+ Wednesday October 16th, 2019

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Aussie Android developer Chris Lacy has clearly been busy, as he’s just released version 3.4 of the popular Android launcher replacement, Action Launcher.

While it’s strictly speaking a point release (3.3 to 3.4), the number of significant user facing changes is quite astounding, and for those that like to customise everything, this might be the update you’ve been looking for. In the latest update, Action Launcher 3 has a full dozen changes to the customisation options in the app, allowing users to opt to hide the system status bar (or have it pop in as needed), customising app names, icons and shortcuts, choosing from different fonts and more.

We can’t explain it any better than Chris does in this brief YouTube video:

For those in a hurry, the headline changes are as follows:

  • NEW: App is now much more generous with customisations that are unlocked for non-Plus users. Quicktheme and customisable shortcuts aside, >70% of all customisations are unlocked.
  • NEW: Option for a vertically scrolling All Apps/widgets list.
  • NEW: Customise All Apps grid size and icon scale.
  • NEW: Edit the icons and labels of apps in the All Apps/Quickdrawer.
  • NEW: Option to configure the font. Pick from 5 Roboto variants.
  • NEW: Option to hide the status bar.
  • NEW: Option for All Apps/Quickdrawer/widget picker to always/never load to the previous position.

Existing Pro users receive all these changes for free via the Play Store update. Free users can unlock all of these (and more) with an in-app purchase.

Source: +Chris Lacy on Google+.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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