Microsoft Launcher APK

Version 5.11.1.56305 - com.microsoft.launcher
Last updated: 2019-12-12 03:31:51
microsoft,launcher,personalization

Personalise your phone, stay organised on the go and continue on your PC.

Microsoft Launcher apk

APP Information

Download Version 5.11.1.56305 (56305)
Updated2019-12-12 03:31:51
Apk Size37.03 MB
App DeveloperMicrosoft Corporation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.2.x and up
App Packagecom.microsoft.launcher.apk
MD536f327e30b134754a97fbd98e266e20a
Rate4.77
Website http://www.arrowlauncher.com/

Download Microsoft Launcher 5.11.1.56305 APK

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Microsoft Launcher is microsoft,launcher,personalization, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.77 by 241 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Microsoft Corporation website who developed it. com.microsoft.launcher.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.2.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 5.11.1.56305 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Microsoft Launcher APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 449473+ times on store. You can also download com.microsoft.launcher APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Microsoft Launcher provides a new home screen experience that allows you to seamlessly transition between your Android phone and your PC. Microsoft Launcher makes it easy to continue viewing photos or documents on your PC, empowering you to be more productive across all your devices. 

Microsoft Launcher is highly customisable, allowing you to organise everything on your phone. Your personalised feed makes it easy to view your calendar, to do lists and Sticky Notes on the go. When you set up Microsoft Launcher as your new home screen, you can either start fresh with your favourite apps or import your current home screen layout. Your previous home screen will also remain accessible if you need it. 

MICROSOFT LAUNCHER FEATURES 

Personalise Your Feed 
· Set Microsoft Launcher as your default home screen to enjoy a personalised feed and improved functionality with your other Microsoft apps. 
· Customise your feed to see news, calendar events, docs and contacts at a glance. 
· View your calendar card to easily manage your schedule across devices. 
· Use Family features to see how much time your kids spend on their phone and to spot them on a map, at home or on the go.* 

Give your phone a new look 
· Choose from light, dark and transparent themes to suit your style. 
· Enjoy Bing daily images as your wallpaper, or use your own photos. 
· Personalise your apps with custom icon packs and use adaptive icons to give your icons a consistent look and feel.

Continue on PC 
· Photos on your phone are instantly available on your Windows PC.** 
· Seamlessly transition between editing docs on your phone and on your PC 

Search the Web 
· Using Microsoft Launcher\'s universal search bar, you can search the web, your files, apps, docs and messages all at once. 

Gesture Customisation 
· Gesture customisation lets you double tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.  

Organise Contacts 
· Keep your most important contacts at your fingertips – add them to folders, or pin them to your home screen or dock. 

TERMS OF USE 
 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). 

*Requires a Microsoft family account and Android devices signed in with the same Microsoft Family account. Microsoft Launcher must be installed on both a parent’s device and a child’s device to ensure access to a child’s locations and app activities through Microsoft Launcher. Location setting, app usage setting on the child’s device, and Microsoft Family group setting must be enabled. Activity reporting features require Android 5.0+ on the child device.  

**Continue on PC usage requires a Windows PC with the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 

Downloading Microsoft Launcher gives the option to replace the default launcher or to toggle between device launchers. Microsoft Launcher does not replicate the user’s PC home screen on the Android phone. Users must still purchase and/or download any new apps from Google Play. Requires Android 4.2 +.
 

App ChangeLog

  • What's new for 5.3:
  • - Time/Weather widget redesign- Now you can have multiple widgets for multiple locations with redesigned detail page!
  • - UX refinements to the Home Screen, Dock and Search widget
  • - Tasks card now supports "My Day" from Microsoft To Do
  • - News tab now supports "Technology" as a news interest
  • - Work profile customers can now get access to their work apps
  • - Beta community link in Settings changed to Microsoft Tech Community

App Screens

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Reviews From google play store

The only launcher I currently use. All my MS apps in sync. Elegant, no fuss launcher. Easy to set up and customise. I uninstalled previously, as I thought the launcher was showing full screen ads, but it turned out to be another app. The developers actually read our reviews and normally respond quickly. Well done with a very good and clean launcher.


