Android’s launch applications have been an integral part of the Android experience. If you do not like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an application to change everything. There is no doubt that Android launcher applications have a much more diverse set of features than any other type of application and can really do some amazing things with these applications. Let’s look at the best! Google Now Launcher will close its doors in 2018. That’s why it does not appear in this list anymore. That makes us very sad.
1. Action Launcher 3
Action Launcher has long been a favorite Android launcher for our readers. It comes with a common Android feel. However, there are some additional features at the top that add some uniqueness. Quicktheme allows you to customize the colors of your user interface based on your wallpaper. Shutters lets you see the widget of an application without setting one on the home screen. It even has its own special style of folders. There is also support for icon packs, frequent updates and much more. There is a lot that I like about this one.
2. ADW Launcher 2
ADW Launcher used to be on this list until the developer stopped supporting. However, with the release of ADW Launcher 2, it was an obvious choice to add back to the list. This includes an updated user interface that best fits the Android line. In addition, there are launcher shortcuts, many customization options, extensions, and tons of other modern features. It also has one of the best features of making your own widget that we have seen. He has taken his rightful place among the elite of the Android launcher. You can download it for free or pick up the professional version as a purchase integrated into the application for $ 3.49.
3. Apex Launcher
Apex Launcher has been around for a very long time and remains one of the most iconic applications of the android launcher ever. Like Action Launcher, it aims to give Android an appearance of actions with some additional features released to a large extent. These include the ability to alter things such as transition animations, travel habits, and there is even a scroll dock where you can place lots of icons. Apex Launcher also includes a theme engine. The developer is in the middle of improving the pitcher a lot. Those who try it can expect big changes in 2018.
4. Arrow Launcher
Microsoft Arrow Launcher had its ups and downs. Now, it seems that it has become a really good Android launcher. The idea with the arrow launcher is that you get a home screen to put your apps and such. From there, you have a variety of predefined screens that will show you things like frequent contacts, reminders (with Wunderlist), recent documents and their frequent applications. Microsoft also updates the launcher frequently with new features. The features are also generally integrated with other Microsoft products. That makes it good for people who use Microsoft products.
5. Atom Launcher
Atom Launcher is another new Android launch application that moves in the right direction. It comes with a theme creator and you can also find a variety of themes in the Google Play Store. It also comes with gesture controls, a hidden dock with additional settings, integrated widgets, icon pack support and various other settings and customizations. It is light and efficient, but it has enough characteristics to make it competitive. You can download it and use it for free. That way you can see if you like before launching for the professional version.
6. EverythingMe Launcher
EverythingMe Launcher closed and left the Play Store in 2015. They returned to the Play Store in January 2018. It’s great news because it is a very decent Android launcher. It has a lot of smart features. There are smart folders that automatically categorize your applications. It also has a contextual feed of things like notifications, missed calls, calendar events and more. The application takes a little time to learn your habits. The thing is that it works very well once it does. You can use the launcher for free.
7. Evie Launcher
Evie Launcher is one of our selections for the best Android apps of 2016. It is a lightweight and fast Android launcher with some unique features. Use the Pixel Launcher style application drawer that you can slide up from the bottom of the screen. It also comes with support for icon packs, a non-dock mode, and can change things like the size of the grid on the home screen. Evie Launcher even has things like unread badges, widget customization and much more. It is completely free to download without purchases in the application.
8. Launcher 8
Launcher 8 is a unique launcher because it does not look like Android. In fact, the only purpose of this launcher to exist is to make your phone look like a Windows Phone. Using this, you can convert your widgets into Windows Phone style tiles live and create virtually the same experience you would find in Windows Phone. Except, you know, with a YouTube application that works. It also comes with a handful of other features that make it a very solid Android launcher app. The launcher is free to download.
9. Lightning Launcher
10. Next Launcher 3D Shell
Next Launcher 3D Shell is from GO Dev. Those are the same people who make GO Launcher. It has 3D animations, a variety of transition effects. And some unique customization options. It also includes a scroll bar that allows you to rotate your home screens around and find the one you are looking for. It is true that it is one of the most expensive Android launcher applications out there. We would not blame you if the entry price was too high. However, you can try the application for free. In addition, you can get the cheapest application if you buy it as a purchase integrated into the application from the trial version instead of the standalone application.
11. Nova Launcher
It’s not much better than Nova Launcher. Like Apex Launcher, Nova has been around since good times. It is still not only relevant, but one of the best options of the Android launcher app available. It has a list of customization options that include gestures support, the ability to customize the appearance of the application, support of icon packages, themes and much more. The application is also updated at a dizzying pace which means that errors are usually quickly crushed and new features are added consistently. It also comes with the ability to backup and restore presentations from your home screen to when you finally switch to a new phone. It is the one that we recommend you try first.
12. Smart Launcher 3
Smart Launcher 3 has been around for a while. It has also been updated a bit. Your biggest claim to fame is the various ways in which you can have your icons displayed. There is the classic shape of the flower, several other grids, and more. In addition, you can have notifications on your home screen, a contextual search, a lot of themes, add-on support and much more. You can even hide applications behind a password lock if you wish. It has a good list of features. However, it does a great job to not feel bloated. You can download the application for free to try it.
13. Solo Launcher
Solo Launcher It is presented as a DIY Android launcher. A lot of emphasis is placed on giving users the ability to do things their own way. The application itself has material design, gestures, themes, wallpapers and much more. In most standards, that’s a pretty basic set of features. However, it is enough to give you a lot to do. On the downside, it includes useless things like cache cleaning, speed increase and memory cleanup. Those things are little more than fashions because they do not really work. It’s easy enough to ignore it, at least for most people. If not, then skip this and try one of the others.
14. Yahoo Aviate Launcher
Aviate Launcher has had quite a history. It started as a start-up project for a handful of developers before Yahoo bought it. Like EverythingMe Launcher, Yahoo Aviate has some contextual elements to try to deliver the applications you need when you need them. It also comes with an elegant and simple design. It has a feature called Smart Stream. That is essentially a less effective version of Google Now. It is not as unique of an Android launcher as it was when it was an independent project. However, it still works quite well. It is also free.
15. ZenUI launcher
ZenUI is a launcher made by ASUS. It has all the most basic features of the Android launcher. You can change things like transitions, icons and even the subject. It also boasts of the ability to change the font, the size of the font, and the size of the icon. In addition, the application has a system-wide search accessible by sliding down on the home screen. You can also auto-group applications by category such as Aviate and EverythingMe. It is not the most powerful or customizable launcher. However, it is ideal for those who do not need a lot of additional features.
If we missed any of the best Android launcher apps, tell us in the comments! If the pixel launcher arrives on Google Play, you can bet it will end up on this list. You can find our latest lists of applications by clicking here .