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.
★ Selected in The Verge's 10 best Material Design Android apps! ★
★ #1 on Android Central's The best Android launchers of 2015 list! ★ Standout features include:
• Quicktheme. In true Material Design fashion, the colors from your wallpapers are extracted, and used to customize the look of your layout. The Quickdrawer, folder background, Google Search box and more can all be themed with your wallpaper.
• Covers, an innovative take on folders that lets you launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted home screen.
• Shutters, a unique feature that unlocks the power and potential of Android widgets. Swipe an app icon, and that app's widget is automatically created and displayed.
• Quickdrawer, for instant access to all your apps.
• Fully customizable All Apps list.
• Quickpage, a fully-featured Home screen accessed from the right screen edge.
• Use icon packs, scale icons and change individual icons.
• Full tablet support.
• A wealth of options for you to customize and tweak your layout as you see fit.
Action Launcher allows you to import from your existing layout from other launchers such as Apex, Nova, Google Now Launcher, Sense, TouchWiz and the stock Android launcher, so you'll instantly feel right at home.
Note: Some features require the Plus in-app upgrade.
• Phone: required so that Direct Dial shortcuts can initiate a phone call.
• Photos/Media/Files: required for layout backups, and to reliably set the wallpaper/replace an icon with images from external storage.
Try it out for free!
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