- Added "AMOLED Black", an option to make the dark mode even darker.
- You can now select 4 different options to automatically enable the Dark mode Always on / Follow system settings / During night time / On dark wallpapers
- Many other improvements related to dark mode.
- Modular page system
- News page
- Redesigned menus
- New tools to find malware and suspicious apps
- Light theme
- The search page uses the Ambient theme and can be opened by swiping up
- The floating search bar now supports the Ambient theme
- Rebuilt notification system
- Touch gestures better integrated with page scroll
- 5 new awesome wallpapers
- New weather icons
- Android P users can use official API to turn off the screen
- New "Showcase your home screen" functionality
A new beta update for the fancy Smart Launcher 5 is now available on Google Play for all registered testers. This release, version 5.2 build 031 to be precise, appears to add in a dark theme option which comes together with a small number of nice customizations. Please, take a look at the release notes and stay tuned for our detailed feature walkthrough afterward.
Modular page system
The modular page system, in particular, enables users to hide entire homescreen pages, re-arrange them freely and personalize each from the same menu. To access it, enter the Page manager section in Smart Launcher's settings.
Performing a swipe down action across all pages on the homescreen gets you to the new News page. You can browse the hottest news articles on the main page, or do so by category by selecting the one you prefer from the bottom tab bar. Included is an option to unfollow and follow categories, so, let's say you do not like sports, then after unfollowing this category, you will not see any sports-related news ever again....
Smart Launcher 5 beta - in-app search in Smart Search live in the US, homescreen page reordering to be released soon
Smart Launcher is a launcher application for Android with a different interface, giving you more of a unique user experience, opposite to the old school but flashy designs, or any other feature-packed jams.
The team behind Smart Launcher has partnered with Branch - a company that provides a mobile linking platform with reasonable solutions for unifying user experience and measurement across different devices, platforms, and channels. As a by-product of this collaboration, in-app search in Smart Search has been born. What this means is that you are able to search inside of your favorite apps as well as inside of other popular apps that are not installed on your phone, right from your home screen. For example, you can search for a song that you want to listen to or find the best nearby restaurants....
Smart Launcher 5 is one of a kind launcher app for Android, integrating search and categorization everywhere throughout the UI. This time we are going to comment on some of the most important additions since the end of July.
Then, let's start with the first one - you can now change the text color of the search bar, even when it is integrated into the dock. You can select your desired color by going into the settings of the app, tapping on 'Search bar', 'Appearance' and 'Search bar text color'. You can also fully disable the search page from the 'Search bar' settings page....
Smart Launcher 5 is totally different from every other launcher available. It categorizes all your apps into sections and doesn't have an app drawer. Instead, it has a search page called "Smart search", which recommends apps and contacts too. The latest version is 5.1 build 022 and introduces the following features and fixes:
The most eye-catching feature is the Light theme, which automatically turns on whenever you set a very light colored wallpaper....