Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you'll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha and it will only work on devices running Android Marshmallow or later. Among the improvements added recently, there are some the enhance App Shortcuts, such as the option to adjust the color via Quicktheme.

Also, Action Launcher v27 allows users to tint the App Shortcuts, Shutters and Covers with the highlight color of the controlling icon via Quicktheme. A new option has been added that allows users to adjust the transparency of the All Apps page, search box, folders, Shutter and more.

According to Lacy, a major memory leak related to the animated clock icon has been fixed, so you shouldn't worry about any excessive battery drain any longer. You can find the rest of the improvements included in the latest update below:

  • NEW: Quickbar (aka the custom Google Search bar) can be placed as a standalone widget anywhere on your layout.
  • NEW: Revamped Quickbar icon picker, and the number of icons available for Quickbar customization has increased from ~200 to ~950.
  • NEW: Option to disable widget padding (Settings -> Desktop -> Advanced -> Widget padding). 

Action Launcher v27 has already been uploaded to Google Play Store, so it should be available for download in all regions. If you like customizing your Android phone, then Action Launcher would be a good place to start your adventure.

source: Chris Lacy

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