Nice app. I love it. The only flaw is not been able to localize news content. The team should work on this bug or was it itentionally left out? I can't live in Africa and you are serving me local USA news content, that's horrible. I want my own localized news from news websites and blogs in my country. I don't want to be reading about racist Trump. Fix this bug.


Could be better, it's a half baked launcher. The notification badges never freaking clear. They will clear once, then the notification will reappear. Don't know why Microsoft can't put out a half decent software. The notifications don't clear up after the second tap, takes a while. They reappear even after the phone is restarted


I normally never use launchers,as i find them to be gaudy. This app has changed the way i used my phone,with customization and minimalist options. Cannot recommend enough. Ive installed on older devices,too,like a nexus 7,with minimal performance degradation. Give it a try,it is unlike any launcher ive ever seen,and improved my quality of life.


Microsoft hasn't abandoned mobile Windows users and the proof is in the Microsoft Launcher! It isn't just a skin for Google's Android. The Launcher brings Microsoft's ecosystem into an Android device. Stable performance keep the apps running smooth. Sadly the tiles aren't quite as lively as Windows 10. But there's plenty of customisation to give Android a Windows flavor rather than just leaving as a generic dessert.


So far my favorite launcher. I like the style and the options to customize. Not too much, not too little. I'm a minimalist so I just need it simple. The only complaint is how frustrating it is to rearrange the apps on the screens. I think you guys can do better. If I move one app/app folder incorrectly it'll shift ALL of my apps on the screen and it's super tedious. Maybe take some cues from other launchers.


I like this launcher so far, it's very smooth, very easy to use, once you get everything set to you liking it works really well. It's similar to the Nova launcher, I feel this is a more simplified version that still gives you plenty of freedom to customize as you'd like just not nearly as in depth as the Nova launcher. Overall: Smooth Easy to use Ease of setup Plenty of customization


Sync-tastic! Love how I can go to my laptop or desktop and open Task View (the icon on your taskbar down by the Start button, looks like a film roll with a line beside it) and see all my history from Edge on my Note 9 as well as history from my Windows devices! I dont always remember which device I was using when I want to see something I was looking at before, so Microsoft Launcher's integration with Windows has saved the day for me many times!


So far its been pretty smooth. I have it set up with a blank home page using just a weather widget. My right side page is the outlook widget taking up the entire page. My left side is the sticky notes and tasks widgets that sync with my work pc. I also like how the app drawer is a vertical layout as opposed the horizontal pages of the default launger. Very nice. No complaints.


Loved this launcher and have used it for years, however after the latest update to 5.10 last night (11/11) the theme changed the light mode, when I've always had dark, and the app just crashes when I try to open it to change the settings. I tried rebooting my phone and reinstalling the app, but nothing seems to have fixed it. Microsoft, please fix this.


I'm a big fan of Google and Android, but have wanted to try and decouple myself from Google search. So, I installed this Microsoft launcher, which has allowed me to change the search options on my home screen, and I'm loving it! Haven't noticed a quality difference with searches except that Bing seems to be more feature rich. Going to keep using Bing, to try and introduce some competition into the search market.


I love this launcher, but after a recent update it started crashing sporadically. I reset my settings, but that made it so it crashed as soon as it started. I was running the beta, so I tried leaving the beta program/uninstalling the beta, rebooting, and installing the release version. Unfortunately, that didn't fix the issue. Now when I try to run MS Launcher, I get the welcome wizard on first launch, but it crashed when it tries to run the main launcher code.


It's been my favorite launcher by far, sadly it doesn't handle the note 10 the same way it handles other models. When hiding the status bar it creates a black bar at the top of the screen instead of just having the status bar slide out of the way Otherwise it's perfect for me I'll change it to 5 stars if the bar ever gets fixed


I have used many other launchers, but this is definately the best launcher experience I have ever had so far. It is also quite actively updated. The battery consumptionis also very low which is super awesome along with a boost i its functioning. Since I am a windows user, it is very productive and useful for me, one of those many great experience I have through microsoft. There are also many great customization options.👌👍👌👍


Great launcher! They just moved the search bar to the bottom of the screen, which makes my life a ton easier. It's closer to my thumb and it one of the most used parts of my phone. Other than that, it offers a ton of customizability beyond the Google launcher and integrates some nice features like a calendar and to do feed, news feeds, and timeline when you swipe right.


