If you’re an Android user, you might be aware of the ability to use different ‘launchers’. A launcher is the user interface that manages your screens look and icons you use and a ton of other features allowing you to organize the way you view and start your apps.
In a previous post, I shared my logic behind switching to Evie launcher.
However, recent changes had me a bit concerned. They added a news feed very similar to Google Now (which I came to dislike, a lot).
My first reaction was here we go again. Then I long pressed on the home screen, opened the settings and found that it can be disabled. I switched it off and ‘voila’, no more news feed.
I also found the setting that hides the search bar. Interesting idea if you’re concerned with screen real estate. I used the search function often enough that unhiding would be a pain.
Kudos to the Evie developers for designing things better than Google. Bravo!