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. Hangar is an Android app that provides easy, relevant shortcuts in your notification drawer to your most used and relied upon apps.
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    2. FastAccess - A tiny launcher or as Samsung likes to call it Floating Toolbox.Fast Access features: * Floating Apps & Floating Folders, are always going to be a click away from any screen.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      SixGrid is a launcher based on the simplicity principle. The idea behind this is a simple lightweight launcher with good customisation and ppearance that makes use of android's design and doesn't take up too much space or use too much performance.

      Discontinued

      Last release was on Aug 11, 2014 and there has been no active development since then.

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    3. TinyBit Launcher is a simple Android app launcher based on KISS Launcher.
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    4. APUS Launcher, a light-weight and intelligent Android Launcher, is the flagship product of the APUS User System, which delivers an intuitive user experience to 200 million users worldwide. It anticipates your need and surpasses your expectations.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Hola Launcher is A simple yet powerful launcher for your phone! All-in-one speed booster, battery saver, charging protector and app manager to keep your phone running its best!.
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    5. BlackBerry Launcher lets you organize apps, widgets, and shortcuts on customized home screen panels for instant access. Turn multi-step actions like sending an email or calling a friend into a one-click task.
    6. Features: - Computer Launcher stye Start Menu - Android application in Stylish Tiles - In Start Menu - Best application are available on One Click - Create Shortcuts of most used application on Desktop by press and Hold Feature.
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