I had my phone's screens and widgets organized just the way I wanted, and when I woke up this morning all of the hours of hard work I spent organizing them to just how I liked it was fone! I now have to redo all that work!! This is not "more convenient" but less and I hate that I wasn't even given the option! I don't like that you can't move or remove the search bar from where it is. Hate this, especially since I didn't ask for it or download it it was done automatically while I slept!!!


I tried this launcher about one year ago and I liked it but it was a major battery drain and I uninstalled it, and like many other users I have tried so many launchers at the play store. So glad Microsoft worked on this and listened to user feedback, it is completely different now. This is now my launcher and it is easy on the battery and easy on the eyes. I personally think it is beautiful. Give it a try and see what you think. Thank you Microsoft for a great launcher.


This is a really great home screen for people who use their PC mainstream and for people who are completely into Microsoft's ecosystem. It's neither simple nor complex. The only complaint I have is it's use of memory. 400 MB on RAM is not an issue, but could be better if it stays below 256 MB.


Love this launcher! I've tried many launchers over the years, some good (Nova) some bad (too many to name) and this one ranks with the best. It's not as customizable as Nova but it gives you enough customization options where you don't feel "wanting". I like it because it easily integrates your Google and Microsoft services very fluidly (and I use both, so it's a no brainier for me). It seems to be getting better with each update too. I've been using it as my daily driver for months now 🙂


I seldom give review but this one deserve a review. This launcher is really versatile. You can customize it as simple as you want or as personalized as you wanted to be with it's large array of customization features. Overall I'm satisfied with overall performance close to no lag and smooth transition. One thing that I'm having trouble is sometimes it show a notification dots even though there's no notification. It's definitely a GREAT APP and the best part is it's free... thumbs up!


I like the clean feel of the launcher and that the app drawer is a scrollable. However, for some unknown reason, newly installed applications are never removed from "new" apps category at the top of the app drawer. Even after apps are opened numerous times, they still appear in this category. This is highly frustrating.


Cannot set the digital assistant through my headphone hardwired button only Google Bixby and Alexa are available to choose. Also a massive bug is that setting a simple alarm, which is the most basic of tasks I cannot specify time in a 24-hour format through my voice saying 0700 sets the alarm at 7 p.m. Ridiculous, the rest of the app is good but you'll get one star until you fix the most basic commands. Cortana as a sole app was fine b4. 100mil in r&d for a xbox controller & u can't fix Cortana!


I gave it a 5 star rating simply because its compatibility with my Oneplus 7 Pro and its clean UI. Except whenever my phone restarts, tge touch vibration gets disabled. I have to turn the battery saver off and off again to enable. Other than that, Oother well known launchers I've tested occasionally hangs and lags. Microsoft Launcher really settles the score. Also, did I mention that it's ad free? Oh yeah, it is.


Very features rich app, I love it and I wish I could continue to use it but it crashes every day or two and the system restores the default launcher and displays a message telling that it is recommended to uninstall ms launcher because it caused a serious crash. Additionally there is no crash test menu to run as you suggest to diagnose the problem! Will wait for an update and see


I think that is one of the best launcher I've tried so far, bit I find some bugs / lack of features that made me revert to my old launcher: - wallpapers ale blured with no reason (lose quality) on all the screens (not from the blur effect in settings) - random crashes (not very often) - a nice addition would be more themes for the weather clock - another nice addition would be a lock screen


I love it...but! Being a Windows enthusiast I was glad there was an app like this to ease my transition to android. The biggest issue with this app is the lack of Cortana integration. Cortana just doesn't work as she should. This led me to disabling her and enable Google, which is said because I really wanted her to work. So for the bad Cortana experiencing I'm giving this app 4 stars.


Sneeaking! Okay there is something strange going on here.. When you use Facebook messanger this app starts to use the mic and record, to the point that the messenger does no use the mic and the other person can not hear you. Why the hell is this happening! Is there a setting that needs to be turnef off? Need answers quick cuss that is not right


when I restart my phone, my phone is just stuck after updating the launcher so I have to restart again and again manually. after uninstalling this launcher, everyrhing is normal. I'm not sure what you guys did but I used to use the launcher with no problems before. btw, I like the launcher cause simple and useful features and design but hesitating to use this now.


