20 Best Android Launcher Apps of 2018

When it comes to Android customization and personalization, the first thing that comes to our mind is Nova launcher and even I feel that it is one of the best Android launchers which are available right now.

But wait there are also some other names on Google PlayStore which provide a lot of exciting features and specification ,So you definitely need to check it out.

That’s why today I am going to share a list of ” Top 20 most unique and best Android launchers (2018). So without any further ado, let’s get started.


1. Microsoft Launcher:

Microsoft launcher is previously known as “Arrow launcher “. It is more resource intensive and even can able to do tasks like killing background running apps, that can result in a speed up performance.

I bet this cool and powerful designed launcher for android upgrades the interface of your device and also gives some extra and unique specialties.

It even clubbed with pinning feature that allows you to pin frequently dialed contacts on your home screen.

There is also a “Gesture customization support”, “Continue on a PC feature” and a lot more.

. Download Microsoft Launcher From Playstore

2. Of Launcher:

Of Launcher is another top contender on the list. I personally like its one-finger control feature that allows the user to control a large screen smartphone with a single swipe.

It also gives you an option to add folders along with personalized wallpapers and pleasant icon gestures that gives your device a new, stylish and a minimalistic look.

Download Of Launcher From Playstore

3. Nova:

Nova is definitely one of the most popular Android launcher of all time. It is highly compatible and the most customizable Android launcher I have ever used.

Basically, it is available in the both paid and free version, where Nova prime almost costs $2 or Rs 99, but as expected it unlocks several other extra features such as “unread counts badges”, new and improved gestures support, hide app functionality scroll effects like “Accordion”, “Throw” and a lot more.

However, depending on the size of the display you can even decide how big the icons appear, not just this it also allows you to change how they look.

So if you didn’t install it yet, the go and give it a try.

Download Nova Launcher From Playstore

4. Smart Launcher 3:

This is one of the most famous and reputed launcher for an Android smartphone that receives over 10 million downloads on Google Play store. It comes with a nice materialistic design which makes it more convenient, fast and easy to use.

Another best thing about SL is that it requires low resource which results in saving both battery and RAM. It also offers a ton of free themes, icon packs, skins, widgets for absolutely free of cost.

According to me, the most notable feature is its AI-powered search bar that is capable of finding everything from messages, settings to applications.

Download Smart Launcher 3 from Playstore

5. C-Launcher:

C launcher is one of the most downloaded (10 miliion+) and highest rated android launcher on the entire PlayStore. So, I think it is enough to show its popularity among people.

It is pretty fast, beautiful and stable with tons of customization options. However, it also saves the battery and cleans up all the junk files in a single tap.

Additionally, C-Launcher also offers some extra features to their users which allows them to make fully-personalized themes by using DIY innovations.

So these are the main reasons why I included the same on the list of “Best android launcher 2018“.

Download C-Launcher from Playstore

6. iLauncher i11:

If you are one who can’t able to afford iPhone but still want to experience the feel, style and look of Apple device on your Android phone then this launcher is definitely the best one for you.

Here you can easily customize the android phone to make it more similar look like iPhone8 or ios 11.

It also comes with some handy features including smart swipe, pattern lock, sliding screen effect, quick touch and many more.

Download iLauncheri11 from Playstore

7. Flick Launcher :

Flick is another top-rated launcher for Android that heavily relies on gestures which makes it more amazing and differs it from others.

By using this, you can even able to protect the individual application with the help of fingerprint scanner authentication system, So that means now nobody can able to access your messages and other confidential data without having the permission.

Additionally, it also has native support for Android O notification dots that is simply great. Another tweak is that you just need to double tap on the screen to lock it.

Download Flick Launcher from Playstore

8. Z-Launcher:

Z-Launcher comes from the most renowned brand ” Nokia”. it is surely the most predictive, simple and interesting launcher for Android handsets. In terms of functionalities, z-launcher doesn’t offer too much but its basic features still do the best and give your device a new and refreshing look.

However, it is very simple and easy to use, you just need to swipe left for exploring the widgets and swipe right for accessing the app list.

According to me, one of the most interesting and key features is “Scribble” that allows you to search what you want by simply scribbling a letter on the screen.

Download Z-Launcher from Playstore

9. Buzz:

Buzz is the smart, unique and free launcher for Android to enjoy the fast and powerful experience. It comes with an awesome UI and versatile functionalities including more than 100000+ free themes.

After using this, users can able to customize their phones any way they want, it also allows to resize apps according to user preference and liking.

Additionally, the Buzz has multi-wallpaper features that give a power to the user to apply different wallpapers for each of the screens.

Download Buzz Launcher From Playstore

10. Apex:

Apex launcher is perhaps the most stunning and revolutionary android launcher I have seen yet. It’s designed with full of simplicity and grace.

