Android launcher apps have long been an integral part of the Android experience.If you don’t like the way your home screens look or act, you can simply download an app to change all of it.
[Price: Free / .99] Action Launcher has long been a favorite of our readers and it deserves a spot on this list.
It comes with a stock Android kind of look but with several unique features baked in.
Some of these include Quicktheme which uses your background to determine the theme accents, Covers which is a unique take on folders, Quickpage which is like a hidden home screen you can access almost anywhere, and plenty more.
It has a long history of being stable with frequent updates.
You can also follow developer Chris Lacy on Google+ by clicking here for news about updates.[Price: Free / .99] Apex Launcher has been around for a very long time and remains one of the most iconic Android launcher apps ever.
Like Action Launcher, it aims to give a stock Android look and feel with a few extra features thrown in for good measure.
Among those include the ability to alter things like transition animations, scrolling habits, and there is even a scrolling dock where you can lay plenty of icons.
Apex Launcher also includes a theme engine with many themes available on the Google Play Store and it also supports icon packs. [Price: Free] Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher had mixed reviews when it was first released, but it seems to have grown into one a really good Android launcher.
The idea with Arrow Launcher is that you get a home screen to put your apps and such.
From there, you have a variety of pre-set home screens that will show you things like frequent contacts, reminders (powered by Wunderlist), recent documents, and your frequent apps.
It takes a minute to set up, but anyone that’s ingrained into Microsoft’s ecosystem should definitely consider checking this one out.[Price: Free / .99] Atom Launcher is another newer Android launcher app that seems to be moving in the right direction.