I think this app is pretty cool as it gives you a great way to customize the app layout, but Cortana keeps telling me that she can't send text messages. I use "Hey Cortana, text John" and it tells me to open the Cortana app. Why?? Why does the Ms Launcher description say Cortana can read messages when she doesn't do anything with SMS. I can't even put the Cortana app into the home button for this launcher so I can use her for SMS when I'm driving.


i love it. especially the many customizable features. i like the dock that can be hidden to make the home screen a beautiful clean screen on which the wallpapers can shine. i like that the live feed can be disabled. recommended to anyone to at least give it a try if you have tried many other launchers before this launcher.


Well it's been a rough road here for me. Typically because I know nothing about computer, phone labtop at all. Downloading file, moving file, converting, move to drop box I have no clue how to any of that. Barely can send a email and get back to original one to read. Which I finally got windows 10 loaded and I send a program to help people with dyslexia if I could get back to it that would probably help me so much. I hope their more to offer and available to help people like to learn this stuff.


Completely useless. Plus it's a waste of time, data and security. You are told that it connects to your PC, though it doesn't - all you can do is change a ton of graphic settings. It takes over your phone and changes your home menu completely. It somehow needs or wants access to all of your data, however providing no benefit for you. You need to install dozens of additional apps in order to have a chance to make use of this "app".


The app is great, the customization is top teir @nd the added benefit of connecting to your laptop is great. The flow of the connection isn't that great, you're still able to share photos easily and continue your browsing session from your phone to your laptop.


My actual rate is zero, because after the last update the drawer background become silver colour and can not change like before. It very worst and irritating my eyes. Before it was black. Previous app was an average because lack of independence to changes but I am using it for easy backup and restore fecility. You mean dark mode. I think then your app also dark. But I don't like dark themes.


Awesome! If you install & use this launcher on your cell phone (instead of the default launcher), your phone operates almost exactly like your Microsoft-enabled PC. If you sync Microsoft Accts n your computer & other devices regularly, then anything done to 1, is also done to everything connected to the same Account(s). At least that's what my LAP TOPS- HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, & Dell; CELL PHONES- Galaxy S8, iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, & TABLETS- Fire 8s & Galaxy Notes have done thus far.


Using this application was an Amazing experience. I was actually bored with my system launcher so just to try something new i gave this application a chance, and I'm so satisfied with the performance of this application. Best thing about this launcher is you can customise it as you wish, and there are plenty of options for modifications. Loved it.


I have used this app for years and it works really well until the other day. Now it seems that there are misaligned folders and icons. The bottom row sits to high, and when I tap some folders nothing opens, like they are not where they appear to be.


Short answer, I think this launcher is under rated and really deserves more love. Long answer, This launcher is the best and smoothest launcher I personally even used. My first impression of this was that IT WAS ALREADY GOOD BUT WHEN I SAW YOU COULD EDIT THE ICONS, I thought this was the launcher I am going to stick with. So I rate it 5 stars.


Very buggy! Touch issues. Problems with multiple ms accounts. The news page is horrible. It never shows any news I am interested in. The MSN page it opens always asks for a cookie page that does dissappear. Skip this one for now and try in a few years. All in all a disappointing experience. For some reason ms is always slow in solving big problems.


I mostly just use this app for the bing daily background feature, which I really enjoy. It does seem to have a bit of a bug, however, in that the setting for whether it's just my background or my background and lockscreen that gets updated keeps changing itself to background only and even when I change it to both it still reverts to background only. I usually have to reset my phone to get the setting to stick with both. Deleting and reinstalling the app does not help.


Good Concept, terrible Restrictions. As far as it is not possible to sync ANY exchange accounts this software is useless. Because of aggressive data storage while using the outlook app, my Company blocked wisely the Outlook App. So no Calendar, no E-Mails, no Contacts. Google Mail & Co. can be used because they do NOT safe any transported Data on own Servers. A shame on Microsoft. You startet with Company Software.


Wallpaper is really buggy. Sometimes scroll effect stops working. Sometimes it zooms in and looses quality. Sometimes it literally looks glitched out with smaller versions of the wallpaper doing weird things. I'm on a Huawei Y6 2016 if that helps fix the bugs. Huawei phones always seem to be buggy.


