Apex Launcher helps you create a customized homescreen experience on your Android (4.0+) device. "Fantastic app that has the potential to give your phone a complete makeover. I highly recommend it." - MakeUseOf "Even after a lot of ...Read more
Apex Launcher helps you create a customized homescreen experience on your Android (4.0+) 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 The 25 Tastiest Apps for Ice Cream Sandwich - PCMag Must-have apps for the Nexus 7 - ZDNet
Features: • Customizable homescreen grid size and up to 9 homescreens • Scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages • Infinite & elastic scrolling (homescreen, drawer and dock) • Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.) • Hide elements as you want (persistent search bar, status bar, or even the dock) • Customizable 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 • Enjoy homescreen 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 (batch add, merge folders) • Advanced widget options (widgets in dock, overlapping widgets) • More features on the way!
Tips: • Pinch the screen to access screen previews (like Exposé or HTC Sense). • Long press an icon to drag and drop it over another one 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 homescreen. (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 homescreen. • 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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UPDATED ON: Jun 27, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
LATEST VERSION: 3.1.0
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 4.0.3 and up
directly call phone numbers
Allows the application to call phone numbers without your intervention. Malicious applications may cause unexpected calls on your phone bill. Note that this does not allow the application to call emergency numbers.
Allows the application to set the system wallpaper.
set wallpaper size hints
Allows the application to set the system wallpaper size hints.
retrieve running applications
Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
expand/collapse status bar
Allows application to expand or collapse the status bar.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Allows the application to tell the system which widgets can be used by which application. With this permission, applications can give access to personal data to other applications. Not intended for normal applications.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.