Developer Chris Lacy has just released a big update to Action Launcher, which should be rolling out in the Play Store as we speak. The update, which brings Action Launcher up to version 3.6, brings a handy new Quickfind feature, a number of new home screen transition effects, and much more.
For starters, though, Quickfind is the headline feature in the version 3.6 update. It allows you swipe up (or double tap) the All Apps icon to perform a quick search of your app drawer. Your keyboard will pop up right away, and you can instantly begin typing out the name of the app you’re looking for.
The most recent version of the Google Now Launcher also lets you search for apps, but Action Launcher’s implementation is much quicker. For instance, a swipe up in Action Launcher is much faster that a long press in the Google Now Launcher. Plus, you can press the keyboard’s enter button to automatically open the first app on your list, which should come in handy. You can even use a T9 keyboard for performing a quick search with Quickfind.
Version 3.6 ushers in Google’s new colorful logo in the Search bar, but you can choose to keep the standard non-colorful variant if you so choose. There are also 12 new home screen transition effects to choose from, complete with previews in the selection menu so you don’t have to keep jumping to your home screen to test them out. It’s the little things.
There are many more changes that come along with this update, which you can find at this link. If you’re interested in grabbing the latest version, follow the Play Store link below.