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. Launcher 8 is designed for those who want to enjoy the amazing Windows phone style on their Android devices. But not only the same as Windows phone, it includes more customizable features!.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      If you were constantly checking on someone you like, touching them every time and not letting them sleep, they would probably pass a restraining order right ? That's the tagline for No Phone, A Restraining Order from Your Phone.
      show more


    2. Enhance your experience with the official OnePlus Launcher The OnePlus Launcher was designed to offer: Speed, stability, and customizability. This launcher enables you to easily tailor your home-screen to your needs.
      show more
    3. Turn your Android phone into a minimalist phone with this launcher.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      This is not your typical pixel launcher. posidon launcher was built from scratch, to be a different experience. Minimal: There are constant improvements and optimizations in the ux, to make all of the settings as easy to understand as possible.
      show more


    4. Lightweight customizable launcher which supports icon packs and has a good number of settings for its size. Features include: • Icon pack support • App and web search • App categories • History of last launched apps • Resizeable layout
      show more
    5. Omega Launcher is a fork of the well-known LawnChair-Launcher – a feature-rich and comfortable lawn chair for your Android device. It is highly configurable, and offers you a lot of functionality. Some example features include: - Five modes of sorting apps in the drawer.
      show more
    6. With the NewsFeed Launcher you can manage your apps easily, subscribe to any RSS feed and read what’s important to you even when you are offline.
      show more
    7. The world 1st launcher powered by 3D engine is redefining Android phones! It brings stunning 3D transition effects, as well as smooth and flexible operations to your phone.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Folders in app drawer. • Choose your drawer style (vertical, paged, sections). • Swipe up actions for shortcuts. • Google now integration with Pear now companion. Option to show it as overlay also.
      show more
    Showing 50 of 58 alternatives