Thank you so much for this wonderful launcher. I have been struggling with my old launcher because of it's lack of features and customizations that I needed. But this app has it all. Kudos to the developers for adding the "suggestions" option. Listening to the users is the best thing that a company can do.


I have been using this launcher for quite some time now and it's the best third party android launcher I've used hands down. I used it on my LG g5 and using it now on my Nokia 9 pureview. Saved me a lot of time since it automatically imported my settings and folder configuration from my old phone.


Samsung Galaxy a50. This phone is pretty great, but EVERYONE hates the "squircle" primary color icons, which make the phone look like a toy. MS launcher will change the icons to any shape, and make the a50 look classy with rounded square icons. Another really cool thing is the wallpaper extends to multiple homescreens, so when you scroll to the next page, it unveils another piece of the picture. Beautiful effect with the great a50 wallpapers. The touch sensor is not good though, very buggy.


I've been using this launcher for over a year now. But recently, the app drawer has been glitching, and the apps only show in half the screen, meaning i can only open half of them. I've tried uninstalling and installing it again but to no avail.


I love this launcher and every thing developed by Microsoft team . But It hang my device Samsung galaxy j3 6. I have to reset my device factory settings it case my device to restart automatically before all this my device show background over battery usage massage and recommend me to unistall this launcher . So need to improvement i will give 5 stars if all will be right


Loving this launcher so far. I've tried some of the best launchers out there and Microsoft Launcher is by far one of my favourites. Just enough customizations a.d features, I love the fact that you can keep your current UI as well. So I'm using a Samsung with One UI and Microsoft Launcher allowed me to keep the whole look and feel of One UI whilst using the launcher, great addition to a launcher and I love using it. Thanks.


It's a nice launcher, however it isn't perfect. My main problem is that I can't activate Notification Badges and I have searched all over settings and changed things, given Microsoft Launcher permissions and everything and it still won't activate. I have given it the permission that let's it activate notification badges on a Samsung, but I am using Huawei and it didn't work.


I like it. The different type of gesture modes in the app is fast and interactive, which i find very helpfull. Overall look of the phone changes. Looking forward for more type of different features from the developer. Thank you.


The app icons can be a little better. Everything else is superb. This is the go-to launcher for me, in any Android phone. Especially I love that I can get snippets and reminders for both my personal account and work account. Very useful.


Rich and better experience over any launchers out there. Microsoft has improved tremendously over the years in terms of UI experience. Have been a Microsoft die hard fan since 7 years and loved the Mobile OS and now with this launcher. Would like to see rotate to landscape homescreen option and notification similar to a Windows notification manager.


I lov this app! It makes me feel like I am truly using Windows instead of Android. I really tired of Android over the last few years. Its nice to have an overlay that looks and feels like a PC instead of "The lates android OS!"


I have my tablet and mobile phone switched to MS launcher and my productivity has increased! Staying connected while being mobile and remote work is definitely easier! Loads of connectivity options. Pleasing interface Non intrusive layout Most importantly, free from ADs!


It is a new experience of getting what you paid for. I know microsoft is the only way to go for myself. Before microsoft i was thinking small time and i was stuck with it cause i didnt know. Til i got microsoft and its like theres a whole world out there. Thats the experience i am having in my first week. Thank you


With this launcher and Emui pre-installed by OEM, after doing the Android phone multi app view from inside the overview of recent app switcher, going back to the overview will be seeing nothing. Another issue is that changing the swipe actions of an Edge favorite shortcut will prevent further shortcuts from being added to the launcher homescreen permanently.


GREAT. Now a days I am using the MICROSOFT LAUNCHER which is working smoothly and very fastly. I am operating this launcher with my Oppo Realme 1 device. I had been using some other launchers also. But I have chosen the Microsoft launcher only again. Congratulations for Apk rating has gone beyond a million. Thanks a lot to the Microsoft ,has given a super Launcher.


Probably the most convinient laucher for most parts. But how can I change the calendar view in the feed? Right now it has a huge button "Add new event" and a small text with the actuall closest event. I'd love to have ONLY the list of close events, or at least have the Add button be much smaller than the list.


