Important new features coming soon to Microsoft Launcher for Android

Important new features coming soon to Microsoft Launcher for Android
Microsoft Launcher, the recently rebranded Arrow Launcher, has just received an important update that brings some major improvements to the Android app. These changes are only available for the beta version of Microsoft Launcher, but those using the stable build should get them very soon.

Some of the features added by developers have been requested by users for quite some time now. Others are completely new, but very useful nonetheless. The full list of features and improvements included in Microsoft Launcher 4.3 is available below:

  • App grid options: Support for 12X12 grid layout and half grid granularity.
  • New user experience: Migration from other launchers and backup / restore on welcome page.
  • Drag/drop apps do not enter edit mode.
  • Some UI adjustments: App title font display and folder icon/shape edit, dock support for more than 5 apps, search bar default to bottom. theme support for settings page, and settings page restructure.
  • General crash and bug fixes.

If you are already enrolled in the beta program, then you can download the new update via Google Play Store. Otherwise, you'll have to wait for Microsoft to release the stable version to benefit from the new features.

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5 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I use this launcher as my daily driver and I must say that it's BLAZING fast! And I personally find it much better, smoother and productive than the stock launcher on my S6. Being a silly old coot; my memory isn't what it used to be in its heydays. And I absolutely love the fact that with Microsoft Launcher; you can quickly make notes and checklists on the launcher itself and keep a back-up of it in either the phone's memory or on the cloud. All it takes is a swipe to view your notes, checklists, calendar events, and news feed! Better than Windows Phone/Mobile Metro Tiles, I must admit! And what else? It looks very nice! Productivity and 'visualty' rarely go hand in hand, ya know? G'Day!

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

If you're bored with Nova and want to try something new, this launcher would be the best bet. Give it a week or so and you gonna love it.

3. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

And i thought i was the only one getting bored of Nova. Nova is a great launcher but i sometimes get bored of it.

4. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

I've used Microsoft launcher for 2 months and last month I received an software update with Samsung experience 8.1. I'm using stock launcher and it's great

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Some of cool feature is you can swipe homescreen page vertically.

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