Earlier this week I posted a review of the Nova Launcher for Android. In that review, I pointed out that if you are looking for a launcher that has a whole load of knobs to turn, it is the best option for you. But for those of you who aren’t interested in turning all the knobs or, more particularly, are deep in the Microsoft ecosystem, there is a solid option for you too. The Microsoft Arrow Launcher.
Arrow Launcher doesn’t have the configurability of Nova Launcher nor does it pretend to have them. Instead, Microsoft has taken this launcher and focused it on productivity. Contacts, apps and documents are easily accessible from the launcher, getting you editing that Word file quicker and with few taps than opening the app itself. But it also does all this with speed and battery friendliness that makes it a great option even for those who don’t necessarily use the Office apps.
I’ve been running Microsoft Arrow Launcher on my Nextbit Robin for the past few weeks and I have no problem giving it a thumbs up. It works great, has enough configurability for those want to tweak a little bit and gets you deep into the Office apps without having to fuss with it. Here’s my review and thoughts on Arrow Launcher.