If you have a ton of apps on your Android smartphone, chances are, you need all the help you can get to easily look through them and find the one you need. Well, there’s an app to help you with that as the App Dialer is a unique launcher that lets you easily search through all of your installed applications through a simple and straightforward dialer.
The App Dialer looks like your normal phone dialer, except that this time, instead of showing your contacts when you type a letter, the predictive keyboard shows you the different apps you have on your phone. You can either search by app name or by vendor name (although people rarely remember who the vendor or developer is right?). As you type more letters, it will continually refine your search until you finally get to the app you want. It’s just like Google Search, but using a nine button keyboard instead of the QWERTY one.
The app also has an option of showing you a ranking of all the apps you use, from most-used to least-used in descending order. So your social media or game apps would probably be on top, with your exercise and budgeting apps probably somewhere in the lower tier of the definitive ranking. The latest app update also now has themes and animated icons during search, as well as the ability to handle Google Now gestures as well.
The PRO version, available for $2.95, comes with a widget and has a quick launch panel in the notification area, as well as the ability to uninstall apps you don’t need or pin the ones you always use to your home screen. But if you can do without those features, App Dialer is available to download for free from the Google Play Store.