#156 Daily dose : Customize your phone with an smart drawer

The presence of an app drawer is one of the key ways in which most Android phones stand out from iOS, but not much thought always goes into these drawers, and you’re often presented with just a long, cluttered list of apps.

If that describes the app drawer on your phone then you should consider swapping it for Smart Drawer.

This app automatically sorts all the rest of your apps into categories, such as communication, utilities, media and games, so you can more easily find the things you’re looking for.

You can also choose whether the apps within each category are listed in order of name, usage or install date, and there’s also a search option if you’d rather just start typing out the name of what you’re looking for.

Extra tools in Smart Drawer let you hide apps, add a PIN to protect them, and customize the look and layout, and while this isn’t the only app drawer replacement it’s one of the few that doesn’t require you to change your whole launcher.