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
AMI Launcher[1] Vovaftw ? No Free Android 2.3+ 500 - 600
ADW.Launcher[2] AnderWeb On Google Play No (Last open source release was version 1.2.0)[3] Free Android 1.6+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
ADWLauncher EX[2] AnderWeb On Google Play No Paid Android 1.6+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Alias Home Wow[4] OpenXcell Technolabs Pvt. Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 2.3.3 + 5,000 - 10,000 Facebook Home Launche, provision to add widgets/icons to homescreen, & view frequently used apps from app drawer
AKHB_iCook[5] TaxSmart Technologies Pvt. Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 2.3.3 + - -
Android Launcher Plus[6] Android Launcher ? Yes Free Android 2.0+ -
anTab Launcher lite[citation needed] antab.net ? No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
Apex Launcher[7] Android Does On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Apps Menu Widget[8] Geek Playground On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 1,000 - 5,000
APUS Launcher [9] APUS Group [1] On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Atom Launcher[10] dlto On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.2+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Aviate[11] Yahoo (FormerlyThumbs Up Labs) On Google Play No Free Android 2.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Band Launcher[12] uPhyca On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+ 50,000 - 100,000
Bejewelled Blocks[13] AppsChopper On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 100 - 500
Biblezon Launcher[14] Konstant Infosolutions On BibleZon Tablet No Paid Android 2.3+ Integrated on a Custom Digital Tablet for Catholics, which provides a platform where Catholics can learn, live & practice their faith daily without distractions.
BIG Launcher[15] 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[16] Bob Qi ? Yes Free Android 2.1+
Blinq Launcher[17] BlinqDroid On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.1+ 10,000 - 50,000 Supports gesture-initiated actions.
Buzz Launcher[18] Homepack Buzz Team On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Chameleon Launcher[19] 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)[20] CrazyDude Productions On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+
Coco Launcher[21] TACOTY JP kk On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Detox Launcher[22] AppBatics On Google Play No Free Android 4.1+ 100 - 500 For smartphone addiction prevention. JB-based variant available
dodol Launcher[23] Camp Mobile On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
Ely's Launcher[24] Al Droid On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Espier Launcher[25] Espier Studios On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
EverythingMe[26] EverythingMe On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000
EZ Launcher[27] 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[28] GO Launcher Dev Team On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
Google Now Launcher[29] Google On Google Play No Free Android 4.1+ 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 Default on Nexus devices. Ease of access to Google products and services, like Gmail, YouTube and Maps.
Hola Launcher[30] Hola Team On Google Play No Free Android 2.3.3+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
HomeUX[32] Dravite Ltd. On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 5.0+ 100 (Beta)
Hybrid Launcher[33] FluxNetz GmbH On Google Play Yes Free/Paid Android 2.1+ Supports real files on the homescreen as on the pc-desktop
iGest[34] Dmytro Dolotov On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3.3 + Supports gesture-initiated actions.
Kids Place - Parental Control[35] Kiddoware On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
KitKat Launcher[36] MobiDash [2] On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0.3+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
KISS Launcher[37] Neamar On Google Play, F-Droid Yes Free Android 2.3.3+ 1000-5000 Source available on Github
Koala Phone[38] Tomas Slavicek On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000 - 50,000 Launcher for seniors and people with vision problems.
Launch-X[39] DroidAhead On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 1.6+ 100,000 - 500,000
Launcher 7[40] Timo Kujala On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Launcher 8[41][42] Xinyi Network On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000 A Windows phone style Launcher
LauncherPro[43] Frederico Carnales On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Lightning Launcher[44] PierroX On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Listener Launcher[45] piaci.mosca On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3+
MoLauncher[46] GestApps On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2 + 500 - 1,000
MXHome Launcher[47] 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[48] MorGoo APP On Google Play No Free Android 2.1 - 2.3.7 100,000 - 500,000
Nemus Launcher[49] Nemustech On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Next Launcher 3D[50] 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[51] Grid Apps INC On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
Nova Launcher[52] TeslaCoil Software On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Nova Launcher Prime[52] TeslaCoil Software On Google Play No Paid Android 4.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Perfect Launcher[53] My Perfect Apps On Google Play No Free Android 4.1.2+ 10,000 - 50,000
Personal Launcher[54] 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[55] DuckMa Srl On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 4.0+ Launcher suitable for seniors and visually impaired users.
