We mentioned LaunchPad as an slick new application for OS 4.6+ that lets you create your own homescreen launchers for websites. You can create up to 25 on your Tour, Bold, 8900 Curve, & Storm. The app is super cheap at $1.99 (on sale for 99 cents until Aug 15th) and is a dream to use. You can choose your own icons and setup takes seconds.
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Ever wanted to put a link to your favorite website straight on your homescreen? LaunchPad will let you do just that! LaunchPad is a utility to allow you to make your own homescreen web launcher icons by simply giving it a URL, a title, and optionally and icon. LaunchPad allows you to pick your own image as an icon, or it will even try to fetch the icon from the website if it provides a large size icon (not all sites do this, but many of the larger ones such as CNN do)
Creating an icon is simple. Click on the LaunchPad icon and you are presented with a simple form. Enter all the values, and then click the button. That’s it! Now you have your very own web launcher icon on your homescreen. Clicking it will launch the browser and take you straight to the page you chose. The perfect, eye-pleasing solution for all those frequently visited websites.
* Pick your own title
* Choose an image stored on your device, use the default icon, or try to fetch the icon from the website if it provides one
* Simple to use
* Ability to have up to 25 web launcher icons on your homescreen at the same time