5 of our favorite Android custom launchers

by birtanpublished on September 10, 2020

If you're like me and you don't like using your devices stock launcher app as it looks outdated or isn't very customizable then you most likely switch to a third-party launcher in this video I will show you five of my favorite custom launchers that I've used in the

Past and absolutely love also be sure to watch the entire video as I will be giving away 20 promo codes to Nova Launcher prime and I'll explain how you can get a chance at winning one let's start it off with smart launcher 3 with

A very simple interface and some unique features this launcher is for those who want to find an opening specific app contact or web search right away without the hassle of not knowing where to look it only has one screen with the center

Being a list of your most used apps a clock widget any search bar to look for a certain app contact for web search when you go into the app drawer all of your apps are automatically organized to help you find specific groups of apps

Much faster it organizes your browsing apps social media games entertainment utilities and more if you're wondering where your widgets go there's a panel feature that allows you to place as many widgets as you'd like but you'll have to

Pay four dollars and 49 cents to unlock it that's probably my only pet peeve you can't use widgets and you have ads in the drawer unless you pay to unlock the pro version still is very customizable with the option of downloading custom

Themes pop of widgets that are big gimmicky but work and even an option to customize your lock screen it may not be the prettiest launcher but it's perfect for finding apps and everything loads pretty fast coming in at number four we

Have a sap launcher with another one-page home screen for your apps and wallpaper this launcher provides a really clean and simple UI its main selling point would have to be the cards that are used as screen replacement

There's one for contacts weather calendar events and a to-do list they're extremely beautiful with the material look and very useful tapping on the hamburger menu will slide out list of all your apps and swiping on the Left

Edge will bring up a quick settings toolbar which you can customize on the main screen you have a small card displaying the time date whether any Google icon for search and if you play a song from whatever music player media

Controls will drop down and will be color-coordinated according to the main color of the album cover swiping up on the card will display hidden standard clock widget and if you swipe up on the dock ten of your most used apps will

Appear you can also pin apps in these rows if you so choose it's really cool how they managed to keep the homescreen so clean but with just a few swipes you can get some useful functions and apps right away overall it's a

Really good launcher that is unique and beautiful the only reason why someone wouldn't choose to install this over the other competition is because it doesn't support widgets app shortcuts or the Google now panel and you are limited to

What you can't customize on the home screen this next launcher is actually stock launcher found on the Google pixel known as the pixel launcher you won't be able to download it on the Play Store so

Instead I'll include a download link to a similar launcher that provides a comparable experience it's called lawn chair by Azadi and what really amazes me is how well everything works without any routing or adb

Commands you have the app shortcuts animations Google now panel icons and wallpaper interface if you have the Google wallpaper app installed of course since these extra launcher features are exclusive to the pixel we've seen plenty

Of launchers that have tried to replicate Google's path but this is by far the best one yet it's definitely worth checking out if you also want to stock like Android experience just know that doesn't support custom icon packs

Resize above widgets and the settings is pretty much empty action launcher is the best feature packed launcher on this list that also has a material design interface like most other up to date launchers it has a Google now panel the

Newer app shortcuts taken from Android Oh swipe a bad drawer Google pill notification dots and tons of other little pixel features where it really starts to get interesting is that unique features that action launcher brought

About on their own these include shutters which lets you swipe up on an app to reveal the apps widgets covers to have an apps icon become a folder to hide groups of apps on the home screen a widget panel to see a set of widgets on

Whatever screen you're on any wallpaper theme to have the launcher UI match the colors on your wallpaper customization is not a problem here and you can really make this launcher suitable to your taste with a little patience finally my

Favorite overall launcher is nova launcher it may not be a huge surprise but you really can't go wrong with this one it may not be as featured pack but the thing about this launcher is it only includes necessary features that the

Majority of people asked for it has most of the pixel launcher features such as Google now panel with its companion app app shortcut notification dots swipe a bap drawer and more plus the usual options such as custom icons cover

Controls night mode grid resizing and more recently they implemented a new feature called sesame shortcuts which supports deep links so riches for example search for contact and you can jump right into your current

Chat thread on whatsapp look up an artist name and you can open his or her songs up on Spotify and more its updates like this that showed the dedication and time the developers put into Nova Launcher plus will be consistent updates

And awesome features it's no wonder why this is the most popular third-party launcher on the Play Store also thanks to the developers we're also giving away 20 promo codes to Nova Launcher prime which along two extra features and

Goodies click the Twitter link in the description it will take you to our Twitter page at Andrew police from there make sure to retweet the post and follow us as well if you do those two things you'll be submitted into the contest

Well that's it for five of our favorite custom launchers let me know in the comments which launcher you are using and be sure to drop a like if you enjoyed make sure to check us out on our website Andrew please calm for the

Latest and greatest news on Android and I'll see you guys in the next one

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