app drawer

(redirected from app tray)

app drawer

The screens in an Android device that show all the application icons. Also called an "app tray," it is a series of screens with the icons arranged alphabetically. The apps can be launched by tapping the icons, and the icons can be copied to the home screens by dragging and dropping them to the desired location. An app drawer is also called an "app launcher" because apps can be run directly from the icons; however, there are app launchers that have more organization capabilities than an app drawer. See app launcher.
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You can reveal the app tray by swiping up or down the home screen; doing so right, meanwhile, will take you to Bixby Home, who'll happily guide you through those routines and try and help you out throughout your day (you know the drill) .
There is no app tray; all the apps are placed on various pages across the homescreen, which can be easily added to folders.
Although customisation options mean you can choose to utilise a more traditional app tray if desired.
Apps can be segregated into different folders in the app tray. The settings have three tabs for all, recent and running-the last lets you know which apps are consuming your device's resources.
"Combined with deep linking," he says, "this shift will transform the manner by which we discover and access apps: the days of flicking through the app tray are numbered."
The disadvantage, may be for some users, is that Lenovo has removed the app tray and all the apps are floating on the home screens.
In terms of usability, the OS is pretty simple with the App Tray on the right and the BB Hub on the left, as you swipe more to the left you get more into the basic settings of your device.
It organizes the app tray into categories, such as Social, Productivity, Music, Entertainment, and so on.
In Landscape Mode, the home screen and app tray automatically adjust to appear horizontally, so you don't have to switch back to vertical mode to use your apps between episodes or during breaks.
The only problem in placing it where the Home Button used to be is that it will be overlayed on the app tray at the bottom of the screen.