Lightning Launcher Home

Lightning Launcher Home


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Lightning Launcher is a fast, light and extremely customizable launcher (also known as "home screen replacement", or "shell").

Lightning is the launcher of choice for people who wants a butter smooth, light on memory and tailor-made home screen replacement.

Unlike most traditional launchers, Lightning lets you place items everywhere on the desktop, not only to the left or right sides, but also on pages above and below. Think at the desktop as an unlimited canvas extending in both horizontal and vertical directions instead of a strip, and you will get the idea.

This mean: as many pages as you need, more space for your apps, and faster navigation.

Lightning has some interesting features, such as being able to put widgets in folders (and even other folders for hierarchical navigation), or letting you freely move, scale and rotate any items (note: detach the item from the grid to enable rotate/scale).

Oh, and did I mentioned that LL was light on memory, leaving more RAM for your apps ?

With its wide set of options and switches, LL is the most customizable launcher, albeit perhaps not the easiest to configure yet ! Agreed, as most powerful tools, LL has a learning curve. But isn't that a small price to pay to get the most exciting and unique home screen ;-)

All comments, suggestions and bug reports are welcome. Please email your questions and bug reports to me (Pierre Hébert) at or join the Lightning Launcher Community at
Enjoy !

Full ChangeLog:

List of permissions:
- CALL_PHONE: required for direct dial shortcuts
- READ/WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: backup&restore feature
- EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: used to implement the "Show status bar" action.
- SET_WALLPAPER/HINTS: used to set the wallpaper dimension on the desktop
- That's all folks !

Screenshots 1 and 4 are from Gerd Reuter, 2 is from Guy Lahav and 3 is from
Minh Tri Nguyen many thanks to you, you are real Artists !

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Recently changed in this version

Bug fix release. The full changelog can be found here:
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Comments and ratings for Lightning Launcher Home
  • (70 stars)

    by Miki Efraimsen on 19/04/2014

    This launcher is customizeable in many many ways, yet lightweight and low memory use, amazing, excellent job developer, keep up the good work ☆

  • (70 stars)

    by Chris Fanning on 18/04/2014

    Good launcher just not my type of launcher.

  • (70 stars)

    by Joe Smart on 16/04/2014

    This is harder to set up than any other launcher I've ever encountered. You can't just move icons around with your finger--you have to long press, then select move from the menu that pops up, then move with your finger. When you add a new icon to an exi

  • (70 stars)

    by hassan zaki on 16/04/2014

    Greet theme

  • (70 stars)

    by Ricardo Rodriguez on 15/04/2014

    Very disapointed this Application is very buggy and slow, also it causes my data service to disappear PLEASE FIX.

  • (70 stars)

    by Tisha Perez on 14/04/2014

    I am a FORMER GO Launcher user, but finally found a customizable launcher that is 100% faster than GO! I took one star off due to the level of difficulty and time it took to set up, but once you get it set up, it is perfect and FAST! Update: After a few d

  • (70 stars)

    by Ren Pasilan on 14/04/2014

    the best