Reviewed in Launcher (homescreen-replacements)
Woop, this one is great! Based on kitkat launcher, it offers a lot of customization. Animations, swipe actions, grid sizes, indicators etc. If you love stock ui, but are up for basic tweaks not included, try this! Not everything in this is free though.
Reviewed in Launcher Alternatives
This is one of those launchers that tries to do things a little differently, but doesn't forget what people really want. It has it's own "genius" search built in which works well and ties into Google Now for voice searches, as well as a separate home screen for its own special widgets. It also supports icon themes, which other launchers that try to be "smart" often leave out.
mattcraiganon - A third-party GNL attempt, and it’s pretty swish. Probably a bit resource-intensive but hey, it looks really nice. I’m using the Prime version though, so I can’t comment on the free as I purchased pretty much straight away.
Reviewed in Apptastic Fantastic!
I didn't understand the appeal of the Google Now launcher. I liked the swipe left to Google Now but everything else seemed stuck in pre- nova days. Inspire takes the best of GNL (including swipe left to Google Now) and adds a huge basket of customization to the pot.
★★ Inspire Launcher is a brand new launcher based on the new KitKat Android Launcher with tons of features and customizations. It combines the major features of the most common Android Launchers with some goodies from iOS and Windows Phone. ★★ ★★★★ Reviews: ★★★★
★★ AndroidPolice:http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/03/11/hands-on-inspire-launcher-is-noteworthy-a-new-home-screen-that-looks-delicious/ ★★
★★ This is not NOVA or APEX so don't expect to meet the same features or ask for them!! If you want features already seen in every launcher use them instead of Inspire! ★★
★★ Inspire Launcher is the most customizable launcher ever created! ★★
★★ Inspire community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104695304515771826360 ★★
★ FEATURES ★
* Flat UI and design
* Homescreen customizations
* App drawer customizations
* Custom icons and folders size
* Dock bar customizations
* Background with flat colors or custom images (Also for drawer)
* Custom opacity control
* Ability to hide applications
* Scroll effects and animations
* Text colors
* Custom single shortcut icons and rename
* Custom dock, appdrawer, icons and folder styles
* Appdrawer sidepanel for custom appdrawer categories!
* Genius Page inspired from iOS finder search and Google Now Launcher page!
* System toggles and Recent applications in genius page
* Support for Nova, ADW, Apex and all launchers icons pack and theme!
* Ability to backup, restore and reset own configurations
* Included flat clock widget with different styles
* Included a fresh colored theme called inspire colors that will enable a little colorfull icon pack with a drawer and folder custom icon!
* Free unread counters badge for SMS and Calls
* Over 500 free customizations
★ PRIME ★
* Intelligent UI aka IntelliUI: Automatic change background with great flat colors based on the hour of day
* Good morning notification with date and weather informations!
* Password protected applications
* Genius Bar search through youtube, maps, play store and more!
* Custom animations on applications launch and close
* Custom dock background
* Folders customization
* Custom folder icon
* Custom drawer launcher icon
★ Add-ons ★
* Inspire Counters
* Inspire wallpapers
This launcher is under heavy development and tons of new features will be added on every update!