Have you given up on third-party launchers?
In the world of Android customization, one of the best ways to change the entire look and feel of your phone is with a third-party launcher. Whether it be Action Launcher, Nova Launcher, Smart Launcher, or anything else in between, these apps make it easy to give your home screen a complete makeover with more fine-tuned controls than you get out of the box.
Third-party launchers can be a ton of fun, but ever since Android shifted towards gesture-based navigation, launchers have suffered in the process. The experience tends to be jankier than in years past, some phones work better with third-party launchers than others, and it's all just kind of a mess.
Some of our AC forum members recently started talking about the state of launchers in 2020, saying:
What about you? Have you given up on third-party launchers?
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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.
Give me my buttons, they are more precise and much faster to use.
Anything that really needs the extra space can expand to fill screen like games or videos.
Gestures are pointless and slow down my productivity.