What is an Android Launcher?
Launcher helps to customize the user interface of your Android device. Android Launcher is one of the best features that lets you design your phone’s interface. For iPhone, Apple controls the look and feel of iOS. But Android lets you customize your smartphone in an impressive way and that too with no efforts (You may like: Android versus Apple iOS). When it comes to modifying themes, icons or customization of your smartphone, all you need is an launcher that will modify and control how the OS looks and that too without making any permanent changes to the operating system. Here goes a list of best Android Launchers.
1. Nova Launcher:
Nova Launcher is the undisputed king of substitute Android launchers. Nova Luncher is well known for its small size, simple customization and cool 3D effects. One of the most famous feature that is considered as a favorite among the Android fans is the icon normalization. What icon normalization does is, it arranges all the icons into equally sized frames regardless of their shape, making them more appealing to look at. Nova is based on stock Android launcher so it maintains a Nexus look and feel. Nova launcher is available as FREE and PAID version.
2. Go Launcher EX:
Go Launcher is the second most downloaded launchers on the Play Store after Nova Launcher. Go Launcher has some fantastic animated features and 3D effects. It has built-in task killer, app hider, app locker that allows for advanced transition effects. GO launcher supports a wide range of Android OS, right from Froyo to latest Lollipop. The main disadvantage of Go launcher is that it consumes more RAM and hence there are chances that your phone may get slow.
3. Apex Launcher:
With more than one million downloads from the Google Play Store, Apex launcher is one launcher for the customization freaks. With an average rating of 4.3 stars, the users of Apex Launcher are not wrong because it offers endless customization options, home screen and app drawer control, theming and wide range of icons with some excellent transition effects.The Apex Launcher also comes in a paid version which provides even more features that you can’t resist.
4. Smart Launcher:
Smart launcher is really one that will turn things inside out. Instead of neat rows and boxes, it gives you rings of the most commonly used apps. Of course it is connected with the app manager, so whenever you decide get rid of any app and delete the icon, the app gets deleted too. It is quite simple and unique.
5. Buzz Launcher:
Buzz Launcher comes with some of the most inventive themes we’ve seen on Android. The community has come up with a wide range of professional looking ideas to suit all tastes. If you want a bold new look for your Android then we suggest you should give a shot to BuzzLauncher. You can also download the widget app to get the most from it.
6. ADW Launcher:
ADW is one stock-based launcher. This launcher has support for a wide range of Android OEMs. It comes with thousands of icon packs, high customization and theming. ADW has a configurable desktop layout, supports widget resizing, transition effects, changeable color text. ADW Android launcher comes with a paid version also which has a lots of extradite.
7. Apus Launcher:
Thanks to its Pinko theme, Apus Launcher is now one of the most downloaded Android launcher. This theme has a support for combination theme, icon customization and some APUS own-branded features. It’s free, so you should definitely check this one out.
So, here goes a list of launchers for Android.
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