Apex Launcher Pro offers users an experience as close to stock Android as possible while adding additional useful features.
Apex Launcher offers a limited feature free to use version that this download is a full feature unlock for that costs $3.99.
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Pro Highly customizable app drawer
Apex Launcher lets the user customize the app drawer, including its style (Horizontal Paginated, Vertical Paginated, Vertical Continuous or Vertical List), the method of sorting and the background transparency.
Pro Customize grid size
Apex Launcher allows the user to change the grid size of their home screens (up to a maximum size of 10 rows and columns) and adjust the margins on the left, right, top and bottom. Icons can be made larger by as much as 150% or reduced to as little as 50% of their original size.
Pro Stock Android experience
Made to look like stock Android with additional features.
Pro Has a theme shop
A marketplace where the user can download extra themes is provided. Some of the themes must be purchased via Google Play, but many are free. Paid version allows the use of themes from other launchers.
Pro Sort drawer by most used
There is an option in the Apex Launcher drawer to sort apps by the most used, making for a convenient way for users to get back to their most often used apps.
Pro Can hide apps
Apex Launcher also allows users to hide unused or unwanted apps from the drawer.
Pro Gestures are free
The free version of Apex comes with swipe gesture support.
Pro Unread count (paid version)
Unread count notifications create badges for home screen, dock and drawer icons that let the user know how many unread messages they have.
Pro Infinite scrolling
Infinite scrolling allows you to cycle among your home screens without ever changing directions.
Pro Tablet support
Apex, which requires Android 4.0 or later, boasts a dedicated tablet UI mode. Turning this on enables the persistent search bar at the top of the display, and somewhat inexplicably disables the dock at the bottom of the screen.
Con Can be overwhelming at first
Con Slow to implement new features
Development of Apex Launcher can some times be slow, lagging behind in features when compared to more frequently updated launchers.
Con Version 4 changed everything
The look, the options, animations and sizes.