Before Launcher | The minimal & focused launcher

Offers in-app purchases

Stay focused using the minimal launcher with style and functionality.
Open your phone 40% less.
Reduce distractions with our notification filter. 80% of all notifications don’t warrant interruption.
Focus on what matters.

Before Launcher gets your time back, by decluttering phone and giving it a minimal look. This minimalist launcher provides many useful features including:

Minimal homescreen
Quickly launch your most important apps.

Customize the look and feel
Choose from our large list of photo, gradient and solid themes or create your own.

Fast access to your favourites and everything else
Quickly access all your favourite apps in a scrollable, sortable & searchable list.

Favourite, folder and hide your apps
Group apps into folders, pin apps to the top of your apps list, and hide unwanted and distracting bloatware.

Hide your less important notifications
Our filtered notification drawer is unique. Less important notifications don't flash, vibrate, make noise or appear on your lock screen. But, you still receive them and they are accessible with an easy swipe.

Notified but not distracted
Focus on what is essential. Your important notifications work normally, so you don’t miss anything.

Truly private
We are not in the business of capturing or selling your data. We don't track any personally identifiable data -- we even allow you to turn off our anonymous analytics.

Save your battery
Use our true black background to significantly preserve your battery (if your phone has an AMOLED screen).

Take control of your phone
Before Launcher sorts apps by their size, their installed date and the last time you used them. Uninstall the ones that take up too much space, or you never use.

Style your app icons
Add our own styles and also add 3rd party icon packs.

Easy set up
Our guided process helps you get Before Launcher set up in no time.

Selected as one of Fast Company's best apps in 2019.

Our product is aligned with the books Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport, and How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price. Tristan Harris and the Center for Humane Technology also provided inspiration.

NOTE: We are not done developing features for this app! We are planning on improving what we have and adding new things as well. Email us if you have any requests at We would love to hear from you.

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What’s new

✨✨ 3.0.12 - Performance and operational improvements ✨✨
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Additional information

7 April 2021
Current Version
Requires Android
7.0 and up
Content rating
In-app Products
$1.99 – $5.99 per item
Offered By
Before Labs
811 SE Stark Street Portland Oregon 97215
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