👍

  10. kιttყ-avatar


    perfect. exactly as wanted. I used to use cocoppaplay but then it made a stupid little icon in the bottom corner which I didn't like. this is simple and exactly what i need for a cute homescreeb.