Smart Launcher 5 adds Android Q dark theme support
Smart Launcher 5 introduced some big changes at the end of March with Smart Launcher 5.2's modular page system and some menu improvements, and this month those improvements continue with some big theming additions, including support for turning on dark mode according to system preferences in Android Q.
The changes outlined for April 20's Build 40 update state all menus and dialogs for Smart Launcher 5 now support dark themes, including a fancy AMOLED theme that I will be enjoying the second the update hits my devices. The dark theme support is especially significant because in addition to a manual switch, Smart Launcher 5 will also be able to kick on dark theme based on system theme settings:
Other useful features from this update include an updated wallpaper pick — something that was long, long overdue and will help me immensely when testing all these Galaxy S10 hole-punch wallpapers — and the ability to add multiple apps to a new home screen page or folder in one swoop rather than individually.
Best app drawer
With a smartly categorized and widely adaptable app drawer, insane icon options with Icon Pack Studio, and a drop dead simple home screen, Smart Launcher 5 has become one of my favorite launchers on the market today.
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Ara Wagoner was a staff writer at Android Central. She themes phones and pokes YouTube Music with a stick. When she's not writing about cases, Chromebooks, or customization, she's wandering around Walt Disney World. If you see her without headphones, RUN. You can follow her on Twitter at @arawagco.
This is my favorite launcher. I've been using it for years.