Essential Launcher Alternatives

    Essential Launcher is described as 'very small launcher offering most basic functionality. It is easy on disk usage, memory and CPU usage'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Essential Launcher for Android, Android Tablet, F-Droid, Kindle Fire and Android SDK. The best alternative is Nova Launcher, which is free. Other great apps like Essential Launcher are Lawnchair Launcher (Free, Open Source), KISS Launcher (Free, Open Source), Trebuchet (Free, Open Source) and Microsoft Launcher (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

    1. Slim launcher only allows you to use fewer apps on your phone. Giving you more time to enjoy life as it was intended. Also a perfect app for a minimalist lifestyle. All you need is less.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Powerful, fast, and highly customizable home replacement for Android 4.0+. Apex Launcher helps you create a customized homescreen experience on your Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) device.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • F-Droid
      You can easily add any app launcher, so you won't ever again have to swipe through useless apps to find the one you need. You can also rename the launchers as you wish. It is not a real launcher replacing your home screen, just a holder for your favourite apps.
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    2. Rootless Pixel Launcher is a fork Launcher3 from AOSP with a port of the Pixel Launcher ’s features that doesn't require root access.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Kindle Fire
      GO Launcher EX - the final choice for 100,000,000+ people! User voted best Android Launcher! Download it now to enjoy 10,000+ themes and experience the super speedy and smooth operation provided by powerful 3D core!
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    3. Olauncher is a minimal launcher. Correction, minimal AF launcher. It makes your phone look super clean. Helps you focus. Respects you privacy. And gives you a new wallpaper daily for free.
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    4. The intelligent homescreen that simplifies your phone.
    5. A completely, brand new theming experience based on Google's own Launcher3.
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    6. Niagara Launcher gives your phone a whole new look and offers a minimalistic experience to help you to form a healthy relationship with your phone. You also get to experience the latest and greatest features of Android 10, including smart replies and dark mode.
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    7. Yandex Launcher lets you change your smartphone's interface quickly and easily. Wallpaper collections, themes, apps sorted by category, separate folders with widgets — all in this shell for Android smartphones.
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