Apex Launcher (APK) Android application is one of the oldest and popular launcher on the Android market. One unique feature on Apex Launcher that not found on every Android launchers is the application sorting modes capability in app drawer.

Indotechboy — Looking for a great Android launcher? Here is my recommendation today, it is Apex Launcher.

Apex Launcher Android app icon
Apex Launcher Android app icon
As one of "senior" Launcher, Apex still popular to these days. Sure, in Apex Launcher you will find many flexible optimizations features that you will not find on your stock android launcher.

One feature that you will not find on every Android launchers, also the feature that made me like very much Apex Launcher is we can sort the application in the app drawer in different modes:

  • By alphabeth (app name)
  • By install date
  • And by usage frequency

Apex Launcher - Customize, Secure, and Efficient APK Android application info

app title Apex Launcher
developer Android Does Team
category Personalization
system requirements Android 4.4 and higher
tested on Android phone: Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ


Apex Launcher Android application description

Quoted from the developer:

🏆 Apex Launcher, choice of 10,000,000+ users!

Apex Launcher brings:

  • Personalized Customization - Free icon packs and themes to personalize your phone interface. Fancy & 3D transition effects to redefine your stylish launcher.
  • Secure and Protect - Hide & lock apps to protect your privacy.
  • Efficiency and Fast Speed - Quick search, gestures, backup & restore to boost your work!

📣 "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
🏆 Top 10 best performance Android launchers of 2017 - Devs-Lab
🏆 15 best Android launcher apps of 2017 - Android Authority

Features:

  • 🏠 Personalized Themes & Icon Pack Center
    Customizable home screen and app drawer grid size. Custom icons, themes, and labels for shortcuts and folders
  • ☝️ Efficiency
    Scrollable dock with up to 10 icons per page and up to 5 pages
  • 🔃 Easy to Use
    Infinite & elastic scrolling (home screen, drawer and dock)
  • 👕 Effects
    Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.)
  • 🎨 Optimize
    Hide elements as you want (status bar, dock, etc.)
  • 📂 Customization
    Choose different folder preview styles and background
  • 🔧 Manage with Ease
    Drawer apps sorting (title, install date, mostly used)
  • 🙈 Hide Apps
    Hide apps from the drawer
  • 🔐 Locker
    Lock your desktop to prevent accidental changes
  • 🙌 Gesture Operation
    Convenient home screen gestures (pinch, swipe up/down, double tap)
  • 🚀 Themes to Explore
    Advanced theme engine (icon packs, skins, etc.)
  • 💡 Backup
    Backup/restore settings and data
  • 😉 All Devices
    Optimized for both phones and tablets
  • 💕 More to Find!
    Lots of other customization options!

Apex Launcher Pro (Paid Version) Features:

  • Powerful drawer customizations (sort apps in drawer, folders in drawer)
  • Unread count notifications (provided by the free Apex Notifier extension)
  • Convenient icon gestures (swipe up and down actions)
  • More gesture options (two-finger gestures)
  • Additional transition effects (accordion, cross, etc.)
  • Enhanced folder support (bulk add, merge folders)
  • Advanced widget options (widgets in dock, overlapping widgets)
  • More features on the way!

Tips:

  • Long press 👆 an icon and drag it over another icon to create a folder.
  • Long press icons/folders on the desktop and choose edit from the popup menu to customize icons and labels.
  • Set Apex Launcher as the default home screen app to create icon shortcuts from other apps (e.g., Chrome).

This app uses the Device Administrator permission for optional screen off/lock functionality.


Apex Launcher APK Android application download link


Apex Launcher PRO Android application is available to be purchased on Play Store.