Five Best Android Home Screen Replacements

Anyone can just download a launcher, but when you want an experience that transforms how you interact with your Android phone—especially one that’s context-aware and surfaces information you need when you need it, you have a few solid options to choose from. Here are five of the best. P Earlier in the week, we asked you to […]

Install the Android Wear launcher on your Android device

Jason Cipriani/CNETEarlier this week Google announced Android Wear , the platform that’s going to bring Android to more wearables in the very near future. Along with the announcement, it also released a developer preview of the operating system for developers to begin working magic with. Naturally the preview included an emulator for devs to preview their work on. It […]

Android 101: Shortcuts are the best Android feature you aren’t using

While there are plenty of great features to be found in Android, one area we feel the OS truly outshines the competition is in its launcher (aka home screen). While there are a variety of 3rd party replacements that can be found in the Google Play Store, it’s safe to say that most feature many […]

A new year deserves a new Android homescreen (so try one of these)

The new year is here, and it’s a better time than ever to freshen up your smartphone experience. If you’ve ever wanted to try something a little different, we have four ways for you to give things a new look on your smartphone. Try a new launcher At the core of Android’s user experience is the launcher. The […]

10 Android icon packs you need to download now

So you’ve gotten into customizing your phone or tablet a bit and now you want to tweak a bit more. One of the easiest ways to change your existing look is to install a new launcher. Once you do that, it’s a breeze to swap icons packs in and out. Prefer a minimal look with […]

Launch an apps without leaving the window you are working in

Say you are working in an app on your Android device right now and need to launch another right away even though you are not finished yet in this one. Maybe you want to post on Facebook or Twitter, check emails, make a quick call or reply to a chat message.The launcher app SwipePad provides […]