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LAS: Last App Switcher

Posted by InPen in Productivity | May 27, 2016 | 121 Comments

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★★★As featured in Lifehacker, XDA Developers, Android Authority, Android Police, BGR, Android Community, Wonder How To and many more★★★

Think about the last channel button on your TV remote, which makes switching between two channels as easy as pie. Now think about a button on your mobile/tablet which switches you to the last used application with a single tap.

Imagine, you are browsing internet and a message arrives. Normally, you would minimize your browser, open the chatting application, and reply to the message. Then press the recent apps button, find your browser, tap on it, and then continue browsing, huh! Suddenly, another message arrives!

With LAS (Last App Switcher), you will be like "tap", chatting, "tap", browsing. Envision the figure of precious minutes you are going to save in a day.

Salient Features:
• ★New★ Swipe up from home key or press the search shortcut to switch to the last app. This alternative lets you get rid of the floater, if you don't like it.
• ★New★ The same search intent can also be used to call switch action from other apps such as tasker.
• Movable button floating above all your apps.
• Switch between two apps quickly with just a single tap.
• Snappy transition animations configured to save you even more precious fractions of a second.
• Semi-transparent floating button feels lot less meddlesome.
• Extremely light on resources.
• And It's free, absolutely free. No ads, no hidden charges.

Beta Testing: To opt for LAS beta updates you must join the LAS beta Google+ Community below and then Opt-in for beta testing using the link below.
LAS beta Google+ Community:
Beta Opt-in:
XDA Thread:

★★★"Last App Switcher Switches Between Your Last Two Apps With A Tap" - Lifehacker★★★
★★★"Last App Switcher Lets You Switch Apps Quickly and Easily" - XDA Developers★★★
★★★"Last App Switcher is like a super-fast Alt-Tab for your phone" - Android Police★★★
★★★"Last App Switcher cleverly pitches itself as a solution to a situation we’ve all been in before." - BGR★★★
★★★"Last App Switcher does what it says it does and gauging from the user reviews, it does it fairly well." - Android Authority★★★
★★★"With LAS, we can have TV-style "return" option for apps without using the clunky Recent Apps menu" - Wonder How To★★★

Whats new

    # Several critical bug fixes for Lollipop and Marshmallow.
    # Fixed a bug in which application restarted when switched to.
    # The app is now a lot faster that previous versions and super light on the CPU.
    If you are having issues like LAS does not start automatically with phone and changing settings does not have any effect, try clearing app data or re-installing the application from Play Store.

InPen part of our Productivity and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update May 27, 2016. Google play rating is 88.226. Current verison is 1.99.6. Actual size 736.0 KB.

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Marco Sahd

Make your life easier and install Windows alt+tab function in android :D Simply amazing

Kater Hutchison

like it but not perfect even though I don't use the app switcher too much , I still keep it floating in the corner mostly for when I'm trying to bounce between Facebook and messages. but I have noticed that alot of times the lil circle randomly disappears and reappears. but since I don't use it regularly it usually works as I need it to

D Sergiu

Great app but some issues I really like it, but: 1. If i close an app and switch back then back it reopens the app I've closed earlier. It should skip it (configurable) and switch to closer one. 2. If i switch back to WhatsApp it brings me to main view losing the scroll position within a conversation. This is extremely annoying! 3. I've set the app on swipe up from home button, it would be nice if I can still trigger search, eg: by sliding longer or in different location. Thank you for the app!

Abhijith S

Awesome! Using it since I saw this app featured on xda! Simple but heavily useful. Highly recommended if you have a device with capacitive button!

Faisal Asghar

Gud Overall gud. But there shud b an option that i dont want the bubble on screen, along with no notification in status bar... I.e. Both shud b disabled at the same time

Michael Fackrell

Fantastic. It works like a dream. A great dream. I have wanted this feature for years now. I can't believe there aren't more of these. Fantastic that someone finally made this feature. They deserve 4 stars just for being smart enough to even attempt to offer this very basic and long overdue feature. It works as expected. This is my all-time favorite app.

