Microsoft Launcher Nova Launcher Prime: take control. We have written extensively about Nova Launcher Prime, with a whole bunch of tips and tricks. Many say this app is the reason to buy an Android phone rather than an iPhone and it's easy to understand why. Nova doesn’t look like much when you first open it.
Android requirement: 4.0.3 and above; Version tested: 1.9.9; APUS Launcher - Theme, Wallpaper, Boost, Hide Apps Buzz Launcher: specific, innovative and a community! Aiming for a community vibe, Buzz Launcher is what you could call a “participatory” alternative application launcher.
Download EverythingMe for Android. Bonus Apart from these three launchers, we tried a number of others for shorter spells as well, to varying degrees of success. Not all the launchers we tried were "smart", automatically arranging your home screen, but some of the others were.
Win 10 Launcher (Google Play) If you’re looking to bring the visual appearance of Windows 10 to your Android smartphone, Win 10 Launcher is undeniably one of your best options. The Android launcher is built from the ground up to look and feel like Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.
Where the Google Now Launcher is different is that it's the first time Google's released the stock Android launcher for download on the Play Store (with some caveats, which we'll mention later). This means that anyone with a device running Android 4.x can have the same experience that's previously only been available on the Nexus 5.
Organization nerds will love the way Yahoo Aviate Launcher for Android tidies up their apps. Yahoo Aviate Launcher (free) is an Android app designed to simplify your phone and organize your apps. It's well designed to be dead simple at first glance, and the more you explore it, the more features you'll find.
On an Android phone, the launcher is the app responsible for the home screen, the app 'grid', and launching the aforementioned apps. Phones generally come with either the stock Google launcher, or more commonly, a launcher whacked on top by a hardware manufacturer like Samsung.
Smart Launcher Pro 3; Microsoft Launcher; Nova Launcher; Apex Launcher; APUS; Buzz Launcher; Action Launcher 3; Next Launcher; Smart Launcher Pro 3: a distinct style. Smart Launcher Pro 3 has its own distinct flavor and is unlike any launcher on the list.
One of the cool things about Android is the way you can replace the stock app launcher with any number of third-party alternatives. During my recent dalliance with the Moto X, for example, I tried a number of them: Espier Launcher 7, Nova Launcher, and, most recently, Aviate.