action launcher Stories February 4, 2021

Apple finally debuted widgets in iOS 14, years behind Android. While Google gets a lot right about widgets, Apple has some good ideas, too. “Smart Stack” is one of those good ideas, and now that widget has been brought over to Android.

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action launcher Stories December 21, 2019

One of the big gripes about Android 10 for many longtime Android users has been that gestures don’t work with third-party launchers. Now, one of the popular launchers, Action Launcher, is getting full support for Android 10’s gesture navigation among a bunch of other new features.

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action launcher Stories April 29, 2019

Action Launcher v40 overhaul includes new ad-supported Action Search, brand new app icon, more

In the latest major update to the popular third-party Android launcher, Action Launcher v40 has now added a new ad-supported search model alongside a number of notable updates and improvements.

action launcher Stories June 18, 2018

Third-party launchers are a fun and easy way to customize your Android experience, and one of our personal favorites is Action Launcher. This week, the popular launcher is picking up a fresh update with some handy new features and improvements.

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action launcher Stories May 2, 2018

Action Launcher has been one of our favorite third-party launcher options for Android for a while. The app has long offered excellent functionality, and developer Chris Lacy is always quick to adopt the latest and greatest Android has to offer. Now, with an update to version 35, Action Launcher is picking up some tricks from Android P, and much more…

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action launcher Stories October 30, 2017

Chris Lacy’s popular launcher alternative, Action Launcher, has seen a lot of great updates over the years, and in its latest update, it’s picking up one of the Pixel 2’s new features.

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action launcher Stories October 6, 2017

At the Made by Google event earlier this week, the search giant announced two new Pixel smartphones which showed an updated Pixel Launcher. The most notable difference was the search bar which got moved below the app dock. Thankfully, one of the most customizable launchers available for download has already been updated to allow users to bring this look to any Android phone…

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action launcher Stories August 21, 2017

Action Launcher — one of the most popular third-party launchers on the Google Play Store — received a massive update a little less than a month ago to support Google Feed integration, App Shortcuts, and plenty of other Android O-related features. Now, Action Launcher is being updated once more, and with version 27 of the app, users now have even more customization options of these previously released features..

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action launcher Stories July 28, 2017

Action Launcher is one of our favorite options for customizing the Android homescreen, and today, it’s getting a massive update that brings some highly requested features to all. With version 26 of Action Launcher, developer Chris Lacy introduces support for Google’s Feed (formerly known as Google Now) without root, as well as the addition of several features pulled out of Android O.

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action launcher Stories February 8, 2017

How to add a Google Now gesture to Action Launcher 3

With the death of the Google Now Launcher just weeks away, many are looking for alternate options. Thankfully, there are several great ones available. However, there’s not a single launcher on Google Play that can truly replicate the Google Now Launcher’s best feature – a left swipe for Google Now. So, here’s how to add a Google Now gesture to Action Launcher 3.

action launcher Stories September 30, 2016

Action Launcher 3 App Shortcut

One of the worst-kept secrets about Google’s October 4 event is that the company will show off a new launcher called the Pixel Launcher. Leaks of the official APK have featured brand new functionality and launchers like Action Launcher 3 have started to implement similar features. Today, Action Launcher 3 is receiving another update with the ability to open application shortcuts with a quick swipe gesture…

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action launcher Stories September 11, 2016


Just days after Google’s upcoming Nexus Launcher hit the web, developer Chris Lacy had already brought the look and many of the features into a beta version of his own launcher, Action Launcher 3. Now that beta is no longer a beta, with the full release of Action Launcher 3.9…

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action launcher Stories August 6, 2016

Action Launcher 3 picks up the look of the Nexus launcher in latest update

Just a few days after we caught our first glimpse at the Nexus Launcher, Action Launcher 3 developer Chris Lacy has already updated his popular launcher to include just about every major feature and the style of the new launcher, so let’s all give him a quick round of applause.

action launcher Stories July 22, 2016


There are several great third-party launchers out there ranging from the ultra-customizable, to the unique and simple. One that has been a favorite for many Android users however has been Action Launcher, and it has just picked up yet another great update.

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action launcher Stories August 28, 2015


One of Android’s best features is the ability to download and install custom third-party launchers. Don’t like the way your phone home screen looks or how the apps are organized? Fine. Change it. But finding the best one, or a good one for that matter, can sometimes be a daunting challenge. And which one you think is the best ultimately depends on what you value most: aesthetics, organization or productivity? I’ve rounded up what I think are some of the best launchers out there, as well as a wild card for you to consider in your quest for the perfect Android experience.

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action launcher Stories December 11, 2014

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Action Launcher has always been one of the better known launchers to hit the Play Store, and today, Android developer Chris Lacy has released an updated version of the app with a bunch of new features that takes everything that was already great about the app and brings it up to date for Android 5.0 Lollipop. But this update isn’t just an iterative Material Design update; it packs a bunch of great completely new features as well.

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