Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android now available to everyone
Microsoft’s take on how an Android launcher should be took us by surprise when it reached beta a few weeks ago. The Microsoft Garage team has been hard at work at experimenting with new concepts, and such was the case with this particular launcher due to its limitations. Today the app has grown up to leave beta, and it has done so with a few changes.
The first beta of Microsoft’s Arrow was mostly about dividing your usage in three sections which were People, Apps, and Notes and Reminders. The essence of this still remains with the final version, but Microsoft has added a ton of really cool additions in the final version. Each page continues to serve purpose, there’s a smart app list that filters your recent files and apps, you now have optional panels for widgets and quick notes, and you can rearrange these as your default home screen as you wish. The coolest feature is a slider from the bottom that reveals an iOS-like control center, but with far more enhancements focused on apps.
This launcher does remind us of Yahoo’s Aviate, but with the added bonus that it’s not so invested on selling us Microsoft features. You can download it for free on the source link.