iOS 14 introduced an “App Library” feature which acts like an app drawer. It’s a place where your apps are automatically organized into folders by category. This concept may also seem useful if you have an Android. Let’s see if we can imitate him.
the Application library can in a way be compared to Android’s app drawer, the place where all the apps on your device are stored. The big difference is that the app library automatically organizes apps into categories. It can make it easier for you to find what you are looking for.
To emulate this functionality on an Android device, we can take different approaches. You can download a launcher that supports app drawer categories or use an app drawer app with your existing launcher.
Complete your app drawer
The App Library is Apple’s version of an App Drawer, so it makes sense to replace the existing App Drawer in your launcher. “Smart Drawer” is an app that organizes all your apps into categories. You can use it as an app drawer in any launcher.
First, download Smart drawer from the Google Play Store to your Android device.
Open the app and you’ll be greeted with some introductory slides. Press “Continue” until you come to “Enable Online Sorting”. This setting allows the app to automatically sort your apps into categories. So make sure it is enabled and hit “Continue”.
The next screen will explain how you can replace your existing app drawer with Smart Drawer. Press “Start.”
You will be taken to the Smart Drawer with different categories of apps on the left side of the screen. Tap the category icons to see your apps. Organizing all of your apps can take a few minutes.
You can tap the “Search” icon in the upper right corner to find a specific app.
Long press an app to view more options. From there you can drag it to another category.
You can add a category by tapping on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner and selecting “Add Category”. The free version of Smart Drawer allows a maximum of six categories.
To delete a category, long press on the category icon, then select “Delete”.
The great thing about Smart Drawer is that you can place the app icon anywhere on your home screen and have access to an organized drawer.
Try a new launcher
The launcher is the app you see as your home screen. One of the cool things about Android is that you can change the launcher quite easily. That’s what we’re going to do here.
First, download “Smart launcher 5”From the Google Play Store on your Android device.
Open the launcher and press “Start”. Accept the terms and conditions to continue.
Then you will see a list of permissions. You don’t need to allow all of these permissions to use the launcher. The only permission we need is “Storage”; the rest are for widgets and other optional features. Press “Next” when you are finished.
Android will ask you to grant all the permissions you have enabled. Press “Allow”.
You will now be asked to choose a wallpaper. Make your choice and press “Next”.
The app will ask you if you want to unlock all features with a Premium subscription. It is not necessary for what we are going to do. Tap the “X” icon in the upper right corner.
You will now look at the default home screen configured for the launcher. Application library-type categories can be accessed by swiping up the home screen.
The launcher can be used perfectly well like this. However, if you want to remove some extra stuff (news feed, widget panel, etc.), we have a file you can download to import a cleaner home screen.
Now that the backup file has been downloaded, press and hold on your home screen to bring up the “Settings” panel, then select “Show all settings”.
Choose “Save” in the settings.
Next, tap on the “Folder” icon in the lower left corner.
Select the file you downloaded earlier. A message will explain that restoring from this backup will erase the current configuration. Press “OK”.
You will be taken back to your home screen. Now all you have to do is swipe your finger to the far right home screen to see the fake app library.
The launcher automatically categorizes your apps into the categories listed in the bottom bar. To add a new category, tap the three-dot menu icon, then select “Add Category”. You can choose from one of the predefined categories and your apps will be sorted.
To delete a category, long press the icon and tap the “Trash” icon to delete it.
These solutions are not exactly like iOS 14 App Library, but they allow you to automatically organize apps. It can be difficult to sort dozens of apps on your phone. Hope these solutions can help you.