New APUS Android launcher bets on small footprint and zippy performance

New APUS Android launcher bets on small footprint and zippy performance
Ever wondered how your phone will behave with an extremely light and extremely barebones launcher? Well, this day has arrive, as the new APUS launcher has "small" and "fast" right into the title in the Play Store. The developer mentions that APUS is just 1 MB, which is ten times less than popular launchers like NOVA, GO, or APEX. In addition, the claims are for two times faster turning of homescreens, precisely on account of the tiny footprint of the new launcher.

Naturally, you can't expect the layers and layers of features and functionality that are available with most of the popular full-fledged interface replacements, either. APUS houses apps, folders, shortcuts and widgets on your homescreen, has an app drawer and basic settings and connectivity toggles in the notification bar, and that's that. The only perk you are given are smart folders for app categorization, and the ability to get curated app search and recommendations from the launcher itself. Long story short, if you want your launcher out of the way, and would like it to consume the least amount of resources, while keeping its basic functionality intact, give APUS a try from the source link below.

Developer: Apus GroupDownload: Android (v1.1)
Category: PersonalizationPrice: Free

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13 Comments

1. Darkerm

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

iOS copy >_>

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Folders? Yes. Everything else? Definitely not.

3. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Not sure if i'm the only one that thinks this, But the app itself seems pretty shady to me. 1. When i installed it, it wouldn't let me go to the actual homescreen without setting it as default launcher 2. When you go off that launcher you will keep on getting notifications saying "Your phone is slow! Use the fast launcher now"

4. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup sure is shady. For a barebone launcher why would you need for Identity, Camera and Microphone and Device ID?

10. APUSGroup

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hi, this is the privacy notice for Identity Find accounts on the device We do not recognize and save your account. We only detect whether you have a Google account in the phone. This helps us to confirm the state of Google Service and provide users with appropriate application update methods. For more privacy notice, you can check our Google Play page. Sorry I can't give you an url for this.

6. Krjal

Posts: 411; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Thanks for the heads up. I'll investigate more before I try this out.

7. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

This just proves how shady it is imgur.com/Pr0Z3SX and i just noticed that an ad for it loaded on the right side of the page This uses the same advertising technique as CleanMaster and their crapware. Coinsidence? I think not.

8. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Oh and look at their google play review replies..

9. APUSGroup

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

HI, thanks for your suggestions, we have already changed the tips to be easy to use, you can check our new version if possible, we hope to hear you more about the new version.

12. ItsTomi

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Just checked it and it's waay better now :)

13. APUSGroup

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

HI Tomi, thanks for your prompt reply, we are so happy to hear you say that. we are appreciated for all the suggestions and feedback. You tell us via Email: apusecho@gmail.com

5. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

And then you have Lightning Launcher, with so many features and customizability options that Apex and Nova can't even dream of, for

11. APUSGroup

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

We thanks for more suggestions from you. You can contact us via email: apusecho@gmail.com or facebook: apusgroup

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