Six Android Launchers to Supercharge Your Smartphone
There are scores of
If you want stability...
was the launcher you all recommended most often, and with a good reason: It's steady, fast as hell, and easy to use. Upgrading to
for $4 unlocks a few bonus features, including an immensely useful scrollable dock. It's available for
If you want something fresh...
Of all the launchers we tried out after our round-up last week, Everything.me felt the most like something new. The free launcher is currently in beta for phones running 4.0 and up. We're particularly fond of the homescreen search widget that queries your apps, messages, files, as well as the web for keywords.
If you want your home screen to look like stock Android...
retains much of the core Android functionality but adds a lot of handy features-like widget resizing-as well as some super-deep customization like giving you the ability to set the duration of your phone vibrations. A
If you want your home screen to look like iOS
For a screen that looks like iOS in the Forestall era, check out the free
. Compatibility varies from phone to phone so you'll have to check to
If you want your home screen to look like Windows Phone...
If your phone is ancient (and you're cheap)...
Unlike some of its newer brethren,
Go Launcher EX
has been around forever, so it's reportedly compatible with phones running OS versions all