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 Play No (Last open source release was version 1.2.0)[2] Free Android 1.6+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
ADWLauncher EX[1] AnderWeb On Google Play Partially[clarification needed] Paid Android 1.6+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Alias Home Wow[3] OpenXcell Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. On Google Play 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[4] Android Launcher ? Yes Free Android 2.0+ -
anTab Launcher lite[citation needed] antab.net ? No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
Apex Launcher[5] Android Does On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Apps Menu Widget[6] Geek Playground On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 1,000 - 5,000
Apus Launcher[7] Apus Group On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Atom Launcher[8] dlto On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.2+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Aviate[9] Yahoo (FormerlyThumbs Up Labs) On Google Play No Free Android 2.3+ 100,000 - 500,000
Bejewelled Blocks[10] AppsChopper On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 100 - 500
BIG Launcher[11] BIG Launcher Team On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 100,000 - 500,000 Launcher suitable for seniors and visually impaired users.
BLauncher[12] Bob Qi ? Yes Free Android 2.1+
Buzz Launcher[13] Homepack Buzz Team On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Chameleon Launcher[14] Teknision On Google Play No Paid Android 3.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Claystone Launcher[citation needed] Claystone Labs ? No Free Android 2.1++
Crazy Home (Lite)[15] CrazyDude Productions On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
dodol Launcher[16] Camp Mobile On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Ely's Launcher[17] Al Droid On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 10.000 - 50.000
Espier Launcher[18] Espier Studios On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
EverythingMe[19] EverythingMe On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
EZ Launcher[20] infolife.mobi On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Facebook Home Facebook On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Fake iPhone 5[citation needed] The Big Byte On Google Play ? Free Android 2.1+
Full screen launcher[citation needed] - On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
GO Launcher Ex[21] GO Dev Team (GDT) On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
Google Now Launcher[22] Google On Google Play No Free Android 4.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 Default on Nexus 5
Holo Launcher[23] Mobint Software On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
iGest[24] Dmytro Dolotov On Google Play 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[25] Kiddoware On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
KitKat Launcher[26] Ovidos Creative On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0.3+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Launch-X[27] DroidAhead On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 1.6+ 100,000 - 500,000
Launcher 7[28] Timo Kujala On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Launcher 8[29] QiHang Dev Team On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
LauncherPro[30] Frederico Carnales On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Lightning Launcher[31] PierroX On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Listener Launcher[32] piaci.mosca On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3+
MoLauncher[33] GestApps On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2 + 500 - 1,000
MXHome Launcher[34] NeoMTel Co.,Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
My Home[citation needed] Farmer On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 100 - 500
My Launcher[35] MorGoo APP On Google Play No Free Android 2.1 - 2.3.7 100.000-500.000
Nemus Launcher[36] Nemustech On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Next Launcher 3D[37] GO Launcher Dev Team On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
NightRider Launcher[citation needed] Chris Lacey On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0.3+ 100,000 - 500,000 Can import layouts from certain other launchers
Nine Launcher[38] Grid Apps INC On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
Nova Launcher[39] TeslaCoil Software On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Perfect Launcher[40] My Perfect Apps On Google Play No Free Android 4.1.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Personal Launcher[41] Pramati Technologies On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000 - 50,000 Multiuser Launcher, Parental Control, Kids place with timeout option
Phonotto[42] gammapps.com On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 500 - 1,000
Prism Launcher[43] Codiaq On Google Play No Free Android 3.0+
QM Launcher[44] Quantum Matrix Holdings LLC. On Google Play ? Free/Paid Android 2.3+
Regina 3D Launcher[45] Nemustech On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Roma Desktop[46] Roma Software, LLC On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3+ Windows-like user interface
RUI Home[47] eclaxy On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+
Smart Launcher[48] GinLemon On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
SO.HO[citation needed] INQ Mobile On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 50,000 - 100,000 Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. All in one place.
SPB Shell 3D[49] SPB Software On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
SLT Launcher[citation needed] SuperDroid-BOND ? No Free Android 4.0+
Splay launcher[50] Else On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
SquareHome[51] ChYK On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Search based launcher[52] ifb On GitHub
On Google Play
On f-droid
Yes Free Android 2.0+ 100-500
ssLauncher[51] ChYK On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Sweeterhome launcher[53] No Free Android 2.0+
Transparent Launcher[54] abeerforyou.com On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
Trebuchet Launcher[55] Cyanogen(Mod) Team On GitHub Yes Free Android 4.0+ (API Level 14)[56]
TSF Shell Launcher[57] TSFUI On Google Play No Paid Android 2.1+ 50,000 - 100,000
Turbo Launcher[58] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Opera Mobile Store
On Amazon Appstore
No Free Android 1.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Turbo Launcher Ex[59] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Amazon Appstore
No Free/Paid Android 1.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
Turbo Launcher Plus[60] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Paid Android 1.0+
Turbo Launcher Pro[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Amazon Appstore
No Paid Android 4.1+
Turbo Launcher Prime[citation needed] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Paid Android 4.1+
Unity Launcher[61] Omkar Deshmukh On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 5,000 - 10,000
Ubuntu Launcher[62] Robin Jacobs On Google Play Yes Free Android 4.0+ 50,000 - 100,000 Currently still in Beta
UR launcher[63] SIEN On Google Play 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[64] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play ? Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Vire Launcher[65] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Vire Launcher Premium[citation needed] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play No Paid Android 2.2+ 1,000 - 5,000
VTL Launcher[66] vtlab.com On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000 - 5,000
Wave Launcher[67] MobileMerit On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
World Launcher[68] Welebny Software On Google Play No Paid Android 4.03+ 1,000 - 5,000 3d creative
Wyze Launcher[69] Lava International Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000 - 50,000
Yandex.Shell[70] Яндекс On Google Play No Free Varies 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 3D Panel Framework, 3D Homescreen
Zeam Launcher[71] Michael Bentz On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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