When comparing APUS Launcher vs SquareHome 2, the Slant community recommends SquareHome 2 for most people. In the question“What are the best launchers for Android?” SquareHome 2 is ranked 13th while APUS Launcher is ranked 18th.
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Pro Lightweight and fast
Due to APUS launcher being just 1MB, it is very fast.
Pro Curated app search and recommendations
The launcher suggest apps other people are using.
Pro Smart folders for app categorization
APUS Launcher launcher puts all apps on the homescreen and tries automatically categorizing them. If it fails, they can be manually reorganized.
Pro Quick-access to battery saving mode
A battery saving mode, called Boost, can be accessed from the notifications menu.
Pro Very good when coming from windows phone to keep same kind of UI
Pro Very responsive developer
Pro A very efficient way of displaying information
Instead of re-using all that Google provides, the developer tries something really different. A very efficient way of displaying information.
Con Sketchy advertising
Ads for Apus Launcher are very, very ugly and misleading
Con Sacrifices commonly expected customization options
The launcher allows changing the wallpaper and offers a choice of having it be blurred out or not. And that's about all customization that is offered by APUS launcher.
Con Has non-removable clock widget on the default screen
Con Some minor glitches, some minor inconsistencies
Sometimes SquareHome 2 doesn't act as it should.