Quick Launch

Open websites, apps, and shortcuts from the Lock Screen

Open websites, launch apps, and run shortcuts directly from your Lock Screen.

For example, open google.com, launch TikTok, or run a shortcut to play a random music playlist.

iPhone-only for now. iPad version will come when iPadOS supports Lock Screen widgets (probably iPadOS 17).


Frequently Asked Questions

I have a feature request, bug report, or some feedback

Send it here.

How do I add the widget to the Lock Screen?

When on the Lock Screen, tap and hold on the clock, tap the “Customize” button, and select “Favorites”.

Learn more

The widget does not show up in the widget picker

This is a well known iOS 16 issue. Try this.

Can the Lock Screen widgets be full-colored?

This is unfortunately not possible. iOS enforces that Lock Screen widgets are single-colored.

Can you support more actions when tapping a widget?

Sure. I'm happy to consider requests. Send it here.

How does it compare to other similar Lock Screen launchers?

Quick Launch is completely free without ads. It can also open any app, not just from a predefined list. And it has more icon choices.

When using the “Run Shortcut” action, why does tapping the widget first open the main app and then the Shortcuts app?

This is because of iOS limitations. A widget can only open its own app when a user taps it. And the only way to run a shortcut is to open the Shortcuts app using a special URL. So when you tap the widget, the widget opens the main app, and the main app then opens the Shortcuts app. It's not a very good user-experience, but only Apple can fix this.

If you work at Apple, you know what to do:

Why is this free without ads?

I just enjoy making apps. I earn money on other apps. Consider leaving a nice review on the App Store.

Where can I find the changelog?

Go here and click “Version History”.