Spotlight: ap15 is a simple and unorthodox Android launcher that simply gets the job done

Developer: Apseren IndustriesDownload: Android
Category: PersonalizationPrice: Free 

By now, you should be aware of our unrequited love for third-party launchers. Our recently updated pick with the best Android launchers can easily show you that we love our launchers custom and our home screens customized as much as possible.  

That said, there's a pretty neat launcher that you might not know existed. Called ap15, it's а pretty intriguing take on that whole launcher business. We are certain that upon installing and firing this one up, a certain question will immediately pop up: "Where are all the icons, mate"? At least, that's what happened with us when we tried it for the first time. 

There are no icons, just text - all of your apps are listed straight on the home screen, allowing you to launch any of them by simply tapping its name. The neat part is that the more you use a certain app, the more it will grow in size, which is essentially highlighting your favorite apps and making them easily discernible from the rest. The rest will remain at the minimum font size unless you begin launching them more often.

As far as customization goes, ap15 covers the essential minimum of features - you can change the default font size, text color, font style, and opacity. You can do that for all app entries or configure individual ones. You also get to prevent apps from appearing on the home screen, which is a neat way to keep your Candy Crush Soda Saga addiction a secret.

If ap15 has somehow failed to scratch your launcher itch, just go ahead and check out the very best launchers you might want to have on your device right below.



1. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Looks pretty interesting to me. Gotta give it a shot.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks neat... I'll try it if they add some rotating/scrolling action like "3d tag cloud"

3. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

Could have been better if there is any support for Widgets on swiping on to the either sides. Just downloaded it after the post here!!

4. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You should contact the developer about that. I like it's minimal feel though but they also need a startup tutorial to access the settings. Finally after looking I just long pressed on the screen and the settings menu came up.

5. a_gras_it

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I tried it, interesting idea, but for fast access to the apps i prefer My Apps Selector solution.

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