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What's new in this version (9):
Create a shortcut by sharing from the gallery
For images, select area that will be shown on the shortcut's icon
Launch shortcut by filename in stead of mediastore URI
This app can be used in two different ways to achieve the same result:
Adding shortcuts on your homescreen to an image or video in your media gallery. Shortcut shows thumbnail and title.
First way to create shortcut: from your homescreen, select add then select shortcut.
Select Media Shortcut to pick an image or video to create shortcut to.
Second way to create shortcut: from your gallery app, select the share button.
Select Media Shortcut to create a shortcut to the image or video on your homescreen.
In both cases a dialog will appear allowing you to modify the title of the shortcut.
For images you can select the area (crop) that will be shown on the shortcut's icon. (the full image will be shown when launched)
When launching the short cut from your home screen you can select which app to view the picture or movie with.
Media Shortcut is only 15kb. It requires only the install-shortcut permission and has no background activities or advertisements.
See website for source code.
This app is made by an independent developer on evenings and weekends. If you like it then please leave a comment :)