Microsoft's Arrow Launcher lands many new features in latest update

The team behind Arrow Launcher has just released a major update for their Android app, which has already been pushed to Google Play Store. Arrow Launcher 3.7 brings many new features and tweaks based on user feedback.

One of the most useful new features introduced in the latest update is the option to merge or remove any contact dupes in the address book. You can now let Arrow Launcher manage your contact list and never have to worry about having any duplicates in your address book.

Another important change is the option to sign in with a Microsoft Account …


Nova Launcher 5.3 is now available on Google Play

The folks behind Nova Launcher, one of the most appreciated third-party launchers available on Android, today released a new stable version of the software: 5.3. Coming only several weeks after version 5.2, Nova Launcher 5.3 introduces support for Google Now, although users won’t get this by default.

To actually have a Google Now pane on Nova Launcher (similar to what Pixel Launcher and Google Now Launcher are offering), you need to download an extra Nova Google Companion APK on your phone. Once you have this APK on your handset, Nova Launcher 5.3 should detect it, and you’ll start seeing …

Action Launcher receives a major update with loads of new features

If you’re among many of Action Launcher’s fans, you’ll be happy to learn the Android app has just received a significant update that expands its functionality further through new features and improvements.

First off, developers announced the application’s name had been changed from Action Launcher 3 to just Action Launcher. Also, the new name comes along with a new icon that fits better.

A new animating, Android O-style clock icon for the Google Clock app is now available to Action Launcher users. The new clock can be used as a standalone widget as well, …

Nova Launcher finally gets true Google Now integration on home screen, here's how to enable it

Nova Launcher is finally getting support for one of the most highly-requested features from the Android community – Google Now integration. Ever since Google introduced Now in 2012, the convenient homescreen side pane has been at the top of the wishlists of countless Nova Launcher users who were not willing to switch away from their favorite, highly-customizable launcher. However, for a number of technical reasons, Now integration could not be easily added to Nova Launcher.

To tackle the problem, TeslaCoil Software has now created a separate app called “Nova Google …

Nova Launcher 5.2 is out of beta, brings Android O style notification dots to everyone

In the past few years, Nova Launcher has successfully positioned itself as Android customization geeks’ default launcher choice, thanks to its ever-increasing set of features. And with its most recent stable release, version number 5.2, that list grew once again with several new additions.

The feature set is the same as the 5.2 beta version released a couple of weeks ago, and thus isn’t as large as some previous releases. Nevertheless, its biggest feature – Android O-style notification badges – should be enough to satisfy those clamoring for latest Android version’s …

Arrow Launcher update adds the option to sync files, other new features

Earlier this month, Microsoft released a new version of Arrow Launcher that included a brand new option that would allow users to create app shortcuts. The new update pushed today brings more new features and improvements to Arrow Launcher users.

The most important seems to be the ability to sync files between smartphone and PC. The new option is available within the new Arrow Hub card, which functions as a widget.

Also, the developers added a new MSN News card with category selections so that you can get your everyday dose of news with just a few taps. The …

We got to see plenty of the redesigned Pixel launcher at Google I/O

While I was collecting video footage of Android Instant Apps, the Googler who was helping me out said, matter-of-factly, “What do you think of the redesigned Pixel launcher?” He was so nonchalant about it that it did not even occur to me it was something new that would make the interwebz would go all abuzz.

Fortunately, I had gathered several minutes of the launcher in action while we looked at Android Instant Apps, and while I did not dig deep to see what extra (if any) functionality it offered, I can say that I think the design is a winner.

First, it offers up a better use …

Redesigned Google Pixel launcher quietly appears at Google I/O

Google is working on an updated Pixel Launcher and at Google I/O, one could already see Google Pixel phones running on the new launcher.

A new quick search bar within easy reach on the homescreenThe most prominent feature on display is a search bar right in the homescreen. It is located in the bottom part, within easy reach, and reminds us of the Spotlight quick search functionality on Apple’s iOS, where you can swipe down on the homescreen to see a similar search bar. Here, though, the search bar is always visible, which is both convenient, but …

Beta version of Apex Launcher released, stable app coming soon

Once among the most popular Android launchers, Apex Launcher had been left unattended for the last two years, but that’s about to change as developers announced last month they will start updating the app soon.

However, before launching new updates to Apex Launcher, the developer want users feedback, which is why they plan to kick off a beta program that will allow them to test new features and improvements before they go live in the Google Play store.

Those who wish to join the beta program should know that the beta version of Apex Launcher will replace …

Arrow Launcher 3.4 released with option to create app shortcuts, new Notes card

Arrow Launcher is getting yet another important update that adds new features and improvements. If you’ve been following our latest news about Microsoft’s Android launcher, then you might find the list of changes quite familiar.

About a month ago, the beta version of Arrow Launcher received similar improvements with the promise they will be made available to a wider audience if no serious issues appear during beta testing.

Among the many new features added in version 3.4, it’s worth pointing out the ability to create app shortcuts. Also, Arrow Launcher …