The folks at Z Launcher have announced an update for their home screen replacement app that brings support for one of their most requested features: Android widgets. We know, it’s almost crazy to think that any Android launcher could launch without support for widgets, they are an Android staple after all.
But remember, Z Launcher is still in beta and continually evolving based on user feedback. As it stands, Z Launcher has a pretty big following, with users raving about its unique adaptive and gesture-based app launching that learns your usage habits. Basically, Z Launcher learns what apps you use the most and brings them front and center for easy access. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Simply draw out the first letter of the app on anywhere on the screen and you’ll see it magically appear. Doesn’t get much more easy than that.
Widgets can now be found on their own separate page by swiping left from the edge of the display. From there you can long press to add widgets, reposition, and resize them like you would with any other launcher. The only difference is this screen is delegated to widgets-only — no app icons allowed, not even in the dock.
Z Launcher says they’ve also hammered out some big fixes and have added a few performance improvements, which is to be expected. If you’d like to give your input or request a specific feature, you can make your voice heard by jumping on over to Z Launcher’s feedback forum at zlauncher.com where you an submit your own idea, or vote on others. If you’d like to give Z Launcher a shot, it can be found free on the Google Play Store via the link below.