Love the launcher to be honest I really do. However with the recent update I don't like that I'm unable to set the app.drawer theme. I like the light theme but I preferred when the app drawer was transparent. Is there a way to have that option in the launcher going forward???? I would really prefer how it was before or be able to change that too. I know it's minor but it bugs me more than I'd like to admit hahah


Nearly there. It's unresponsive at times when scrolling and selecting icons. Also how can I search through icon packs when customising a single icon? There is no option to search, and that's means you have to scroll through the pack to find anything rendering it useless. Can you fix this?


Crashes sometimes with only wallpaper showing but no controls work other than the notification tray. I'm on the Samsung galaxy a7 and it's also very buggy as it takes time to load when I return to home screen. In menu groups I'm unable to rearrange apps to the top row whenever an app is dragged there It gets defaulted to the right bottomost row position.


Everything good. Smooth animations & features. +The side home screen. Only suggestion is to make the dock folder icons open at bottom part of the screen, instead of the center screen. It's difficult to reach with big screen phones.


Really good lightweight launcher. I used it in the past but I've relied on Nova. Just tried it again on my old tablet and it's definitely faster than Nova. Some nice new features as well


I am just in love with this launcher. Simply the best launcher available for Android. It completely sync with my sticky notes and reminders. The backup is also a fabulous thing, I just install and restore the backup and all done.


its getting heat up my phone. please do some bug check. i am on latest Android using one plus 5. Default works good and no heat issues. Features are Great. Looking forward to use each and every one of them. But heating issue is my concern.


First of all I'm thankful for MIUI 11 update which forced me to hate their system launcher so much, and finding Microsoft Launcher. Microsoft Launcher: >user-friendly >Easy customisation >Gesture control helps to move faster >Feed option is marvelous+can able to add widgets into the feed >Icon customisation >News feed


After the last update, the app started getting stuck at lot. LOT! I normally have to restart the device to make it work, cuz whenever I press on any app, it doesn't work. Please rectify this bug. ASAP.


I'm happy that it's well integrated with Outlook mail and calendar that I see previews in a jiffy without sacrificing my phone's performance! Daily wallpapers that change daily is also amazing. I'm liking how it is now than it was on its earlier iterations.


I love the integration with Android OUI. It allows me to use better launcher features, like alphabetizing the apps drawer, while keeping my original OUI interface. It makes the phone better, not bloated. I would like more unique wallpapers and widgets.


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I found this launcher because it was recommended on YouTube and man did he ever hit the nail on the head .it is very customizable .it does have some features that u have to pay to use ,but thst aside it's the best launcher I have used.


Excellent launcher app, gives more options, and is flexicible I can design my home screen as I want , it gives more dimensions, great look. It also give group delete , group move and so on. Can directly go to the app settings from home screen through i button of the app after selecting it.


My first phone was Microsoft and for me, Microsoft always have the best features. I have been using the Microsoft phone until few months ago. Until I have no choice to shift from Microsoft to Android. I have been using Microsoft launcher for a day now and I think I will be continuing to use this for a long time (hopefully Microsoft will launch a new phone soon). Ps. I will definitely buy the surface duo, if it has only one screen 😊😜


Its simple and really easy to use. I love the features that allow you to sync up your Microsoft account from pc and android seamlessly. But i still cannot use the timeline feature in this launcher bcause of some reason. Really handy launcher


It's a great launcher but background bugs.. There is a significant touch sensitivity dip on my motorola android onevision, android one pie when I use this launcher opposed to the stock one. I love the ms launcher because it has way way better features than the stock but the touch sensitivity is killing me. Please look into this..


It's a very good launcher that allows an impressive degree of personalization. If you work in an office that uses Outlook, the Calendar integration is fabulous. I just hope Microsoft finishes integrating Wunderlist / To-Do / Outlook Tasks in the future and provides a dedicated page for them.


Best launcher on market, INCREDIBLY GOOD, ID GIVE IT 10 STARS IF I COULD, finally an app isn't littered with ads and tricky little pop ups that pop up right before you hit the button, Bravo Microsoft Bravo you have definitely earned my permanent loyalty it's fast smooth and extremely intuitive, the only thing I'd say that needs work is Cortana she's not quite as clever as Google.


