You can now rearrange your Google Bar shortcuts


The Google Bar has been around since September 2013. It took some getting used to, but it is now part of our daily lives. There was one problem that really annoyed me, though. The App drawer in the Google Bar was helpful as a shortcut source, but many of them are not as important, or you have to scroll down to find the good ones.

google-bar-app-launcherOf course, we all have a different definition of which Google services are the “good ones”. It’s a subjective matter, so shouldn’t we be able to customize the app drawer as we choose? Google is finally making it possible to rearrange the shortcuts in your app drawer to your liking!

How to organize apps in Google Bar launcher

All you have to do is drag and drop. Simple as that. And you can even add Google services that would otherwise not be listed. An obvious example is Google Keep. All you have to do to add this app is go to the Google Keep website and open the app drawer. You will be prompted to add the app.

Release date

Google has started rolling this feature out. It should take about a couple weeks for everyone to have it, so don’t panic if you are not seeing it yet. I don’t have it yet, but it looks like a very neat feature and I am really looking forward to testing it.

Do any of you have this update yet?