Cristian Paredes

I can't enable this app in my phone and I really want it, and I have an LG G3 any help!

Alabhya Mudgil

Unsatisfactory Hough I like the concept of the app, I have failed to use it on my Xiaomi Mi3. It will be great if you could show us how to use it step by step.

Michael Bazdell

Great This is super handy and does exactly what it's supposed to do.

5.10 is Ukraine

some apps start from scratch... when switching without the app, working well!

Suresh Rai

Good enough to sawp two apps, but should have more swaping options.

Kaleb Larsen

Good but Very easy to use, simple, time saving! One suggestion: it'd be nice if there was a white list for the apps I don't want LAS on.. I hate having it when I play games and it's a lot of work to hide the bubble each time.

Shyam Ayalani

Wow Masterpiece , but Easy App Switcher is much much better.minor bug many times it restart last opened app in Lollypop , in Kitkat it works perfectly.

Rick Ho

The Shiznit Awesome. Now I can use calendar while writing emails. Sweet.

Tim R

Love this app Working again on htc m8 with lollipop

Gary Thomas

Bound to home button double press,super handy app!

Giannis Grigoriadis

excellent the fastest and most reliable app for multitasking

Jimmy Garner

Hee haa working again on lollipop note 3 thanks for update

Sudhir Singh

Desire it and get it well soon I imagined once it and was surprised to have it

Clara Cyntiarini

Please fix it Please make it available for lollipop. I need this app

Zainuddin Ismail

Best... ... if there is an option to switch between more than 2 apps ... it would be best-er!

Spam Bot

No network permission so 5 stars. Thanks.

Kewal Korat

Must have app Loving the functionality of this app!! I use the feature of the app way too much everyday!! Keep up the good work

Seth Neels

Love it!! It works like a charm!!

Denis A

Home Swype action is great

Renchie Salido

Does it's job for the most part. Wish some apps didn't lose their place whenever I switch to them though.

EyoS DoGGy

5 This is awesome multitasking app, love it.

William Miller II

Crashes Crashing daily on galaxy s6

Iord Laur

Not working on Lollipop

Anya Belousova

Please exclude AppDialer Pro from the last switcher After Lollipop update it irritates... Also, home screen is not excluded in 5.0. Why don't make settings to exclude certain apps by user?

Charles Basner

Not there yet Been wanting this for a long time. Ctrl+tab in Windows. But app is too quirky right now. We don't need fancy fonts for options - it just confuses things. And besides the floating dot, how about a swipe from a movable bar (same concept except you don't have to hit the dot exactly and a bar won't get in the way as much) . I'll keep hoping this gets better

Kung Yourin

Does not work well on Lollipop It restarts some of my recent apps whenever i use it to switch apps. Thus, it doesn't really useful to me and i still need card tap as my multitasking. Please improve it , I'll give 5stars.

Amanda L. Goodman

Great when it works This app is only useful for switching between the current and last program. I use another app on my phone which remembers 6 apps, so this one was disappointing. This app also keeps disappering randomly so I have to keep restarting it.

Дани Мербау

Make it switch between >2 last apps Would be great

Сергей А.

Add Russian, please!

Feles Aurea

Don't work on lollipop

Patrik Jones

Can it change icon to last app icon?

Simon Taylor

Brilliant brilliant brilliant The stock task switcher on my Note 4 is zombie slow. This app is quick as. Very happy with it.

David Y

Simple but great! Finally, the ability to switch between two apps with swipes - in combination with 'Swipe home button'. Works well together using swipe binding to shortcut of LAS. Plus plus that it does not have intrusive permissions like the pervasive 'Full network access'.

Namila Iruwiman

Awesome app Awesome app really help full good thing i recommend this for any phone great job cheers

Kyle Sun

Great app! Doesn't work well after I upgrade to lollipop though :( It does indeed switch to the last open app, however, it also restart the app sometimes.

