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Dial’em All Updated with Material Design Goodness
From its humble beginnings back in April of this year to its more recent and feature packed updates since, we’ve talked quite a bit about XDA Senior Member luciferabby‘s creation Dial’em All. For those who don’t remember, the premise of the app is simple: Instead of manually scrolling through your app drawer or endless home screens to find that certain app you’re looking for, you open the T9-enabled app dialer and search for the desired app in a manner similar to Spotlight on Mac OS X or Launchy and Start Button Search on Windows.
As time went on, the app eventually incorporated quite a bit of added functionality such as the ability to search your entire phone and even dial and communicate with phone contacts–in addition to the core app dialing functionality. Now, Dial’em All has been given another major update, and this time, it’s in the form of a major visual makeover to Android L-inspired Material Design goodness. The latest update brings us to version 6.0.1, and in addition to the Android L-inspired design, you’re now able to send messages to contacts, and the overall performance has been improved.0
If you’re a veteran Dial’em All user or you’re just now finding out about this great replacement dialer, it’s as good of a time as ever to head over to the Dial’em All app thread and give it a shot.
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