12 May 2017
4.0.3 and up
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
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 (unlimited drawer tabs, folders in drawer)
Unread count notifications (provided by the free Apex Notifier extension)
Dock swipe actions (swipe up and down actions)
More gesture options (two-finger gestures)
Additional transition effects (accordion, cross, etc.)
Flexible theme options (ADW, LauncherPro, Go Launcher themes)
Enhanced folder support (bulk add, merge folders)
Advanced widget options (widgets in dock, overlapping widgets)
More features on the way!
Pinch the home screen to access screen previews (like Expos? 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.
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).
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Google Play Rating
- * Pixel Launcher style folder preview
* Google Now (Jellybean+) and Assistant (Marshmallow+) Apex actions
* Fresh look for Apex Action icons
* New quick search bar widget style
* Improved shortcut menus (a.k.a. quick actions)
* Support for larger aspect ratio screens on new flagship devices (e.g., Samsung Galaxy S8)
* Fixed drawer and folder animation bug
* Fixed recent apps Apex action in Nougat
* Round app icon for Nougat
* Other bug fixes and optimizations
* Updated translations