Any ideas for Bliss improvements?

I would like to have an app drawer.

I recently purchased a GS290 with /e/ preinstalled from eSolutions.
Previously I had a Huawei P20 Lite. And I was using the app drawer which I found very useful.
You can see it here:

If Bliss’s evolutions lead to providing it with an app drawer, that would be great.

Thanks for reading me.


What is the purpose of an app drawer? How do you use it?

Something like that :

the applications are presented in four columns, always sorted sorted in alphabetical order.

There are the letters of the alphabet vertically on the right which allows you to scroll quickly.

Main difference is horizontal vs vertical sliding. Regarding the alphabetical order…when I know the name of a specific app I want to use I start typing in the top search field, if that is an app I use frequently I move it to the first screen (or bottom row)

But surely these are personal habits/choices/preferences and there are million different in this world ;- )

Hi @Doppel-D, preferences and habits are quite individual, I agree. So, I guess it will berather impossible to satisfy each and every user, but an easy solution is always just to install a different launcher app. There several good and open source ones out there.
But if you search for an app by typing its first letters - you could easily do that in the search bar of the widget page in Bliss - so no swipe-up to open the app drawer as before, but a swipe-right in Bliss and you can easily search for all apps installed on your phone.

Thank you for your quick reply! That’s practically what I wrote to @domiq44 ;- )

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I think the main difference is that without typing anything, since the apps are sorted and displayed without any spaces between them, you can easily find the one you are looking for, even if you have hundreds of them, just by swiping around with one finger !

May be adding a sort option ?

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I’m using the Bliss Launcher now for half a year and I very much like it. While I was always OK with an app drawer, I know of many users who simple don’t get the difference between the home screen and the app drawer. So great that Bliss got rid of this and got inspired by iOS - simple and straight forward design, please keep up this minimalist approach :+1:

But there is always room for improvement, so here are my proposals:

  1. Add gesture navigation, but this has been already discussed here, so I’ll just leave it like this.

  2. I cannot move apps in a folder from one folder screen to the other, but I was expecting this.

  3. I love the pull-down search very much, but most of the time I open the browser instead of the app since the app icon jumps as the search takes some time to complete. So when I search for “mail” then the app search completes before the text search. I want to click the Mail icon but just as I click, the text search completes and the app icon jumps down. So instead I press “mail online” and the browser opens. This is quite annoying and should be fixed.

Bliss is exactly what I want to see in /e/: a launcher which can be used by my mum - my personal gold standard for usability :wink:
A big thank you to the /e/ devs and wonderful to see the ecosystem growing.



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Totally agree, very easy to fix. I use my own version of bliss with that fixed.


This! +1000000

Every version of Android I’ve ever used has let me do this, so the fact I no longer can is the thing I least like about /e/


Yup. Make apps sort alphabetically when I install them instead of having to screw around moving apps.

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Sometimes wording is important. Bliss is a launcher, nothing more. It is not an OS and it is not Android.
All of those other versions of Android did not allow you to do those things, the launchers did. Whatever those launchers were, more than likely you can install them and any others on /e/.

Not a defense of Bliss. Never liked it, never use it.


I agree with 2, but you say its difficult to move apps to different screens, I find it impossible, like trying to arrange apps in folders.

I like Bliss, coming from iOS its a nice introduction to Android, very applesque.

A simple way of rearranging the apps, in screens (which you can), between screens and in folders is essential.

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#1 Let’ users remove Weather (or clarify if /e/ is getting paid for it)
#2 Let user remove app suggestion
I’m happy with any default setup in Bliss - as long as it can be modified.
Meanwhile happy with KISS


I would like the ability to have an icon on an app folder, so it looks like an app. Easier to find the folder if you could pick an easily identifiable icon for it.

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it would be great to be able to deinstall the weather app and the App Suggestions completely. Also I would like to dissmiss the microG. Is there an easy way for users without programming skills?

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Wow, I’d love to try that. What laucher would give me this option? Recommendations?

There are many, you could try for instance Lawnchair or Rootless Pixel Launcher (both in AppsStore) - or the little older but simple and well working Trebuchet Launcher.