Adding a shortcut to your Android home screen is easy with Anycut. Or, is it? After you install, you’re presented with an opportunity to code. But what do I code? I’m not a programmer. I’m just a man in love with my Motorola Droid who would like to make my own shortcut on the home screen.
For example, I want to make a home screen shortcut to Google Tasks. It’s found at http://gmail.com/tasks. Anycut’s Make your own option gives you three blank fields to fill in: Action, Data, and Type.
How to Create a URL Shortcut
To create a simple shortcut that will open the URL (i.e., web site) of your choice you only need the first two fields. Here’s what I entered for Google Tasks.
You can leave Type blank. Note: “VIEW” must be capitalized and you must include “http://” in your URL.
Thanks to the following sites that led me down the right path to figure this out and post it for you: