1) PERFORMANCE: Reduced memory usage by 50%.
2) FEATURE: SMS Preview in Recent -- preview an SMS message on the Recent page.
3) ENHANCEMENT: Improved the ranking on People page.
4) ENHANCEMENT: Improved performance for setting wallpaper.
5) BUG FIX: Fixed issue with overlapping pages.
6) BUG FIX: Fixed issue with alarms not vibrating for reminders.
We are working to make Arrow more beautiful. Stay tuned!
Arrow makes it easy to find, launch and get back to your favorite apps, keep in touch with friends, and stay on top of the important things in your life. Arrow learns from you – the more you use it, the better it gets. It does the heavy lifting so you can spend less time managing preferences, and more time enjoying your phone.
Your relationship with your phone doesn’t have to be complicated.
Key Features: Made for You
Arrow is designed for simplicity, and personalized to your usage habits.
• Apps: No more wasting time finding the app you need – your apps are automatically arranged based on your usage
• People: Easily find and contact the people who matter the most to you
• Reminders: Never forget to pick up milk or call your spouse with integrated reminders
• Recent: Quickly get back to your recent photos, file downloads, app installs, and even dropped calls
Other Features: Customization, Elegance and Performance
• Page Management: Re-arrange pages, show/hide a particular page, and set a specific page as your home page.
• Widgets: Arrow is compatible with all your favorite widgets, organized on one page
• Customizable Dock: Conveniently access your favorite apps in the dock from any screen.
• Bing & Custom Wallpapers: Receive a beautiful new wallpaper every day or customize your own.
• 3rd Party Icon Pack Support: Theme your icons with a third party icon pack.
• Performance: Arrow is lightweight, and optimized for battery life and speed to help you enjoy your phone all day.
Arrow is available worldwide, but currently only supports English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional & Simplified Chinese languages.
• Forbes: “Arrow is an intelligent launcher, that customizes itself to help you keep in touch with people, find your popular apps, and speeding you into your work.” (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2015/10/30/google-android-news-digets-galaxy-s6-iphone-6s-review/2/)
• Android PIT: "Microsoft's new Arrow Launcher knows you better than you know yourself." (https://www.androidpit.com/microsoft-arrow-launcher-for-android)
• TIME: "[Arrow] offers users a new look and feel for their Android device and puts an emphasis on giving users quicker access to their most-used apps and settings." (http://www.techtimes.com/articles/100743/20151028/microsoft-unveils-arrow-launcher-android-phones.htm)
• TechLegends: "[Arrow] is fast, fluid, responsive and yet simple in its approach." (http://www.techlegends.in/review-of-arrow-launcher-for-android-by-microsoft/)
• TechCrunch: "[Arrow] makes it easier and quicker to access your most frequently used apps, as well as message friends, take notes, or access your favorite apps and settings." (http://techcrunch.com/2015/10/28/microsoft-officially-unveils-its-arrow-launcher-for-android/)
• Engadget: "Microsoft's first Android launcher focuses on your favorites." (http://www.engadget.com/2015/10/29/microsoft-arrow-launcher-for-android/)
• Android Authority: "...the Apps section is actually among the most interesting, as it puts together all the apps that really matter in a single place." (http://www.androidauthority.com/microsoft-arrow-launcher-out-of-beta-and-into-the-google-play-store-652520/)
Arrow is a Microsoft Garage Project brought to you by the creators of Next Lock Screen, another top productivity app for Android. The Microsoft Garage turns fresh ideas into real projects. Learn more about The Garage at: http://microsoft.com/garage
Join our Beta community at: http://aka.ms/arrowbeta
Contact us at [email protected]
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