Not happy with the current batch of Android launchers? Neither was developer Chris Lacy, best known for the app Tweet Lanes, so he made his own. Due out within a week, the Brisbane coder's "Action Launcher" looks slick, clean and best of all, practical.
Lacy mentions in a short interview with Ausdroid that he drew upon "the simplicity and ease-of-use of Apple's products" when crafting the launcher, a methodology he applies to all his apps. His goal with Action Launcher was to create something "your iPhone-loving uncle can pick up" and "intuitively know how to operate".
As Ausdroid mentions, the most notable feature of the launcher (visible in the lead image) is the top-docked action bar. If you prefer Android's default search bar, then Action Launcher might not be for you, but if you like icon shortcuts, well, it's worth a look.
More screenshots and details can be found at the link below.