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Shade Launcher on PC/Mac
Author: Amir Zaidi
OS: Windows, OS X, VARY +
About Shade Launcher
This launcher is the embodiment of my vision for Android apps. It can be enjoyed by everyone, without having to scroll through a massive list of options.
- Adaptive Icon Packs
Choose from many popular icon packs to customize your home screen. Even icon packs with adaptive icons are supported.
- Smart Unread
The widget on the first page will show the most important notification on your phone.
When music is playing, control it by tapping the widget. Tap once to pause, twice to skip, three times to rewind.
Choose between Light or Dark mode, or let it decide from the wallpaper. Then pick an accent to apply throughout the launcher, for a modern look that’s personalized in the iconic shades of Shade.
- News Feed
Swipe right to open a feed selected in the settings. Any app can implement a feed.
To show Google's News Feed, you need Rootless Pixel Bridge from my GitHub: https://amirzaidi.github.io/bridge.html
- Grid Division
Choose if you want 4, 5 or 6 columns on your home screen. Or let the launcher decide using your phone's size.
Hold an app icon to show quick shortcuts that immediately jump into the app.
- Hiding apps
Hide apps by dragging them to the Hide icon, then find them again by scrolling down veeeery far in the app drawer.
- Tap to go home
Android Q users can add a tap to go home action to the gesture navigation bar. Activate the Draw Over Apps permission and the Accessibility Service to enable this feature.
Any phone that runs Android 7.0 or higher is supported.
There is no unexpected fee, nor any advertisements. No data is collected.
Sources can be found on my GitHub:
Recent Updates - Version Varies with device
- This will probably be the last update before the Shade Android 11 version.
Support long press on Unread to open media player, single tap is play/pause like it was long ago.
Improve At A Glance to look more like Google's.
Close app info sheet when the app gets uninstalled.
Change color of app info icons to be the same as AOSP Settings.
On light theme, make top of the screen transparent black instead of light gray.
Fix some rare crashes.
How To Download & Play:
1. Download & Install AppKiwi
2. Download Shade Launcher APK
3. Launch from APK Library