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    Published: 2012-05-21, by .

    Apex Launcher is an alternative launcher for ICS

    7
    • HOLO-layout
    • Lots of specific Apex options
    • Transitions and effects
    • Runs smoothly
    • Needs more effects
    • No themes

    "Smooth ICS Launcher"

    Actually, regarding appearance, Apex Launcher is quite similar to stock ICS-launcher. However, if you take a look at its guts, you'll find enough reasons to make it your default launcher. Let's focus on them.

    Thus, it's set in HOLO-layout, like ICS stock launcher. We realized at first sight that it runs smoothly: transitions between screens, launching app drawer, placing shortcuts on the home screen or launching apps. Everything seems to be boosted.

    Besides its enviable performance, its strongest point is that it's high customizable. From Apex settings, you can adjust home screen, drawers, dock, folder, behaviour and advanced parameters at your whim. Likewise, once done you can backup your preset and restore it whenever you want.

    Thus, you'll be able to set up to 9 homescreens and a customizable homescreen grid size. Likewise, it includes a customizable scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages. You can set inifinite and elastic scrolling, fancy transitions effects (there are not too many though), hide apps or enable gestures. Actually it brings some interesting gestures like pinch, swipe up/down and double tap on homescreen and icons.

    In a nutshell, lots and lots of options: it's even hard to write them all down here (Pro version brings even more options, check them out in its review). We can only recommend you to give a go and see it for yourself. Highly recommendable.

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    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    May 21, 2012

    Description

    Apex Launcher helps you create a customized, fast, and stylish home screen experience on your Android device.

    "Fantastic app that has the potential to give your phone a complete makeover. I highly recommend it." - MakeUseOf
    "Even after a lot of customization, Apex Launcher feels super fast." - Pocket Now
    "We must say it is as smooth as butter." - Droid Life

    Five Best Android Launchers - Lifehacker
    Top 10 best performance Android launchers of 2017 - Devs-Lab
    15 best Android launcher apps of 2017 - Android Authority

    Features:
    • Customizable home screen grid size and up to 9 home screens
    • Scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages
    • Infinite & elastic scrolling (home screen, drawer and dock)
    • Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.)
    • Hide elements as you want (persistent search bar, status bar, or even the dock)
    • Custom icons and labels for shortcuts and folders
    • Choose different folder preview styles and background
    • Multiple drawer styles (transparent/opaque, horizontal/vertical, paginated/continuous)
    • Drawer apps sorting (title, install date, mostly used)
    • Hide apps from the drawer
    • Lock your desktop to prevent accidental changes
    • Convenient home screen gestures (pinch, swipe up/down, double tap)
    • Advanced theme engine (icon packs, skins, etc.)
    • Backup/restore settings and data
    • Optimized for both phones and tablets
    • Lots of other customization options!

    Apex Launcher Pro (Paid Version) Features:
    • Powerful drawer customizations (sort apps in drawer, folders in drawer)
    • Unread count notifications (provided by the free Apex Notifier extension)
    • Convenient icon gestures (swipe up and down actions)
    • More gesture options (two-finger gestures)
    • Additional transition effects (accordion, cross, etc.)
    • Enhanced folder support (bulk add, merge folders)
    • Advanced widget options (widgets in dock, overlapping widgets)
    • More features on the way!

    Tips:
    • Pinch the home screen to access screen previews (like Exposé or HTC Sense).
    • Long press an icon and drag it over another icon to create a folder.
    • Long press icons/folders on the desktop and choose edit from the popup menu to customize icons and labels.
    • Drag, hover, and drop app icons over the delete button at the top of the screen to quickly uninstall apps.
    • Long press an app in the hide apps list to quickly launch that app.
    • Switch to single screen wallpaper mode to fix wallpaper zooming issues.
    • Enable the Root Helper in advanced settings (root required, Android 4.0 only) to add widgets from the drawer.

    Permissions:
    • Access widget data: Only used to create and display widgets on the home screen. (Android 4.1+ only)
    • Application information: Used to display warnings when other launchers are running.
    • Control vibration/Status Bar/Wallpaper: Standard launcher functions.
    • Network communication: Used for anonymous usage/error reporting (optional).
    • Phone calls: Used when you create direct-dial shortcuts on the home screen.
    • Storage: Used to backup/restore settings and desktop data.
    • Superuser: Required to add widgets from the drawer (Android 4.0 only).

    Love Apex Launcher? Rate us on Google Play. We’re always trying to make Apex Launcher better. If you have questions or suggestions, please share them with us!

    Users review

    from 247.216 reviews

    "Great"

    8.6

    Users comments for Apex Launcher

    Bhanu Pratap

    by Bhanu Pratap

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Very nice

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Great"

    It should be updated to Android 8 sdk. Too bad devs abandoned it for so long

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Great"

    It is good launcher but the icons style was very cheep please change it

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 18, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Nice w

    AMARJIT HAZRA

    by AMARJIT HAZRA

    Oct 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    It's awesome, 100000000......../100

    Shandria Smith

    by Shandria Smith

    Oct 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Beautiful.