With Android devices constantly evolving, competition within the Android app market is increasing at an exponential rate. Users can get apps now a days for almost anything their tech driven hearts desire; from weather updates to video editing, there’s an app for anything and everyone. However, one of the most popular apps for Android users tends to be a launcher and with the amount of customization they provide, its no wonder why they’re so popular. There are a few launchers that have been around for years and currently dominate the Android market, but there’s a new up-and-comer that’s capturing both the hearts and thumbs of Android users. Launch by Quixey is a new innovative launcher that you can customize like no other. This launcher has a neat assortment of features integrated that are sure to be enjoyed by anyone.
The launcher has a dedicated search bar on the home page that enables you not only to search for information from the internet, it also allows you to search for apps, contacts, and messages as well. Simply enter a search term and the results will be displayed on-screen with each result being categorized (e.g Apps, Messages, etc.). Aside from entering key terms in the Quixey search bar, you can also select one of the five search categories to bring up results pertaining to each. The terms listed are: Find food- brings up a column of cards that will help you locate restaurants; Get a taxi- this built in term helps you locate your local taxi drivers through a list of cards from the likes of Easy Taxi, 99Taxis, and more; Read News- provides you with the most current news from cards like ABC News and Dailyhunt; Discover recipes- this term brings you result cards from Youtube, Allthecooks Recipes, and others as well; Watch a movie- provides users with results from Moviefone, MBC Movie Guide, and IMDB. Aside from the search feature, there are a few other sections that definitely come in handy.
The people applet provides you with information from your most frequented correspondences but also allows you to view all contacts and messages as well. The app drawer’s section has a sleek list of apps on your device that can be organized into folders simply by tapping on the edit icon on the top-right of the screen. To add apps to the newly created folder(s), simply click on any number of apps within your app list. Once folders are created, you can side swipe to view their contents. Another applet this launcher has done a great job of creating is the “Cards” section. This applet brings up a list of Deep View Cards from the likes of Yelp, Yahoo Weather, Amazon Shopping, Twitter, and more.
You can also customize this section to add or remove cards by clicking the card settings icon on the top-right of the Deep View Cards page. There are other settings options available through the launcher settings page that allow you to do many things like edit gestures, blacklist apps and people, connect your preferences to your Google account, change your grid size, and even add or remove results categories to/from the search applet (e.g Videos, Songs, Browser History). This Launcher works seamlessly, provides a lot of content to its users, and has a level of customization that is a force to be reckoned with. With all of the launchers available for Android devices, this one is sure to be a favorite of many.