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  • Vendor: Chris Lacy
  • Version: 3.1.2
  • Price: Free

The launcher may be the most important app on any Android smartphone — it's the combination of your home screen and the drawer that holds all your apps — and Action Launcher is a favorite among many hardcore Android users.

The two main features of Action Launcher? Start with the slide-out app drawer. It's somewhat reminiscent of the early days of Windows Phone, but only superficially. And while it takes a little getting used to, it's also an extremely fast way to get to apps that aren't on your home screen.

And then there's the home screen itself, and more specificially the way widgets work. You can place entire widgets like normal, but that takes up space. Action Launcher goes much further why allowing you to swipe on an icon to have its widget appear. That's called Shutters, and it'll change your life. When you want to see the widget, it's there with a swipe. Don't want it? It's not in the way.

Other standout features include Quickpage and 1-Swipe, which add even more functionality to your home screen, and covers, which can turn single icons into folders, or direct-action shortcuts.

The $3.99 Action Launcher Pro upgrade unlocks a number of other features.

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Action Launcher

Action Launcher 2.0 released with latest features, new free version

Pro version just $1.99, 50% off, for a limited time after launch Popular third-party launcher Action Launcher has made a notable jump to version 2.0 today, bringing with it new features and a slightly different business model. Version 2.0 brings Quickdrawer, Covers, Shutters, Quicksearch and...
Android Central

Action Launcher 2.0 enters beta with new '1-Swipe' and 'Quickpage' features

New multitasking system that is fully customizable, just like a home screen Action Launcher is receiving an update, at least in the beta channel for now, that adds a new swiping gesture called Quickpage, as well as a feature to access your drawers from anywhere in the phone. Users of Action...
Action Launcher

Action Launcher 1.8 lets you choose widgets, improves support for Ice Cream Sandwich

Action Launcher today has dropped Version 1.8 on us in Google Play, bringing with it a few welcomed improvements. You're now able to choose which widget you want associated with a Shutter action (that's the one where you swipe an app icon to open its widget), which gives you far better control...
Action Launcher

Action Launcher update makes customizing even easier

Action Launcher is getting an update today, making customizing the third-party launcher even easier. You can now drag apps directly from the quickdrawer onto the homescreen, speeding things things up even more. You're also able to lock the desktop, so things won't slide around so much. I've been...

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Action Launcher

Action Launcher 2.0 released with latest features, new free version

Pro version just $1.99, 50% off, for a limited time after launch Popular third-party launcher Action Launcher has made a notable jump to version 2.0 today, bringing with it new features and a slightly different business model. Version 2.0 brings Quickdrawer, Covers, Shutters, Quicksearch and...
Android Central

Action Launcher 2.0 enters beta with new '1-Swipe' and 'Quickpage' features

New multitasking system that is fully customizable, just like a home screen Action Launcher is receiving an update, at least in the beta channel for now, that adds a new swiping gesture called Quickpage, as well as a feature to access your drawers from anywhere in the phone. Users of Action...
Action Launcher

Action Launcher 1.8 lets you choose widgets, improves support for Ice Cream Sandwich

Action Launcher today has dropped Version 1.8 on us in Google Play, bringing with it a few welcomed improvements. You're now able to choose which widget you want associated with a Shutter action (that's the one where you swipe an app icon to open its widget), which gives you far better control...
Action Launcher

Action Launcher update makes customizing even easier

Action Launcher is getting an update today, making customizing the third-party launcher even easier. You can now drag apps directly from the quickdrawer onto the homescreen, speeding things things up even more. You're also able to lock the desktop, so things won't slide around so much. I've been...
Action Launcher Shutters

Action Launcher gains 'Shutters' - swipe your way to widgets

Tablets also get some attention, along with a number of other fixes Every now and then you run into a cool system-level Android app that does some really interesting stuff -- and does it well. Action Launcher is one such application. From Aussie developer Chris Lacy, Action Launcher, erm,...
Action Launcher

Action Launcher 1.2.0 update brings new search feature, improves covers

If you're using Chris Lacy's Action Launcher, there's a pretty sizable updating waiting for. Version 1.20 brings a helpful search feature right there in the Action Bar. It's able to search through your contacts, apps and even music, giving the results there there on the home screen. Action...
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Action Launcher now available - improves on folders with 'Covers'

We brought you the first look at developer Chris Lacy's "Action Launcher" a couple of months ago, and today we're happy to announce that it's now available in the Google Play Store for $3.99. (Actually, that's in Google Play is a "Pro" unlock code -- you'll download the launcher itself from within...
Action Launcher for Android

Action Launcher, from the developer of Tweet Lanes

Android launchers -- comprising the basic makeup of homescreens and the app drawer -- hardly are scarce. And they tend to share features, emulating the stock Android launcher while tweaking things and adding features.  Action Launcher is from developer Chris Lacy, the driving force behind the...
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