Apex Launcher

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Apex Launcher

Apex Launcher helps you create a customized homescreen experience on your Android (4.0+) device. "Fantastic app that has the potential to give your phone a complete makeover. I highly recommend it." - MakeUseOf "Even after a lot of customization, Apex Launcher feels super fast." - Pocket Now "We must say it is as smooth as butter." - Droid Life Five Best Android Launchers - Lifehacker The 25 Tastiest Apps for Ice Cream Sandwich - PCMag Must-have apps for the Nexus 7 - ZDNet Features: • Customizable homescreen grid size and up to 9 homescreens • Scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages • Infinite & elastic scrolling (homescreen, drawer and dock) • Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.) • Hide elements as you want (persistent search bar, status bar, or even the dock) • Customizable icons and labels for shortcuts and folders • Choose different folder preview styles and background • Multiple drawer styles (transparent/opaque, horizontal/vertical, paginated/continuous) • Drawer apps sorting (title, install date, mostly used) • Hide apps from the drawer • Lock your desktop to prevent accidental changes • Enjoy homescreen gestures (pinch, swipe up/down, double tap) • Advanced theme engine (icon packs, skins, etc.) • Backup/restore settings and data • Optimized for both phones and tablets • Lots of other customization options! Apex Launcher Pro (Paid Version) Features: • Powerful drawer customizations (unlimited drawer tabs, folders in drawer) • Unread count notifications (provided by the free Apex Notifier extension) • Dock swipe actions (swipe up and down actions) • More gesture options (two-finger gestures) • Additional transition effects (accordion, cross, etc.) • Flexible theme options (ADW, LauncherPro, Go Launcher themes) • Enhanced folder support (batch add, merge folders) • Advanced widget options (widgets in dock, overlapping widgets) • More features on the way! Tips: • Pinch the screen to access screen previews (like Exposé or HTC Sense). • Long press an icon to drag and drop it over another one to create a folder. • Long press icons/folders on the desktop and choose edit from the popup menu to customize icons and labels. • Drag, hover, and drop app icons over the delete button at the top of the screen to quickly uninstall apps. • Long press an app in the hide apps list to quickly launch that app. • Switch to single screen wallpaper mode to fix wallpaper zooming issues. • Enable the Root Helper in advanced settings (root required, Android 4.0 only) to add widgets from the drawer. Permissions: • Access widget data: Only used to create and display widgets on the homescreen. (Android 4.1+ only) • Application information: Used to display warnings when other launchers are running. • Control vibration/Status Bar/Wallpaper: Standard launcher functions. • Network communication: Used for anonymous usage/error reporting (optional). • Phone calls: Used when you create direct-dial shortcuts on the homescreen. • Storage: Used to backup/restore settings and desktop data. • Superuser: Required to add widgets from the drawer (Android 4.0 only). Love Apex Launcher? Rate us on Google Play. We’re always trying to make Apex Launcher better. If you have questions or suggestions, please share them with us!

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  • Highligths
    Yes true Highly customizable and work really smooth and fast”
    Most realistic home replacement with low cost to battery”
    Great and highly recommended for customize your phone interface”
    This is a great alternative to the stock ICS launcher
    Did a side by side RAM usage test between adw”
    Totally mind blowing app”
    Control vibration status bar wallpaper standard launcher functions”
    Add Google now page and 'ok Google' search option
    Add search function
    Not widget for native music player and some more widgets missed”
  • Keep in mind
    Waisted money with pro version cause no customer service
    Now stock power control widget is missing”
    SAY NO to phone calls
    Love this app but disappointed I cannot use my calendar widget
    My LG stock weather widget is not working anymore”
    Doing screen capture with the apex app requires 100x more effort”
    Update Going back to Nova until battery saver is fixed”
    Can't add widget to home screen without rooting phone”
    Widgets no longer update: the default clock widget
    Recently started force closing after phone has been in deep sleep

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