Well who doesnt love Microsoft. Bill Gates probably didnt know it when he created windows what a profound effect it would have on the world. I think this app works great to easily transfer from my device to my laptop seamlessly. So thumbs up to you and your team. So many apps very few that do what you expect. This is one of the few. Excellent job.


I think it's the best launcher ever i have used. It has best customisation option. And there are no locked items everything is free , is the best part of this launcher. But there is just only one upgrade, you should have customise lock screen also. Please make this happen in next update. ❤️❤️


Once you add this to your cell phone it cant be uninstalled. Kinda pissed ...and not happy i have to factory reset my phone to remove it . I was trying to do the link my phone to the computer and had me download it and it never even worked.


After trying many best and most famous launchers available on app store I am loving this Microsoft launcher... Along with SwiftKey keyboard (with cobolt theme) it's awesome.... I recommend it to every android user to try it once at least on any make and model of your android .. . I am sure you'll love the Microsoft work and u start loving your old android unupdated phones again 😜


I love it, but i don't why my alarm didn't function since im using this launcher. I already look at the setting, volume up the ringtone and even put on in the vibrate mode. But still didn't work..


Oh my Microsoft how I enjoy all that it offer's been testing it for over 2 years and i have nothing but good things to say. It has managed to let me combine all browsers far and wide and customize the way I enjoy. Thank You Google Chrome Bing Edge Firefox Modzilla Teams For all the amazing thing's You do!!


Here is my suggestions to improve the app: ☛ Curves the edges everywhere. ☞ Apply the theme on pop menu (pills). ☛ Let me remove alphabet completely from Drawer. ☞ Add Backup share options in Backup similar to Nova. ☛ Transperent Light theme similar Transperent Dark.


All the features are good so far ...... Just there is one problem when I am on home screen and go to drawer it show blank screen I have to go back and return to see all the apps in drawer I would appreciate if you take in consideration...... Regard: Phantomhive


Good looking user friendly launcher. Please fix widgets display on desktop, like dual clocks, power control and other useful widgets Error on loading the widgets on the screen. Cannot display and have 'error on loading widgets' prompt, especially the system widgets


Loving it! I guess Ms is more invested on stealing searches from Android than building its own mobile OS. Btw, Bing daily wallpaper needs some fix since it is not updating the picture when requested (isn't set to download only in wifi)


The best custom launchers I have used. It's clean, smooth and provides lot of options for customisation. Like the feed screen which provides easy access to calendar, todo and tasks along with most used apps and recent contacts


If you use office 365 this is a must for your android phone. The only downside is it is a resource pig so you will need a fairly high end phone to run it.


Best app ever, I love the themes, the gestures and how you are able to transform the whole look of your device. Linking you ms account and the devices to your pc is genius and slick...gotta love this hence 5 stars, well deserved


Excellent, but there is some work to do in passwords, sms, photos and contacts integrations with Microsoft universe. There is a responsiveness slowdown. A lot of laaaaaaaags... lol. But still amazing, thanks and go ahead, capture the Android!


I hear that cortana will be no more after Jan 2020. I use this app because of a much better mail and to do assistance by cortana than Google for the outlook mail client.. Now if that is gone.. Would like to get an alternative pls. Otherwise it will loose its USP.


Amazing And Outstanding Performance For A Launcher!....Cortana Suddenly Stopped Hearing Me And Answering My Questions Even When Typed In.....She Only Hears Hey Cortana! And Nothing More, Why's This?....Is It Because I Clicked Join Beta Program For Cortana?? Please Fix.


Love the layout and the scrolling app drawer from top to bottom , phones default is left to right app drawer which I dont like. The downside to this launcher is it occasionally slows down my phone ,but could be my phone Galaxy J3


hello, I'm curious as to why whenever i try to add a web page shortcut from chrome to my home screen it does nothing? Edit: i still can't add pages to my home screen through chrome. please fix this.


I held onto my Windows 10 phone as long as I could, but when Facebook and Instagram and The Weather channel withdrew their apps, it was time. This launcher gives me a little of the customizability I was used to.


User experience is so friendly and adaptable. Understand clearly about the simplification of use. There are so many apps connected to my pc too. What i updated at PC will be easily emerged at phone.


Since my last update I constantly get this message and my apps crash constantly.  Sign in Sorry, but we’re having trouble signing you in. AADSTS50011: The reply url specified in the request does not match the reply urls configured for the application: 'd3590ed6-52b3-4102-aeff-aad2292ab01c'.


