Swapps! for Android is a fast and easy multitasking assistant that won’t drain your battery

Swapps! (with the exclamation!) is a relatively new tool that runs in your background, working with your existing launcher to enable ultra-efficient multitasking on your Android device.

Not that Android multitasking is ordinarily a difficult task — it involves either pressing a single on-screen button or holding down on the capacitive or physical home button — but Swapps! makes it that much easier.

The idea behind the app isn’t new; it uses a limited gesture area, by default on the left of your screen, to enable a slide-out menu with favourite and recently-used apps. You can adjust the width and height of the “ActiveSpot” and on what side of the phone it appears, but beyond that it’s a pretty bare experience.

The free version is ad-supported, but you can donate to development and remove ads for $2.49 through an in-app purchase.

Download Swapps! for Android.