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Microsoft Launcher 5.1 sports To-Do, Sticky Notes, and digital wellbeing

Microsoft Launcher 5.1 beta comes with new features such as digital wellbeing, to do, sticky notes (Source: WinCentral)
Microsoft Launcher 5.1 beta comes with new features (Source: WinCentral)
The upcoming refresh — which will bring Microsoft's Android launcher to version 5.1 — already looks impressive. The Beta build shows To-Do integration, Sticky Notes, as well as a set of features that are Microsoft's answer to Google's Digital Wellbeing. This update should arrive in a few days.

Microsoft is taking its Android launcher app very seriously and the upcoming refresh will bring quite a few new features. Those enrolled in the Beta program for Microsoft Launcher can already enjoy the goodies that the rest of this app's users should receive in a few days as well. 

Currently at version 5.0.2 on Google Play, Microsoft Launcher will hit 5.1 soon and that version will come with Microsoft To-Do integration and Sticky Notes. Although Microsoft Launcher already has a to-do list feature, the integration of the Microsoft To-Do app will replace it entirely.

In addition to the two changes mentioned above, Microsoft Launcher 5.1 will also be able to track app usage and screen time in a similar manner to the Digital Wellbeing app. However, the big advantage for Microsoft Launcher will be that — unlike Google's Digital Wellbeing — this feature will work on older Android versions as well. 

The changes will arrive in the coming days, and if you never tried this app, maybe the time has come for you to take Microsoft Launcher for a spin. After all, there are over 750,000 user reviews on Google Play that average at 4.6/5 stars, so this is definitely one of the best free launchers one can get for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or later.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-11-26 (Update: 2018-11-26)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.