For all you home replacement fans looking to rid your device of HTC Sense, Samsung’s Touch Wiz, or just love the stock look of Android 4.0 and above Apex Launcher is a popular choice. Being one of the most popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich based launchers it has been a big hit, but today just got even better with the latest update. The developers merged what’s new from 4.2 Jelly Bean, and added a huge list of awesome features.
Apex has been known as one of the better stock Android home replacement apps, or launchers as we call it. Giving your device that stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean look many desire. Today’s update adds support and many features found in Jelly Bean, something many have been waiting for. The full changelog is rather large and that’s a good thing. I’m most excited about the option to import desktop settings from other launchers.
In the all new Apex Launcher there is now a dedicated action to expand “quick settings”, we can change icon sizes, and a much improved theme support to name a few. Here’s the full breakdown from their “what’s new” list.
* Merged changes from Android 4.2
* Option to change icon size
* New Apex action to expand quick settings
* Import desktop data from other launchers
* Improved theme support
* Added dock swipe gesture on folders (pro)
* Added support for Next Honeycomb LWP
* Fixed shortcut picker for Android 4.2
* Fixed TouchWiz widget issues
* Various bug fixes and optimizations
* Updated translations
The most important being they’ve added desktop data importing from other launchers. This way you won’t have to replace all your icons and widgets if you’re coming from stock, Nova, or any other launcher. I’ve been waiting patiently for this one. Dock swiping for those using the pro version is here, and the shortcut picker in Android 4.2 has been fixed. For the millions of Galaxy S III owners that were having issues with TouchWiz widgets, that’s also been fixed so enjoy that weather widget or whatever else you were missing.