EverythingMe is out of beta: one of the smartest launchers around got an upgrade (video)

February 4, 2014

EverythingMe Launcher Hands On

EverythingMe, a contextual Android launcher first released in April 2013, received a substantial update and is now officially out of beta.

Similarly to Aviate, which was recently acquired by Yahoo, EverythingMe uses information like location, moment of the day, and the apps that you use the most to create a dynamic homescreen that adapts to your specific usage. To do so, EverythingMe uses smart folders, a contextual quick access field, and a fast universal search box.

The prediction bar at the bottom of the main homescreen in EverythingMe is the place where the launcher groups the apps that it thinks you might need at a particular moment. The more you use it, the better it should get, so don’t be disappointed if the first selections are not spot on. The prediction bar can be swiped up and down to reveal a clock widget, with fluid and pleasant animations.

On the top of the homescreen, you get a smart search, that the team behind the launcher calls “the fastest in-phone search on Android”. Type one letter and the app shows relevant contacts, apps, info, and web results. Universal search is something that we’ve seen before, though legal issues have caused the removal of the feature from some Samsung phones, for instance. EverythingMe’s implementation is among the best we’ve seen.

The launcher not only organizes apps based on their type, but it creates folders based on your location and the moment of the day. Moreover, it also offers suggestions based on installed apps and context, populating a list of shortcut to web apps such as IMDB of Flickr.

Design-wise, EverythingMe doesn’t stray too far from its stock Android roots the way Aviate and some other launchers do. In fact, if you disable some of its elements, you are left with a pretty much stock looking homescreen, though the app doesn’t support navigation bar transparency on the Nexus 5. You can also have widgets and custom wallpapers, and you can add and customize your own homescreens to your liking. The animations are pleasant overall and the typography is sleek, though the constantly changing backgrounds (which update based on the folder you are in or the text that you typed in the search bar) can be distracting.

EverythingMe announced that over two million users have downloaded the beta, and it’s clear why. This is one of the best smart launchers we’ve used so far, managing to be helpful, while still giving users plenty of customization options.

Check out our Joe Hindy’s look at EverythingMe:

For now, EverythingMe seems to be available in the United States only, as a free download. Check it out in the Play Store.

Comments

  • Rammstein

    No matter what launcher I try I always end up coming back to Nova.

    • Jesus

      How do you make it use your downloaded themes???

    • Bone

      That’s cause you haven’t tried Action Launcher yet. I’m a Nova fan, but ain’t going back brah, not for a million dollars (okay, for a million, I would).

      I love my single home screen, right swype for apps, left for sidewidgets (both work inside apps too) and swype over icons for pop-up widgets and groups, tap to phone & Google wide search plus regular swypedown for notifications and up for Now!

      In Action Launcher everything is one swype away, it’s incredibly simple and functional, Next best thing: Nova. :)

      • Rammstein

        Wrong. I do have action launcher and have even purchased it. Out of all the launchers I tried it is definitely one of the better ones but after a month of using it I went back to Nova permanently.

    • Leo Matija

      yeah :P

  • Jules

    Pass. Besides, it seems I can’t take advantage of kitkat’s transparent status and navigation bars on my moto x.

    • Jesus

      Nexus > Moto. That’s why.

  • Francis

    USA, USA!!

    I live in Canada.

  • Jaime

    Apk anyone?

  • Xhemal

    Cant even download, not avalible in my country, give an apk someone , whos from USA

    • Arturo Raygoza

      tell me how I’ll try?

  • Logic Defyer

    Fuck you rascist dev . WTF
    is this USA only.

  • Jayfeather787

    I like Nova quite a bit, but I will try this.

    • Jesus

      No one cares silly unicorn hahaha

  • Vikram Singh

    How is this compared to aviate? I like the neat organized layout of aviate but the limited customization bothers me, cant really use much widgets, or shortcuts etc..

  • pallu

    Wish I could install it on my Captivate running CM11.

  • zero-0

    seems like a pointless waste on battery power. If you can not organise your launch screens then you don’t deserve a smart phone

  • dungtakdung2x

    why this launchera not avaiable on my country?

  • Ryan5609

    Tried it. Not a huge fan. Just cant stop using the stock launcher on my Nexus 5. So friggin smooth and fluid.

  • Tony L

    Why do I even need a 3rd party launcher when I have stock Android on my Nexus 5? :-)

  • kstagg

    It’s pretty cool. I like this a lot.

  • Evilgenius101

    not compatible with Note 3

  • rrrrr

    Google should buy this launcher/company and implement it in Android 5.0.