Dominik Azam

Feature Suggestion Suggestion: What would make it perfect would be if the app-switching could be invoked by double tapping the android app-switch icon (the square in lollipop). Would Donate in a heartbeat if that was implemented well. Feedback: Great app, but seems to work better with some Apps than others. For example when fast switching away from, then back to a PDF opened with Mantano Reader, you end up in the Mantano Reader bookshelf, rather than the actual PDF you were looking at. Also, when holding Nexus 9 upside down, I have 1 or 2 apps that show a screen flip animation when switching between the apps. This does not happen when using the built in (slow) app switching.

Craig Alan

LG G3?? I have downloaded this to use on an LG G3 and I do not have access to the Usage Access via the app. I was however able to get to the settings using the Activities feature of Nova Launcher. Everything is enabled.....On a reboot the app started, but I still have no way of getting to the options of LAS, because when tapping the icon, it still prompts for usage access. I have sent you an email as well. Looking forward to hearing from you as I have used this on my LG OG for a while and would love to get it on my G3

Manoel Cortes Mendez

Works poorly on Lollipop When switching to the last app, the app isn't in the state I left it, but rather it's reset, as if I had swiped it from recent apps and the re launched it. This defeats the utility of this application. Yes I can switch fast, but I waste time getting back to where I was in the app, since LAS doesn't "remember" it.

Ihar T

Doesn't work at all There's NO ' aps with usage access' menu item anywhere in all of the settings in my lg g3 (android 5.0). So this app doesn't start.

Ezio Prakash

I dont know it was working fine but recently im havin this prblem... The Bubble is disappearing often... Any problem with my mobile or just the app?? I use note 3 neo with 4.4.2

Sandy Miles

Really want to like it I had been wanting something like this for a long time. So useful when using two apps at the same time. I like how you can move the bubble around to the most convenient spot. But the bubble keeps disappearing, even though it's currently turned on. What good is if it goes missing when you want to use it? And I'm not using any app killers.

Joe Lomán

I still can't make it work... For my LG G3 LAS tells me it needs Usage Excess permission and then it sends me to Settings so I can enable it. But there's no option named "Apps with Usage Excess" anywhere, so I can't make it work. I can't give it a good grade if I can't use it ):

Benjamin Wong

Simply brilliant Very simple but useful app! Buti'd like to add some suggestion to the dev guys. It would be nice to add a black list for apps that would not be switched to. In my case i used a gesture launcher to launch an app say facebook then when i tried to switch back it end up started the gesture launcher set up interface. It would be nice if theres a by pass list users could set up. Keep it up Dev team

B Patton

Sweet simple. hardly ever crashes does what it says ...5 stars

Shyam Ayalani

Perfect Very useful

May Ch

Great! Works in Lollipop! :-) So happy it works in Lollipop. Very useful because I need it often during my work day. Thanks!

Rio Wong

Wish it shows only half circle and stick to the screen edge optionally for not blocking the screen all the time

Jason Couisine

A favorite! Simple and must have! Nex5

Joon Keat

STOP READING AND JUST DOWNLOAD IT! Ingenious is the word to describe this simple and very useful app. You won't know how much you needed it until you try it. IT ALSO COST NOTHING AND AD FREE!!! Pay this man just for doing this please!

Ryan Sorbo

Absolutely loving it but now I can't use it I might have the "usage access" CHECKED, but the app still acts like you need to have it enabled. I uninstalled it, cleared its data, and restarted my phone once or twice. I don't wanna get rid of it, but PLZ help!

Robert Erickson

Stopped working on November 1st 2015 I've used this app everyday for a few months and really liked it. On November 1st, it keeps popping up that I need to give it "Usage Excess", which I think it's a typo for "usage access". I have unchecked it (the usage access permission), then rechecked it, I've uninstalled it and reinstalled it, but I cannot use it.

Dexter Groenink

Great idea, doesn't work very well. It works a lot of the time, but sometimes it opens my file explorer, which I haven't used in a long time.

Franklin Ryan

Good I loved the app untill i updated to 6.0. Now the shortcut method of last app switcher no longer works because google keeps opening. Im stuck with the bubble now. Hope this is fixed.

