Tag Archive: Launcher


Get a new icon, new features, and new searches with Action Launcher v40

Action Launcher is expanding its business model once again.

For years now, Action Launcher has been one of the best home screen experiences around, and its done this through smart features and passionate development from its developer Chris Lacy. The business model for apps has changed many times over the years for apps as a whole, and Action Launcher’s models have changes with them. With v40, Action Launcher opens the door on another way to support itself and its  [Read More…]

Android Q dark theme support (and AMOLED theme) added to Smart Launcher 5

Smart Launcher 5 continues to bring more features to its new 5.2 overhaul for the second month in a row.

Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2’s modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.

The changes outlined for April 20’s Build 40  [Read More…]

Nova Launcher 6.0 adds settings search, folder customization, and more

After six months on beta, Nova 6.0 is pushing out to all.

Nova Launcher, one of the most popular Android launchers on the Google Play Store, is getting a boatload of new features today as part of the stable Nova Launcher 6.0 update. After six months on the beta channel, the update is rolling out to all users.

v6.0 adds a search bar for your Nova Settings so that you can find a specific setting or toggle  [Read More…]

Action Launcher v38 Beta is here and it brought presents for everybody!

Action Launcher is proof that you really can have it all.

Some launchers are made to be quick. Some launchers are made to be adaptable. Some launchers are made to be smart. Then there are some launchers that try to do it all, and they usually fail. Action Launcher, however, is the rare instance of a home screen launcher that is as quick as it is cunning, and white it does have limits, there’s no doubt that  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher gets big 5.0 update with Windows Timeline support

It’s Time for Timeline.

Microsoft Launcher’s big update to version 5.0 is now rolling out to everyone on Android, coming a little over a month after first launching for beta testers. This update brings several added tweaks and features, but the biggest addition by far is Windows Timeline integration.

Timeline support has been a long time coming, with Microsoft promising its eventual release earlier this year. Now, when you’re signed into the same Microsoft account on your  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher 5.0 for Android brings new Feed UI and Timeline support

A new update for Microsoft Launcher is rolling out in beta today that brings with it lots of new changes. Let’s take a look.

Microsoft has today announced its next big update to its Microsoft Launcher for Android, bringing with it a brand new Your Feed page, and support for Windows Timeline. I’ve been playing with it over the weekend, and so far it’s looking pretty good. The new update introduces an updated Your Feed page that is  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new features with the Android app’s latest update. Ticking up to version 4.13, today’s update includes a couple of major highlights and some smaller tweaks, including a cleaner feed and Cortana dictation for incoming texts.

The most visually striking tweaks are to the Launcher Feed, which will no longer  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher picks up custom icon gestures, Android O support, and more

Now you can perform custom actions with nothing more than a swipe of an icon.

Following a couple of weeks in the oven with beta testers, Microsoft is shipping out another new set of features for Microsoft Launcher on Android. Included in the latest update are custom gesture controls for app icons, full Android O support, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable of these additions is the new gesture controls for  [Read More…]

Apex Launcher updated for the first time in a year, and users are unhappy

Back in the day, the three biggest launcher choices were Launcher Pro, Apex Launcher, and Nova Launcher. Those were the days where we would extensively modify our phones and Android was ugly and lacked features. Good times.

Not too long ago Apex Launcher made a comeback with some updates. But we haven’t seen any updates in a year, until today. Apex Launcher 4.0 has been released, and the changelog simply says “The long-awaited major update is finally here!”

Users are  [Read More…]

Microsoft Launcher beta gets new icon gestures and family controls

You can set custom app icon gestures and much more with Microsoft Launcher’s latest beta update.

Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting a small batch of new features to check out this week with the app’s latest update. Rolling out now, the update adds new custom gesture controls for app icons and folders, updates to the relatively new family card, and more.

The most notable addition is that of custom gesture controls for apps. To get started  [Read More…]