ADW Launcher is one of third party Android launcher with long history. ADW Launcher just made an epic comeback with its "ADW Launcher 2" (APK), bringing a trully new Android Launcher experience with sophisticated features.

Indotechboy — There are dozens (if not hundreds) Android launcher on the market. But, but, but? Yep, basically most third party launchers has same features on the inside, only different on the names and icons 😀 . But not with ADW Launcher 2. ADW Launcher 2 gave me trully a new unique experience I not find on most launchers.

ADW Launcher 2 Android application
ADW Launcher 2 Android application
Actually ADW Launcher is already exist from long ago, I think it is since Android phone still have physical keyboard 🤣 . Invented breakthrough features since it was released, now ADW Launcher is back with its "ADW Launcher 2" with also new breakthrough features.

Here are some unique features in ADW Launcher 2 I like the most:

  • App drawer sidebar: If you are/was Sony Experia phone users, you may familiar with the sidebar in app drawer.
  • Icon appearance filter: Forget installing custom icons, use a filter mask on your icon and start refreshing your launcher appearance in no time.
  • Custom widget tools: Want to make a trully unique homescreen? Create your own custom widget right away using the ADW Launcher 2 built-in widget creation tool!
ADW Launcher 2 Android app icon appearance filter
ADW Launcher 2 Android app icon appearance filter

ADW Launcher 2 Android application info

app title ADW Launcher 2
developer AnderWeb
category Personalization
system requirements Android 2.3 and higher
tested on Android phone: Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ

ADW Launcher 2 Android application description

Quoted from the developer:

You may think the original and best launcher of all time has not been updated, because people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like we released this update 3 years ago and you didn’t realize. Don’t worry, we understand not everyone has…1.21 gigawatts!! to spend.

Having said this, we’ve been reading a lot about Google recommendations on abusing app options and settings, and we’ve talked a lot about it. But as the ability to speak does not make us intelligent we’ve made all the opposite. You know, without freedom of choice there is no creativity. The Launcher bores.

You may also think “I find your excess of settings disturbing” and we don’t blame you! It’s a totally normal reaction. I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it. In the end, the possibility of configuring it to your likeness is approximately 3720 to 1, what makes it the best launcher because maths never lie.

And yeah, we have screens, ¿and icons? for sure, ahh and we have widgets too, what more?, I mean what else?, in fact, you can make your own. And if you prefer getting everything pre-made, use themes! Or widget and template packs! ¿Is your device’s desktop boring? Change it again Sam. Your style, your rules, Do. Or do not, there’s a setting for it, tweak it, change it, shaken, not stirred.

And remember, “There’s no such thing as ‘the unknown,’ only options inside ADW Settings”

¿Are you gonna miss it?

*Endless Features*

Most of the application have been reprogrammed and redesigned from scratch. Also we have added a lot of new features. Here are some of them:

  • Support for Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts (limited support on older versions down to 5.x)
  • Added new icons effects section. You can choose image filters and compositions. Awesome!!!
  • Dynamic UI coloring using wallpaper colors.
  • New way to manage screens. Hold down an empty area of the desktop.
  • New way to add widgets and shortcuts.
  • New way to change the wallpaper, lock/unlock the desktop or access settings. Hold down an empty area of the desktop and choose the option.
  • Added fast scroll app drawer style.
  • Added indexed fast scroll app drawer style.
  • Added some desktop transitions.
  • Added new section to configure icon badges.
  • Added a visual mode to configure desktop, icon appearance, folder appearance, and app drawer options.
  • Added option to change the top panel/widget.
  • Added option to change the content type of bottom panel (dock/widget).
  • Added new wrap folder mode to folders. This mode lets you launch the first app in the folder on tap, and show the folder contents on swipe up.
  • Added new fast application search in app drawer.
  • Improved app categories in app drawer.
  • Improved way to manage user gestures.
  • Improved way to apply internal and external themes.
  • Improved context menu for all desktop objects.
  • Added new Custom Widget object. You can add new custom widgets from widget list, import them from friends and other developers, create, edit and share your own.
  • Added some initial extensions for the custom widgets (time/battery)
  • Check out ADWExtensions pack for more extensions (weather, gmail, etc).
  • Added template manager. Remove, add and share templates easily.
  • Improved icon properties dialog.
  • Improved folder properties dialog.
  • Added backup manager in advanced settings/system. Now you can import data from other famous launchers (if you miss one, report back to us so we can include it!)
  • Added the possibility to set a secondary action on desktop shortcuts. Swipe up over the desktop shortcut to execute the secondary action.
  • Probably 2 or 200 things I’m forgetting…
  • A bunch of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff inside!

ADW Launcher 2 APK Android application download link

ADW Launcher 2 Android application is available for free on Play Store. Rate it and leave a nice review if you think the app is useful.