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You can have your pie app and eat it too with Pie Control

App launchers are extremely important, particularly when you have a gazillion apps in your smartphone or tablet. But there are also a gazillion (okay, maybe not that many) app launchers out there, so how do you choose which one best suits your needs? Pie Control is not just an app launcher per se, but it also gives you easy access to the most important things you need in your device. Oh, and it is shaped like a pie (or at least half of it), if you didn’t get it from the name itself.

Finally! Yahoo Aviate adds custom collections

This news is definitely a long time coming. Yahoo Aviate has announced the addition of a single, "small" feature that increases the launcher's usefulness quite dramatically. Now users will be able to create their own custom collections and will no longer be bound by the categories that Aviate has defined for them.

Nokia speeds things up in Z Launcher update

Nokia (yes, the real Nokia, or what's left of it) is announcing an update to its still pre-beta Z Launcher homescreen replacement. Focusing on performance improvements under the hood, Z Launcher is taking a few steps closer to becoming a more serious contender in the Android launcher race.

More devices getting Google Now launcher support

The Google Now launcher was probably the pick of the bunch of features that launched with Android 4.4 Kitkat (you can argue that point with us, of course), and it became all the more better when Google started peddling the launcher to other devices other than those bearing the Nexus prefix through the Google Play Store. After the app’s recent update, we bet more people will be happier because of the apparently wider range of devices supported.

Swipify simplifies switching between apps on Android Wear

Smartwatches have definitely made our digital lives more interesting, and maybe at times, simpler. However, it still has many limitations in terms of both hardware and software, so for now, it’s up to app developers to enhance how we’ll be able to use those devices. One such app is Swipify, which makes it easier to launch and switch between apps on the Android Wear platform.

APUS Launcher trades features for size

Quick, name the top 5 or most popular alternative launchers. Chances are, whichever those are, no matter how fast and smooth they seem to be, they are most likely fully featured launchers that take up space in both storage and memory. For those looking for even less needier options, APUS Launcher tries to go the opposite direction and shed off as much as it can to keep its footprint slim.

Wear Mini Launcher gives quick access to smartwatch apps

While smartwatches are supposed to make our lives easier by letting us read notifications and do tasks without opening our devices, it’s still in its early stages and so it’s still a pain to use sometimes. It takes users a few steps to open an app, even with the voice prompt feature. Wear Mini Launcher is a new app created for wearables, specifically to give easy access to locally installed apps on your smartwatch.

AppSpot is an app launcher in disguise

To say that Android has many homescreen replacements and app launchers is an understatement, but AppSpot could still manage to stand apart from the crowd. While it may behave like any other Android app, its sole purpose in life is to find and launch other apps. Yes, AppSpot is an app launcher that is an app.
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