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Thumb Launcher: How to use your phone with one hand

Every year, smartphones are growing vertically and this makes it even more difficult to use them with one hand. That’s why today we’re going to introduce you to Thumb Launcher. So you can use your phone with one hand, in a more comfortable way. In this post, we will show you how to install it.

What is a Launcher?
As its name indicates, it’s the app that launches the apps we have installed in our device, in the Android mobile operating system there are many Launchers developed by third parties.

Thumb Launcher is designed to be used with only one hand. The interface is comfortable and simple, consisting of three screens, the main screen where you can slide up and down to see your apps in alphabetical order. If you slide to the left you can see a search engine. Also if you slide to the right you’ll see a widget section, plus if you slide from the widget screen again, you’ll be able to access a manager of your notifications.

Installing Thumb Launcher

To download and install it, I recommend the following link from the Google Play Store

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Google Play Store| Thumb Launcher

First step

Open the application, slide up the blue bar at the bottom of the screen, then press the Settings button, later press Set to default, after that the system will ask you to select a home app, press Remember my choice and finally press Thumb Launcher.

set to deafult Thumb Launcher
set to deafult

Second Step

From the main screen slide twice to the right to go to the Notification manager, then you will see 2 options that you must activate.

notification manager Thumb Launcher
notification manager

In the first one press Go to Settings. After that, you will redirect to the Notification access settings, then you will grant the permissions to Thumb Launcher.

notification access Thumb Launcher
notification access

Then go back to the Notification manager and press Go to Settings, you will redirect to the App info settings, then go-to battery saver option and turn off the battery optimization.

Third step

Creating a group of apps and adding apps to favorites. From the main screen in the bottom blue bar press the group icon.

main screen Thumb Launcher
main screen

The Thumb launcher will tell you that you don’t have a group. Press the + button to create one, then enter a name and press ok.

To add apps to the group press and hold any app and then press the Add to button and select the group.

To add to favorites again press and hold any app and press the favorite icon, and that’s it.

Fourth Step

Adding Widgets. From the widget screen is as simple as pressing the + button to add the widget you want.


Despite the early development of Thumb Launcher and its simplistic design, we can notice that it achieves what is guaranteed, giving us features to be able to use our device with only one hand. We hope that with each update it will improve so that it can compete with other launchers in the market. That said, we invite you to join our telegram channel.

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