Android is made for customizations. And customizing our phone is the first thing we do after we get a new phone. Many of us even do it before installing any apps. This might sound weird to some, but many (including me) like to use a phone with our own set of customizations.
These days, almost all phone brands launch phones with their own custom-baked skin which includes an Android launcher as well. An android launcher is basically a simple app which lets you customize how you can interact with your home screen, lock screen, apps menu, and even define some custom settings.
But when it comes to choosing a launcher for your Android, then it is natural to get confused. There are tons of launchers available on Google Play so choosing the one that best suits your needs might become a daunting task.
Choosing the best Android Launcher becomes even tougher when you are looking for a fast Android Launcher for a low-end device. In this article I will share the list of my favourite Android Launchers which not only preserve battery life but are also light on resource usage.
Nova Launcher is by far one of the most popular Android launchers available on Google Play. Its speed and feature set make it stand apart from the competition. Nova Launchers allow the users to customize their home screen layout while also changing animation and app icons. It also supports “OK Google” hotword detection.
2. Apex Launcher
Apex Launcher is very light launcher and packs similar features as the Nova Launcher, but it allows the users to have up to 9 customizable home screens, ability to change labels of apps/folder, custom home screen gestures, etc. It is also buttery smooth to operate.
3. Apus Launcher
Apus is one of the lightest launchers that I’ve ever used. Although it doesn’t have much to offer in terms of functionality like the other launchers, but its speedy interface forced me to include it in this list.
Some of features supported by Apus Launcher are RAM Booster, HD Wallpaper, themes, and support for transition effects, and much more. It will also let you organize apps on the basis of frequency of use.
4. Google Now Launcher
Who doesn’t know about the Google Now launcher? It is one of the most famous Android launcher and is used by the masses all over the globe. It a must have Android Launcher for those who love the stock Android Vanilla looks. Let me mention that it is designed to providing easy access to Google Now and thus doesn’t offer many cool features like the other launchers. But when it comes to stock launcher, Google Now is the king.
5. CM Launcher
CM Launcher is designed for those who want to get maximum performance out of their entry-level smartphones. It takes just 3 MB on your phone and dramatically improves your UI. It also smartly organizes apps into smart folders while keeping popular apps near the home screen.
The most interesting part about CM Launcher is that it comes with a built-in anti-virus too. This makes it worth trying.
These are some of the best Android Launchers that you can do wonders on your phone without affecting its performance much. If we missed on your favorite Android Launcher, then do let us know about it via the comments.