Action Launcher update brings Essential Phone support, adds adaptive folders

Action Launcher, the popular Android app that allows users to customize their smartphones, is getting yet another important update. This would be version 31 and, as developer Chris Lacy points out, the launcher receives a handful of new features and improvements.

First off, Essential Phone users will be pleased to know Action Launcher now has support for this particular device. Another important addition is adaptive folders support. On top of that, the developer announced adaptive icon support, which previously required the one-time Plus upgrade, is now available for free to everyone.

Furthermore, …


Results: do you use folders to store your apps? How many?

So many apps! Our phones are capable of so much and developers are constantly putting out new software that either does things differently, or does something radically new. Of course we want to have them all on our phones! But it does get crowded…

Now, some phones don’t have the benefit of an app drawer (yeah, looking at you, iPhone, but also some black sheep Androids), and all of those apps splurge across a multitude of homescreens. Even if you have an app drawer, you might feel better to have most of them on a homescreen anyway.

We thought we’d ask you how you go about organizing your …

Tidy homescreens: do you use folders to store your app shortcuts? How many?

Nowadays, there are tons of apps on the app stores and they all do something awesome. From image editors, to music software, crazy camera modifiers, chats, social media apps, games, the list goes on and on. And with so much storage on our phones, it’s easy to get… really overboard with how much content we install!

Now, some phones don’t have the benefit of an app drawer (yeah, looking at you, iPhone, but also some black sheep Androids), and all of those apps splurge across a multitude of homescreens. Even if you have an app drawer, you might feel better to have most of them on a homescreen …

Samsung pulls the plug on My Knox, suggests switch to Secure Folders

In 2014, Samsung introduced My Knox to its handsets. This was a security platform that separated a user’s work apps from his/her personal apps, and kept them secure. The Knox “sandbox” allowed users to use the same phone for work and play without having to worry about work data getting stolen or mixed up with personal apps and content. But today, Samsung sent out an email to customers announcing that My Knox is being discontinued and will no longer be available on new Samsung handsets this year. Those using My Knox will be able to keep using it until the end-of-service date, which has not …