Android launcher apps have long been an integral part of the Android experience. If you don’t like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an app to change all of it. There is no doubt that Android launcher apps have a far more diverse set of features than any other genre of application and you can really do some amazing things with these apps. Let’s take a look at the Best Android launchers! We would list the Google Pixel Launcher if it were available for more than a handful of devices.
Best Android launcher apps of 2019!
Price: Free / $3.49
Action Launcher brings the best features of Pixel Launcher and Android Pie to your device, then adds a wealth of color, customizations and unique features so you can quickly and easily make your home screen shine!
Price: Free / $3.99
Apex Launcher has been around for a very long time and remains one of the most iconic Android launcher apps ever. Like Action Launcher, it aims to give a stock Android look and feel with a few extra features thrown in for good measure. Among those include the ability to alter things like transition animations, scrolling habits, and there is even a scrolling dock where you can lay plenty of icons. Apex Launcher also includes a theme engine. The app underwent some big changes in 2018. It looks much more modern now.
Price: Free / $1.99
AIO Launcher does it differently than many Android launcher apps. It does away with the standard home screen in favor of an information-packed list of stuff. It shows things like your latest SMS and missed calls, your media player, your system info (RAM, battery, storage, etc), and even stuff like news, Bitcoin price, Twitter, and more. The paid version also includes integration for Telegram and your regular widgets from other apps. Not everything has to look like stock Android and AIO Launcher certainly shows that it can be done effectively. It’s free for most features. The full version is a very reasonable $1.99.
Evie Launcher was one of our picks for the best Android apps of 2016. It’s still an excellent launcher to this day. The launcher features a fairly typical home screen layout along with a universal search, custom shortcuts, and plenty of personalization options. The dock is a little more customizable than most stock launchers on most phones. You can also change things like icon sizes, the app drawer, and some other stuff as well. Of course, the launcher manages to stay clean, light, and stock-ish for people who care about that. It may be the best totally free Android launcher on the market right now.
Price: Free / $2.99
Hyperion Launcher is the new kid on the Android launcher block. It slots in nicely between heavier launchers like Action and Nova and the stock Android experience of Lawnchair. The UI is decidedly stock looking without a ton of bloat or flair. There are plenty of customization features, though. They include third party icon support, an icon shape changer, theming elements, and some other neat stuff. It supports Google Feed, but it requires a separate download just like most other launchers. It’s new, but it’s already slots in favorably among the best launchers on Android.
Lawnchair Launcher is one of the newer Android launcher apps. It’s an open source project that mimics much of the look and feel from the Pixel Launcher. It features many similar features to the Pixel Launcher along with a few others. Those features include icon pack support, Android Oreo shortcuts and notification dots, Google Now integration (with optional and free plugin), adaptive icons, and various other customizations. It’s still new and also in beta. However, it already works better than most launchers. It’s also free with no ads or in-app purchases.
If we missed any of the best Android launcher apps, tell us about them in the comments! Should the Pixel Launcher ever make it to Google Play, you can bet that it’ll end up on this list post haste!