Apex Launcher 3.0 overhauled with Lollipop design and new features

After NOVA, the renowned Apex launcher is getting its own Material Design overhaul in the latest 3.0 version. Long story short, it will be as if you are flaunting a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop handset, but with all the goodness that comes out of Apex to boot. The new edition brings to the tablet the following, according to the developers:

  • New modern UI with material design
  • New material app icon
  • Redesigned Apex action icons
  • Lollipop drawer background and animation
  • Lollipop folder style and animation
  • Lollipop search bar and scroll indicator
  • Lollipop drawer icon
  • Lots of other UI tweaks and improvements
  • New scroll speed option
  • Improved app and widget picker

This last one is a feature that stands out - it mixes the Google Now launcher interface with the standard one for choosing apps or widgets. There is also a new settings option that lets you adjust the scroll speed between home or app drawer screens, too. Give the new Apex a try if you are looking for a full-featured launcher with that sweet Lollipop vibe to replace your current coat of paint.

source: Apex (Google Play)



1. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I would choose Apex over Nova any day.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I feel you, bro. Apex is one of the least resource-hungry launchers I've ever used, and even then it has loads of features unlocked in the free version

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

What a coincidence, I just installed it last night. Apex Launcher has always served me well on every phone I own, and this just makes it much better

4. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

I rated Apex launcher as "The ONE" and I am enjoying it every day

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Please anyone, cab one now change an app icon in the drawer (edit drawer app icon) like Nova allows? That's the only thing keeping me away.

8. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Yes, sure. Just enter your app drawer, long-tap an app, and swipe it up to the Edit option that will appear on the top of the screen. In the menu that appears, tap on the icon and choose the one you desire. :)

9. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Thanks Peter, time to put my investment to use.

6. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

That's very nice actually...

7. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Yea Tim Cook do that on an iPhone Lmaooo happy Monday sir

10. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

2nd Gen Moto G here. Not seeing anyway though to make the bottom notfication icons look like the lollipop ones as pictured here though..? I'll prob just go back to the stock Google Now launcher while waiting on update. I wish Google would make that whole bottom icon area clear on all apps instead of the black which just takes up screen real estate. There are some apps to hide it of course, But you have to always fiddle with it .

11. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I prefer Nova than Apex is more stable.

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