One of the main advantage of Android over other mobile OS is that the way a person can customize their Android phones. Custom launchers are most preferred way to customize an Android phone because it is very easy and efficient. Installing Custom launcher apps will definitely improve the phone’s performance and will consume only less RAM compared to the Stock launcher.
Here is a list of “Top 10 Best Android Launchers in 2015”
Nova Launcher is the 1st pick while talking about the launcher applications. Also it is one of the most leading custom launcher app in Android. From the initial release onwards Nova managed to grab user’s attention. The launcher has got lots of customization options. You can change the home screen scroll effect, change the app drawer effect, install custom icon packs and fonts to the phone etc… There is a pro version of the phone which has got some advanced options like you can hide any app in the app drawer, you can add gesture actions and apart from that you can get interactive way of notifications on the home screen. The launcher is pre-loaded with the style of Android Lollipop OS. So if you are looking for a decent launcher app then Nova is the best.
Apex is the second most recommended app in the list. It is also somewhat similar to the Nova launcher app. The app was released before Nova and was buggy. But they managed to clear all those things and re-launch it. The launcher has got some nice animations while launching and closing an app. You can adjust the grid size in both the home screen and app drawer screen and change the way to scroll in app drawer. Similar to the Nova launcher Apex launcher has got itself a pro version of the app with some advanced feature. One bonus feature is that you can install themes to Apex Launcher app. The themes can be downloaded from the Play Store itself.
Google Now Launcher
The Google Now launcher comes with most of the Google certified phones like Moto G, Moto E, Moto X and Nexus devices. On early stage Google Now launcher was only available for Nexus devices. Due to the user’s request they decided to release a Play Store version so that anyone can install it from the Play Store for free. In order to install the launcher you must have at least Android 4.1 version on your phone. Also you must have the latest version of Google search app. One of the great thing about Google Now Launcher is that you can access to Google Now easily.
If you are looking for al less size Android Launcher then CM launcher is the best one. CM launcher s somewhat similar to the launcher we can see in the iOS devices because there is no app drawer in the launcher. All the app can be only accessed from the home screen’s only. You can arrange the app’s using a folder according to the way or the category. The launcher itself arrange the apps according the category of the apps. The app has been developed one of the recognized developer in the Play Store called Cheetah Mobile.
If you are looking for a launcher of even lesser size than CM launcher then zero launcher is the best one. It is around 500 kb in size and consumes less RAM any of the other launcher. The launcher has got some add-ons like separate weather widget etc… Similar to the CM launcher this launcher also doesn’t has any app drawer on the launcher. Also you can customize the launcher by installing the themes.
Buzz launcher is another android launcher which can be download from play store for free. The launcher is inspired from the XIAOMI’s MIUI user interface. The main difference is that you have got an app drawer window compared to the MIUI version. Also you can use the same theme files that is downloaded for the MIUI stock launcher. This can be downloaded from the app itself. This is my favorite launcher among the list because the launcher has got some funky user interface compared to other launchers.
The Z launcher is developed by famous mobile phone manufacturers Nokia. The app was launched after Nokia got separated from the Microsoft. The same launcher is being used in the Nokia’s latest Android powered tablet which is Nokia N1. One of the feature of the launcher is that the Gesture Search. You can search the installed through Gestures. That is writing the first letter of the apps will show the result. Being used in the latest Nokia’s tab the launches has got severe attention. The launcher can be downloaded from the Play Store but still it is in beta stage.
Aviate launcher was developed by Yahoo. Yahoo has decided to develop something innovative. The n the idea came through. The launcher will notify according to the current situation. It will change according to the weather condition, will notify about the tasks even it will show navigation on the home screen. Talking about the design the launcher itself got a flat UI with vibrant colors. The launcher only has the home screens. All the app has to be accessed from the home screen itself.
Well the Nokia’s metro UI is something good for those who loves minimal UI experience. Well using the Launcher 8 app you can bring the same Lumia experience to the Android phone. Launcher 8 is a complete replacement for your usual Android home screen. You can get the same Windows 8 phone experience through the Launcher 8. If you are on a custom rom then you can replace the lock screen too with the launcher app. Also you can hide the stock status bar with launcher’s status bar which is much similar to Windows phone.
If you want the same looks of the iOS devices then IO Launcher is the best one. It has got the same UI and icons of the iOS. But there is an additional app drawer window for the launcher. Other than that the launcher is a complete clone of iOS.
Well you can download tones of launcher app from the Play Store other than these. Above mentioned are the leading launcher apps in the Play Store.