Smartphones can take some getting used to and some of us just want to use the very basic phone functions like making and receiving calls, sending text messages and using the camera – and maybe a few favourite apps. This is where the BIG Launcher comes in. It has a basic home screen with large buttons that may make the transition from an older style phone to the new-fangled smartphone just that bit easier.
The free demo version will enable you to try it out and see if it works well on your phone before buying the $12 full version. Sounds a little expensive compared to some apps I agree, but if it means the phone is usable for you – worth every penny.
From the app description:
BIG Launcher makes the smartphone suitable for seniors, children, and people with eye diseases, motor problems or the legally blind. Visually impaired and technically challenged users can use the simple and easy-to-read interface with ease.
There is no fear of making a mistake and losing everything with stress-free navigation. And it also features the SOS button which can save lives!
The free demo version of BIG Launcher has these limitations:
– you can customize only the right column of buttons
– only 5 additional screens allowed
– only 5 most recent items in calllog are visible
– only 5 most recent message threads are visible
– only 20 SMS can be written and sent
– password protection of the configuration and the preferences is not possible
The BIG Launcher replaces the user interface of any phone or tablet with Android 2.1 or higher. It is designed in consideration with seniors and the visually impaired to provide maximum readability and easy use.
Give it a try and see if it helps – remember that the first time you return to the launcher from an app or placing a call you will need to tell your phone to use BIG Launcher not the home screen built in to the phone and select ‘Always’ not ‘Just Once’.
If it doesn’t suit you, just uninstall it and your old launcher / home screen will be back again.
Give it a try and as always, do let us know what you think in the comments.
Price : Free (demo with some limitations)
Size : 5.1Mb
Needs : Android 2.1+