Six Android Launchers To Supercharge Your Smartphone

Six Android Launchers To Supercharge Your Smartphone

There are scores of Android launchers out there for people who don’t want to be stuck with TouchWiz (or whatever bloated skin came with your phone). But choosing among them can be a chore. With so many features to parse, which launcher should you use?

If you want stability…

Nova was the launcher most recommended, and with a good reason: It’s steady, fast as hell and easy to use. Upgrading to Nova Prime for $4 unlocks a few bonus features, including an immensely useful scrollable dock. It’s available for Android 4.0 and up.

If you want something fresh…


Everything.me

If you want your home screen to look like stock Android…


Apex Launcher$4 upgrade

If you want your home screen to look like iOS


Esper Launcher

If you want your home screen to look like Windows Phone…


Launcher 8

If your phone is ancient (and you’re cheap)…

Unlike some of its newer brethren, Go Launcher EX has been around forever, so it’s reportedly compatible with phones running OS versions all the way back to Android 1.6. Another benefit of its long existence is a massive community of users, and over 10,000 downloadable themes. And it’s FREE.