Most of us love Android, don’t we? Well, I am not counting iPhone fans who just want a phone show off and have no idea of what really a phone can do. The main reason behind such a massive fan following of android is its one-click customization features. Every android smartphone comes with an in-built default launcher that is very boring to use again and again, repeatedly. With the availability of many Android Launchers on the Play Store, it has become a very easy task to totally change the software outlook and theme of your device.
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Launchers give a fresh and new feel to your android device; let it be a smartphone or a tablet. With the wide variety of options to choose from, it becomes difficult to pick the right Launcher for your device, thus we have pointed out few of the best Launchers available on the Google Play Store so that you can get the right one.
8 Best Android Launchers
Here is the list of top 9 Android Launchers you can try. You can install these and see if it suits you.
1. Nova Launcher
Nova Launcher is the best Android launchers on the play store. It is fast, customizable and sleek. Nova makes your phone to appear and work better without any lag and slowing down the performance of the device. Various options are there to work with like, changing colour themes, changing icon packs, options for customizing docks and app drawer.
Folder settings and infinite scrolling can also be changed. Nova Launcher is the best launcher in the market to tune up your phone or tablet.
Price- Free/Paid (Pro version)
2. Apex Launcher
Apex Launcher is one more excellent Android launcher with excellent features and really good performance. Its main features include abilities to customize the home screen grid size, more than 9 screens, and scrollable docks with more than 5 pages. Infinite scrolling, numerous folder styles, transition animations, and multiple app drawers increase the customizability. The paid version unlocks many more options like more drawer options, more additional gestures and a better theme support.
Price- Free/Paid (Pro version)
3. Action Launcher 3
Action Launcher 3 has updated its launcher app to give it an Android Lollipop themed look while offering its own customizable features. The app’s slide-out app drawer allows its users with fast access to an app library and numerous widgets. Special gestures like covers and shutters allow the user for quick access. Action Launcher app takes out colors in your wallpaper and adjusts the app drawer, search box and folder backgrounds to match automatically.
4. Arrow Launcher
Microsoft’s has come out with its own Android launcher named- Arrow, which keeps all your information and apps in compact and context-sensitive pages. Apps get sorted according to their frequency of use, while left and right swipes let you to quickly access things like contacts, recent app activity, a widgets page and reminders page. System settings can be changed very easily too.
5) Google Now Launcher
Google Now Launcher is the most minimalist launcher that also brings in powerful features and searches functions. If you are looking for a simple to use the launcher, then Google Now is exactly what you are looking for. This launcher comes pre-installed on Nexus devices which are made by Google. You can swipe right on the phone’s home screen to see a list of Google Now cards with information relevant to your internet behavior. You can also use Google Now voice and give voice commands to get your tasks done such as sending a message, playing music and looking up contacts without even touching your device.
6. Yahoo Aviate Launcher
Yahoo’s Aviate Launcher is better than most of the other launcher apps in the competition. Aviate has a simple home screen and an app drawer which is automatically categorized. Aviate adjusts what info to provide on the display need right now as the day proceeds. We can easily check the weather, news and traffic in the morning, get driving directions while we are going to work or home automatically. It also opens the music app when you plug in your earphones/headphones.
7. Hola Launcher
As your phone becomes older, it starts slowing down and lagging. Your phone’s performance drops and hangs every now and then. But now you can customize now phone with Hola launcher without having to sacrifice your performance. The launcher is sized just at a small package of 3MB in size, it also includes an in-built battery manager to not let your battery get drained quickly.
8. Z Launcher
Looking for apps in the app drawer or searching for them by typing in their name in the search box has become ancient now. Z Launcher is the perfect launcher for future. It lets you search for any app just by simply drawing a letter on your phone’s home screen. Okay so think you to book a cab. Now instead of looking for the Uber or Ola app, you can draw a “U” or “O” on the home screen and instantly the Uber or Ola app will be there. Draw “F’” and boom you just opened Facebook. This launcher has a very sleek design. The background of the app changes with time making your phone look beautiful.
Atom launched another new Android launcher available in play store. It comes with a theme maker and allows you to find the variety of themes for it from Play Store. It also offers many settings, widgets, icons and gestures controls. If you are looking for a good launcher, you can try this.
Price: FREE / $1.99
There are many other free and paid Android launchers available in Play Store. What Android launcher do you use in your phone? Do not forget to share it with us via comments.