Launchers are third-party applications that are installed over a stock Android home screen to give the user a different look and feel.
Launchers bring boundless customization options to the table in an effort to spice up the sometimes, blaze and plain home screen. iOS users will never be able to use this type of app because Apple doesn’t allow any type of customization to their OS, unless you get your device jailbroken.
Many brilliant new launchers are entering the market. Here’s a list of 5 top new Android launchers:
- 91 Launcher (free): This launcher comes with 91 built-in themes and also provides many types of wallpaper, quick drawer transitions, and new page transitions.
- ADWLauncher EX ($3.00): This launcher is compatible with Android versions 1.6 to version 4.4. It has got 10 different types of 3D app drawer styles, one-click save feature, icon configuration, and also backup and restoration options should the users need it.
- Apex Launcher Pro ($3.99): Aside from this app’s handy notification extension feature, it also offers enhanced folder support like batch add and facility of merging options as well as multiple built-in gesture triggers.
- Buzz Launcher (free): Buzz Launcher is one of the more stylish launchers on the list. Its biggest feature is the sharing, creation, and application of its home screens. It has got over 80,000 screens to choose from and has got the facility for one-touch upload of the users own creations.
- Everything Home (free): This launcher is still in beta mode, but it is the freshest new face on the block. If the user type in coffee, the phone will instantly display relevant locations, apps, and themes based on the keyword.
Many of the users might feel hesitant about taking the leap into an unfamiliar territory. But the non-free launchers also offer free trials to get the user’s feet wet. Therefore, anyone can try out some different options before deciding to buy a paid app.