Arrow Launcher

Description

unnamedArrow, a Microsoft Garage project, is the simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience.

Arrow makes it easy to find, launch and get back to your favorite apps, keep in touch with friends, and stay on top of the important things in your life. Arrow learns from you – the more you use it, the better it gets. It does the heavy lifting so you can spend less time managing preferences, and more time enjoying your phone.

Your relationship with your phone doesn’t have to be complicated.

Key Features: Made for You
Arrow is designed for simplicity, and personalized to your usage habits.
• Apps: No more wasting time finding the app you need – your apps are automatically arranged based on your usage
• People: Easily find and contact the people who matter the most to you
• Reminders: Never forget to pick up milk or call your spouse with integrated reminders
• Recent: Quickly get back to your recent photos, file downloads, app installs, and even dropped calls

Other Features: Customization, Elegance and Performance
• Page Management: Re-arrange pages, show/hide a particular page, and set a specific page as your home page.
• Widgets: Arrow is compatible with all your favorite widgets, organized on one page
• Customizable Dock: Conveniently access your favorite apps in the dock from any screen.
• Bing & Custom Wallpapers: Receive a beautiful new wallpaper every day or customize your own.
• 3rd Party Icon Pack Support: Theme your icons with a third party icon pack.
• Performance: Arrow is lightweight, and optimized for battery life and speed to help you enjoy your phone all day.

Arrow is available worldwide, but currently only supports English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Traditional & Simplified Chinese languages.Featured by
Forbes: “Arrow is an intelligent launcher, that customizes itself to help you keep in touch with people, find your popular apps, and speeding you into your work.” (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2015/10/30/google-android-news-digets-galaxy-s6-iphone-6s-review/2/)
Android PIT: “Microsoft’s new Arrow Launcher knows you better than you know yourself.” (https://www.androidpit.com/microsoft-arrow-launcher-for-android)
TIME: “[Arrow] offers users a new look and feel for their Android device and puts an emphasis on giving users quicker access to their most-used apps and settings.” (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/100743/20151028/microsoft-unveils-arrow-launcher-android-phones.htm)
TechLegends: “[Arrow] is fast, fluid, responsive and yet simple in its approach.” (http://www.techlegends.in/review-of-arrow-launcher-for-android-by-microsoft/)
TechCrunch: “[Arrow] makes it easier and quicker to access your most frequently used apps, as well as message friends, take notes, or access your favorite apps and settings.” (http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/28/microsoft-officially-unveils-its-arrow-launcher-for-android/)
Engadget: “Microsoft’s first Android launcher focuses on your favorites.” (http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/29/microsoft-arrow-launcher-for-android/)
Android Authority: “…the Apps section is actually among the most interesting, as it puts together all the apps that really matter in a single place.” (http://www.androidauthority.com/microsoft-arrow-launcher-out-of-beta-and-into-the-google-play-store-652520/)

About Arrow
Arrow is a Microsoft Garage Project brought to you by the creators of Next Lock Screen, another top productivity app for Android. The Microsoft Garage turns fresh ideas into real projects. Learn more about The Garage at: http://microsoft.com/garage

Join our Beta community at: http://aka.ms/arrowbeta
Contact us at [email protected]

By installing this app, you agree to the Terms of Use (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=246338) and Privacy Policy (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=248686).

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What’s New

We have been listening to your feedback. Here are the improvements:
1) You can now drag an app out of the app drawer to add it to the Apps page.
2) If your wallpaper is light, Arrow adjusts the text on the page to be darker.
3) Widget page smooth scrolling: replaced pagination with continuous scrolling.
4) Material design update for key interactions.
5) Performance: memory usage down, Recent page loading time improved.
6) Bug fixes and stabilization: dock transitions, widgets.

 

Permission

Version 1.1.0.19213 can access:
Device & app history
  • retrieve running apps
Identity
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your own contact card
Calendar
  • read calendar events plus confidential information
Contacts
  • find accounts on the device
  • read your contacts
Location
  • approximate location (network-based)
  • precise location (GPS and network-based)
SMS
  • read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
  • receive text messages (SMS)
  • send SMS messages
  • receive text messages (MMS)
Phone
  • directly call phone numbers
  • read call log
  • write call log
  • read phone status and identity
  • reroute outgoing calls
Photos/Media/Files
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Storage
  • read the contents of your USB storage
  • modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
Camera
  • take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
  • view Wi-Fi connections
Device ID & call information
  • read phone status and identity
Other
  • adjust your wallpaper size
  • choose widgets
  • read Home settings and shortcuts
  • read Home settings and shortcuts
  • read sync statistics
  • set wallpaper
  • full network access
  • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
  • pair with Bluetooth devices
  • access Bluetooth settings
  • modify system settings
  • control flashlight
  • change network connectivity
  • view network connections
  • set an alarm
  • draw over other apps
  • control vibration
  • prevent device from sleeping
  • run at startup
  • read Google service configuration
  • create accounts and set passwords
  • toggle sync on and off
  • read sync settings

 Size: 7 MB

Version: 1.1.0.19213

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