Home Button Launcher

Home Button Launcher


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Launch your favorite apps through the «Home Button Swipe Up» gesture.
• This works best on devices with three soft keys, like Nexus 5 or Moto G (i.e. devices that have virtual «Back / Home / Recent Apps» soft buttons).
• On some devices this app opens when doing a "Long click" on the home button (e.g. the newer HTC and Sony Xperia phones).
• Most Samsung devices are not at all or very poorly supported (since Samsung overrides 'Home Button' behavior with their own software).

→ Test this app if you're looking for a simple app launcher alternative to «Wave Launcher», «SwipePad», «Smart Taskbar» or «Sidebar», or if you want to replace the default «Google Now» home button binding
→ Also check out Home Button Launcher Tools, this integrates nicely into Home Button Launcher

Source code is hosted here:

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Recently changed in this version

Apr/02: moved source code from Google Code (which is shutting down) to Cloudforge

Comments and ratings for Home Button Launcher
  • (51 stars)

    by Carrabion Man on 15/04/2015

    Via home Launcher

  • (51 stars)

    by Jeremy Hooi on 11/04/2015

    It works perfectly on my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I), when I do a long press of the home button.

  • (51 stars)

    by Lucas van Dongen on 10/04/2015

    It's fast, responsive and soooo good. The only thing I could complain about is that app organising in the tab is so bad. You have to press buttons to change their position and you can't drag 'n drop the apps to organize. Hope that would be added but even without that. 2 minutes is all it took and I'll never have do it again :D and ons other thing is that Icon packs don't seem to work unfortunately

  • (51 stars)

    by manu n on 04/04/2015

    easy to use

  • (51 stars)

    by Kamen Valencia on 03/04/2015

    And it got even better - thanks ! BTW: No Titlebar == No Settings-Menu is no Bug. Just long click any app or shortcut in HBL, then click on 'Settings' e voila: All Settings ... Just do not hide the Titlebar without adding/having at least one item to/in HBL (aka Empty HBL).

  • (51 stars)

    by Bhupendra Kumar on 03/04/2015

    Good Hall Me

  • (51 stars)

    by Justin Chan on 03/04/2015

    This was just the launcher I was looking for. One flaw with Android is that in order to open up a new app you have to return to the home screen. That's too many taps. Home Button Launcher (HBL) resolves this issue beautifully. And while other home button swipe-up launchers I checked out offer this feature, the UI and screen customizations in HBL are just better: You can sort apps, control the siz

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