Monday, 15 April 2013

List of Launchers for Galaxy Y and other phones!!

Launchers : one of the best feature of smartphones has developed rapidly over time and now there are hundreds of launchers available in the market! We are providing you a list of the best launchers may it be simple or 3d!

1.Go Launcher

The best known launcher for all phones! Highly customizable but eats lot of internal space!

GO Launcher EX is the mostpopular Android home launcher replacement app in Google Play. It offers you many first-ever featuresto customize your ownhomescreenexperience. Go launcher EX provides you speedy and smooth operation, fancy and plentiful themes, and utility functions with imagination.

Key Features:
Extremely smooth transition animation.

Smooth flipping operation.

More than 5000 personalized themes.

Amazing custom gestures feature offers you more convenience and fun.

Various GO widgets (weather,switcher, calendar…).

Efficient and strong appmanagement function, including sorting, hide app, search, cleaning memory and refresh.

New features:- Supports GO Launcher super themes (more homescreen effects),the last pic above is our "DryadSuper Theme".(Search "Dryad" in google play, it's free to download)- Draw patterns to active apps(double click on home screen toactive custom gesture)- Squeezing effect of icons and widgets (Jelly Bean style).

Rating : 4.6


  Download:- Googleplay


2.Holo Launcher

Android 4.0 launcher!

Simple, powerful, fast and highlycustomizable home replacement,based on Android 4.0.4 ICSLauncher.Not like Apex Launcher or Nova Launcher, Holo Launcher can run on Froyo, Gingerbread, ICS andJelly Bean.

Basic Features:
- Full ICS Style: ICS Icons, Folders,Outlines, Drawer Tabs, etc.

- Custom Desktop Pages/Grid: Up to 9 desktop pages and 10 x 10 grid.

- Custom Drawer Portrait/landscape Grid.

- Scrollable Dock: Up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.

- Infinite Scrolling.

- Gestures: Swipe up/down on desktop to launch apps quickly.

- Customizable shortcut/folder icons.

- Customizable icon label color

- Apply icon packs, support ADWicon pack and Launcher pro icon pack.

- Desktop Previews: Pinch to access desktop previews.

- Backup and Restore: Backup and restore your settings and shortcuts.

- Other Customization Options:Keep in memory, home key action,hide apps in drawer, hide labels,etc.

Rating : 4.6





3.Nemus Launcher

A Simple but better launcher!

A Home replacement Application with.

 Low memory usage.

- Quick response.

- Easy App finding/management.

- Easy Work space management.

- Easy Folder management[Features].

- Dock Bar page count customization.

- Page indicator hiding.

- Grid size customization.

- Hiding system status bar with gesture.

- Missed call & Received sms badge display.

- Widget Resizing.

- Themes (ZIP & SSKIN & Go).

- 1 to 9 workspaces.

- Various App list styles.

- Expandable folders in work space & app list.

- Work space and app menu switchers (screen preview).

- Highlight recently used apps.

- Scrollable bottom docks / Quick Setting docks.

- Scrollable widgets- App-Hide & Lock / Screen-Lock.

Rating : 4.6





Cool animations!

-It's compatible with android versions from 1.6 to 4.1!

-It's highly customizable, almost in every aspect you can think of.

-Thousands of skins and themes with support for most popular launcher themes!

-Mix and match your skins, icons,docks, folders, etc.

-Configure your applications in unlimited groups and hide unwanted apps.

-Fast setup screen with fast access to add items or configure everything.

-Gestures for fast operation (swipe up/down, 2-fingers swipe up/down,pinch in/out, etc).

-Configurable Action bar, similar to android 3.x+ tablet interface.

-Screens editor to add,remove,swap and resize your desktop screens.
-Configurable visual desktop indicators.

-Easy folder tweaking and management, content previews,arrangement, colors, etc.

-New App Widget picker for devices running Android 4.1 and newer.

-Icons editor to create your own customized shortcuts or editexisting ones.

-AppWidget resizing-AppWidget backup/restore (only for android 4.1 and newer).

-Customizable applications dock with support for unlimited shortcuts with paginated scroll.

-Lots of settings to play with: texts,colours, animations, sizes... you should dig in!

Rating : 4.4




5.Next Launcher

The best 3d launcher out there!! No free one! :-( Check out for sure!!)

Designed by GO Dev Team, ‘NextLauncher 3D’ shows how a 3-D and dynamic launcher could be possibly like –Extend imagination,extend capabilities. Wish you enjoy this app and embrace the next generation of user interface and interaction to your phone!

