Which Android launcher are you using?

Not everybody is satisfied with TouchWiz, Sense, Optimus, Xperia, MIUI, Emotion, Vibe, Color, or the other manufacturer-supplied user interfaces that come with our handsets, so they turn to third party solutions. We recently rounded up some of the best Android launchers, and, without pretending the list to be exhaustive, wanted to ask you which launcher are you using on a regular basis on your handset. Take your pick in the poll below, and throw some arguments behind it in the comments...
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81 Comments

9. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I am using the theme manager found in the Alliance Rom on my Galaxy S5. Best thing ever, bunch of themes, highly customizable, and super smooth.

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm always switching launchers. I'll use one for a while, then find some littler thing I don't like, and feel the need to switch. I'd be happy with the Google Now Launcher or Nova/Apex if I didn't hate they way they handled folders...

13. Dnev1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Zeam Launcher is the smallest and fastest in my opinion. I've used it on my Galaxy and now on my Nexus 5. I originally needed it with my unusually slow Droid X, and haven't looked back.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2531; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Didn't development on Zeam stop though? I think the dev has put his effort into SickSky.

16. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

At present i am settled at adw launcher ex, but will change it soon, as no dev support for it... But i also have Nova launcher prime, apex launcher and next launcher 3d's apk on my phone....

17. Bison

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

It lacks the best and the more customizable launcher : Lightning Launcher

20. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I don't use it anymore because the lack of transition effects but it is a fantastic launcher. Glaring omission PA.

23. heutsm

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Fast, smooth and very customizable: Next launcher 3d. Very nice transitions of homescreens also.

27. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

But for $16!? I want to try it but any launcher is worth $4.99 at the most for me.

28. heutsm

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

True. Light version is for free. I bought the launcher, althoug for less than $16. Can't imagine I spend that much money for a launcher...

24. Ceffmhico

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I use TSF 3D Launcher on my Lg G2! :D

26. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

The Google Now launcher is great but with a 4x4 grid the icons are too big and there's so much wasted space. I usually switch between Nova and Apex using a 5x5 grid instead. I'm more partial to Nova due to the abundance of transition effects, and icon packs are less of a hassle in my experience.

30. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Nova and smart home 2

31. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Nova!

33. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

I highly recommend KK Launcher. I've tried a few other launchers and I don't get bloatware thrown at me, with KK, its very minimal. It feels "clean." Only thing is, the free version had a better rating than the paid version, I believe. I'm still using the free version after several months and I'm satisfied still. I think I will take a chance to unlock some features and upgrade soon.

34. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

I don't see the deal with NOVA launcher. GO Launcher is simply better.

35. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

40% using the stock launcher, that means a lot of people still using touchwiz launcher :-) I usually found that one fine myself but I only picked action launcher because I like swiping an applist in from the side. *awaits flames*

37. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

No launcher is beautiful and funtional than HTC Sense

39. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Sony's Xperia Launcher is the best (y) I love my Xperia S

40. Dejavu_LT

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Stock sense 6 :) It's lighweight, beautiful and super fast :)

41. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

There are other Launchers besides Nova?

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

....... Wow.

43. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Right now using Themer love the ease of use with changing the whole homescreen with one click! But i find myself going back to old reliable Nova launcher every now and then!

46. tokuzumi

Posts: 1821; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

No option for the Google Now Launcher? I side loaded it onto my S4, and I use it on my Nexus 7.

47. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I'm using Trebuchet that came with my rom (CM11) and I'm fine with it...

52. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Nothing comes close to Next Launcher 3D.

53. foreverjin08

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I like inspire launcher. Easy fast and convenient. Launcher 8 is also very flexible to customize.

54. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

personally i change my device launcher every 2 weeks but for the most part i use nova it is super fast and smooth with dozens of options . launcher 8 is also great :-)

55. ryan5609

Posts: 107; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Heavily modified stock launcher. Xposed/Gravity Box/Other Modules

56. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have tried a few launchers over the years and some have nice features. But none of them seem to run as smoothly as the one that came on the phone. The one on my Sony Xperia Z Ultra works in portrait and landscape and seems to be a fairly light skin compared to Samsung I had before. So I see no real need to change it.
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