Top 5 Android Launchers
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Today we will highlight the best Android Launchers for your Android Phones & Android Tablets. I wasn’t a fan of using custom screen Launchers until I tried one out on my friends phone, I was amazed, it made it seem as if his Android Phone was something new, something fresh, his custom launcher was actually better than the default Launcher that comes with the Samsung phones. So if you haven’t tried an Android Launcher yet, check out our list and give them a try, you might really like some of them like I did, let us begin.
What Is An Android Launcher?
Android Launcher is the name given to the part of the Android user interface that lets users customize the home screen, launch mobile apps, make phone calls, and perform other tasks on Android devices. Basically Android Launchers modify your Phone’s home screen design and adds features without making any permanent changes.
Arrow is a simple, personal launcher for Android made by Microsoft, that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience. Arrow is packed with battery and memory saving technology. It’s light, fast and efficient. Unlike other launchers, Arrow not only gives you a beautiful experience, but also keeps your work and life organized by integrating with Bing daily wallpaper, Wunderlist, and Microsoft Office.
Arrow makes it easy to find, launch and get back to your favorite apps, keep in touch with friends, and stay on top of the important things in your life. Arrow learns from you – the more you use it, the better it gets.
Microsoft’s Arrow Features:
Arrow is designed for simplicity, and personalized to your usage habits.
- Apps: No more wasting time finding the app you need – your apps are automatically arranged based on your usage
- People: Easily find and contact the people who matter the most to you
- Reminders: Never forget to pick up milk or call your spouse with integrated reminders. With Wunderlist integration, you can sync and access your reminders everywhere on your PC, on the web, and on your phone.
- Recent: Quickly get back to your recent photos, file downloads, app installs, and even dropped calls. Easily share your recent photos to your friends on WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook, and more.
- Widgets: Arrow is compatible with all your favorite widgets and their shortcuts, organized on one page
- Customizable Dock: Conveniently access your favorite apps in the dock from any screen.
- 3rd Party Icon Pack Support: Theme your icons with a third party icon pack.
- Performance: Arrow is lightweight, and optimized for battery life and speed to help you enjoy your phone all day.
Arrow Launcher Screenshots
GO Launcher Z is a stylish, smart, slim & personalized application for your Android phone. That’s upgraded version of “GO Launcher EX”. A new flat interface design with interactive control experience, enhance the performance and efficiency significantly, insert more awesome and useful features to get the users closer, say goodbye to the past and previous apps, provide you a brand new personalized mobile operating experience.
Stylish:GO Launcher provides more than 10000 beautiful mobile themes for the users, professional designer create abundant themes for you every week with a variety of styles, users can enjoy the intelligent services by installing the theme of convenient and customized mobile user interface, enrich your mobile life.
Smart:With an independent developed 3D Engine, GO Launcher provides users with extremely fast and secure operating experience with simple, smooth and awesome animation effects, dedicated to become the world’s best partner of users who use Android mobiles in their life and work.
Slim:Through the smart apps management, clean up redundant operating programs, to accelerate your mobile response speed, ensure fast and smooth operation in your mobile and always in the best condition.
Personalized:The unique featured menu of GO Launcher will integrate useful features into the screen, more than 25 screen animation effects, over 15 free App Widget, more than 10000 specially designed theme, convenient and fast operating gestures, your GO Launcher will be in your hand!
- APPs management: Hide & Lock APPs to protect phone security;
- DIY Themer, using your own wallpapers, icons etc. to decorate the launcher.
- Store: Theme store & APP center
- Widget: Weather forecast widget, search widget, swithes widget & an always updated calendar widget.
Go Launcher Z Screenshots
Smart Launcher helps speed up your Android Tablet & Android Phone. The innovative launcher that makes your Android more intuitive and well organized. Find out why it has been downloaded by over 20 million people.
Smart Launcher 3 is completely different from any other launcher on Play Store. It’s not based on the AOSP launcher.
- Low resource requirements, save RAM and batter
- Material design
- A lot of free themes with icon packs and widgets to customize your homescreen
- Quick access to your favourite apps
- Double tap on an icon to start a second app
- Your apps list is automatically sorted by categories
- Search bar for quick search in apps, contacts and web
- Notifications on homescreen
- Turn off the screen with a double tap or just by leaving your device on a flat surface
- Integrated lock screen with notifications
- Highly personalizable. Tons of themes and lock screens, support for almost all icon packs
- Plugin architecture. You can download and enable only the features you want
- Security: You can hide apps from the apps grid and protect them with password
- Optimized to be comfortably used both in portrait and landscape mode
- Runs on almost every Android device
Smart Launcher Screenshots
Nova Launcher is one of the top Android launchers for modern Android OS devices, embracing full Material Design throughout.
Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icons, layouts, animations and more.
- Icon Themes – Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store
- Subgrid positioning – Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons
- or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
- Color controls – for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
- Customize App Drawer – Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
- Improved Widget Drawer – Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
- Infinite scroll – Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously
- Backup/Restore – Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
- Scrollable Dock – Create multiple docks and scroll between them
- Widgets in dock – Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4×1 music player widget
- Import Layout – No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
- Fast – Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it’s work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.
Hola Launcher is only 4MB large, making it quick to download and easy to install. We’ve designed it to minimize its memory usage (resource footprint) so your phone stays fast and responsive, while providing the most important features people need. At the same time, we’ve focused on a clean and simple user experience that you can further customize with beautiful themes and wallpapers. Personalize your device with this small, lightweight, and easy-to-use alternative to your default home launcher.
- Get 10,000 elegant, high-definition icons to set your device apart from the rest.
- An all-new Clock and Weather widget not only whimsically displays a week’s worth of weather information but also lets you add multiple cities so you can keep track of the weather around the world.
- Swipe to the far left and browse the latest high-quality news and content in Holazine.
- Swipe down and search both the internet and your installed apps with an upgraded, faster, and more convenient Search.
- Have Hola Launcher automatically delight you with a new, free, and gorgeous wallpaper each day so every day is different from the one before.
- Hola Shine – A simple swipe from a bottom corner opens a smart menu of your frequently used apps and settings.
- Hola Boost – Free up memory (RAM) and further speed up your phone with a single tap!
- Hola Box – Protect your privacy by swiping up with two fingers to hide apps you don’t want displayed on your desktop.
Hola Launcher Screenshots
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