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Latest Action Launcher update brings Quickcuts to all users, option to ditch round icons, and more

Action Launcher has just received a new update that brings Quickcuts to all users, adds the option to ditch circular icons, and more.

Published onOctober 30, 2016


In recent weeks, Chris Lacy has been working hard to bring as many of the new Android 7.0 Nougat features to Action Launcher as quickly as possible. At the beginning of October, Action Launcher was updated to bring Quickcuts (a version of 7.1’s app shortcuts) before Android 7.1 was even available to the public. When they were introduced, Quickcuts was a Plus-only feature, meaning you’d need to pay a premium to take advantage of the handy feature. But now the developer has released a new update that not only brings Quickcuts to all, but also implements even more Pixel Launcher features.

After updating to the latest version, you’ll be able to take advantage of Quickcuts whether you’ve bought the full version of the app or not. If you haven’t paid the small fee for the full version yet, though, you should definitely consider it. Chris Lacy has been releasing a steady stream of notable updates to Action Launcher for some time now, and that likely won’t stop anytime soon.

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There are a few other enhancements in this update worth talking about. If you’re not a fan of Google’s new circular icons in Android 7.1, now you have the option to switch to a global icon style. Action Launcher now also mimics the final Pixel Launcher All Apps drawer, and supports new shortcuts to automatically open the keyboard when opening the All Apps drawer. Oh, and the settings menu has gotten a makeover to include the new Pixel blue color.

There are plenty of other improvements and fixes in this update. If you’re interested, head to the developer’s Google+ page for the full changelog. Head to the Play Store link below to grab the latest version!