Dg Phone

Works great I am all about customizing my phone to make it more efficient. This app helps me to save time. Super easy to switch back and forth between apps. I set this app to activate using the hold menu button now I would like to remove the soft button on screen. Is there an option for to remove soft key?

Andre van Winkelhoff

Never leave home without it Once you get used to this thingie, you can't live without it.

brandi minor

Love it! Few apps of its kind and works like a charm. I find the recent app default button a hassle. This streamlines the process and it's just what I needed on my phone.

A Google User

Reliable, light and just works.... I would like to switch between all the open apps, by just keep pressing/tapping the bubble or swiping from the bottom of the screen. Maybe in the next update. Love the app though. Update!! On lollipop 5.1 it does crash alot and when you switch back to an app like flipboard, it returns to the initial page which is not ideal when you are reading an article. Update 2: it's now working great on lollipop 5.1, don't crash. Great work, well done! Must have app!!!

IDontTrustGoogle WithMyPrivacy

Device: ZTE Blade Q Lux - Telstra Buzz I have over 6 browsers installed but this can only show me 2 of them? Fails to show Google Chrome when I type browser or web browser. It's not intelligent, needs to know the exact name of application wanted. Haven't tried switching used/open apps yet.. I just wanted a simple spotlight search for installed apps like what iPhone has, Just want Android to be as user friendly and simple as iPhone!. This app seems to be shared with App Drawer?

Pro Pakistani Gamer

I Loved The App But Plz Read This And Reply Loved The App But I really hate The Floater I Just Want to use the swipe up utility , plz tell me how to turn off the floater EDIT ; Found it ,just press the shortcut button , k thanks, I like this app

Matt Dixon

Can't use it, not even allow to open the app Window that says I have to gave "usage access" permission still show up after I turn in on. I try like dozen times, still the app doesn't open. C'mon dev, give some respond. Galaxy Tab S 8.4 T705 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

Karl Edwards

Not sure if it is just my set up, but I wanted to switch between a two apps one of them being Google Play book but on switching back, Play Book gets re-started. Unfortunate because otherwise it would be ideal for my requirements.

Luc Jansen

Does not start on boot for me, but works amazingly otherwise. Should be built into Android itself, must-have!

Ohan Heghinian

Good idea when it works. I was very happy with this for a while then went to a new phone with Lollipop, and started seeing the issue of apps restarting. Also occasionally ran into the "Usage access" problem described by others. Now I'm on a phone with a fresh install of Android 6.0.1. LAS runs but any attempt to access the app settings crashes the app immediately.

Cadu Paula

Handy! Tip: Reduce the size of the spot to minimun and position it on the very top left of the status bar. Better place I could find for my needs.

Eman Amini

Good But there is a problem. When I switch between ezPDFReader and another app the book in ezPDFReader closes. I never experienced this issue with overview button. I use lollipop 5.1

Jonnathan Javier

I really like it BUT Keep asking for "usage access" and I already checked , it has it!. But nothing, can you help us please?. Thanks

Dave Birney

this would be great if it worked. it switches between apps some times but other times it just opens the file browser app even though i wasn't using it

preben nielsen

Not the solution for me and... This works but but it's not the multitasking solution solution I'm looking for. And the UI is just... awful and so NOT-ANDROID

Ed Bockelman

Alt tab is back! I love this app! I use alt tab all the time on the desktop and now I have it on Android. And it works on lollipop now. Yay! ?

Martín Gómez

On-spot! Terrific app! However, switching back to WhatsApp doesn't lead to the last open chat, but the chat list. Can it be fixed?

Pintican Alexandru

Ok, but... Your application adds a great feature that iOS have it but it's missing from most android devices. However this application is not that lite as you described it, the app eats up a lot of RAM memory on my S6, 50-60-70 MB of RAM, for what?

andrew halton

Andy not4 App has been working brilliantly but now I go to use it and it ask me to change app usage access, which I did but it still will not work, keeps asking me to change usage access.please help

Andrew Cumbo

Intuitive app switching You can set it up as a soft key on your screen or use a long press of your home button. It works fast and is way better than the stock multitasking button for quickly switching between apps.

