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Wear Mini Launcher lets you manage apps in your smartwatch

Unlike with smartphones where you can still survive without an app launcher, Android Wear smartwatches aren't that great yet when it comes to managing and launching apps. You'd have to rely on apps like Wear Mini Launcher in order to quickly find the tools you need at that moment when you need it. Aside from getting to the apps, you also get to customize your settings and options so that it's easier for you to manage your smartwatch, even without opening your smartphone.

Swiftkey Greenhouse brings Hexy Launcher app

If you want your Android smartphone's home screen to look sexier, or rather, "hexier", you're in luck as the newest product coming out from the Swiftkey Greenhouse is an app launcher that would do just that. The Hexy Launcher is the latest from their "experimental" playground and it will basically arrange your apps on your home screen into, you guessed it, hexagonal tiles. App launchers are usually very useful, especially with the number of apps we constantly download, and this one gives you a unique look for your screen.

ZEN Launcher is fast, simple, effective, and light at less than 1MB

We have a host of choices for Android launchers these days – they basically act as a second “skin” to your basic Android operating system and give you a “look and feel” that you want. They’re mostly customizable and easy to personalize. ZEN Launcher is a new entry into that game, made by the Cooee Launcher DevTeam. Let’s see what they got – and you might be surprised.

WLauncher aims to bring a Metro UI feel, functionality to Android

I’ve always thought highly of how Microsoft built its Metro UI for Windows Phone mobile devices. It’s clean, minimalistic, functional, and to a point, even pretty. I’d be lying if I said there was not a time that I wished for an Android translation-slash-execution of the Metro UI. Maybe you have, too. Looks like the answer to our prayers is in development right now – this is WLauncher, and it gives your Android device Windows Phone-like UI and a surprising functionality to it.

Smart Launcher Pro 3 adds a new quickstart layout, Material Design goodness

There are probably dozens to hundreds of launchers available for Android but only a few can be considered really efficient and easy to use. What's the point of having a launcher? That is to speed up your device especially when trying to access an app or doing an important function on your smartphone. Launcher apps are quite useful these days because they make your Android device more organized, intuitive, and easily accessible.

UR Mood Launcher knows your mood, location, and whereabouts

We’ve featured several app launchers already and we’re always on the lookout for more. The latest is this UR Mood Launcher that helps Android users to organize their homescreen and allows faster searching for apps. This efficiently manages apps by sorting them into profiles called UR moods that display apps based on one’s location or activity. You can easily create several UR moods depending on your frequently used apps at a certain place or schedule.

Action Launcher updated to version 3.3, with new goodies

Action Launcher is one of the Android world’s favorite launchers, as evidenced by it being chosen by a number of Android websites as one of the best Material Design apps out there, and one of the best Android launchers your phone can have. Developer Chris Lacy is a very diligent app owner and regularly puts out updates fixing bugs and such. Here we are again with a new update, a new version – Action Launcher 3.3 is out, and it’s bringing some new features your way.

Nova Launcher updated with Material Design style

TeslaCoil Software's Nova Launcher was recently updated to include full Material Design elements. The version is not officially available on Google Play Store yet but it should be arriving anytime soon. Kevin Barry of the software development team just announced on his Google+ page the good news plus a list of the new features, improvements, and bug fixes. The app also now includes more animations, new Nova Action icons, plus some changes on the Google Search bar design.
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