Just installed the launcher for its slick looks and great selection of wallpapers. Unfortunately, when the wallpaper gets refreshed, a vertical black bar appears on the right and remains there. It's seems to be tight to the scroll effect.


Underrated Launcher. I actually like the dashboard on the left of the home page, as it provides useful info. I have an S10 so natively we have a similar feature with Bixby, but I just find the Microsoft dashboard much more useful.


Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_NOTIFICATION_POLICY
android.permission.ACCESS_WEATHERCLOCK_PROVIDER
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
android.permission.CALL_PHONE
android.permission.CAMERA
android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.DOWNLOAD_WITHOUT_NOTIFICATION
android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR
android.permission.FLASHLIGHT
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.GET_TASKS
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.KILL_BACKGROUND_PROCESSES
android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.NFC
android.permission.PACKAGE_USAGE_STATS
android.permission.READ_CALENDAR
android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.READ_PROFILE
android.permission.READ_SMS
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.RECEIVE_MMS
android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.REQUEST_DELETE_PACKAGES
android.permission.REQUEST_INSTALL_PACKAGES
android.permission.SEND_SMS
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER
android.permission.SET_WALLPAPER_HINTS
android.permission.STATUS_BAR
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_CALENDAR
android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
com.actionlauncher.playstore.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.anddoes.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.android.alarm.permission.SET_ALARM
com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS
com.android.launcher2.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.android.launcher3.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
com.cyanogenmod.trebuchet.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.finsky.permission.BIND_GET_INSTALL_REFERRER_SERVICE
com.google.android.gms.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION
com.google.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.htc.permission.APP_PLATFORM
com.huawei.android.totemweather.permission.ACCESS_WEATHERCLOCK_PROVIDER
com.lge.launcher3.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.microsoft.launcher.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
com.microsoft.launcher.permission.INTERNAL_DEEPLINK
com.samsung.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.sec.android.app.clockpackage.permission.READ_ALARM
com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
com.sony.mobile.permission.SYSTEM_UI_VISIBILITY_EXTENSION
com.teslacoilsw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.yandex.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
huawei.android.permission.HW_SIGNATURE_OR_SYSTEM
net.oneplus.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
android.hardware.camera.any
android.hardware.faketouch
android.hardware.microphone
android.hardware.screen.landscape
android.hardware.screen.portrait
approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

create accounts and set passwords
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.

choose widgets
Allows the app to tell the system which widgets can be used by which app. An app with this permission can give access to personal data to other apps. Not for use by normal apps.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

download files without notification
Allows the app to download files through the download manager without any notification being shown to the user.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

close other apps
Allows the app to end background processes of other apps. This may cause other apps to stop running.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read Usage data
Provides access to device usage history and statistics. Usage data is aggregated into time intervals: days, weeks, months, and years.

read calendar events plus confidential information
Allows the app to read all calendar events stored on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to share or save your calendar data, regardless of confidentiality or sensitivity.

read call log
Allows the app to read your phone's call log, including data about incoming and outgoing calls. This permission allows apps to save your call log data, and malicious apps may share call log data without your knowledge.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your own contact card
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

receive text messages (MMS)
Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

receive text messages (SMS)
Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

send SMS messages
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

set wallpaper
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.

adjust your wallpaper size
Allows the app to set the system wallpaper size hints.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

add or modify calendar events and send email to guests without owners' knowledge
Allows the app to add, remove, change events that you can modify on your phone, including those of friends or co-workers. This may allow the app to send messages that appear to come from calendar owners, or modify events without the owners' knowledge.

modify your contacts
Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify secure system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's secure settings data. Not for use by normal apps.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

read your Web bookmarks and history
Allows the app to read the history of all URLs that the Browser has visited, and all of the Browser's bookmarks. Note: this permission may not be enforced by third-party browsers or other applications with web browsing capabilities.

read Home settings and shortcuts
Allows the app to read the settings and shortcuts in Home.

write Home settings and shortcuts
Allows the app to change the settings and shortcuts in Home.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

activity recognition
Allows an app to receive periodic updates of your activity level from Google, for example, if you are walking, driving, cycling, or stationary.

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