Supreme Shortcuts is the end all be all of shortcut apps [Homebrew]

We've seen our fair share of shortcut apps in the Marketplace--you know, the apps that allows you to pin "WiFi" to your start screen for quick access, amongst others.

But Supreme Shortcuts (free, XDA) by MJCS is really the Alpha and Omega here. The app so far has nearly 30 shortcuts on board which can be added to your Start screen with a simple click.  Just a few of those shortcuts include Brightness, Email Compose, Find My Phone, IE Settings, Internet Sharing, Lock and Wallpaper to give you an idea. Some are even just replacements for existing shortcuts like Zune or Games, giving you a more traditional Metro Tile instead.

We've been running it for a little bit here and have no complaints. Sure, we may not use even half of these, but considering it is free and if we could get just one or two unique shortcuts out of it, it's totally worth it.  You do need a developer unlocked device (or ChevronWP7 Labs). Head here to the XDA thread to grab it and participate.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • This post got me really excited.  Since you were making such a big deal out of it, I thought you were implying that the shortcuts actually toggled settings.  I went through dev unlocking and installing it just to be disappointed. :(  
    On the bright side, I learned that dev unlocking and testing apps is really, really easy. :)
  • Yeah there is no way currently to toggle setting via button click like that.  If I figure out a way to do that I will add it but it would likely require registry editing which most phones don't have.
  • Anyone else find it amusing to add "Find My Phone" to a tile? Admittedly I'm a n00b with WP, but if you've lost and need to find your phone, you won't be pressing a tile on your phone to find it LOL Or what am i not seeing...