Nova Launcher is described as 'highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+' and is a very popular Application Launcher in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Nova Launcher for Android, Android Tablet, F-Droid, Kindle Fire and Android SDK. The best alternative is Lawnchair Launcher, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Nova Launcher are KISS Launcher (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Launcher (Free), Trebuchet (Free, Open Source) and Smart Launcher (Freemium).
The rootless Pixel Launcher that is both heavily customizable and ships with backported Android Oreo features and tweaks. Based on Launcher3 from AOSP, Lawnchair has all the features of the Pixel Launcher (including the Google Feed), plus customizability.
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Lawnchair Launcher vs Nova Launcher opinions
Almost everyone thinks Lawnchair Launcher is a great alternative to Nova Launcher.
Akhilesh_T I think this is the closest app to Nova Launcher.
I love it because it
• supports gestures
• is open source
• has many customizations
• is easy to use
Trebuchet launcher is an AOSP (Android Open Source Project) based launcher developed by LineageOS team. This is a port of the popular LineageOS 15 ROM's Trebuchet launcher to enjoy on any device; working with any android version equal or greater than Android 5.x.
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.