Reviewed in My Essentials
My (current) favorite tablet launcher. It give you some customisation options for your homescreen and (my favorite feature) gives you a widget page and app drawer available from any app with a simple edge gesture. It's a little pricey but worth it if you're looking for a neat and functional launcher that offers more than just pretty themes.
Reviewed in Beautiful and functional apps
One of the thing I love most about Android handset is the ability to customise the home screen and this app allows me to do that without cluttering the home screen. The shutter feature hides the widget within the app icon itself so for things like my data usage meter widget, I don't need it visible on my home screen at all time. Not only that, I love the two sidebars and the ability to access these sidebars from within any apps. You will fall in love with it too if you try it out.
Action Launcher 3 is the definitive Material Design launcher, featuring of the look and feel of Pixel Launcher, then adding a wealth of color, customizations and unique features so you can quickly and easily make your home screen shine! Standout features include:
• Nexus/Pixel Launcher features: swipe up from your dock to reveal the new full screen All Apps mode, tint the dock, use the new circular folder style, place the Google Pill and Date widgets and more.
• Quicktheme: marvel as your home screen is customized with the colors from your wallpaper.
• Shutters: swipe a shortcut to reveal an app's widget. Useful for previewing your inbox or Facebook feed without opening the app.
• Quickbar: customize the Google search bar with shortcuts and apps of your choosing.
• Quickedit: have alternative icon suggestions instantly presented to you, without having to dig through icon packs.
• Smartsize icons (Beta): icons are automatically resized to match Material Design's recommended icon size.
• Covers: an innovative take on traditional folders. Tapping a Cover loads an app, swiping a Cover opens a hidden folder which you have customized.
• Use icon packs, scale icons, hide and rename apps and much more.
• Full phone, phablet and tablet support.
🏆 #1 on Android Central's "Best Android launchers of 2016" list! 👏
🏆 Awarded Google Play's best apps of 2015! 👏
Action Launcher 3 allows you to import from your existing layout from other launchers such as Apex, Nova, Google Now Launcher, HTC Sense, Samsung/Galaxy TouchWiz and the stock Android launcher, so you'll instantly feel right at home.
Note: Some features require the Plus in-app upgrade.