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GCA, an Android launcher app inspired by Chrome OS design, gets a massive rework in version 2.0

For Android users, there's an abundance of options when it comes to custom launchers. Almost every noted custom launcher brings a new flavor to the user experience. While a lot of launchers focus on giving you extra features, GCA, a custom launcher inspired by Chrome OS, takes the route of simplicity and minimalism. GCA is...

Lawnchair 2.0-2130 adds desktop lock and choosing icons from the gallery, tests app categorization and adaptive brightness theming

Lawnchair is a relatively new and up-and-coming custom launcher from a number of developers within the community. The launcher shares a number of similarities with Pixel Launcher and had version 1 of the app released last year in June. Version 2 was a big update for the group so we went hands-on with the application...

[Update: It’s Back] Rootless Pixel Launcher now on the Google Play Store with Pixel Bridge

When we talk about custom launchers, often people will mention the ones based on or similar to the Google Pixel Launcher. There's Lawnchair, Lean Launcher, Rootless Pixel Launcher, Ruthless and more. Rootless Pixel Launcher is an especially interesting one in that it's based on Android's open source Launcher3 and merged with decompiled Pixel Launcher sources....

Action Launcher v37 brings customizable desktop shortcuts and more

According to Chris Lacy’s post on the Action Launcher blog, the application has received it’s fourth feature update of the year marked as the 37th version. The last update we talked about added a few features from the Android P Pixel Launcher. This update brings customizable desktop shortcuts among other things. Take a look at...

Sesame Shortcut v3 beta adds search UI with auto-suggestions & home screen widget

Last time we talked about Sesame Shortcuts it had just partnered with Nova Launcher. The integration made it easy to access Sesame Shortcuts from the Nova Launcher search. It was a match made in heaven, but Sesame Shortcuts works with plenty of other launchers as well. The latest update adds several features that users will...

Action Launcher v26 Brings Google Now Integration, Adds Notification Dots Support and More

Today, the lead developer behind Action Launcher, Chris Lacy, announced the release of a new update to its popular launcher application -- Action Launcher v26. As always, the new update packs in a plethora of new features including support for Google Now integration and many Android O-based features. Nova Launcher added Google Now integration last month and...