5.4

Released on December 2019

Folders in the App Page

Folders can be added to the App page by opening the menu and selecting "Add Folder". You can a Smart folders which are folders that work a bit like automatic categories. Just pick the photography folder and all your camera apps will be automatically grouped in the newly created folder.

Notifications in the App Page

The apps in the App Page will now reports new events with a badge. You can enable this option from Preferences -> App Page -> Notifications -> App page Notifications

Support for Android 10 gesture navigation

Following the release of the most recent Android 10 update, which introduce compatibility between the gesture navigation and third party launchers, we introduced several changes to ensure the new navigation system is perfectly working with Smart Launcher. Please note: your device may say that Smart Launcher does not support gesture navigation. This message is just misleading, since the support for third party launchers is provided by your device firmware. In this case all you can do is to wait for an update from your device manufacturer or to switch to the 3 buttons navigation system.

Massive code changes

We changed over 40.000 lines of code, migrating most of the launcher to Kotlin and adopting modern approaches suggested by the Android dev team. According to our tests, Smart Launcher 5.4 produces up to 60% less frames over 16ms compared to SL5.3, resulting in a smoother experience.

Other additions

  • 4 new wallpapers specifically designed for Smart Launcher by Giovanni Piemontese available in Preferences -> Wallpapers -> Smart Wallpapers

  • New option "Show hidden apps in search results" available in Preferences -> Security and privacy

Other improvements

  • New folder appearance, both for App Page and Home Page

  • Support for Adaptive icon packs

  • You can now drag apps from the Search Page to the Home Page

  • Improved interactions and animations

  • Improved Icon Pack Studio integration

  • Free users can now add up to 2 widgets in the Home page

  • You can now drag apps from the Search Page to the Home Page

Fixes

  • Fixed several issues relative to the built-in weather clock widget.

  • Fixed a problem that prevented the search bar to execute USSD code

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