Tech Writing - What do you call this icon?


I've encountered the below icon when documenting a web application. In Chrome (and in my app) it seems to be used to access various applications.

What is the icon?
For documentation purposes, does it have a formal name other than (e.g.) "Applications Icon" that most/all readers would understand? (My audience has decent technical knowledge.)

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> most/all readers would understand?

Most/all readers would understand "apps". For example, hover over it in the Google environment and you'll see this:

Google apps
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Where I see it used it is called the Apps Launcher. I hope that helps.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I see the Icon in numerous apps now, not just Google, and it means Apps.
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
Normally referred to as an Apps icon or Grid icon, depending on context.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks, guys! Apps it is. Happy Holidays!
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks - you too, as well, especially as we get nearer.  I am off (not booking clients) until January 3.
Ryan ChongCommented:
probably called it as "Speel Dial" for Opera in Android

New Opera for Android looks like Opera, tastes like Chrome
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Happy Holidays to you, too!
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