10 Best Launcher Apps For Android Smartphones

    • Dheeraj.Jangra@timesgroup.com
    • Publish Date: May 26 2016 5:15PM
    • |
    • Updated Date: May 26 2016 5:15PM
10 Best Launcher Apps For Android Smartphones

Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher is one of the most popular Android launchers available on the Google Play store. It offers bunch of animated themes and multiple folder views. It enables the users to tweak margins around the app icons to fit more (or less) icons on the main screen. You can also install widgets in the dock, make the dock scrollable and more. If you love tweaking your Android smartphone, Nova Launcher is a must have.

Everything Launcher
Everything launcher can be customized based on the apps frequently used by a user. The apps used more frequently appear on the default homescreen. Along with this, it also sorts the apps into smart folders automatically. The homescreen consists of a dock of apps placed at the bottom, in addition to smart folders likes shopping and games having relevant apps.

Yahoo Aviate Launcher
Yahoo’s Aviate Launcher builds a listing of apps based on different types of activities. The intelligent launcher offers a simplified layout with apps sorted into scrollable rows. The app scans the current location and time, and builds a relevant collection of apps in a custom interface called Spaces for better management. The launcher also supports numerous icon packs for even more customization.

Google Now Launcher
Google Now launcher is one of the best options for those looking for a clean and pure Android experience. The app provides basic Android experience with some interesting features. It has an entire screen dedicated to Google Now, so you can easily launch searches and view information cards based on your preferences and general browsing habits.

Smart Launcher 2
Smart Launcher 2 shines with its minimalistic design and a clean homescreen. The launcher just shows the date, time and six app icons on the homescreen, thus preventing clutter. All other apps are placed in the app drawer, where they are filed under their respective categories. The launcher essentially focuses on the basic functions of the phone.

Wiser is a simplistic launcher that’s perfect for users who dislike a complicated UI. Its homescreen consists of six big app icons serving as shortcuts for basic functions like phone and messages. Apart from the homescreen, the app also offers two additional screens where users can pin up to 12 more apps. Wiser is a very basic launcher and can be easily used by the elderly people.

Hola Launcher
Hola launcher is ideal for users who want Android’s UI to look like iOS. The launcher automatically groups the apps and makes them easy to find out as well. There are also numerous exciting transition effects and animations.

Buzz launcher
Next on the list is Buzz launcher. It comes with a standard set of customisation options and enables the users to create a library of thousands of themes and widgets to browse. The launcher also offers homepacks which allow the user to customise the homescreen using over 8,00,000 downloadable configurations.

Apex launcher
Apex launcher offers functionality similar to that of Nova. Users can tweak the icon tray size, change animations and also adjust the homescreen behaviour. It also has a plug-in which allows notification data to be fed to Apex from a variety of apps. The launcher comes with a paid version that has even more functions.

More From SCI-TECH...


R.Lokeshwaran Bethel Mat Hr Sec School

Well quite interesting and informative article




* *
* *
  • About Us

Times Newspaper in Education (Times NIE) is a novel program that helps students ‘Stay Ahead’ and aims at making ‘Learning Fun’. It introduces concepts that help individual growth and development beyond school curriculum.

A brainchild of The Times of India, the world’s leading English newspapers, Times NIE nurtures progress and innovation. Adapted from the international concept, Times Newspaper in Education program (Times NIE) was initiated in India in 1985.

Today we have over 3000 schools and over 9 lac students subscribing to the programme, spanning 16 cities viz. Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Jaipur.

The Times of India Student edition, a customized student newspaper exclusively for the students, packs a powerful punch in terms of content that leads to a smarter and superior learning experience. The information is crafted such that it finds use in classroom discussions, thus making it relevant and current. It truly gives education a new dimension by fostering the simple habit of reading which in turn paves the way for a confident, informed and aware individual. A newspaper that inspires young minds and equips them to face challenges of today’s world, making way for global citizens.

Empowering students with new cutting-edge knowledge through various educative and informative activities is a commitment and tradition of Times NIE. The programme serves as a catalyst of education and interaction, as well as a window into the minds of the quintessential Indian youth. On a significant scale Times NIE comprises diverse interesting activities and events that boost the child’s passion for learning, while revealing hidden talent.

While you are aware that The Times of India is among the leading English Newspapers across the world, it has consummated its position as an everlasting winner. With several international awards and recognitions to its credit, The Times of India and Times NIE have validated an enduring tradition of setting the highest benchmarks in every respect. We have been awarded with the two most prestigious awards, Times NIE - World’s No.1 NIE program and The Times of India, Student Edition - World’s No.1 Newspaper for the youth in 2006 by the celebrated World Association of Newspapers (WAN). In 2008 we were honoured by the International Newspaper Marketing Association (INMA), yet another international recognition for ‘Youth Audience Development’. In 2013 we were again honoured by the celebrated World Association of Newspapers (WAN) as the ‘Times NIE - World’s Best Youth Engagement Program’.

Times NIE has grown remarkably over the last three and a half decades, touching millions of children across more than 16 Indian cities. Our absolute commitment towards the fledgling generation remains undiluted and our greatest strength lies in the school partnership and commitment.

  • Times NIE World Awards



Create or join groups, share your views, ideas through posts (Text, Pictures & Videos)





Why You Think India Is Great....