Ever wondered why the arrangement of icons and widgets on your android device screen is different from others? Or they have more control over their homescreen and app drawer than you have on your device? These are the work of android launchers . A launcher is that interface that carries the icons of your apps and your homescreen. By default every android phone has a pre-installed launcher app but most times they don't look great and doesn't offer that customization that you like. There are third party launcher apps you can install on your android device and replace the stock one with it. Below are the best 5 launcher apps for an android phone or tablet.
neXT Launcher 3DThis is a new launcher by the Go development team, the makers of Go launcher. this launcher app sprout some features we haven't seen on any other launcher before, power-packed with attractive animations & effects, attractive folders, beautiful icons and a great look. next launcher 3d is so different from any other android launcher, you get to experience android widgets with a mind blowing effect, effects you have never seen on any android widget. it runs smootly on android 2.3 and above versions. Download neXT Launcher 3D.
Go Launcher EXThis is the most popular android launcher in play store, why? Because of its availability of various options to beautify your android screen. Go launcher is bundled with widgets, themes, attractive animations, curvy corners, folder options, great look and a task manager. it runs smoothly on android 2.0 and above versions. Download Go Launcher EX.
ADWLauncher EXThis a paid version of ADWLauncher. It can be customized in every aspect one can think of with thousands of skins, themes, home screen layout and multiple dock. It also lets you change icons of apps on the home screen and their names. It runs smoothly on android 1.6 and above. Download ADWLauncher EX.
Apex launcherThis launcher comes with some amazing features you haven't seen before. It offers up to 9 home screens, scrollable docks with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages, great scroll and transition effects. The best part of this launcher is that you can hide whatever you don't like! You may opt for locking desktop to avoid any unwanted or accidental changes and can back-up in case you want to get back to the previous stage. With the incredible home screen gestures, you may pinch, swipe or double tap your screen to perform certain actions. it runs it only supports android 4.0 and above. With the pro version of apex launcher, one can add on multi-finger gestures, support for themes from other launchers, Batch add option for folders, merging folder contents, widgets in the dock and overlapping widgets. Download Apex Launcher.
Nova launcherNova launcher also run only on android 4.0 and above versions. This one gives you the flexibility to install and use ADWLauncher or Go Launcher themes to change the looks of the launcher. It also supports different effects in App Drawer, Scrolling Effects and Infinite Scrolling. It lets you change icon background and replacement of icons. There is more to this launcher with Widgets and their overlapping and application shortcuts. Going for the prime version would enable unread count for SMS, email, etc. and would give an option of two-finger gestures. Download Nova Launcher.
So that's it. If you know any other good launcher that should have made the list, please share them with us in the comment section below.