Mahint'an S

So handy Quite often only thing I wanted to do switch back and forth between two apps. This is perfect ?

Ryan Sweeney

Awesome! Using the home button swipe feature for this app is awesome. I love having alt - tab like functionality on my phone. Highly recommended

Randall Bowman

Great! I think it's easy enough to to get to Google Now. I have found swiping up from home button the best way to get to the last app. When you have need, find a way. LAS does it right and also gives you choices to suite your needs.

Tam-Minh Nguyen

Love this! But It does not work with the option to start the app right after the reboot process!

Ed Bockelman

Alt tab is back! I love this app! I use alt tab all the time on the desktop and now I have it on Android. And it works on lollipop now. Yay! ? update: However I've just changed to easy app switcher because I like it better. It's even faster.

chris chambers

Shortcut feature, but slow I am comparing Easy App Switcher and Last App Switcher to see which works best and while EAS doesn't have the shortcut functionality that I want so badly (to remap long press recent apps to 'last app') and LAS does, the difference in delay is HUGE. EAS is INSTANT, can switch back and forth as quickly as I can hit the shortcut, while LAS takes upwards of 3 seconds sometimes, and over 1 second most of the time (on new s7 edge and Nexus 6p both). If faster, would donate, need the functionality though.

Andrea Lee

necessary app missed similar xposed option when switching to non-rooted device. this totally saves the day!

Jeremy B

Still works on Marshmallow Love this app. I use the home button long-press instead of the bubble. It's as useful as Alt+Tab on Windows and sorely missing as a standard Android feature. Marshmallow on Droid Turbo 2.

Adrian Borras

Would rate 5 if it worked nicely on Android 6.0.1. It works, but I can't change any parameter..

Timothy Easley

Works on LG V10 with Marshmallow! What a great app. Lightweight and powerful. Be sure to change the transparency, color and size of the button if you want.

Matt King

Simply perfect On Marshmallow it's perfectly switching between 2 last used apps - just like Alt+Tab in Windows. I use a permanent bubble in corner of screen to press and switch - quite unobtrusive - but you can put a shortcut on your home screen instead/as well. Yes, there's room for expansion: e.g. do something if switch bubble is long pressed. If you have an Xperia mini-apps (or other persistent app on top of with the full-size/normal apps behind and can switch them as you'd want.

Kyle Orto

Best app for quick switching I downloaded this app in order to get the function back from what I got used to with a rooted phone. I use it attached to a shortcut to another app (button remapper) to quickly switch to my last app by holding down the recents button. This app does its job almost perfectly so far, the only bug is with Samsung's Good Lock app that replaces the System ui. If i was in the recents this app will will go to the settings for good lock.

Marty Zaluski

Neat App - setup is simple but not obvious Great utility to switch back and forth between recent apps. Unfortunately it starts a new instance of the previous app instead of taking you back where you left off. Replace the stock Google Now shortcut (on Android 6.0) by going to Settings-Apps-Settings-Default Apps-Assist and voice input-Assist App-Last App Switcher.

Christian N

Nice! Reliable, light and just works.... I would like to switch between all the open apps, by just keep pressing/tapping the bubble or swiping from the bottom of the screen. Maybe in the next update. Love the app though. Update!! On lollipop 5.1 it does crash alot and when you switch back to an app like flipboard, it returns to the initial page which is not ideal when you are reading an article. Update 2: it's now working great on lollipop 5.1, don't crash. Great work, well done! Must have app!!!

Danil Sokolov

Exclude list Great app switcher! Could you please add an option to specify apps that should not be switched into? For example, a custom lockscreen app would go in this list.

Low Long Jye

Great app without instruction to setup For devices with hard home button(eg, Samsung Galaxy Note), go to Setting-Applications-Default Application-Device Assistance App-Change to LAS. The UI in the app is very messy without focuses. Tons of words and unclear. But I am sure this is a very helpful app for heavy users.

