Review Toucher Pro
A stylish launcher with overlay button
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 16 Aug 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, modern design
Glitches, is lagging
Toucher Pro for Android is a quick access launchpad that streamlines your interface into one easy access popup menu.
Toucher Pro has some interesting functionality, but isn't entirely glitch free. Basically, the app adds a tiny launcher icon to your screen that hovers over top all your open windows and apps. The idea is that this one button will always remain visible and available with just a single touch. Tap the tiny launcher icon and a popup menu appears with all your most frequently used apps and functions. The popup window has colorful tabs to help keep the array of information nestled neatly, yet readily available. Just tap to check the weather, settings for WiFi, GPS and battery level, or simply launch websites or open folders. The interface is all very inviting and inspires discovery.
Setting up the app is relatively simple but highly glitchy. For some reason, it took several minutes before I could get the app to take my settings and for the little overlay button to appear onscreen. Once it was finally there though, all seemed to work smoothly.
The interface can be customized to your liking and there were several alternate themes available to download, though virtually none of them worked when I tried them. You'll need to upgrade to the paid version before you can do any of the really useful custom tweaks, like adding your own folders and web pages to your popup menu.
Toucher Pro is a nice idea but the implementation is a tad shoddy. I suspect the paid version will work much better, but the free one will at least give you an idea of what you're buying and should help decide if you need it. I like it overall, but find it to be no more functional than the standard OS launchers and methods.