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Google Now Launcher (GNL) presents the new  Xposed GEL Settings, which as you can tell from the name, requires the Xposed Framework.


Xposed GEL Settings adds a number of useful features to GNL (remember it used to be known as the Google Experience Launcher). This is still an early release, but here's what it can already do.


Features


  • hide Google search bar / automatically show search bar on Google Now
  • hide apps from the app drawer
  • resize the home screen grid
  • resize the all apps grid
  • change icon size
  • change the size of the icon labels
  • hide icon labels on home screen and/or on app drawer
  • change the size of hotseat icons
  • change the number of hotseat apps (icons above the navigation bar)
  • apply settings without rebooting your device
  • more to come

 

Check it out at XDA

 

 



Liked Ubuntu Phone? Have you seen Ubuntu Phone Edge Launcher? Now test Ubuntu Apps switch Launcher on your Android phone even before Ubuntu launch ;-)

 

Here it is Unity Launcher. A true MultiTasker's Launcher. First of it's kind for Android Platform.


Try Free app before purchasing.

Features:

  • 1. Launch Applications from any where Just swipe Edges.
  • 2. Select apps to pin into launcher.
  • 3. Change launcher bar color.
  • 4. Change Icon Backgrounds.
  • 5. Customize animation and launcher visibility duration.
  • 6. Swipe from left or right edge of Phone.
  • 7. Re- Order apps with dragger
  • 8. Add shortcuts.

 



Action Launcher re-imagines the concept of an Android launcher. Put simply, Action Launcher is designed to get you where you need to go, faster.  It looks and feels like a natural launching pad for the Android ecosystem.


Action Launcher offers unique features such as "covers" for icons, that turns any app shortcut into much more than a shortcut, but into an folder. For example, you could have your Chrome icon open Chrome with a single tap or open as a folder with bookmarks to your favorite sites thanks to a double-tap.


The Launcher also allows you to import from existing launcher layout from other launchers such as Apex, Nova, TouchWiz and the stock Android launcher, so you'll instantly feel right at home.

 

Standout features include:


  • * Sliding app drawer for instant access to all your apps
  • * 'Covers', an innovative new way to quickly launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted homescreen. 
  • * Quicksearch, a fast and powerful feature that allows you to search for apps, contacts and even music directly from the action bar. 
  • * Android's unique and powerful action bar is fully integrated into your desktop.
  • * Highly organized customization options
  • * All of the settings you expect from custom launcher: specify apps to hide, adjustable number of home screen pages, grid sizes, page margins, dock toggles, resize any widget, etc.
  • * Strong Play Store integration'




 




If you don't like how your home screen looks like on top of your phone's UI, you can always look for a launcher to customize it and one of the latest to come out is Chameleon Launcher. Last week, the launcher was introduced and many liked it and there are those who were not impressed as well.


Well, if you are an Android stock fan, chances are that whatever launcher falls on your lap won't impress you, whereas if you like to customize your phone and get those little extra features, launchers are the way to go. There are also those who think that the Chameleon is already quite outdated; it's really a matter of preference.


The Chameleon Launcher will work on devices that run on Android 3.2 or higher and for a little less than $4, you can have a version that works both on a phone or a tablet.


Google Play Store Link


 



Action Launcher app lets you re-imagines the concept of an Android launcher. Put simply, Action Launcher is designed to get you where you need to go, faster. 


With the freshly added feature, users can open up widgets by simply giving app icons a vertical swipe. Version 1.5 also packs a number of improvements, including support for 10-inch tablets and increased stability.


