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  • v1.298

A customizable sidebar with apps, shortcuts, contacts, widgets and gestures

Panels latest version

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Panels is a launcher on the edge of your screen, that provides a quick access to your favorite applications, shortcuts, contacts, widgets and the app drawer. No more scrolling through launcher pages, contacts and settings, simply swipe the edge screen. Boost your multitasking and increase productivity!

And the many ways to multitask is not all. Unlike other sidebar apps our edge screen has many features for you to customize. You can alter sidebar's row and column counts and make the edge screen as big or small as you like. You can also customize colors and position of each and every panel, change icon sizes and labels, set individual gestures for any item.

Panels Features
• Multitasking and productivity booster
• Works with any launcher
• One hand operation
• Always-on-top launcher on the edge of your screen
• Quick access to apps and shortcuts
• Edge screen gestures
• Folders (Full version)
• Website shortcuts
• Widgets on the edge of your screen
• Floating widgets
• A-Z app drawer
• Contacts
• Notification badges
• Accessibility shortcuts
• System settings shortcuts
• Adjustable item count
• Custom colors
• Position - Left, Right, Bottom
• Icon pack support
• Auto-start on boot
• Blacklist
• Backup locally or using Drive
• Automation apps support

Apps and shortcuts - long press and add any apps or your favorite games to fast access and launch them from any other application and without navigating through your home launcher. Boost your multitasking!

Widgets - from google calendar to calculators, add any widgets to the sidebar and launch them with a single edge swipe

Floating widgets - Launch widgets in a separate window on top of other apps, minimize the widget to icon size while browsing your device

Gestures - use gestures to trigger individual items. Or set a gesture to call any panel

Folders - group similar apps using built-in folders

A to Z App Drawer - with only a single tap, A to Z app drawer is the quickest way to launch installed apps

Contacts - add your favorite contacts to the sidebar and access phone, sms, email apps, Whatsapp and Viber

Position - place any sidebar panel on the Left, Right or at the Bottom edge of your screen

Accessibility shortcuts - this includes Home, Back, Recent, Power(Android L+), Screenshot(Android P+), Lock screen(Android P+) and more

Notification badges - long press any app icon to preview available notifications

Icon Packs - download any Icon Pack from the Play Store and apply all icons with one click or customize individual icons. You can also turn any photo from your gallery into an icon

System settings shortcuts - access often used system preferences with one click and without searching through the settings

Adjustable item count - change the position, item rows and columns counts and make Panels look and feel as you wish.

Color schemes - you can customize each and every panel individually or all at once. Ability to load and save sidebar color presets.

Other customization options - you can customize icon and panel size, hide labels, haptic feedback and more

One hand operation - place your sidebars wherever you like, adjust the size and navigate with a single hand

Automation and third party apps support - You can launch individual panels using shortcut from any third party app.

Due to the series of unfair reviews by MIUI users caused by the ridiculous permissions required by this manufacturer, I am forced to give up the support for MIUI devices. Sorry!

Long press the panel to add/edit items

Use this site if you have issues with the app not staying alive:

Don't forget to check the tutorial videos!

Go to Settings - FAQ to find out solutions for some common problems


Walk-through video

Following are short videos of how to use Panels sidebar app.

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  • A personalization sidebar app available for Android phones and tablets.
  • The latest version 1.298 released on .
  • Free download of panels.apk in Android Package file format
  • 212,935+ installs


  • It will take 6.2M on your device.
  • May not run on devices with specifications below following: Require Android 7.0 and up

APK Specifications

Android 7.0
personalization, panels, custom, sidebar, widget, launcher
fossor coding
4.60 out of 5 from 18 votes


What others say about the Panels app

This app isn't the most intuitive to use but if you're into customisation and increasing efficiency/productivity with your phone, this is the app for you. If you miss the SwipePad app, this is the app for you. If you like a clean minimal home screen but don't like searching through your entire app drawer, this is the app for you. Alone, the app offers apps (including an app drawer), shortcuts, system shortcuts, websites, widgets, floating widgets, folders, contacts and a few accessibility options at just the swipe of your finger. With the use of apps such as KWGT and Tasker, you can create your own widgets and have Panels hold them for you - the possibilities are almost endless. The app even offers ELEVEN GESTURES!!! Pull up from the hotspot/trigger, do one thing, pull down, do another etc etc. This is the one, people. :p I'm probably still missing a few things. Only issue is that it could be a little more intuitive, but if I can work it out you probably won't have any issues :) Fantastic app!
Gets better with each update! Another excellent find, clearly a lot of thought has gone into the design and implementation of this app. Previously have used Samsung’s built-in side panel on S10 and S20 phones, running Android 10/11, but this application is far superior, with so much flexibility and customization. Almost immediately purchased the paid version, as it allows extra panels to be easily added. Be sure to read the developers notes about battery optimization settings, as Android can be quite aggressive in closing down apps, so this is very important! Also, there are nice short videos in the help menu to assist, but the developer is quick to answer queries (even reltively simple ones are answered), and for me, this is a sign of an excellent developer, to many just ignore queries, but those that answer in a positive way always will get my support.
Fantastic app, so useful. I have almost nothing left on my home screen. Developer is very responsive. One suggestion: it would be amazing to be able to edit icon/Text size and text lines for each panel/area (left vs right vs bottom) separately so I can make one panel's icons bigger while still keeping more rows on another. Also would be nice to be able to combine widgets and shortcuts on the same screen.
I am so used to having the Edge panel on my phone that when I didn't have it on my new tablet it was bugging me. Thankfully, I found this handy app. It is so useful and well made that I even decided to buy the Pro version. It does have a little bit of a learning curve but didn't take me too long to figure it out.
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