- Launch Center Pro got an iOS 7 style makeover. The typefaces are lighter, there are now three themes for the app (light, dark and classic) and when you’re creating or modifying an action you get all the options in one screen. (I believe you had to drill down a little to get to custom URLs previously. That’s now available right up front.) There are new glyphs for folder icons and new background textures for actions.
- There are new actions for Dropbox. You can now send photos or the clipboard to Dropbox and optionally get a shareable link returned to you. There is also a [[dropbox]] tag that will pull up a Dropbox file chooser that you can include in your own actions.
- You can call on Launch Center Pro actions from outside Launch Center Pro. If you have a Drafts action or an Ashes “Share Anywhere” action, you can call Launch Center Pro actions externally.
- You can share your actions. There is a “share” button inside the action editor screen that will take you to Launch Center Pro’s site and let you create a shareable link to your action for others to import on their own iPhones.
- You can backup your actions. There is now an option to backup your actions to Dropbox; manually or automatically. I recommend manually, because if you choose automatic backup, it backs up after every little change you make.
- You can have as many named prompts as you want! Prior to 2.0, you could only have multiple prompts of the same type. You can now mix keyboard and numerical keyboard prompts and pull up Dropbox files as well in your actions.
The glyphs are different for folders and actions. Maybe this is to preserve compatibility with the previous version of Launch Center Pro, but the glyphs you have for folders and actions are not the same. The action glyphs are the same as before, but the folder glyphs are the new Glyphish set for iOS 7, I think. They’re very nice, and I’d much rather have them for my actions as well.
Launch Center Pro 2.0 is a fantastic update. I’ve already used the smarter prompts to simplify my existing actions and make some of them more interactive than before. The look is great, it’s faster and opens up even more possibilities for automating iOS. I’m surprised it’s free too. I would’ve payed $5 again (or maybe even $10) for this update.