They waited. MIUI 11 added application menu.
The MIUI graphical shell for Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones has long been one of the few user interfaces that lacked a separate section for installed applications (application menu or app drawer).
In November last year, this functionality appeared in MIUI 11, however, it was only available on Chinese firmware. Now, all users of the global version of MIUI 11 for Xiaomi and Redmi smartphones can independently download the corresponding MIUI 11 innovation.
The application menu is part of the MIUI shell desktop, so you need to download the updated version of the desktop from the link in the source. After downloading, open the installation package, allow the installation of applications from unknown sources and complete the installation.
After installation, go to settings, then go to the settings of the main screen, where you need to select the appropriate item. After that, the swipe gesture on the main screen will call up the section with installed applications.
Users can also make various changes, choose which categories of applications to display, change the background color, and so on.