Folder Widget & Linkora Released

Folder Widget: add bigger folders to your desktop

No matter what kind of phone you use, you can’t avoid the topic of organizing your desktop. With more and more apps needed in daily life, it’s hard for us to spread all the apps on the desktop, and in order to find a balance between easy to find and tidy, most people will add folders on the desktop to put some less frequently used apps.

The advantage of folders is that they can hold more apps without taking up too much space on the desktop, but they still inevitably require an extra click each time you open an app. Folder Widget also wants to help us solve the problem of opening apps on Android with the help of widgets.

Folder Widget allows us to add different kinds of widgets to the home screen, we can either put big icons to show our personality, or we can add big folders of different sizes, and we can add backgrounds to the folders to beautify them.

The more useful feature is that, thanks to in-app settings, we can add folders on the desktop like iOS repositories (if you want to), with the help of a 3+4 layout, or even 2+4+4 or even 2*(1+4) if you don’t mind doing the math. In this way, you can place as many apps as possible with the help of a widget. In addition to adding apps more freely, we can also set more detailed icon settings for the apps in the folder and even replace the icon packs, so Folder Widget is not only useful, but also adds a touch of personality.

In addition, Folder Widget also allows us to add system settings or even fixed web shortcuts or application shortcuts to the folder. Overall, Folder Widget helps us to handle desktop apps in a better way. For systems with an app drawer, Folder Widget helps us to make the home screen cleaner, while for systems without an app drawer, Folder Widget helps us to locate apps in a much faster way. You can download Folder Widget via the Play Store, where it’s free for basic functionality, and you’ll need to pay for a subscription or one-time buyout to unlock more grid structures or customizations.

Linkora: Bookmark all the links neatly!

When we surf the web, we come across a lot of content that we want to bookmark, such as URLs shared by friends, interesting content we see on social networks, or items we want to buy in the future. Although every app has a favorites feature, they’re always scattered all over the place and can be a pain to find. Since all of this content exists on the internet, there must be links to it, and all we need to do is to use Linkora as an app to organize the links together.

Linkora adopts Material You design style, and it works with dynamic color picking. If you need to collect a link, you can not only open the App and add it manually, you can also add it directly to Linkora through the system’s sharing menu, and all the contents you have collected, including the categories created in the App, can be searched.

In terms of functionality, Linkora supports parsing links and displaying thumbnails, so it’s easy to tell what each link is about. However, for most shopping sites, the success rate of image parsing is relatively low, so we can only distinguish the content by the link title. Of course, Linkora supports modifying User Agent to simulate some special clients, if you understand the technical principles, you may be able to get a better experience.

If you want to organize the many links, you must do a good job of categorizing them, Linkora provides two levels of categorization. The first level is folder, which is easy to understand; the second level is called Shelf, which means shelves or shelves, but in Linkora, Shelf is more like the “label” function in the Notebook App, because the same folder can be attributed to multiple Shelf, but the special point is that Linkora is using Shelf as the main display dimension. The special thing is that Linkora uses Shelf as the main display dimension.