Here are some suggestions
1: instead of essential being a folder on home screen, allow users to keep some apps outside just like any other conventional launcher all the time at the top or bottom of the screen.
2: on right swipe dedicate an entire page for persistent widgets like music, weather, notes etc.
I absolutely love those subtle animations to unlock a certain locked app and menu icons.
Keep up the great work.
More suggestions coming in as I keep using the app.