The launcher “war” on Android has tons of contenders, all fighting to be the winner. It’s what seems to be a never-ending conflict, although recently, launchers seem to becoming more and more like clones of one another. Among this mountain of similar launchers, Siempo stands out from the crowd thanks to its minimalist look and its unique philosophy: it wants to transform your smartphone into a device that provides a healthier digital experience.
Many readers may be rolling their eyes at the message that Siempo intends to convey: a mission to help us stop using our smartphones constantly. Although it may seem strange, the truth is that everything about this launcher moves in that same direction. Each one of its features exists so that we’re not spending all day with our smartphones glued to our hands. It’s clear that it all comes down to what each user wants, but no one can deny the fact that Siempo makes it simple to control your phone usage, if that’s what you want to do.
One of the first things that Siempo is going to ask you to do is set an intention. Whether it’s a short-term goal or something more abstract, this message will stay on the main screen and will be the first thing you see each time you unlock your smartphone. Like any good launcher, the app drawer is one of the focal points: the apps are divided into various general categories that stand out for the minimalism of their designs.
We’ve already mentioned that Siempo aims to help users control their smartphone use. That’s why it lets you mark the apps you want to use less. Your social networks will appear selected by default, although you can select any other ones you want as well. This way, the apps you select with appear on a separate screen, and without their eye-catching icons, and where you’ll see the message you’ve chosen. What’s more, the order they appear in will also be random so that you don’t get stuck in automatic routines, mindlessly opening apps whenever you’re bored. It’s an impressive method to remind you that you have better things to do than scroll endlessly through your Twitter or Instagram feeds.
Siempo want to help you take a breather, away from your smartphone, and there’s no better way to do that than with your phone’s launcher. It may not be the best launcher for everyone, but it has enough features and personality to earn itself some loyal users. Users who are going to really benefit from not feeling the urge to constantly be attached to the digital world.
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