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You're Going to Love Everything.Me, Android's Best New Launcher

Authored by: Steven Blum — May 19, 2013
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Is this the Android launcher of the future?/ © Everything.Me

The week Facebook Home came out, so did another Android launcher you might not have heard about. Like Facebook Home, it gives your homescreen a makeover. Unlike Home, it's not a makeover from hell. 

There are enough Android launchers out there to re-arrange your homescreen into an infinite number of configurations. But only one launcher can adapt to you on a search by search basis. Everything.Me does just that and it is perhaps the most dynamic and helpful Android launcher ever.  

Much like Google Now, Everything.Me wants to unite the web's data to help find you the information you need. Unlike Google Now, Everything.Me can search across all of your apps. 

Let me give you an example. Say you're searching for pizza. Just tap the search bar on your homescreen, say "Pizza," and Everything.Me will pull up all the apps you've installed relevant to your query. Tap on the app "Yelp" and you'll see all the pizza places in your area. Tap on the app "Foodspotting," and it's already opened to the pizza section. Same with your browser. Even your homescreen now displays a picture of pizza.

But Everything.Me is goes a step further than that.

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 © Everything.Me

A bottom portion of the screen shows HTLM5-based apps that have not been downloaded. These are sites you might normally visit through the browser on your phone, but can just as easily access for free through a web-based application that you don’t have to download.

 

If you search for a band like "Pink Floyd," you'll see results not only in your YouTube app but also in Grooveshark and 8Tracks, which offers song complications that might include Pink Floyd tracks.

Naturally, the permissions the app requires are longer than a phonebook, but most make sense. The app has already racked up over 250,000 downloads and has a solid 4.4 star rating, so you know it's not going to spam you. To download the app from the U.S. visit the Google Play link here. To download from outside the U.S., visit this thread.

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • Alan Snider Oct 14, 2013 Link to comment

    Gotta tell you I think this launcher is GRRREAT!! A couple of minor probs (I sent feedback) but really may become my default launcher.

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  • Sean Cyr May 20, 2013 Link to comment

    Hmm what's so complicated about compilation 's with Pink Floyd? Don't know but definitely going to check the launcher out.

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  • Justin Haske May 20, 2013 Link to comment

    I think this launcher will be great, but there are some points when it lags really bad. Hopefully the kinks get worked out soon because it has some serious potential.

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