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Action Launcher 2.0 Released to Google Play, Plus a Free Version for All to Enjoy

When it comes to third party launchers for Android, there are plenty of options, but you will find that the majority of users probably stick to either Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, or Apex Launcher. Again, there are a ton of options out there, but you get the idea. Action Launcher has cost a few dollars since its release, but for those who want to try this great launcher without paying a premium, a free version is now available on Google Play.

Action Launcher is much like a stock launcher in terms of looks (with the exception of no dedicated “app drawer”), but that can be changed very quickly with its features. It has custom icon support, but what it has where others lack is the ability to add custom covers and slide out menus. This allows for easy access to any app you want, from wherever you are in your phone. In essence, if navigating your phone needs to be the speed of light, then Action Launcher is for you.

On top of a new free version, Action Launcher Pro in general has been updated to version 2.0. To check out all of the great new features found in the update, check out the video below. As a bonus for those who haven’t bought the launcher yet, it is on sale for 50% off, bringing the price to just $1.99. That’s a steal.

If you were reluctant in trying out Action Launcher because of its previous price, go try it out now for free. You won’t be sorry.

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Cheers Dave K!
  • ddh819

    cool, now that there’s a free version, i can see if this works well with my old ass razr

  • chucklehead322

    I actually purchased it just for the heck of it but the bugger keeps kicking back that it can’t connect to the server after I purchased it.
    Just my luck…
    Oh well. Would take something pretty awesome to move me from Nova.

  • Trent Russell

    Been a huge fan of ALP for many months now. I’m a very bare-bones UI type of person, so i only have one homescreen…the slide out panels on the left and right make this the perfect launcher for me. You can pack a ton of functionality into a very small space on the screen as well.

  • Daniel

    ADW EX for life! I have yet to find a better, simpler launcher with enough options to make me happy. As for quick access to other apps, try SwipePad 😉

  • rutgersjaffo

    I still haven’t found a reason to ditch Go Launcher, but I am open to suggestions.

    • Redlion

      There are better launchers out there, like Nova, Apex and Action launcher.

      • rutgersjaffo

        Better how, exactly? Not trying to be a tool, but before I switch everything around I would like to know why in specific I ought to do so. I like Go. The double tap/draw to app is nice and it does everything I want it to do. Are there things that those who have used Go and then moved on to another launcher would say they do that Go doesn’t? Thanks.

  • IDLE0095

    How do I use 1 swipe with Nova? In the video he says you can.

    • rthvk

      You enable 1-Swipe in Action Launcher settings and set the detection region to whatever you want.

      Then try opening up the quickdrawer or quickpage in a third-party app. It should work. Then open Nova, and it should work there as well!

      Pretty useful actually to use the quickpage if you prefer Nova.

  • George Rudgers

    What wallpaper is this?

  • Intellectua1

    No scrolling dock is my main issue with this launcher..

    • Jeff

      Oop, that reminds me, I need to turn off the scrolling dock on my Nova Launcher.

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  • jbdan

    Love some of his ideas and the way they’re implemented, however, not for me. I still support him 🙂

  • Tucker Nebel

    I like the Talk icon instead of Hangouts.

  • Dorian Brooks


    • jbdan

      I had to watch to see 😛 and he doesn’t. I’m a nova prime junkie but am game for change. Gonna give it a whirl

  • DaveIsAwesome

    Am I the only one using Lightning Launcher?

  • Dave Whyte

    I have had this launcher since day one and it has only gotten better with each update. I was going back and forth with it but when Icon packs were added it has stayed as my main launcher since.

  • wtsamatta

    I’ve tried a lot of launchers, next, apex, nova, Still end up back with adw ex….

  • Inquizitor

    I liked it a lot when running Jelly Bean, but for now I’m sticking with the GEL. I don’t regret my purchase though, especially because I really like the developer and want to support his work.

  • Anon

    Anybody know what icon pack that is in the article picture?

    • Christian Trevor Clauss
      • Rodeojones000

        Yeah, pretty sure they’re Tersus. I use them as well, although there’s a few other packs by the same designer that look very similar.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Isn’t $199.99 a bit steep for an icon pack? lol

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          KovDev had to start using a new key to sign apps with so Tersus had to be re-uploaded rather than updated. I would imagine it’s still up so people know to use the new one and he obviously doesn’t want anyone buying the old version.

      • Anon


  • trixnkix637

    I love the Google Experience Launcher, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a special place in my heart for Action Launcher. Truly innovative.

  • rthvk

    I dunno if this is weird, but for some reason I really prefer ALP to Nova. No regrets purchasing it at the $3.99 price.