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Scout Launcher review

A smart launcher with a difference that can react to your content

Scout Launcher

Scout Launcher

Scout is a smart launcher that learns your habits. While most rivals rearrange the apps on your screen according to location and time, Scout places relevant content on the homescreen via Google Now-style cards.

Upon first launching Scout, sign in with a Google account and add important locations. There’s also the option to give it access to your notifications to manage them. Finally, you can set up ‘smart spaces’ for app categories – each one is given its own homescreen, accessed by swiping left from the main one.

As well as cards for music, calendar, dining and weather, the main screen offers news, Reddit posts, SoundCloud tunes and YouTube videos. It’s a clever concept that seems to work well, although we experienced a few issues when using media playback.