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    Nova Launcher Alternatives

    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).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2021

    1. 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
      Negative comment 10 months ago

    2. KISS is a fast launcher for your Android. Search through your apps, contacts and settings lightning fast.
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      KISS Launcher vs Nova Launcher opinions
      Almost everyone thinks KISS Launcher is a great alternative to Nova Launcher.
      it uses a completely different style
      Negative comment 9 months ago


    3. With Microsoft Launcher (formerly known as Arrow Launcher), you can personalize your Android device to match your style with wallpapers, theme colors, icon packs and more.
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      Microsoft Launcher vs Nova Launcher opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Microsoft Launcher is a great alternative to Nova Launcher.
      DrSmoke I find it stable, concise, simple and far more productive and intelligent than others
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    4. 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.
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    5. We designed Smart Launcher for people who need a more efficient and smart way to use their Android devices.
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    6. 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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    7. An open source Android launcher project, started from scratch.
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    8. 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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    9. Linux CLI lets you use a custom, linux command line interface as your home screen.
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    10. 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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