Microsoft has updated its custom Android launcher app Arrow Launcher with a couple of new features this week. The software giant has been testing these features in beta for a few weeks now, and they are finally available for everyone to use. With the latest update, Microsoft is bringing some more customization features for icons on Arrow Launcher, allowing users to change the size of app icons which can be quite handy. Previously, Arrow Launcher only allowed users to change the icon pack for apps, but now the icon size can also be configured.
In addition to this, Microsoft is also bringing support for app shortcuts to Arrow Launcher. With this feature, users can easily an app’s shortcut right from the homescreen of their Android app. For instance, Cortana for Android has an app shortcut which allows users to easily perform a certain task via voice commands, and you’ll now be able to use that shortcut on Arrow Launcher.
Microsoft is also bringing back the widgets page back to Arrow Launcher, which was removed for some unknown reason in the past. Thankfully though, it’s now back and you should be able to pin any widget you want to the dedicated widgets page.
As usual, the update also brings some performance improvements and bug fixes, so here’s the full changelog:
- Icon size customization. You’ve asked for it, we’ve delivered.
- Shortcuts for apps now supported, on the apps page.
- The widgets page is back! Enjoy a dedicated page, just for widgets.
- Arrow is more memory efficient than ever. We’ve optimized memory usage even further, for a smoother experience.
- Bug fixes for wallpaper and other items.
If you are an Android user, you can download the latest update for Arrow Launcher from the Google Play Store here.