One of the best things about Android devices is the fact that we can customize the hell out of them.
Talking about customizations, Android launchers are the first and the easiest way to tweak the looks of one's Android device.
Microsoft Launcher succeeds in doing just that and then some.
Microsoft Launcher scores 8.5 out of 10 because of its amazing features and ultra-fast gestures
The launcher is free to download and is available on the Google Play. You can get it from the button above.
Coming back to the launcher, let's dig into some of the cool features.
Microsoft Launcher: All the amazing features
An amazing dock
Unlike the home docks in the other launchers, the dock present in this one is pretty useful. With a simple swipe up gesture, you can access two rows of apps. On top of that, there is a row of quick toggles available which might come in handy for one-handed usage in case of devices with a large display.
There is, indeed, an app launcher icon available, but you do not have to rely on that as a swipe up would take you to the apps section.
Continue on PC
If you sync your Android device with your PC, you can snip a photo on your device and seamlessly transfer it to your workstation. You can even take your tasks mobile using the Microsoft Sync. As said, this launcher is more than just a launcher.
I particularly found this feature to be very useful while covering articles. Taking screenshots from the Google Play Store and using them for the posts used to be a bit of a hassle, not anymore, thanks to the Microsoft Launcher.
Frequently Used Apps
Honestly speaking, I did not even feel the need of opening the app drawer as a simple swipe to the right took me to the frequently used apps screen which, more or less, covers all the apps I make use of.
Their positions keep on changing in real-time. You can also lock any particular app so that it stays on the list.
Swipe up to search
Now, this is something found in almost all the launchers out there. You can swipe down on any of the home screens to access the search feature.
You can search the device as well as the internet.
An additional barcode scanner is also provided just in case you need to scan something.
Microsoft Launcher Feed
Swipe to the left and you would find a lot going around here.
You can check your appointments, calendar, news, weather, recently contacted friends, recently opened apps, and what not.
This, unlike the briefing section found on the earlier Samsung devices, is way faster and there is no stutter or lag whatsoever.
If you have still not tried this launcher, it's high time that you give it a test drive. Microsoft Launcher could bring a new spice to your boring Android device.
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