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Last Updated On: April 26, 2016
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10 Best android launchers

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Android is the most customized smartphone operating system in the world. There are thousands of applications available for customizing android. The most basic and popular method for customizing android phone by installing different launchers in your phone. Try one of these launchers and customize your Android device now.

1. Nova Launcher

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Nova launcher is free android launcher.

Features

  • Thousands of themes.
  • Customize app drawer with horizontal, vertical effects.
  • Color Controls.
  • Widgets drawer: Widgets grouped by app makes it faster.
  • Infinite scroll.
  • Backup/Restore launcher settings.
  • Scrollable dock.
  • Widgets in dock.
  • Fast performance.

Download Nova Launcher

2. Nova Launcher Prime.

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Nova launcher Prime is the paid version of Nova Launcher.

Size: 26 K
Requires: Android 4.0 and up.
Price: $4.88.

Features

  • Gestures: Swipe, Pinch, Double tap, and more.
  • Unread counts for messages and Emails.
  • Custom drawer groups.
  • Hide your private apps.
  • Icon swipes.
  • More scroll effects.

Download Nova Launcher Prime

3. CM Launcher – Speed & Safe.

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CM launcher is an android launcher which can boost your device’s performance by 100%.

Size: 2 MB.
Requires: Android 4.0 and up.
Price: Free.

Features

  • Small : Just 2 MB, CM launcher dramatically improves your device while being the most lightwegiht launcher in the world.
  • Sleek : Accelerate device’s start up speed by 100%.
  • Secure : Includes worlds #1 antivirus engine.
  • Smart : Automatically organizes your apps into intelligent folders based on your habits.
  • Stylish : customize your unique wallpaper to fit your personal style.

Download CM Launcher

4. APUS Launcher-Small,Fast,Boost.

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APUS Launcher is a free android launcher which is small in size, fast and boost your device.

Requires: Android v 4.0.3 and above.
Price: Free.

Features

  • Priority apps and smart folders.
  • Boost your device by cleaning Ram memory.
  • Mobile Search- Search web, fun apps/games, and find apps in your device.
  • Radar- Discover trending apps nearby in real time.
  • Wind Chimes- Swing to remind you of important calendar events and hot news.
  • Wallpaper Set.
  • Themes.
  • Free swipe.
  • Newsfeed.
  • Enhanced app market.
  • Screen transition effect.
  • Power+ for extend your phone’s battery life.

Download APUS Launcher

5. GO Launcher – Theme and Wallpaper.

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GO Launcher is a stylish , smart & slim system for your android phone or tablet.

Size: 4 MB apk size.
Requirements: Varies with device.
Price: Free and Paid versions available

Features

  • Stylish: Decorate every corner of your screen with updated themes and wallpaper.
  • Smart: Insert your brain into the phone tools, widgets & gestures.
  • Slim: 4 MB APK size to enhance phone performance.
  • Apps management: Hide & Lock apps to protect phone security.
  • Store: Theme store & app center brings you fashion & fun.
  • Transition effect: XX effects available, magic every slide.

Download GO Launcher

6. C Launcher Speedy Brief Launch

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C Launcher No.1 nice launcher which is SPEEDY, SMART, BATTERY-SAVING and PERSONALIZED.

Size: 6.4 MB.
Requirements: Android 2.3 and UP.
Cost: Free.

Features

  • Fast and Simple.
  • Friendly interaction.
  • Safe: App protect your privacy with stretching gesture that locks your apps.
  • Passcode/ Pattern lock, IOS style lock screen.
  • Unread notification count.
  • Smartfolder- automatically organizes your apps.
  • Smart widgets like like faster cleaner, weather clock.
  • Free nice live wallpaper.
  • Change default lock screen theme.
  • Save battery, clean junk files, and speed up device with one tap.
  • Easily find what you need. Find, download, and uninstall from search bar.

Download C Launcher

7. Hola Launcher

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Personalize your Android phone or tablet with this small,light-weight, and easy to alternative to your default home launcher.

Size: 2.3 MB.
Requirements: 2.3.3 and above.
Cost: Free.

Features

  • Hola Shine: A simple swipe from a bottom corner openes a smart menu of your frequently used apps and settings.
  • Hola Boost: Free Up Ram memory 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.
  • Search: Swipe down on your screen to quickly find apps, contacts or websites.
  • Personalize: Download, install, and enjoy free high-quality themes, wallpaper and fonts.
  • Intercept: keep your desktop clean and clutter-free by manually approving any shortcuts added to your desktop.
  • Notifications: Never miss an important message again with home screen notifications icon.
  • Screen lock: Double-tap your screen to lock your phone, freeing up and extending your button’s life.
  • Weather forecast.
  • Priority apps: Place the apps that you use most on your default home screen, so they launch faster.
  • Smart folder; Keep your apps organized with specific folders for games ,themes, tools, lifestyle social media, etc.

Download Hola Launcher

8. Smart Launcher 3

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Speed up your device with Smart launcher 3. The innovative launcher that makes android more intuitive and well organized.
Size: 3.5 MB.
Requirements : Android v 2.2 and UP.
Cost: Free.

Features

  • Low resource requirements, save RAM and battery.
  • Material design.
  • Quick access to favorite apps.
  • Double tap an icon to start a second app.
  • Sorting app lists automatically.
  • Search bar.
  • Notification on home screen.
  • Turnoff the screen with double tap or just by leaving your device on a flat surface.
  • Integrated lock screen with notifications.
  • Highly personalizable- tons of themes available.
  • Plugin architecure.
  • Security- You may hide your private apps.
  • Optimized to be comfortably used both in landscape and portrait.

Download Smart Launcher 3

9. 360 Launcher – Fast, Free Themes.

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360 Launcher is the fastest Android Launcher in the world which supports android 2.1+ devices.

Size: 6.1 MB.
Requires: Android v 2.1 and above.
Cost: Free.

Features

  • Smoothly transition animation effects, many scroll effects, such as wipe , accordion, and Throw.
  • Lots of personilized themes, wallpapers and lock screens.
  • User customized apps to manage apps category.
  • Convenient custom home screens, and there are many great gestures like swipe, pinch, double tap and more.
  • Built in plenty of widgets such as clock, calendar, task manager, device switcher.
  • Powerful apps manage: Sort the new installed apps, recently viewed apps and hide apps that you don’t want to see.
  • Built in clean app that cleans your RAM.
  • Built in power saver that extend your phone’s battery life.
  • Use T 9 on home screen to search what for you want..
  • Custom drawer groups.

Download 360 Launcher

10. Google Now Launcher

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Upgrade the launcher on your device to make Google Now one swipe away. From your primary home screen, swipe right to access Google Now cards that give you just information, at just the time.

Size: 12 MB.
Requirements: Android v 4.1 and above.
Cost: Free.

Features

  • Google Now on your home screen-‘ it is easier than ever to get just the right information right time.
  • Just say “OK Google”- when you’re on home screen. Just say “OK Google” to trigger voice input. Then say search query.
  • Or tell your phone what to do like text messages, get directions, or play a song.
  • Faster search- tap the search box and you can enter your query immediately.
  • Easy access to your favorite google products and services like Gmail, YouTube and Maps.
  • Larger viewing area.
  • Intuitive wallpaper picker.

Download Google Now Launcher