* Stereoscopic Screen PreviewStunning 3D screen preview withdazzling animation of screenswitching enables you to access to,add, set home screen, and delete any screen in a second.

* Multi-select AppsAfter selecting one app, use slidinggesture to multi-select the otherapps. The fantastic interaction designs not only to wow people,but save efforts to fulfill batch operation.

* Customizing Home ScreenPacked with unlimited screenlayout function, you may placeicons, folders, or widgets randomlyon your screen. Change 3D themes and wallpapers to reclaim your phone interface.

* IconsIcons support rotation, replace,Multi-select, align and so on.Operation is easy and fantastic.Multi-select apps, long press one of the selected apps to gather them and draw a preview path by selecting operation from app icon menu.

* Rotatable DockInvert the dock upward or downward to switch among home screen, preview and editing modes.

* App DrawerIcons can be arranged by name ortime. You can create folders byoverlapping app icons. That batch operation to add icons on home screen is also available.

* 3D Widgets & Themes & LiveWallpapersPopular widgets in 3D spaceincluding switch, music, clock havebeen released, with weather, taskmanager, calender, notificationwidgets coming soon. Numerous of 3D themes and live wallpapers are being prepared.

Rating : 4.4






6.Regina 3d Launcher

3d Launcher but needs development!!

- Intuitive 3D work space browser.

- Separate wallpaper for eachworkspace- Secret work spaces where you can hide some of your app shortcuts and widgets for your privacy.

- Regina widgets (full 3D widgets).

- All widgets and shortcuts can be positioned freely without much restriction in work spaces.

- Uninstall apps from work space directly.

- Create folders(also live folders) in folders- Various visual effects

Rating : 4.2




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7.Launcher Pro

Simple better than default launcher and loads quicker!


- Super-smooth scrolling

- Animated screen previews (like Exposé or HTC Sense)

- Up to 7 home screens

- App drawer (2D and 3D!) with a fly-in effect and smooth scrolling

- Scrollable shortcut dock

Rating : 4.5



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8.Launcher 7

Similar to Windows 7 phone launcher!


- 2 x 1 tiles.

- Original Windows Phone 7 backgrounds!

- Freely configurable tile colors.

- Launcher options are available from Application List (press menuin app list)

- Layout animations.

- Animated contacts tile! (still work in progress).

-TODO-list:- configurable animation parameters (soon).

- folders (in donate version now)

- clock tile of sorts.

- more animated tiles- facebook integration.

Rating : 4.4






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 9.Espier Launcher

An awesome iPhone launcher!! Best suited for large screens!! Has many themes too!


Espier Launcher is the best iOS-style home application for your smartphone or tablet which is based on Android 2.2 or later. It brings you an entirely new interaction experience, and makes your smartphone or tablet to be different from the rest.

Main Features:
- iOS-style UI/UE to render and arrange the icons.

- Widget page to show Android widgets.

- Design the appearance of icons by yourself.

- Rename the title of the icons or hide the icons.

- Dozens of themes (more and more) available to decorate your home screen.

- Dozens of plugins (more and more) available to extend the functions.

- You can get your favorite wallpapers from our online wallpaper library easily.From v2.0, Espier Launcher will keep free for ever!

Rating : 4.3





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10.Launcher 8

Windows 8 launcher! Cool!

- You can add different size tiles;

- You can add a variety of color tile;

- You can save and restore the theme;

- You can edit the start screen layout;

- You can set the current background style;

- You can switch the application list style;

- You can add Android widgets in the tiles;

- You can set the wp8 style lock screen and status bar;

- You can select more than one hundred kinds of theme colors;

- You can add special features tiles,like time ,pictures and contact photo.Reminder:1 shows the live contact needs to read the contact data access permission;2 add a shortcut when direct dial call authority needs the android permission.CALL_PHONE ;3 add send SMS shortcut operation message need permission.

Rating : 4.5





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11.Sony Active Launcher

Official Sony Xperia Arc S launcher modded by backhead92!Description Not available in market! Awesome curves!






12.Sony Home

Official Sony Home modified by Gio members probably!Description Not available in market!        



Hope you will try these & have fun!
If you have a better one then suggest us in comments! We will add it here!

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Akshay n Nandeesh

They are two aspiring Android freaks residing in Kundapur, Karnataka, India! Being best friends and cricket maniacs they love sharing some entertaining news and gossips! Currently they are pursuing their studies and are addicted towards blogging! Moreover they are associates of an NGO named 'People-The Vision' which works for social causes and serves the needy.


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