Will Verduzco · Mar 30, 2014 at 02:00 pm

Simplify Your Home Screen with Crescendo

It’s reasonable to go out on a limb and assume that most of our readers have at least 50 apps installed on their mobile devices. Because of this, we often turn to sidebar launcher apps such as the recently updated SideControl to make all of these apps easier to launch. But sometimes, instead of making apps easier to get to, what we really want to do is escape for a bit. After all, having a cluttered home screen full of dozens of folders and apps can get quite tiresome.

Thankfully, there are great options out there for those looking to simplify. For example, there are quite a few minimalist templates available in the popular Themer app. But what if you want something even simpler? XDA Senior Member alobo offers a fantastic option called Crescendo.

Although Crescendo is technically aimed at making mobile devices easier to use for seniors and kids, it’s a stylish alternative for those looking for a more minimal Android experience. The app includes a streamlined and task-based home screen. But instead of being filled with a sea of apps, your home screen gives you information about the weather and allows you to perform certain common tasks such as making calls, taking pictures, browsing the Internet, writing Emails, and looking at photos. Crescendo also provides an app drawer to allow you to still reach your favorite apps, but they no longer create clutter from your start screen.

In addition to its home screen functionality, Crescendo is also loaded with several simplified apps such as an easy-to-use web browser and flashlight. It also integrates various commonly accessed settings into a simplified menu.

Whether you’re looking for a home screen app for those unfamiliar with technology or you just want to simplify your Android experience, Crescendo is a great and aestehtically appealing option. Head over to the application thread to give it a shot.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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