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Blinq Launcher - Indie app of the day

Today's indie app of the day is Blinq Launcher. If you like the idea of Google Now Launcher with more customization and gesture controls, you'll like this!
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September 18, 2014

What is Blinq Launcher

Blinq Launcher is a home screen replacement application. It has a lot of standard features and some customization options. It’s claim to fame is the “gesture anywhere” feature where you can gesture on any screen whenever you need to for any reason.

The launcher has quite a few features and is based on the Android 4.4 launcher. Some of the highlights include customizable folder options, custom grid sizes, fonts and transition options, “Okay Google” to open Google Now, and back up and restore settings. A lot of these are run of the mill for third party launchers which means you won’t be missing out on much if you decide to use Blinq.

Blinq Launcher’s biggest feature is its gesture control feature. It takes a while to configure and you can create a whole bunch of gestures. Once done you’ll be able to open apps and perform tasks by using simple gestures. This is great if you switch between apps fairly often. You can assign gestures to apps and then when you need to go to the app, you just draw the gesture and the app opens up. It’s something a little different and a little fun once you get used to it.

There are some extra things as well. It comes with a selection of wallpapers which is a nice touch. The premium version includes more features such as unread counts on apps (such as Gmail and Facebook), more transition animations, more gestures to play with, and some extra stuff. We do recommend you try out the free version before buying anything so you can make sure you’re spending money you actually want to spend.

Blinq Launcher review
Overall, Blinq Launcher is a solid offering. It doesn’t have as many features as other launchers but its gesture controls are pretty unique and fun once you get them set up. It does have its issues but most of it is free to use so you can see if it’s for you before buying anything.