Exactly one week ago Apple released iOS 14. The launch, however, like the beta testing of the update, went surprisingly smoothly. As a result, already on the fifth day, the share of adoption of the new version of the operating system exceeded 25%, bypassing both iOS 12 and iOS 13. The abundance of new functions that the owners of iPhone and iPad for the most part have been waiting for a very, very long time. However, as it turned out, users Android are also not averse to settling in with something new from iOS 14. I explain on my fingers how to get an application library on Android.
You can also enable the application library at Android
First, let's figure out what an application library is on iOS 14. In simple terms, this is a built-in software cataloging tool. When activated, it divides installed applications into groups and combines them into folders. True, unlike ordinary folders, which users are free to create on their own, these have a larger view, allowing you to conveniently define the content even without a name. As a result, games are combined into a folder with games, social networks – with social networks, and recently launched ones – are sent to recently launched ones.
How to split apps into folders
On Android there is no way to catalog applications in the same way by default. But since Google, unlike Apple, does not restrict independent developers in creating software in any way, Google Play has a lot of solutions that allow you to replace the application library from iOS 14. I chose In my opinion, the most popular and simplest is Smart Drawer . But, if for some reason the utility of my choice does not come to you, you can always find something to replace it in the Google branded catalog.
- Download Smart Drawer to your smartphone from Google Play;
- Run it, turn on the automatic sorting function and click Start;
Smart Drawer independently distributes apps into tabs
- There will be a distribution of applications into categories, you can switch between them using the icons on the left;
- If you need to move an application to another category, press and hold its icon, then drag it to where you want it;
If necessary, you can delete, add or change the existing tabs.
- If you are not satisfied with the list of tabs, press and hold them with your finger until the context menu appears;
- Here you can rename an existing tab, change its icon, or add your own tab.
Application Library at Android
I like Smart Drawer solution more than App Library
Like the app library in iOS 14, Smart Drawer does not work as a permanent mode. That is, you can launch the cataloging function and use it without leaving, until you accidentally or on purpose perform an action to return to the desktop – for example, do not swipe down on the screen or press the Home button. But, in my opinion, this is also convenient, because you hardly want to travel to the settings and switch the mode to normal. And so – a simple swipe and you are in the familiar interface.
Despite the fact that the external design of Smart Drawer is different from the embodiment Apple, for my taste, this solution looks even better. Here you immediately see large tab icons, and not have to run your eyes through folders in search of the necessary applications. Such a performance will definitely be appreciated not only by people with visual impairments, for whom the larger the visible object, the better, but also by users without them, because, whatever one may say, all kinds of pointers in the form of pictures are perceived much better and only make our life easier.