If you are into customization than you probably are well aware of two easy to install launcher apps, which offer a customized experience with little work or outlay. You do not need to be rooted to take advantage of these launcher apps and instead, once downloaded, offer a quick-fix unique experience. The two apps you probably are already well aware of are Nova Launcher and Action Launcher. Both are highly customizable and both have been downloaded a bunch of times. The latter of the two received a rather hefty update back in December of 2014, bringing the launcher up to version 3.
Well, it seems the developer has today provided another update to the popular launcher app. This is only an incremental update, taking the launcher up to Version 3.2, that said, it is not a small update and does come with some rather neat new features. The first main feature is the employment of what has been dubbed ‘Quickpage’. This is a shortcut feature which allows the user to simply swipe in from the side of the screen to bring up a new page which lists all your apps in an easy to navigate way. Think how you activate Google Now coupled with a scrolling list of all of your apps. You can see what Quickpage looks like in the second image below. To add to this, another new feature “Quicktheme” has been included, which, in short allows the ability to customize how Quickpage is displayed and presented. This addition offers the ability to customize the size and scale of the icons and the ability to backup the settings and so on.
There are also a few more features noted in the changelog including the ability to set the default home screen, option to change animations when loading apps and the ability to lock the desktop. Not to mention there are a bunch of Material Design themed icons for those users running on Android 4.x (KitKat) and lower. If you are running Action Launcher already then you might have seen the update landing. If you haven’t (or if you have not tried Action Launcher yet) then the updated version is already available to download now directly from the Play Store. Alternatively you can check out the quick video below to give you a better idea of what to expect. Do you use Action Launcher already? Happy with the new update? Let us know what you think