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2013-05-16  Linpus announces major upgrade to its innovative touch gestures application for Windows 8 and availability of full version on Windows 8 store

Linpus announces major upgrade to its innovative touch gestures application for Windows 8 and availability of full version on Windows 8 store

Posted: 2013-05-16


Gestures2Launch makes it much easier for anyone who finds it difficult to use a mouse and keyboard and negotiate the menu system, adds improved productivity for all


Taipei, May 14th, 2013 – Linpus, a leader in the field of innovative consumer friendly software for mobile devices, today announced the availability of a new edition of its touch gestures application and the availability of the full version on Windows 8 store. Linpus Gesture2Launch has received very positive reviews from Engadget and Ultrabook, among others since its launch in March.


Linpus Gesture2Launch is a powerful gesture based application for those with learning disabilities that make it more difficult for them to use a mouse and keyboard and negotiate the launcher menu system on Windows 8. It is also a useful all round productivity tool as it makes it easier and faster to launch applications on Windows 8 and help Windows 8 users who miss the Windows Start menu. It offers an alternative to the familiarity of the Windows Start menu by delivering productivity, speed and ease-of-use by means of touch gestures: simply write a gesture anywhere on the screen to launch an application or a complete a task like restarting your computer. By writing directly on the screen it means you don't have to swipe and tap through many layers of the Windows 8 unfamiliar menu system. 


Linpus Gesture2Launch not only allows you to launch applications but also predefined actions like – as mentioned above – restarting your computer, turning off or on Bluetooth, changing a wallpaper and locking the screen, among many others. In the case of restarting your computer you are clearly saving 3 or 4 taps and swipes as well the effort of negotiating the Windows 8 menu system. 


A full list of features are below:


Create your own gestures

1)  Utilize the letters “a” to “z” as predefined gestures.

2)  Map gestures to any application in your system.

3)  In addition, map to 30 commonly used actions, for example, Restart or Lock Screen. 

4)  Easily map and then change mapping through intuitive UI.

5)  Write on both the traditional desktop and Metro mode to launch

6)  Supports English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

7)  Linpus Gesture Engine


The upgraded editions include the following:


Linpus Gesture2Launch Basic - Ability to write on both Metro as well as the traditional desktop to launch apps and use the Charm bar to freeze the screen.


Linpus Gesture2Launch Full – Can now, in addition to above, create your own gestures and map to any application in your system.



Linpus Gesture2Launch is free while Linpus Gesture2Launch Premium is available for just 4.99 USD. For full details of the difference between between these editions see below:


Linpus website: 


About Linpus Technologies, Inc.  

Linpus is an innovator and a pioneer in bringing user friendly open source solutions to the mass consumer market. Linpus ( has worked on open source solutions across numerous platforms and products, garnering a reputation for engineering excellence as well as highly intuitive user interfaces. 

As well as its flagship operating system Linpus Lite, which ships with several of the world's largest OEMs – Linpus has a number of successful applications across the key mobile app stores.


Linpus and the Linpus logo are trademarks of Linpus Technologies, Inc.  Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.