List of Android launchers

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This article details launchers for the Android operating system.

A launcher presents the main view of the device and is responsible for starting other apps and hosting live widgets.

Launchers[edit]

Application name Developer Available Open source Free/Paid API Installs on Google Play Note
ADW.Launcher[1] AnderWeb On Google Playstore Partially[clarification needed] Free Android 1.6+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
ADWLauncher EX[1] AnderWeb On Google Playstore Partially[clarification needed] Paid Android 1.6+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Alias Home Wow[2] OpenXcell Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.3.3 + 5,000 - 10,000 Facebook Home Launcher + Provision to add widgets/icons at home-screen + View frequently used applications from App-tray
Android Launcher Plus[3] Android Launcher ? Yes Free Android 2.0+ -
anTab Launcher lite[citation needed] antab.net ? No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
Apex Launcher[4] Android Does On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Apps Menu Widget[5] Geek Playground On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 1,000 - 5,000
Atom Launcher[6] dlto On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0.2+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Aviate[7] Yahoo (FormerlyThumbs Up Labs) On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.3+ 100,000 - 500,000
BIG Launcher[8] BIG Launcher Team On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 100,000 - 500,000 Launcher suitable for seniors and visually impaired users.
BLauncher[9] Bob Qi ? Yes Free Android 2.1+
Buzz Launcher[10] Homepack Buzz Team On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Chameleon Launcher[11] Teknision On Google Playstore No Paid Android 3.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Claystone Launcher[citation needed] Claystone Labs ? No Free Android 2.1++
Crazy Home (Lite)[12] CrazyDude Productions On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
Ely's Launcher[citation needed] Al Droid On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.2+ 10.000 - 50.000
Espier Launcher[13] Espier Studios On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.2+
EverythingMe[14] EverythingMe On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
EZ Launcher[citation needed] infolife.mobi On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Facebook Home Facebook On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Fake iPhone 5[citation needed] The Big Byte On Google Playstore ? Free Android 2.1+
Full screen launcher[citation needed] - On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
GO Launcher Ex[15] GO Dev Team (GDT) On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
Google Now Launcher[citation needed] Google On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.4+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 For Google Nexus and Google Experience device only, Default on Nexus 5
Holo Launcher[citation needed] Mobint Software On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
iGest[16] Dmytro Dolotov On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.3.3 + iGest let you start any application, make a phone calls, open files, favorite web pages and much more using only one gesture! All you need to do is create your gesture and associate it with an action.
Kids Place - Parental Control[17] Kiddoware On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.0+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
KitKat Launcher[18] Ovidos Creative On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 4.0.3+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Launch-X[19] DroidAhead On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 1.6+ 100,000 - 500,000
Launcher 7[citation needed] Timo Kujala On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Launcher 8[citation needed] QiHang Dev Team On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.2+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
LauncherPro[20] Frederico Carnales On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Lightning Launcher[21] PierroX On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Listener Launcher[citation needed] piaci.mosca On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.3+
MoLauncher[citation needed] GestApps On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2 +
MXHome Launcher[citation needed] NeoMTel Co.,Ltd. On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
My Home[citation needed] Farmer On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 100 - 500
My Launcher[citation needed] MorGoo APP On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.0+ 100.000-500.000
Nemus Launcher[22] Nemustech On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Next Launcher 3D[citation needed] GO Dev Team (GDT) On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
NightRider Launcher[citation needed] Chris Lacey On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 4.0.3+ 100,000 - 500,000 Can import layouts from certain other launchers
Nine Launcher[23] Grid Apps INC On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
Nova Launcher[24] TeslaCoil Software On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Perfect Launcher[25] My Perfect Apps On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.1.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Personal Launcher[citation needed] Pramati Technologies On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000 - 50,000 Multiuser Launcher, Parental Control, Kids place with timeout option
Phonotto[26] gammapps.com On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 500 - 1,000
Prism Launcher[27] Codiaq On Google Playstore No Free Android 3.0+
QM Launcher[28] Quantum Matrix Holdings LLC. On Google Playstore ? Free/Paid Android 2.3+
Regina 3D Launcher[citation needed] Nemustech On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Roma Desktop[29] Roma Software, LLC On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.3+ Windows-like user interface
RUI Home[30] eclaxy On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.1+
Smart Launcher[31] GinLemon On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.1+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
SO.HO[citation needed] INQ Mobile On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0+ 50,000 - 100,000 Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. All in one place.
SPB Shell 3D[32] SPB Software On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
SLT Launcher[citation needed] SuperDroid-BOND ? No Free Android 4.0+
Splay (Beta) launcher[citation needed] Else On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
SquareHome[33] ChYK On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Search based launcher[34] ifb On GitHub
On Google Playstore
On f-droid
Yes Free Android 2.0+ 100-500
ssLauncher[33] ChYK On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Sweeterhome launcher[35] No Free Android 2.0+
Transparent Launcher[citation needed] abeerforyou.com On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.0+ 5,000 - 10,000
Trebuchet Launcher[36] Cyanogen(Mod) Team On GitHub Yes Free Android 4.0+ (API Level 14)[37]
TSF Shell Launcher[citation needed] TSFUI On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.1+ 50,000 - 100,000
Turbo Launcher[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Playstore
On Opera Mobile Store
On Amazon Appstore
No Free Android 1.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Turbo Launcher Ex[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Playstore
On Amazon Appstore
No Free/Paid Android 1.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
Turbo Launcher Plus[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Playstore No Paid Android 1.0+
Turbo Launcher Pro[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Playstore
On Amazon Appstore
No Paid Android 4.1+
Turbo Launcher Prime[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Playstore No Paid Android 4.1+
Unity Launcher[citation needed] Omkar Deshmukh On Google Playstore No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 5,000 - 10,000
UR launcher[citation needed] SIEN On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.1+ 500,000 - 1,000,000 HD & 3D live wallpapers, icons, and soon contextual homescreens according to what you do and where you are.
Vire Christmas Launcher[38] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Playstore ? Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Vire Launcher[citation needed] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Vire Launcher Premium[citation needed] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.2+ 1,000 - 5,000
VTL Launcher[citation needed] vtlab.com On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000 - 5,000
Wave Launcher[39] MobileMerit On Google Playstore No Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
World Launcher[citation needed] Welebny Software On Google Playstore No Paid Android 4.03+ 1,000 - 5,000 3d creative
Wyze Launcher[citation needed] Lava International Ltd. On Google Playstore No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000 - 50,000
Yandex.Shell[citation needed] Яндекс On Google Playstore No Free Varies 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 3D Panel Framework, 3D Homescreen
Zeam Launcher[citation needed] Michael Bentz On Google Playstore No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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