A handy tool to make website or webpage shortcuts of your choice on mobile home screens.
|Simple and easy to use, auto detection and editable labels and icons.|
|No icon samples or library provided.|
If you use your mobile phone to visit certain websites regularly, you may find it more convenient and time-saving to go to the websites right away from the homescreen with just one tap, without going through a huge collection of bookmarks saved inside a browser.
Adding a webpage shortcut to the homescreen using a browser takes only about two steps. For example, in Chrome, tap the three-dot menu on the top right while on a webpage, select “Add to Home Screen”; In Firefox, select “Page” from the three-dot menu, then tap “Add Page Shortcut”.
Like app icons, webpage shortcuts added from the browsers will appear as icons on the homescreen. However, shortcut icons may look the same if they refer to the same website.
As an alternative, here is an Android app known as Website Shortcut that allows you to add webpage shortcuts to the homescreen with the icons of your choice.
Upon running the app, you can easily type in or paste a website address, then press “Create Shortcut” to add a shortcut to the homepage. The shortcut generated by the app is complete with a label and an icon. Both of which are automatically retrieved by the app from a website address or URL you provided.
To keep the icons distinguishable from different pages of a website, enter your own label and icon for a shortcut with this app, which is a better way than a browser adding a shortcut without your choice of icons.
That said, this handy tool could have been better if it has a collection of icons to choose from within the app, rather than getting yours.
Similar to other apps, keep in mind that the shortcut icons added will automatically carry a small badge of this app due to the launcher in the Android system.