Action Launcher, the popular yet minimal take on a 3rd party launcher, will receive an update to version 2.0 in the coming weeks that introduces two new features called Quickpage and 1-Swipe. Quickpage acts a secondary page that can be added to the right of the Action Launcher home, while 1-Swipe allows you to access both it and the app launcher from anywhere in the system. Think of 1-Swipe as an alternative multi-tasking option. That will all make much more sense once you watch the video above. (more…)
Anyone remember Buzz Launcher? This is the third party launcher that launched as a beta back in March, allowing you to share and install all of the most beautiful home screen setups on the planet with a only few simple clicks. For example, you could spend hours cruising around MyColorScreen trying to come up with an idea for your next setup, but with Buzz Launcher, that entire setup may already be available to download through their marketplace and without having to pick and choose items from Google Play. It’s a pretty brilliant idea, actually, especially for those who are constantly tweaking phone appearances or looking for the next great trend.
We took at a look at this new third party launcher back in April, and came away impressed by its ability to quickly get you the setup of your dreams without much work. We also saw the potential that it could have should its userbase grow and the community involved with it continued to share their home screen setups. (more…)
Over the weekend, Nova Launcher received an updated to version 2.1, bringing with it a few features that really are quite notable. For most, the important feature addition is the ability to change individual application icons in the app drawer. This is highly important when the icon pack you are using does not skin a particular icon, making the theme a bit off when viewed. (more…)
A new launcher has arrived on Android that is certainly worth a few minutes of your time, that is, assuming you take your home screen setups seriously. It’s called Buzz Launcher Beta, and it wants your home screen setup to be as beautiful as those you see on MyColorScreen or reddit, however, it wants you to get there without all the work normally required. With this launcher, you no longer have to scour various forums or websites to find what you are looking for. A custom look is only a couple of taps away. (more…)
Chameleon Launcher received quite the significant update this afternoon for Kickstarter backers and pre-orderees. In the update, we finally get phone support, so this app is no longer just a tablet exclusive. No, sir. We also get a brand new name, well, sort of. This is version 2 of the app, so it shall now be know as Chameleon Launcher 2. Clever. (more…)
A semi-new 3rd party home replacement called Vire Launcher is making the rounds today because it offers some pretty fantastic UI and lighting effects that we have yet to see from another app in this category. While it may not be the most feature-packed launchers of all time, it’s definitely one to keep an eye on, as the company behind it (Vire Labs) has more on the way. (more…)