Hangar Updated to Handle More Apps and Better
Not too long ago, we covered an application that somewhat resembled the native Android task manager app, and pretty much did the same at the time. Hangar, developed by XDA Recognized Developer blk_jack has received various degrees of input from devs and users alike and has resurfaced as a major update to the application that we reviewed back then. In case you are not familiar with it, Hangar’s main objective is to keep all your most commonly used apps handy for you to use whenever you feel like it and without having to dig through the hundreds of apps that you likely have installed in your device. However, the way it works is slightly different from your regular task manager. If you have ever used Aviate Launcher, you may be already familiar with how this works. The app will weigh the usage of apps via an algorithm and will place them on the bar for you based on the value obtained from its calculations. So, you will not just get your most recent apps but rather a list compiled by your device based on usage patterns.
As already stated, Hangar has gone through some major revamping. It has loads of new features and fun things to try such as a fully customizable bar in which the icons can go. On top of that, it also offers customization of the icons themselves, so even if you are not running a launcher that lets you modify your icons, you can still do it via Hangar. Moreover, you can keep track of your app’s usage as well via either the app or a handy widget, And last but not least, if there is any app that you must absolutely have in your tray, now you can pin it so it doesn’t vanish by the time the app recalculates the algorithm.
The app is still in development stages and because of that it might present a few bugs here and there. So, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask or if you have bugs or suggestions, simply get in touch with the dev. You can find more information in the Hangar app thread.