Here, you will find a new and innovative home screen even with more customization options. Like Nova launcher, Apex is also available in both pro and a free version that cost almost $4 or Rs 254.

So if you want some other extra specialties like two-finger gestures, enhanced folder support, and unread count notifications then you are forced to enroll into a premium subscription.

Download Apex Launcher from Playstore

11. Hola:

Hola launcher mainly focuses on productivity and personalization. Undoubtedly, it is the most popular launcher for android phones in the year 2018, One thing I really like about Hola is that it is very consistent with its simple and interactive design.

Other than that, the HL is clubbed with “Power manager” and “Battery Saver” feature that helps in monitoring all the hidden tasks and optimized phone in every aspect.

Download Hola Launcher from Playstore

12. Lawnchair:

Lawnchair launcher looks quite similar to Pixel launcher but if you explore “Settings” section then usually you will find some other cool feature.

This android launcher loaded up with beautiful icon packs, dock customization features, and adaptive icons, There is also an option to make the tray completely transparent.

With lawnchair users can even able to change the colors of icon pixels, It is also well supported with widgets and notification badges.also 

So overall it is a pretty good alternative to Apex and others, Don’t forget to give it a try.

Download Lawnchair Launcher from Playstore

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13. Computer Launcher:

If you are looking for the computer style launcher for an Android smartphone then this one is for you, just go and check it out.

It is very user-friendly and interactive, everything has been well managed to make sense on a smaller phone display.

Here users can easily able to add widgets, create new folders, copy, paste, zip/unzip a file, Similarly like what you did on a computer running on Windows operating system.

Another best thing is that it gives you “Recycle Bin” folder which means whenever you delete any file or folder from your handset then, first of all, it goes to recycle bin and after this user can able to restore and delete it permanently.

So, that’s why it is the most interesting and cool android launcher for the year 2018.

Download Computer Launcher from Playstore

14. ASAP Launcher:

As the name indicates in this launcher, you will get everything “As soon As possible”, it is more effective, innovative and fast.

Apart from this, by swiping right you can access the calendar and the to-do list while swiping left it gives a closer look to the saved contacts and the weather information.

This android launcher mainly focuses on gesture control through which users navigate throughout the entire UI (User Interface).

Anyway if you’re someone who likes simple and minimalistic look then it surely satisfies you.

Download ASAP Launcher from Playstore

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15. ADW Launcher 2:

ADW Launcher 2 looks really great and works very smoothly without facing any lag issues. It offers much more modern design to your Android handset.

Another best thing is that it is available for free on Google PlayStore that means there is no need to spend a single penny or dollar.

The fast scroll app drawer style, desktop transitions, context menu and improved app categories make it the best.

Download ADW Launcher 2 from Playstore

16. Lucid:

If you have a phone with low storage capacity, then sometimes it is very difficult to find the best android launcher that consumes less space and offers great functionalities.

But now there is no need to worry, here is a solution for you.

Simply download a lucid launcher which is lightweight (only 3.1 MB), clean, simple and unique.

It is loaded with full of customization settings, unlimited widgets, multi-icon theme support and a lot more.

Download Lucid Launcher from Playstore

17. Anole:

Anole Launcher mainly focuses on security and privacy protection, one of my favorite feature of this unique launcher is the addition of “Share phone safely”  functionality which is quite handy for all of us.

Basically, it creates a separate desktop screen just for the guest users. Here you can also get the benefit of ” hide app” feature, lock privacy settings, multi-screen browsing, freeze desktop and a lot more.

So if you like to try something different then go and download this application.

Download Anole Launcher from Playstore

18. Apus:

The next one on the list is Apus launcher, it has a ton more customization feature with a support for fresh and stylish mobile themes.

So level of personalization is simply great and you definitely going to enjoy it the most. This launcher is quite popular on Google PlayStore and receives over 100 million + downloads including a lot of positive reviews.

I especially like its boost feature which automatically cleans up all the junk files and enhances the performance of an Android-running handset.

Download APUS Launcher from Playstore

19. XOS Launcher:

XOS is another fast,  stable and free launcher for Android smartphone. It helps you to create customized home screen by adding hundreds of free themes and wallpapers. Not only this it also offers quick navigation, smart folders, and universal search feature.

However, by using it, you can able to search inside all of your apps in a single tap. So, in this way, XOS launcher becomes very useful for all of us.

Download XOS Launcher from Playstore

20. Evie:

Do you want to get full control over customization of your home screen? want to get custom shortcuts and quick navigation on an Android handset? want to get universal search, app drawer and lock home screen icon features?

If “Yes” then you need to download and install the Evie launcher, it works fast and gives a full control over gestures and other additional functionalities. So, what are you waiting for just go, download and install it right now.

Download Evie Launcher from Playstore

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