Android Applications • Arrow Launcher v126.96.36.199608
[content] Arrow Launcher v188.8.131.52608
Overview: The early release sports an interface reminiscent of Aviate, but appears less devoted to contextual recommendations. While the current version is fairly basic, the big ideas may still be on the horizon.
The first thing I noticed is that Arrow replaced the stock icons for system apps like Phone and Messages, which isn’t in and of itself a bad thing but an unexpected behavior.
The main screen is divided into three sections. There is a row on top for recent apps, a larger area in the middle for frequently used apps, and the bottom row for user-selected quick access apps. One trick up Arrow’s sleeve is that you can swipe up from that bottom row, revealing more apps, folders, and recent contacts. It chooses all of these for you to begin with so that the space isn’t empty.
There is one page to the left and one to the right, each which serve specialized functions. You can’t add or remove pages at this point. Swipe right and you get a running to-do list, which is very simplistic but does offer the ability to add scheduled reminders. Let’s hope Wunderlist integration is forthcoming.
To the left is a set of shortcuts to recent and frequent contacts, in case the swipe-up shortcut wasn’t useful enough for you. Last but not least, the app drawer is similar to the Android M Google Now Launcher and many others with that style.
– Performance upgrade: Arrow is even faster and uses less memory.
– Improved search: now search for apps and people on your phone, not just on the Web.
– Recent page: supports clipboard items and downloaded files.
– Hide apps feature: Hide the apps you don’t want to see through the Settings menu.
– Customizable tools: hold down on a tool (e.g. flashlight) to swap places!
– Apps home page: UX tweaks for better usability.
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Statistics: Posted by Balatan — Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:49 pm