Launch URLs for Popular Apps

Photo Mar 08, 7 38 47 PMMy Apps allows you to man­age a list of your favorite apps and launch them directly from within your LightAr­row app.

When you add a new app to My Apps, it requires a title (e.g. Ever­note), a launch URL (e.g., Evernote://) and an App Id which helps in locat­ing the proper icon of the app (e.g., 281796108 for Evernote).

For the ben­e­fit of our users, we have cre­ated a table of some pop­u­lar apps on the App Store. Over time, we’l keep updat­ing it with addi­tional entries.

Our users are wel­come to sub­mit the ones they have found as com­ments to this page and we can update the table. Other sites such as http://handleopenurl.com include infor­ma­tion about URLs for apps as well.

The infor­ma­tion here comes with­out any guar­an­tees and is meant only as a help­ful resource for our users. Listed apps have trade­marks owned by their respec­tive vendors.

A Few Pop­u­lar Apps. Some of the items in this table are sub­mit­ted by users.

Title Launch URL App Id
Audi­ble Audible:// 379693831
Bing Bing:// 418435837
Con­tacts Journal cjournal:// 327685977
Day­One dayone:// 421706526
Doc­u­ments rdocs:// 295798315
Draw­Some­thing DrawSomething:// 488627858
Drop­box dbapi-1:// 327630330
eBay (uni­ver­sal) eBay:// 282614216
Ever­note Evernote:// 281796108
Face­book fb:// 284882215
Fan­dango Fandango:// 307906541
Find Friends FindMyFriends:// 466122094
Flickr Flickr:// 328407587
Flip­board Flipboard:// 358801284
Garage­Band GarageBand:// 408709785
Google+ gplus:// 284815942
Google Mail googlegmail:// 422689480
GoodReader gropen:// 363448914
Google Earth kml:// 293622097
Hand­base Handbase:// 674161727
HBOGO HBOGO:// 429775439
iBooks itms-Books:// 364709193
IMDB IMDB:// 342792525
INRIX Traf­fic inrixtraffic:// 324384027
iThoughts ithoughts:// 369020033
iTrans­late itranslate:// 288113403
Kin­dle Kindle:// 302584613
Mail Mailto: Default
Mr.Reader mrreader:// 412874834
Music Music:// Default
Pan­dora Pandora:// 284035177
Pay­Pal PayPal:// 283646709
Pho­to­Sync PhotoSync:// 415850124
Pin­ter­est Pinterest:// 429047995
Quick­Of­fice quickofficedoc:// 578386521
Quora Quora:// 456034437
Red­Laser RedLaser:// 312720263
Remote Remote:// 284417350
Reminders App (Apple) x-apple-reminder:// Default
Safari http://google.com Default
Scan­ner­Pro by Readdle spprint:// 395904807
Score­Cen­ter ScoreCenter:// 317469184
Skype Skype:// 304878510
Sound­Hound SoundHound:// 355554941
Spar­row Sparrow:// 417250177
Spo­tify Spotifiy:// 324684580
SQLed sqled:// 475312085
Twit­ter Twitter:// 333903271
WSJ WSJ:// 364387007
Yahoo Axis yaxis:// 506520874
Yelp Yelp:// 284910350
Zap­pos Zappos:// 392988420
Zite Zite:// 419752338

20 Comments


  1. ERin
    Apr 12, 2014

    I just pur­chased your app and I like that I can do so much with it. How­ever, it seems like so much data needs to be put in man­u­ally. It would be nice to have an eas­ier way to add pop­u­lar apps. Hav­ing the url pop up auto­mat­i­cally when typ­ing the app name for exam­ple. Or bet­ter yet, hav­ing pop­u­lar app icons you can just click or click and drag to add. It would be nice of the My Apps showed the icons for the actual apps as well instead of a plain blue box for every app.


    • Team LightArrow
      Apr 13, 2014

      Hi Erin,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us. That’s a great sug­ges­tion you have.

      Thank you for your sug­ges­tions. In the next update (8.1 in late May) we are improv­ing the abil­ity to enter data eas­ily, espe­cially auto com­plete in text fields etc.
      We will take your sug­ges­tion into account and see if we can make sim­i­lar improve­ments for adding new apps in 8.1 or soon thereafter.

      Should you have any other ques­tions or sug­ges­tions, do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us again.

      Jeff
      Team LightAr­row.
      Austin TX


  2. Claud
    Jan 13, 2014

    , …, and Notability?


    • LightArrow
      Jan 13, 2014

      Claud, we are not able to deter­mine at this point if Nota­bil­ity sup­ports the abil­ity to be launched by oth­ers apps.
      Team LightArrow


  3. Claud
    Jan 13, 2014

    What is the launch URL for Pro.Notes, etc.?


    • LightArrow
      Jan 13, 2014

      Pro.Notes has a launch URL of ProNotes:// and App Id is 655593449


  4. Ron Royer
    Nov 12, 2013

    I tried the Twit­ter launch URL and I get a mes­sage that it does not work. I have it installed on my iPad. Any thoughts as to how to get it to work?


    • Team LightArrow
      Nov 12, 2013

      Hi Ron,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      We have ver­i­fied that using the launch URL of twitter:// or Twitter:// works. Are you using this as your launch URL?

      Best Regards,
      Team LightArrow


  5. Claud
    Oct 15, 2013

    do you have launch URLs for Apple’s Num­bers and Pages, and Notability?


  6. DaveB
    Apr 10, 2013

    Guys– can one set up Apple Mail and Safari in MyApps or am I to assume this cant be done because you don’t list them in the examples?


    • LifeTopix Support
      Apr 10, 2013

      Hi Dave,

      Thank you for reach­ing out to us with your question.

      You can setup My Apps to launch the device Mail app by going to “My Apps” and tap­ping the “+” icon located at the top right of the screen. Enter mailto: as the launch URL. Using this URL will result in the Mail app’s email com­poser being launched. After the com­poser is launched you can always can­cel to see your email list. To setup Safari you can enter http://www.apple.com as the launch URL.

      Best regards,
      Team LighArrow


      • DaveB
        Apr 15, 2013

        GREAT! Thanks. You may want to include them in the above examples.


        • LifeTopix Support
          Apr 15, 2013

          Hi Dave,

          Thanks! We added the Mail app and Safari app launch URLs to the page.

          Best regards,
          Team LightArrow


  7. Lynne
    Feb 02, 2013

    iAn­no­tate

    iannotate://

    to open a spe­cific Library folder or file use

    iannotate://open//

    hints:
    * Omit ‘Library/’ from the folder path
    * Omit the file type, such as ‘.pdf’ from the file name


  8. Kim
    Oct 13, 2012

    Chrome brower:

    googlechrome://

  9. […] how­ever you can add any app; all you need is the name and 9-digit ID. LifeAr­row pro­vides a list of pop­u­lar App IDs here. It’s a nice fea­ture, though I’m not sure how often I would use it — my […]


  10. David
    Aug 30, 2012

    Google Earth
    kml://

    comgoogleearth://

    see also: http://developers.google.com/kml/documentation/kmlreference


  11. Keith
    Aug 29, 2012

    GoodReader PDF reader

    gropen://

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