Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android (download)

Microsoft has several apps for Android and the latest one is Arrow Launcher, which looks pretty cool, simple and handy for those who want things done fast. You can quickly access your favorite apps, contacts and set reminders as well as the vertically scrollable single page app drawer make it easy to select your apps.

Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android is currently a preview version, which means it is yet to be ready for general use. Besides all the launcher features like homepage, app drawer, dock, etc., a cool feature of Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher is its option to choose daily Bing wallpaper as the default wallpaper for your Android phone.


Arrow Launcher has three main pages – Homepage, People page and Reminder page. The homepage has two sections – Recent and Frequent. As the name indicates, the recent section displays your recently used apps while the frequent section displays your frequently used apps.

The People page displays all your contacts and it has also recent and frequent sections allowing you to access your recent and most frequently used contacts quickly. Each contact has call, SMS and email options.

The Reminder page allows you to add reminders, which I think a good feature that most custom launchers missing. You can enter a reminder and set an alert time, so you will not forget your urgent things in the busy life.

Another interesting feature of Microsoft Arrow Launcher is the dock where you can easily access your most used apps. Besides that, just swiping up the dock (from any page) displays a set of apps, contacts, settings menu, wallpaper selection and feedback option.


Generally, Microsoft Arrow Launcher seems to be pretty simple and good, though it misses some customization options like option for choosing icon pack, change icon size, etc.

Arrow Launcher is currently a private beta. You can ask for invitation by joining this Google+ community. Interested users can download the apk from here (Source – Microsoft-news)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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