I used Nova Prime for about 6 years before I was looking for something new, I saw this had "best launcher of the year" and gave it a shot. Not to belittle Nova at all but wow.. Action is just so amazing!!! Consistently updated with legit improvements and detailed change log.. I hate the typical "bug fixes and performance improvements" no matter how necessary... I switched about a year ago and haven't looked back! I'd vote best launcher of 2017 too!
Update: Liked the ability to turn off shutter or shortcut on some apps but not others, bummed that's gone. Please add a neither option! A great launcher Finally bit the bullet and went with an alt launcher, and this one is lovely. My only complaints would be that some of my original widgets are not available in the menu any longer, and that some widgets don't seem to really update as well, especially in shutters. But love the features so much. Went from 3+ pages down to one.
Icon repositioning is broken, otherwise a nice launcher. I don't know what is causing it but icons when dragged on home screen pretty much never snap to a new spot and go back to their original location as soon as let go of. It is super frustrating. After another few months I've to drop a star. It's slow, it's a battery drain and bogs down my phone. If you don't care about that, you may like the launcher. Moved on to Nova and appreciating a fast launcher.
This is likely the best launcher for most people. It's highly customizable, while still being very stable. The Google Now integration is great for me, and if you're rooted I highly recommend trying it. Even if you're not rooted though, you can still get Google now to the left of the home screen. Overall great, and I can't wait for new updates.
Action Launcher is super user friendly with just the right amount of customization options. What ultimately wins me over is that my homescreen finally looks something like I have always envisioned. Now that I have an outlet for my visions to be made reality I can finally be able to call myself a true visionary.
***Latest update won't allow me to open Action Launcher. So, a launcher that can't launch itself, nice. I look forward to the next few hours of locating a new launcher, installing it, customizing it, adding widgets, changing wallpapers, etc. Special thanks to Action Launcher, it's early Friday evening and my smartphone needs a new launcher to do anything. Action WAS my favorite launcher, but luckily, plenty of excellent launchers in Play. I've heard some actually open without an issue. Thanks again for the update.
New in v25.2:
• NEW: Use an animating, Android O-style clock icon for Google Clock app.
• NEW: Full integration of Pixel Launcher's UI styling for displaying App Shortcuts.
• NEW: App Shortcuts can be used with Shutters & Covers.
• NEW: Revamped icon indicators for Covers, Shutters & App Shortcuts.
• NEW: Many features that once required Plus are now free for all.
• NEW: A new app icon.
Plus a whole lot more that we don't have space to write about. Check the release notes!
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