Tilt Scroll

What is Tilt Scroll?

Tilt Scroll is a root application that allows you to scroll things on your Android device without actually touching the screen. Think of it like a non-Touchwiz version of Smart Scroll on Samsung phones. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with an in app purchase that costs $1.79.

The app premise is fairly easy to understand. It allows you to scroll things on your screen without actually touching your phone. It does this by utilizing the gyroscope in your device. When you tilt it, it scrolls. It’s a function that can be turned on and off at will so you can scroll normally if need be. The free version comes with features like scrolling vertically and horizontally, the ability to select a scrolling area when multiple scroll areas are present on screen, and various activation methods. There are also no ads.

In the paid version you can adjust the speed of the scroll as well as the acceleration and deceleration of the scroll and you’ll get an automatic and manual mode which affect how the tilt behaves under certain situations. You can also scroll directly to the top or bottom of a page by using the volume buttons. About the only hangup is that you do need root for this app and, of course, an accelerometer in your device.

Tilt Scroll screenshot

A good substitute for Samsung’s Smart Scroll.

PROS
  • The app does what it says it does. It allows you to scroll by tilting your device.
  • Supports horizontal and vertical scrolling.
  • Tilt Scroll has a surprising amount of customization.
  • The free version isn’t bottlenecked like many free versions of paid apps.
CONS
  • There are some bugs and issues here and there, according to user reviews.
  • You have to have root. This is hardly the developer’s fault but non root users can’t use this at all.
Overall, it’s a fun and functional little app. It’s not totally game changing and there are some bugs and minor issues here and there but the developer has been good about responding to issues and releasing updates. If you’ve always wanted the Smart Scroll functionality that Samsung phones have and you’re rooted, then this is something to check out.

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