Top 5 Android Launchers of 2013!
5. Smart Launcher (FREE or $3.59)
Smart Launcher is an innovative launcher, minimalist design, low resource and user-friendly interface which allows you to launch any application in a few keys.
It's currently the only launcher of Play Store, which has a function of automatic sorting and cataloging of installed applications!
PRO version has a secondary screen where you can place widgets. There are also more transitions and colors to customize the home screen. By purchasing, you will contribute to the development of Smart Launcher and it will give you new features and updates.
Minimalist doesn't mean under-features!
- Main screen with Quick Start
- Drawer organized by categories
- Ready to use without special configurations.
- Live Wallpaper Support
- It supports every screen and device (Google TV too!!)
- Widget support (PRO version only)
- Support of set of icons for ADW Launcher, Apex Launcher, Nova Launcher and Launcher Pro.
- Possibility to change a single icon in the drawer.
- You can hide every app you want by long pressing an app, then select menu → Hide.
- Quick search.
- Dozens and dozens of global themes, which will allow you to change all elements of the interface.
- Easy access to apps info.
- Designed to be used comfortably also in landscape mode.
- Option to hide the statusbar.
4. Bazooka Launcher (FREE)
Go beyond regular customization! Own your phone like never before!
Featuring path-breaking customization features to interact with your phone without skipping out on speed and responsiveness, Bazooka is an extremely stable launcher for your phone.
It is light weight and blazingly fast. It provides you with smooth transitions and animations while spoiling you with a huge catalogue of downloadable themes. It also supports multiple gestures (swipe up’s and down’s) to reach your most used apps such as messaging, camera etc., right from the lock screen! Bazooka brings in a level of sophistication and personalization which will surprise you!
Bazooka runs on an extended version of Trebuchet from CyanogenMod, the much loved home application. It uses the features and stability of Trebuchet and enhances it by utilizing proprietary interface tweaks to make it faster, easier and more stable! You can set many different themes to your launcher and also replace your lockscreen, all the while tweaking and personalizing as you please.
Key Features –
- An amazing number of themes are supported
- Your lockscreen changes with your theme. Personalize it to show your missed calls or latest messages, or just control music. Do what you want.
- Amazing Custom gestures brings your productivity to a whole new level. Swipe up/down to perform actions or even open your chosen apps
- Custom grid sizes. Bazooka supports both 4x4 as well as 5x5 grid sizes on the home screen, with the ability to resize any widget as you please.
- Change the transition animations for your home screen/drawer etc.
- Wide variety of customization once you dig deeper into the Bazooka settings
- Lock home screen to avoid your kids messing around with your preferred order.
- Enable or disable full screen mode
- Hide apps from your drawer which are no longer in use
- Many other custom features to keep you busy, and happy!
New and Upcoming Features –
- Minimalistic themes coming soon
- Regularly updated speed tweaks
- READ_SMS --> Used to show the unread message count on the lockscreen.
- READ_CALL_LOG --> Used to show missed call information on the lockscreen.
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3. Ez Launcher (FREE)
EZ Launcher(beta) is coming, a cool home replacement app, with the most convenient way to operate & organize your phone.
- Genius app list brings you the app you most want
- Auto category can help you automatically categorize your apps
- Quick app search to find the app you want in app list directly
- Pre-loaded app manager tool with all task manager, uninstaller, app2sd and etc functions in one place
- Useful and handy widgets: Clock & Weather Widget, Task Manager Widget, SMS Widget, Switch Widget, Bookmark Widget, Calendar Widget
- Hide folders page, hide apps in app drawer
- 7x24 hours tech support from INFOLIFE Team
EZ Launcher is still in beta test version, so if you have any bugs or suggestions, please contact us to help us improve the app.
We are trying our best to MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER with great productions and services!
INFOLIFE, Make Your Life Easier!
EZ Launcher® is trademark of INFOLIFE LLC
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2. Action Launcher ($3.99)
★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android Police ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher brings something new to the table, and it's definitely worth a look." - Android Central ★★★
Action Launcher Pro unlocks the full feature set of Action Launcher. Upgrades include:
• 1-Swipe: access the Quickdrawer and Quickpage from any app on your device, whether Action Launcher is running or not.
• Use icon packs
• Change the icon scale
• Change individual icons
• Hide apps from the Quickdrawer
• Use Shutters in a folder
• Change the widget used in a Shutter
• Change the Quickdrawer and Quickpage backgrounds
• Remove the upgrade incentives throughout the app
• Access to future features such as displaying the unread/notification count
• Support me as I develop this app
1. Next Launcher 3D ($15.99)
Next Launcher — Best 3D Launcher Ever. + Brand new UI3.0 Just Released!
Next Launcher 3D shows you how 3D dynamic effects and highly customizable Android home screen replacement app could redefine your Android device.
Forget about everything tiling on the flat like dead fish. Forget about the icon showing like a piece of paper. Forget about the dock standing in line like dumb wood. Forget the traditional launcher and embrace REAL 3D Launcher!
Claim Your Next Launcher Right NOW!
Join millions of users for unique and splendid operation experience and visual enjoyment!
“One of the most heavily customizable, fluid, and striking launchers we’ve ever seen here at Redmond Pie.” - Redmond Pie
“A gorgeous app packed with dynamic effects and 3D elements. The gratifying 3D visual elements, transition effects, and gestures will get you a different and brilliant visual enjoyment and operation experience.” - Topapps
“The launcher features crazy 3D effects, turning any device you own into a futuristic Tron-centric trip. With additional themes and custom widgets downloadable from Google Play, it’s an extensive and extremely comprehensive option for someone looking to spice up their device.” - Droid-life
■ Key Features
- Extremely fancy 3D effect with buttery smooth experience
- Real 3D Home Screen Transition Effects (Crystal, Cloth, Folding and more coming soon)
- Stunning 3D screen preview with dazzling animation of screen switching
- Build unique icon style by changing its size, angle, style and label (Icon Editor)
- Combine all good parts from different themes into a single theme you really love (Theme Mix Mode)
- Efficient and powerful batch apps management with gestures
- Up to 8 different gestures available in home screen and app drawer
- See how cool your phone could be by blowing all the icons and the widgets to air space (Floating Mode)
- Enhanced shining border effects for home screen transition
- Up to 7 rows on dock to shortcut all your favorites
- Keep releasing 3D Next widgets, 3D themes and live wallpapers special designed by GO Launcher Dev Team
Credits Goes To: @howtomen