Life Line Express

DONT WORKING REDMI NOTE 3 help help help. apps does not work on Xiomi redmi note 3

Iord Laur

Almost perfect, great update, one request: please add option to exclude apps.

Yu Ii

Stalls at reboot or restart Infrequently knocks off right ar restart

Danish Mushtaq

App crash It crashes every time i open settings


Love the app. However it keeps crashing after reboot. Please dev fix this (LG G2, KitKat 4.4.2.)

Shekhar Singh Tomar

Not working on redmi note 3

Walter David

Awesome!! It does what it promises you to do! And it's damn fast, simple, in less than 1mb in size! Great work!

faizal raazy

Good useful app Sometimes won't work why ???

Franco Gilio

I love this App!

Clive Basson

An app switcher that's easy and works It does not start a new version of the prior app as another reviewer stated. The app status is just as you left it, which is what you want.This app will save you tons of time and frustration. I installed it and used it right out of the box. I have yet to change any settings. Works perfectly every time. One of the best and most used apps I have. I love it and so will you.

Supratik Chatterjee

Best app, but missing some features. Bubble is visible during video playback, which is not a good thing. Please and an option to disable/hide bubble during FULLSCREEN video playback and FULLSCREEN apps and auto re-enable/show when exiting from fullscreen playback of video or exiting fullscreen app. It will be a great option to enable switching apps by dragging my fingures from corner and/or side of the screen, instead of using bubble. And finally, Adding animation during switching app. Thanks for this beautiful app. Good day. ☺️


Launching fail on boot! This app work's perfectly and is reall handy in using multiple apps and switching with great speed. But its really annoying when we restart boot our device the app does not automatically launch even if i clear data or re-install the app its still showing the same problem i tried everything written in the description. Please fix this bug thankyou.

Beyond Im

Useful app but a lot of the times it'll pick up a random app to switch to, and most of them strangely are apps that I don't often used. Need some investigating! There fact that this directly changes between apps is great, no ads and it's free! I can only say thank you!

Rhythm Rice

App doesnt do what it says It says you can turn off the floater and have it so if you swipe up the home key it switchs but that is a lie there is no option to use anything besides the floater

Great help! Thank you for this great app which has solved my problem of switching my apps as I had some lost of sensitivity on my phone. God bless you the developer.

Elliott Shamah

Samsung's Good Lock app that replaces the System UI breaks LAS! If i was in the recents list last, this app will will go to the settings for Good Lock instead of last app - please fix!

Douglas Marques

Swipe up from home? It says you can swipe up from the home button to switch between apps, instead of using the floating button, but I could not find such an option.

Umar Farooq

Not working on MI note 3 This is a good switchr to switch between 2 apps.Its working on other mobiles perfectly but not in MI note 3.Bubble is not showing up.

Karan Singh

Not working on redmi note 3 That's sad

Akhil Tarun Kumar Reddy

Not working After installing the app the bubble not appeared on the screen

damian cornel

I'm using Nova Launcher, is this the reason why the bubble doesn't appear?

Arthur Battram

Keep crashing

Paul Sadian

Fast and lightweight indeed

Suman. K


Marco Briatore

NotePro Lollipop Once a good app, now suddenly it totally sucks: it sees no apps in the background, so no switching_ reinstalled and it keeps asking to give it access... but I already granted it!! _ Dunno what else can I do to open it____ Hey dev!! If with lollipop "the app may not work as before"... Well, wtf, it's up to you doin' something, not up to me, the end user... Dontcha agree??

krishna chippa

Very good app to switch between last used app. This app makes navigating between last used app very easier. I love it. There is an issue. When I try to switch app, when I am on home screen it's taking 2 sec time to open the last used app. & one suggestion, provide an option to open the default recent apps page, on long pressing the Last App bubble instead of pressing hardware key. & also provide option to open home screen by double tapping the Last App bubble.

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