[APP][4.0+] Dial'em All 6.0.1 | A Smart Dialer Replacement
A simple & minimalistic T9 based dialer to quickly access and launch installed apps on your Android.
★ Searching local apps by app name.
★ Simple T9 keyboard.
★ Quick searching.
★ Recent Apps/Contacts
★ Find Contacts
★ Call Contacts
★ Email Contacts
★ Dial Numbers
★ Save Numbers
★ Uninstall Apps.
★ Find Music
★ Browse Call History
★ Select Themes.
Dial'em All uses simple write ahead search which matches keywords as you type in order to save multiple key press. It uses a simple T9 keyboard which allows user to type and search apps/contacts faster.
This is a power user tool and yet very simple to use, helps you stop scrolling through endless list, launch applications/call contacts in a few clicks. Just press on any number-pad button to search for the symbol on it.
Also choose how you want your dialer to look by choosing from themes.
Dial'em All is a very lightweight T9 launcher that can solve all your app launching/contact finding troubles.
How to Use:
1. Press the on screen buttons having the text you want. Similar to phone dialer.
Its very good, very smooth. You hace just cleared my homescreen of lots of apps. The only thing left in my homescreen are Dial an App, Browser, Google Maps and Iron Man 3.
Aesthetic wise, I feel like it needs more improvement, but hey, thats only graphical part. the core part is flawless.
Suggestion: Perhaps user will be able to 'dial up' settings? You know, like going directly to the WiFi settings, or directly to storage setting to eject USB on the go, or more importantly turning on the USB debugging inside the developer mode. I'm sure this will be a major request. Although you should also add a setting whether to enable dialing up shorcut settings or not, not all people want it.
Suggestion: I guess you need to add a setting page if you want to corporate more feature, as most people want to use certain feature and dont want to use certain feature.
Idea: There are some people that hide certain app and dont want people to see it, I guess it will be a bad situation if your app shows their hidden app.
I suppose you wouldn't have to type the words after the space as , as soon as you are type the first word i.e the one before the space you will have that app in the grid already, for example: typing "Google" will give u "Google Play", " Google Music" , "Google Music" etc already on scren making it easier to choose, also you can easily type just the word after the space like "Music" that will give you "Google Music" too thereby saving an additional button press for "space"
Interesting app. I have a couple of suggestions on how to improve it more:
The app shouldn't show up in recent apps, as people will probably access it through a shortcut and use it to launch other apps
It would be better user experience if the dialer was drawn over your current app, instead of using your wallpaper as a background -- this would give a more fluid app launching and changing experience instead of the current feeling of being taken away from your current activity
It would be nice to be able to change the app icon grid and icon sizes -- some people will want fewer but bigger icons, some people will prefer longer list with smaller icons
Since there's quite a lot of screen space for listing the apps, you could implement (an optional) row of recently launched/recently used apps. I think a lot of users are really just switching between 4-5 most common apps and this would make the interaction faster.
In addition, there could be an option to pin a favorite app(s)
Lastly, it's not at all obvious how one can change the keypad colors (long-press on clear seems to do it), and you are left wondering if there are other settings available as well (like changing the grid size)
Like I said, the app looks great and works well too.
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By Tomek Kondrat
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