Android devices have various options that help improve productivity. A really interesting one is the possibility of add website shortcuts to the home screen. The same goes for directories and documents. In both cases, you will find an ideal way to organize yourself better and obtain quick access to various resources on the network or from your terminal’s memory. Do you want to know everything about shortcuts on Android? In the following lines we will tell you about it.
How to pin websites to the Android home screen
Most browsers on Android allow you to send a website to the home screen. For example, Google Chrome, which is one of the most used, helps you do it in a few steps. After opening the page you want to pin, open the main menu represented by three vertical dots.
Open Chrome menu
In the contextual menu select the option Add to Home screen.
Add web to home screen
By default, Chrome uses the page title to name the shortcut. However, you can modify this value to suit your needs. After specifying the name of your new shortcut, tap Add.
Customize the name of the shortcut
In the confirmation dialog, tap again on Add.
Confirm the creation of access to the web
Your new shortcut will be waiting for you on the last page of your main screen.
Create folder shortcuts on Android
Similarly, it is possible pin directories regardless of whether they are in internal memory or in the cloud. In the first case, you need to use a file browser that supports this function. A very effective one is File Commander.
After locating the directory, tap on the three dots to open the context menu.
Locate directory and open options
Then, click on Create shortcut.
Confirm the creation of the shortcut with the button Add.
Confirm creation of directory access
If your directory is in the cloud, for example, in Google Drive, you can also add a shortcut easily. Once you have the folder on the screen, open the options menu by tapping on the three dots.
Open directory options in Drive
There choose the option Add to Home screen.
As you have done before, confirm with the button Add.
Add cloud directory access
Following both methods you will get a direct access to any folder that you use regularly.
Create shortcuts to photos, videos, and documents
If you wish create a shortcut to a file you must follow a method very similar to the previous one. With it it is possible to create shortcuts to documents, songs, videos or files in any other format. Use File Commander to find the file and open the main menu.
Locate file in explorer
Tap on Create shortcut.
Create shortcut to file
Confirm with the button Add.
Shortcut creation confirmation
Also, the process is similar if the file is in the cloud. In Google Drive you just have to open the file menu.
Open file menu in Drive
Tap on Add to Home screen.
Add shortcut to file from Drive
To finish, confirm with Add.
Confirm the addition of the shortcut from Drive
From then on, you can quickly access your files from the home screen.