Best Android launcher Apps of 2021 – Faster & Smoother Launchers: Looking for a new, stylish and dynamic launcher for your Android device, so that you may get rid of the old and boring launcher. Here’s a list of what we think best Android launcher Apps of 2021.
1. Nova Launcher
[Price: Free / $4.99]
Nova Launcher has long been a favorite of our readers and it deserves a spot on this list. It comes with a stock Android kind of look but with several unique features baked in. 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. This launcher is highly customizable. Nova Launcher also includes a verity of themes which are available on the Google Play Store and it also supports icon packs. This launcher is quite stable on most of the android device.
2. Action Launcher
[Price: Free / $3.99]
Action Launcher has long been a favorite of our readers and it deserves a spot on this list. It comes with a stock Android kind of look but with several unique features baked in. Some of these include Quick-theme which uses your background to determine the theme accents, Covers which is a unique take on folders, Quick-page which is like a hidden home screen you can access almost anywhere, and plenty more. It has a long history of being stable with frequent updates. You can also follow developer Chris Lacy on Google+ by clicking here for news about updates.
3. Apex Launcher
[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 with many themes available on the Google Play Store and it also supports icon packs. It’s also quite stable on pretty much any device.
4. ADW Launcher 2
ADW Launcher 2
[Price: Free / $3.49]
ADW Launcher was on this list when we first wrote it years ago. We had to drop it after the developer stopped updating the project and now the app makes its triumphant return. ADW Launcher 2 is a wholly modernized version of the iconic launcher. You’ll find up-to-date features like the launcher shortcuts included in Android 7.1 Nougat. Additionally, you’ll find a variety of themes and customization options. That includes one of the coolest make-your-own-widget features we’ve seen in a while. It’s a solid option with ideas and features that others don’t have. It has retaken its rightful place among the launcher elite. You can download it for free or pick up the pro version as an in-app purchase for $3.49.
Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher had mixed reviews when it was first released, but it seems to have grown into one a really good Android launcher. The idea with Arrow Launcher is that you get a home screen to put your apps and such. From there, you have a variety of pre-set home screens that will show you things like frequent contacts, reminders (powered by Wunderlist), recent documents, and your frequent apps. It takes a minute to set up, but anyone that’s ingrained into Microsoft’s ecosystem should definitely consider checking this one out.
6. Holo Launcher
Holo Launcher has been around for a very long time. It is a good and very light launcher. New Holo Launcher based on the Marshmallow stock launcher, only works on Android 4.1+ devices. If you like the old Holo Launcher for your old devices, please find it on the Play Store. It has basic features like full material design, infinite scrolling Customizable icon label color, Long press to edit mode, Apply icon packs, Keep in memory, home key action, hide apps in drawer, hide labels, etc. It also supports ADW icon pack and Launcher pro icon pack.
So, guys which are your favorite Android launcher? If we missed any launchers that you think should be in this list let us know about them in the comments below!
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