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List of Android launchers

This is a List of Android launchers, which presents the main view of the device and is responsible for starting other apps and hosting live widgets.

Application name Developer Availability License Cost API Nr. of store
installs
Note
Google Play F-Droid Amazon Appstore
Action Launcher Chris Lacy Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.1+ 1,000,000+ [1][2][3][4][5]
ADW Launcher AnderWeb Yes Yes ? Proprietary (Last open source release was version 1.3.6)[6] Free 1.6+ 10,000,000+ [4]
ADWLauncher EX AnderWeb Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 1.6+ [7]
Apex Launcher Android Does Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.0+ 10,000,000+ [1][2][3][4][5][8]
APUS Launcher APUS Group Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 4.0.3+ [3][5][2]
Atom Launcher dlto Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.0.2+ [5][9]
Aviate Yahoo Yes No ? Proprietary (support ends 3/8/2018) Free 2.3+ [1][3][10]
Before Launcher Before Labs Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 7.0+ 25,000+ [11]
BIG Launcher BIG dev. team Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.1+ Launcher suitable for seniors and visually impaired users.[12]
Buzz Launcher Buzz dev. team Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.0.3+ [1][2][3][4][5][8]
C Launcher C dev. team Yes No No Proprietary Free 4.0+ 10,000,000+ [13]
C Launcher 3D Moboapps team Yes No No Proprietary Free 4.0+ 100,000+ [citation needed]
Catapult Launcher Kane O'Riley Yes Yes ? Apache License 2.0 Free 5.0+ 10,000+ [14]
Chameleon Launcher Teknision Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 3.2+ [15]
CM Launcher Cheetah Mobile Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 4.0+ [5]
Espier Launcher Espier Studios No No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.2+ [16]
EverythingMe Fly Apps Yes[17] No No Proprietary Free 2.2+ 10,000,000+ Contextual launcher with extensive search capabilities and customization options
Evie Launcher Evie Labs Yes No No Proprietary Free 4.4+ 1,000,000+ [18]Minimal launcher that focuses on fast search across apps
Facebook Home Facebook Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.0+
GO Launcher GO dev. team Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.0+ 100,000,000+ [4][5][2][1]
Google Now Launcher Google Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.1+ 50,000,000+ [8]Default on Nexus devices.
HayaiLauncher seizonsenryaku Yes Yes ? Apache License 2.0 Free 4.0.3+ 1,000+ Source available on GitHub. Minimal and small, with no permissions. For quick browsing and search.
Hola Launcher Holaverse Yes No ? Proprietary Free 2.3.3+ 100,000,000+ [2]
Pixel Launcher Google Yes No No Proprietary Free 5.0+
Infinity Launcher TankheSoft Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 4.4+ [19]
Kids Place - Parental Control Kiddoware Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 2.1+ [20]
KISS Launcher Neamar Yes Yes ? MIT License[21] Free 2.3.3+ 100,000+ [22]Source available on GitHub.
LauncherPro Frederico Carnales Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.0+ [23]
Microsoft Launcher Microsoft Yes No No Proprietary Free 4.0.3+ 1,000,000+ [2] Formerly known as Arrow Launcher [24]
LaunchTime Quaap Yes Yes No GNU General Public License Free 4.3+ Source available on Github.
Lawnchair Launcher Till Kottmann, David Sn, Jozsef Kiraly, Paphonb Yes Yes No GNU General Public License Free 5.0+ 1,000,000+ [25][26][27][28][29]
LessPhone Launcher Aswin Mohan Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 5.0+ 50,000+ [30]
Librechair Launcher Po Lu No No No GNU General Public License Free 5.0+ [citation needed][31][32][33][34][35][36]
Lightning Launcher PierroX Yes No ? Proprietary Free 2.0+ [37]
LINE Launcher LINE & Camp Mobile Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.0.3+ [4][5][2]Previously named Dodol Launcher.
Nemus Launcher Nemustech Yes No ? Proprietary Free 2.1+ [38]
Nova Launcher TeslaCoil Software Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.0+ 50,000,000+[39] [1][2][3][4][5][8]
Nova Launcher Prime TeslaCoil Software Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 4.0+ [40][41]
OpenLauncher OL dev. team Yes Yes ? Apache License 2.0 Free 4.1+ 1,000+ Source available on GitHub. Focus on community and features.
Pear Launcher Yajat Kumar Yes No No Proprietary Free/Paid 5.0+ 45,000+ Pear Launcher is a Launcher designed for performance and customization.

[42]

Pear Launcher Pro Yajat Kumar Yes No No Proprietary Paid 5.0+ Pear Launcher Pro is license to unlock paid features in Pear Launcher.
Peek Launcher Waffle Ware Apps Yes ? ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.1+ 50,000 Primary feature is an always-visible T9 keyboard to search for apps and contacts.
Phonotto DuckMa Srl Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.0.3+ Launcher suitable for seniors and visually impaired users.[43]
posidon launcher Leo Shneyderis Yes No No Proprietary Free 5.0+ 200 A one-page launcher with a news feed
QM Launcher Quantum Matrix Holdings LLC. Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.3+ [44]
Showself Launcher NQ Mobile Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.0+ [45][46][47]
Smart Launcher Smart Launcher Team Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 4.2+ 50,000,000+ [3][4][5][8][2]
Solo Launcher NewBornTown Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 4.0+ [2][3][5][8][1]
SPB Shell 3D SPB Software Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 2.0+ [48]
Square Home ChYK the dev. Yes No No Proprietary Free/Paid 4.0.3+ [49]
Themer MyColorScreen Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.1+ [1]
Trebuchet Launcher ? No No ? Apache License 2.0[50] Free 5.0+

(API level 21)[51]

[52]Source available on GitHub.
TSF Launcher 3D Launcher 3D Pro Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 2.2+ 5,000,000+ [53]
Linux CLI Launcher Francesco Andreuzzi Yes Yes No GNU General Public License Free 2.3+ 500,000+ Linux CLI interface launcher.

Source available on GitHub.

Tube Launcher Adnan Malik (AJK) Yes No Yes Proprietary Free 4.0.3+ 500++ [54]
Turbo Launcher Phonemetra Yes No Yes Apache License 2.0[55] Free 1.0+ 1,000,000+ [4]Source available on GitHub. Paid versions also available: called Turbo Launcher Plus, Turbo Launcher Prime, and Turbo Launcher Premium.
Vire Launcher Vire Labs Ltd. Yes No ? Proprietary Free/Paid 2.2+ [56]
Wave Launcher MobileMerit Yes No ? Proprietary Paid 2.0+ [57]
WP Launcher Xinyi Network Yes No ? Proprietary Free 3.0+ [5][8]Formerly Launcher 8.
Z Launcher Nokia Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.1+ 500,000+ [3][1]
Zeam Launcher Michael Bentz Yes No ? Proprietary Free 4.1+ 1,000,000+ [58]

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