Hello! Want to get rid of your boring, stock homescreen of your android device and want some excitement? Or want something beautiful? In this post I will describe Best Android Launcher 2014 which I have used in my android device.
Almost all the launchers which I used had problems, so I recommend you to stick to stock but if you want to try for temporary then you are most welcomed! For knowing continue reading.
Best Android Launcher 2014
#1 Best Android Launcher 2014 : Action Launcher.
Action Launcher is one of the best launchers available on the platform. Just like the others, it allows you to put icons and widgets on the home screen, but its functionality doesn’t end there. Action Launcher combines gorgeous visuals with a gesture-based user interface. Instead of a traditional drawer, there’s a list of all installed applications that slides out from the left side of the screen. If you swipe from right to left, a Quickpage appears. It is basically an additional page of the home screen, which remains conveniently hidden. You can place there your most favourite widgets or app shortcuts.
As if that was not enough, Action Launcher is equipped with other unique feature that gives you the ability to use widgets without putting them on the home screen as well as create folders from app icons.
You can buy this launcher from Google play.
#2 Best Android Launcher 2014: Nova Launcher.
Being one of the highest rated and most popular launchers, Nova has set the bar very high for the competition. It is fast, stable, and very powerful. Nova Launcher offers extensive personalization features that allow you to configure almost any aspect of your home screen, and app drawer. With this handy app, you can download and use various icon packs, change the animation displayed when switching between opened apps, swap the font, and many others. Nova Launcher comes with a handful of built-in scrolling effects, too. All that is wrapped in a polished interface inspired by stock Android.
Paid version of the app can display badges with a number of unread messages of missed calls, use gestures to open applications or trigger actions and organize icons in the app drawer into folders.
You can buy this launcher from Google Play aka Android Market
#3 Best Android Launcher 2014: Go Launcher
Go Launcher was downloaded more than 50 000 000 times. Its popularity comes from the wide array of features and customization options it offers. With this launcher, you can apply one of over 10 000 available themes, enjoy beautiful transitions when scrolling through home screen pages, use gestures to launch apps, and install various plugins that significantly enhance functionality. Those can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and are usually good-looking widgets, themes and utility tools.
Go Launcher will change the way your phone or tablet looks and works so much, that you’ll think it’s a brand new device.
NOTE: A big drawback also comes with this launcher, although the looks are perfect but it consumes a lot of RAM which is not good for low-end or mid-end devices , so if you have more 512 Mb Ram or equal to that then only choose this launcher also the battery life is decreased.
You can download it for free from Google Play. (This one is free ).
#4 Best Android Launcher 2014: Next Launcher 3D
Are you one of those people who have always thought that interfaces of the future will be three dimensional? If so, check out Next Launcher 3D. It features an impressive interface packed with beautiful animations and dynamic 3D effects. It may be too chaotic for daily usage, but definitely delivers a truly unique visual experience.
As for features, Next Launcher 3D supports themes, icon packs, dedicated widgets, extensions, and gestures.
Also the contrast is damn high! For those who like minimalistic graphics then this is one is surely not for you but for a change you can try this launcher.
The reason why this launcher is expensive is due to it’s high transition effects which really makes your screen alive also there is a wide range to choose from.
You can buy this from Google Play.
#5 Best Android Launcher 2014: Launcher 8
Android’s UI is okay, but if you’re bored of it and you’ve a thing for Microsoft’s mobile operating system, you definitely should install Launcher 8. It’s a feature-packed launcher featuring an interface inspired by Windows Phone. It offers advanced customization options that allow you to change almost everything, from colour of the tiles, through their size, to icons, and style of the notification bar.
Additionally, Launcher 8 is equipped with widget-like live tiles, which display information in real-time. For example, people tile is an animated mosaic of photos from your address book and the calendar tile shows current day and upcoming appointments.
Recommendation : When I installed Launcher 8, the best colour which seemed to me was Orange , it is bright and eye-pleasing also the stock blue colour is fine but I want you to try Orange once. Also one thing which you can do with this is, Change everything to black and from settings ( of launcher) change the text to white, I know it is weird but still it looks good. To get complete windows look, you can try Wp7 Contacts and Messaging 7 , this will make your dialer, phonebook and message app similar to windows.
You can download it for free from PlayStore aka Google Play
#6 Best Android Launcher 2014: Mi Launcher
NOTE: The screenshot above is in chinese but the launcher is in English so don’t worry.
Mi Launcher is the official launcher extracted from the beautiful MIUI custom ROM and available for every one for download in the Play Store. Like the ROM itself, the application sports gorgeous visuals filled with polished animations and colorful icons. Mi Launcher comes with an access to thousands of home screen and lock screen themes created by professional designers.
As for the interface, it resembles iOS a lot. There is no app drawer and the home screen is a grid of icons and widgets with a dock and page indicators at the bottom. Similarly to iOS, it’s is very fast, smooth, and stable.
The widgets are also very useful, you can easily clean RAM from your homescreen. The clock is very bold and beautiful. Also it features tons of Themes which can be downloaded also the lockscreen can be changed and the you can also set themes for you lockscreen. Some themes are paid and some are free but the launcher is absolutely free.
You can download it from Google Play.
#7 Best Android Launcher 2014: Mini Launcher
Mini Launcher turned out to be a wonderful little home screen replacement app that brings to the table much more than it seems. Apart from the traditional home screen with a grid of icons, the app includes a slide-out drawer offering quick access to the most used system toggles, missed calls and unread messages, recently used programs, and weather.
The interface is very simple and easy to customize. Mini Launcher was updated to mimic Android 4.4 design style, so when you download it, you’ll get a taste of the vanilla-falvoured stock Android the way Google wanted it to be. This one is not a Android 4.4 official launcher it is just a 4.4-themed-launcher.
You can download it from Google Play.
#8 Best Android Launcher 2014: Smart Launcher
I know there will be a lot of my friends who want a lag free and clean UI. So this is for you! Smart Launcher features a clean and simple UI but not a BORING UI. The App Drawer is organised by categories. This is compatible with all devices and also with Google TV.
It is a ready-to use launcher without any special configurations.
I know many people who takes my phone and then head towards Gallery and Messages and I really hate it! And I am sure you too, and I am pretty sure you also so, the developer has also experienced this I think, and he have added a feature through which we can hide our apps. It is simple, just hold on your app and select hide!
You can download this app from Google Play.
#9 Best Android Launcher 2014: Themer
Themer is a very powerful app through which you can completely change the looks also it is very reliable and stabilised, But the problem with this is that, it only supports HD device, HD devices refer to the device which have resolution equal to 1020*1980 (If I am not wrong).
It features you to choose themes from almost 1000+. I don’t have words for this launcher because I haven’t tried it because I don’t have a HD device but I have once seen it on my friend’s device and I was just speechless so go and get it for yourself.
Download it for free from Google Play.