Action Launcher

Action Launcher


★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android Police ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher brings something new to the table, and it's definitely worth a look." - Android Central ★★★

Action Launcher looks and feels like a natural launching pad for the Android ecosystem, and is designed to get you where you need to go, faster.

Standout features include:
• A sliding Quickdrawer for instant access to all your apps and widgets.
• Covers, an innovative new way to quickly launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted home screen.
• Shutters, a unique feature that unlocks the power and potential of Android widgets. Swipe an app icon, and that app's widget is automatically created and displayed.
• Quickpage, a fully featured home screen accessible from the right edge of the screen.
• With 1-Swipe, you can access the Quickdrawer and Quickpage from any app on your device, whether Action Launcher is running or not (Pro only).
• Quicksearch, a fast and powerful feature that allows you to search for apps, contacts and even music directly from the action bar.
• Translucent status and navigation bars (requires Android 4.4).
• Android's unique and powerful action bar is fully integrated into your desktop.
• Full tablet support (including the Nexus 10).
• Icon pack and icon scaling support (Pro only).
• Layouts can be backed up and restored to and from an SD card.
• Strong Play Store integration.
• All of the settings you expect from custom launcher: specify apps to hide, adjustable number of home screen pages, grid sizes, page margins, dock toggles, lock desktop, resize any widget, etc (some features require Pro).

Action Launcher allows you to import from your existing layout from other launchers such as Apex, Nova, Google Launcher, Sense, TouchWiz and the stock Android launcher, so you'll instantly feel right at home.

Regarding permissions:
* CALL_PHONE: Required so that any Direct Dial shortcuts you create can initiate a phone call.
* READ_CONTACTS: Used to instantly filter your contacts via the integrated Quicksearch.
* READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE/WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: For backing exporting and restoring to and from an SD card.

Try it out for free!

Recent changes:
[2.1.2]
• Unread Count bug fixes.
• Quickdrawer text displays correctly on L Preview.

[2.1]
• Initial Unread Count support.
• "Ok, Google" voice activation. Requires Android 4.4 or later.
• Add an option for the "Lock device" shortcut to opt for activation via double or triple tap.
• Enhanced Icon scale options.
• Option to enable Roboto Condensed.
• More fine-grained control over where icon text labels display.
• Option to disable drawing of Cover/Shutter indicators.
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4.3
User ratings
10942
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
3
File size
4375 kb
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About Action Launcher
★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android Police ★★★
★★★ "Action Launcher brings something new to the table, and it's definitely worth a look." - Android Central ★★★

Action Launcher looks and feels like a natural launching pad for the Android ecosystem, and is designed to get you where you need to go, faster.

Standout features include:
• A sliding Quickdrawer for instant access to all your apps and widgets.
• Covers, an innovative new way to quickly launch apps and shortcuts without compromising the look of your carefully crafted home screen.
• Shutters, a unique feature that unlocks the power and potential of Android widgets. Swipe an app icon, and that app's widget is automatically created and displayed.
• Quickpage, a fully featured home screen accessible from the right edge of the screen.
• With 1-Swipe, you can access the Quickdrawer and Quickpage from any app on your device, whether Action Launcher is running or not (Pro only).
• Quicksearch, a fast and powerful feature that allows you to search for apps, contacts and even music directly from the action bar.
• Translucent status and navigation bars (requires Android 4.4).
• Android's unique and powerful action bar is fully integrated into your desktop.
• Full tablet support (including the Nexus 10).
• Icon pack and icon scaling support (Pro only).
• Layouts can be backed up and restored to and from an SD card.
• Strong Play Store integration.
• All of the settings you expect from custom launcher: specify apps to hide, adjustable number of home screen pages, grid sizes, page margins, dock toggles, lock desktop, resize any widget, etc (some features require Pro).

Action Launcher allows you to import from your existing layout from other launchers such as Apex, Nova, Google Launcher, Sense, TouchWiz and the stock Android launcher, so you'll instantly feel right at home.

Regarding permissions:
* CALL_PHONE: Required so that any Direct Dial shortcuts you create can initiate a phone call.
* READ_CONTACTS: Used to instantly filter your contacts via the integrated Quicksearch.
* READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE/WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: For backing exporting and restoring to and from an SD card.

Try it out for free!

Recent changes:
[2.1.2]
• Unread Count bug fixes.
• Quickdrawer text displays correctly on L Preview.

[2.1]
• Initial Unread Count support.
• "Ok, Google" voice activation. Requires Android 4.4 or later.
• Add an option for the "Lock device" shortcut to opt for activation via double or triple tap.
• Enhanced Icon scale options.
• Option to enable Roboto Condensed.
• More fine-grained control over where icon text labels display.
• Option to disable drawing of Cover/Shutter indicators.

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A Google User
2 hours ago
One last thing to add! I will gladly rate 5 stars when you add icon notifications for hangouts, messaging, email, and phone calls. Please add!!!
A Google User
3 hours ago
Nice. Great launcher, but interactive widgets in the side bar like to move if you touch too close to the end. This makes the wholly annoying and defeats the purpose. In fact, I often find myself accidentally dragging items all over the place. Some of it is probably user error, but the widget issue is not. Other than that, I love the way this launcher has changed how I interact with my phone.
A Google User
6 hours ago
Better than stock. This is the best launcher on the Play Store. It has some really handy features such as the preferences page and the app list which replaces the app drawer. The quick swipe gestures saved me time and it didn't take me too much time getting used to them. It's best if you use this on a device running the ART runtime environment. It tends to lag a bit on DALVIK. (Moto X)
A Google User
7 hours ago
Very good My only complaint is that the notification bar doesn't stay transparent on my note 3. It can be set and works fine until I swipe the left app drawer. In understand though this is a beta or lab feature. Update: no unread email badges, - 4*
A Google User
15 hours ago
Quickdrawer and QuickPage = Blank On Occasion So, obvious by the review title, what's going on. On occasion, both the quickdrawer and quickpage go blank. I have to restart my device to restore the list of apps in the drawer and so anything in the quickpage.... Could do with fixing really. :/