Action Launcher 3 released as a paid app with awesome Quicktheme feature, and Material Design

Action Launcher 3 released as a paid app with awesome Quicktheme feature, and Material Design
Android's renowned Action Launcher just received a completely overhauled third edition that got released as a new app in the Play Store. Besides the obligatory Material Design redraw, Action Launcher 3 has kept on its tradition to introduce new and brave takes on the Android launcher concept, too.

Developer Chris Lacy has above all added more personalization and flexibility to its launcher project, such as the awesome Quicktheme idea, which pulls color schemes from your current wallpaper, and applies them throughout the interface for a more complete skinning. It even supports rotary backgrounds like Muzei.

There is plenty more, too - Covers and Shutters are a unique take on Chris Lacy's uncompromising views on aesthetics, as they allow you to launch apps, widgets, and house shortcuts, all the while keeping the carefully crafted homescreen layout you've been slaving over for weeks. With Action Launcher 3, however, you can set separate colors there, too. Infinite folders are also a go, letting you add as much apps within one as your heart desires. All these niceties will cost you, though, as the developer now charges five bucks for the new launcher. 

It's one of the best out there, though, and if you count all the in-app purchases that come with other popular launchers, it doesn't stray away too much in pricing. As usual, Action Launcher 3 allows you to import the setup you've made with your existing launcher, regardless if it's Apex, Nova, Google, or manufacturer overlays like Sense or TouchWiz.

Developer: Chris LacyDownload: Android (3.0.1)
Category: PersonalizationPrice: $4.99

source: Chris Lacy (G+)



1. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I'm not in the mood to pay 5$ now ! But the launcher looks nice . However i prefer the Original ui on my phone !

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

So all those who bought Action Launcher 2 are getting the middle finger ? This should've been out an update to previous version not a new paid app.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Why? Most of professional apps on PC/OSX require payment for upgrading, although I'm not very happy to pay another 5$ but I understand it as it's big update and awesome app.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You answered your own question. There's a difference between the software for PC and an app on playstore. Nova launcher has slowly upgrading more towards lollipop UI and all other apps are adopting their apps to Material design. Yet no one released a seperate app to milk the consumers.

6. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

You're right, there is pretty much no reason to buy action over nova

4. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

this app is free with in app purchases

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