Prism Launcher[56] Codiaq On Google Play No Free Android 3.0+
QM Launcher[57] Quantum Matrix Holdings LLC. On Google Play ? Free/Paid Android 2.3+
Regina 3D Launcher[58] Nemustech On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Roma Desktop[59] Roma Software, LLC On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.3+ Windows-like user interface
RUI Home[60] eclaxy On Google Play No Free Android 2.1+
Smart Launcher[61] 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 Integrates social media on the homescreen.
Solo Launcher[62] NewBornTown On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 50,000,000 - 100,000,000
SPB Shell 3D[63] 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[64] Else On Google Play No Free Android 4.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
SquareHome[65] ChYK On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Search based launcher[66] ifb On GitHub
On Google Play
On f-droid
Yes Free Android 2.0+ 100-500
ssLauncher[65] ChYK On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Sweeterhome launcher[67] No Free Android 2.0+
Themer Launcher[68] MYCOLORSCREEN On Google Play No Free Android 4.1+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Transparent Launcher[69] abeerforyou.com On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
Transparent Screen Launcher[70] ForU Naveen On Google Play No Free Android 2.3+ 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Trebuchet Launcher[71] CyanogenMod On GitHub Yes Free Android 4.0+ (API Level 14)[72]
TSF Shell Launcher[73] TSFUI On Google Play No Paid Android 2.1+ 50,000 - 100,000
Turbo Launcher[74] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Opera Mobile Store
On Amazon Appstore
No Free Android 1.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000† (suspended on Google Play)
Turbo Launcher FREE[75] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Free Android 1.0+ 100,000 - 500,000
Turbo Launcher Ex[76] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Amazon Appstore
No Free/Paid Android 1.0+ 10,000 - 50,000† (suspended on Google Play)
Turbo Launcher Plus[77] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Paid Android 1.0+ 100 - 500
Turbo Launcher Pro[78] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play
On Amazon Appstore
No Paid Android 4.1+ 1000 - 5000
Turbo Launcher Prime[79] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Paid Android 4.1+ 50 - 100
Turbo Launcher Premium[80] Phonemetra Inc On Google Play No Paid Android 4.2.1+ 50 - 100
Unity Launcher[81] Omkar Deshmukh On Google Play No Free/Paid Android 2.2+ 5,000 - 10,000
Ubuntu Launcher[82] Robin Jacobs On Google Play Yes Free Android 2.2+ 100,000 - 500,000 Currently still in Beta
UR launcher[83] SIEN On Google Play No Free Android 4.1+ 500,000 - 1,000,000 Supports 3D live wallpapers.
Vire Christmas Launcher[84] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play ? Free/Paid Android 2.2+
Vire Launcher[85] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 2.2+ 500,000 - 1,000,000
Vire Launcher(donate)[86] Vire Labs Ltd. On Google Play No Paid Android 2.2+ 5,000 - 10,000
VTL Launcher[87] vtlab.com On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 1,000 - 5,000
Wave Launcher[88] MobileMerit On Google Play No Paid Android 2.0+ 10,000 - 50,000
World Launcher[89] Welebny Software On Google Play No Paid Android 4.03+ 1,000 - 5,000 Presents apps and homescreen in a Minecraft-style 3D world.
Wyze Launcher[90] Lava International Ltd. On Google Play No Free Android 4.0.3+ 10,000 - 50,000
Yandex.Shell[91] Яндекс On Google Play No Free Varies 1,000,000 - 5,000,000 3D Panel Framework, 3D Homescreen
Zeam Launcher[92] Michael Bentz On Google Play No Free Android 2.0+ 1,000,000 - 5,000,000

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