Standout features include:


* A sliding quickdrawer for instant access to all your apps
* 'Covers', an innovative new way to quickly launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted homescreen.
* '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 (note: Shutters require Android 4.1 Jelly Bean).
* Quicksearch, a fast and powerful feature that allows you to search for apps, contacts and even music directly from the action bar.
* Android's unique and powerful action bar is fully integrated into your desktop.
* Full tablet support (including the Nexus 10).
* Highly organized customization options
* All of the settings you expect from custom launcher: specify apps to hide, adjustable number of home screen pages, grid sizes, page margins, dock toggles, resize any widget, etc.
* Strong Play Store integration


What's in this version:


  • NEW: Shutters - finally, you can unlock the power & potential of Android's widgets. Shutters are similar to a cover: press the app icon to load the app, but if you swipe the icon, that app's widget will automatically be created & displayed. (Note that due to Android API limitations, shutters require Android 4.1 or later)
  • NEW: Full tablet support.
  • NEW: Many stability improvements.
  • NEW: WAY more features than Google will let me list here. See here for a full breakdown: http://bit.ly/WZtfzP


Link: Google Play Store

 

 



One of the best things about Android devices is that you can easily search for a good launcher to change and customize your home screen to your preference. There are plenty of launchers out there for various Android devices and if you are one of the owners of select Samsung or HTC smartphones, you might want to try the Facebook Home launcher to tweak your Android phone's interface.


At the very least, you will need an Android phone that runs on version 4.0 or higher to be able to use Facebook Home on your phone. Also, you must really, really like Facebook to forego other notifications that you require to be displayed on your phone, if you will use Facebook Home as a launcher. The reason for this is that you can only access your usual notifications through a status bar on top of your screen. Furthermore, the Google search bar seems to be missing on the application menu and this will probably be addressed on future updates.


You will also be asked to update your Facebook AND to log in each time, so it could be bothersome if you don't really like logging in Facebook all the time. It brings a nice, clean interface; unfortunately, it may not be for everybody.


Source: google play | Engadget



With the Action Launcher update, now you can now press and drag apps out of the list onto the home screen. Widgets are also accessible from this pane with a swipe to the right. Action Launcher also supports locking home screens with this update so you don't mess up your carefully arranged setup.  Check out the list of new features below.


What's in this version:


  • NEW: Drag apps & widgets from the quickdrawer directly to a Home screen. This massively improves your customization workflow.
  • NEW: Lock/unlock desktop.
  • NEW: Shutters, a groundbreaking new feature that automatically puts widgets just a swipe away. (Note that due to Android API limitations, shutters require Android 4.1 or later)
  • NEW: Full tablet support.
  • NEW: WAY more features than Google will let me list here. See here for a full breakdown: http://bit.ly/WZtfzP


Link: Google Play Store

 



The Dynamic Phone, powered by Everything.me, is the new way for people to interact with their mobile devices: it gets what you want -- and instantly adapts to get you whatever you're thinking about.


Imagine your phone could be dynamic, constantly adapting to your interests, your location, your life. Everything.me Home is a launcher that turns your phone into a Dynamic Phone! you think it and you get it; your phone adapts to you.


The Dynamic Launcher by Everything.me, is the new way for people to interact with their mobile devices, and the ULTIMATE personalization tool for any Android smartphone. Your new home.


What's in this version:


  • This version is about more speed and better support for widgets.

Download the app here.






Among the headline options that come with Android 4.4 is really a refurbished desltop and application launcher. The symbols are bigger, there's more transparency, and also the application drawer makes better utilisation of the screen property. It is also heavily integrated with Search and Google Now, although you will possibly not view it in the surface level.


Sure, there is the usual search bar widget along with a swipe left will open the entire Search application, however the integration goes much much deeper than that. While developing KitKat, Google designed a quite interesting decision: instead of graft a couple of new search UI pieces to the desltop, Google put the present home application within the trash and switched all desltop functionality to google's Search application.


Ars Technica took a closer look to Android 4.4 KitKat and found that the Google Home launcher has been sacrificed in favor of the new Google Search, which takes over the screen in a similar fashion Facebook's launcher does:


That's right, Google Search isn't just integrated into the home screen, it is the home screen. Everything you see on the home screen-the wallpaper, the icons, the widgets, and the app drawer-are all drawn by the Google Search app. "GoogleHome.apk" still exists, but it is an empty shell that forwards everything to the search app.


The difference here is that Google does it in a more subtle way than Facebook, which isn't obvious to the user and doesn't change the overall experience when it comes to visual elements.


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