Klinker Apps, best known for apps such as Talon and EvolveSMS, brings us a brand new launcher that essentially takes the Google Now Launcher experience to the next level. Simply put, Blur is a launcher that is built upon Google’s own launcher but gives more control to the end-user.
When you swipe to the right on the Now Launcher you are presented with cards and other Google Now data. With Blur, you decide what kind of pages you’d like to see. This could be a series of customized cards with the “Blur Info” page, a Simple Calculator page, or pages for apps like Talon and EvolveSMS. Even better, Klinker is publishing the API so other developers can jump in and make their own pages that support Blur.
In addition to the pages and cards system, Blur also offers support for the “Ok Google” command from the homescreen and is very feature rich with support for customizable grid sizes, icon packs, dock choices, gesture control, fonts and so much more.
Blur is a completely free launcher and based on my brief time playing with it so far, I’m very impressed and, unless I run into deal-breaking bugs, it’s very likely that this experience will replace Google’s Now Launcher on my Nexus 5. For those that have already tried Blur, what do you think so far? Impressed or not?