• 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

    September 23, 2014 • Views: 8

  • 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

    August 29, 2014 • Views: 5

  • 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

    August 28, 2014 • Views: 9

  • 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

    August 2, 2014 • Views: 13

  • Nokia Z Launcher sees first update, welcomes new testers

    Nokia, yes the real Nokia or what's left of it, has just announced the first ever major update to the pre-beta version of its search-centric self-learning Z Launcher homescreen replacement. In this round, the developers have

    July 31, 2014 • Views: 18

  • 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

    July 28, 2014 • Views: 30

  • 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

    July 21, 2014 • Views: 123

  • CM Home now in CM nightlies, not a Google Now killer

    CyanogenMod has teased before that it was working on CM Home, which implements a sliding panel behavior ala Google Experience/Now Launcher. That CM Home is now starting to make its way to CyanogenMod 11 nightlies, but its early

    July 18, 2014 • Views: 26

  • 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

    July 13, 2014 • Views: 7

  • 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

    July 8, 2014 • Views: 4