Discreet Launcher

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About this app

Discreet Launcher provides you a distraction-free home screen, allowing you to fully enjoy your wallpaper.

From this clean home screen, simply slide your finger down to display your favorites applications, or up to see the complete list of applications.

If you hold your finger a few moments on an application, you will be offered to access its system settings and its page in the store.

Discreet Launcher is open source, doesn't require any unnecessary permission, works completely offline and doesn't include any advertisements.

1/ Other features
- Folders
- Search
- Rename and hide apps
- Notification for access to favorites
- Horizontal swipe or double-tap to open app
- Shortcuts support (web apps)
- Export and import settings
- Help and changelog

2/ Customization options
- Theme and colors
- Forced orientation
- Transparent status bar
- No system bars (immersive mode)
- Customizable clock
- Touch targets (accessibility)
- Always show favorites
- Reversed interface
- No menu button
- No app drawer
- No app names
- Icon packs support

Discreet Launcher is also available on F-Droid.
Source code: https://github.com/falzonv/discreet-launcher
Updated on
May 19, 2022

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81 reviews
Andrew Lewis
June 27, 2021
Super clean! My home screen is distraction-free, which helps keep my nose out of my screen. Works great with a wallpaper changer app, and keeps the focus on the homescreen. Very simple to use, there are some new features I haven't seen before on other launchers. The only one feature that I'm really missing is an option for a nice weather widget, eg KWGT.
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Vincent Falzon
June 27, 2021
Hello, thank you very much for your feedback, I am glad you like the launcher! Indeed, widgets support is not planned for now. The main reasons are that it requires additional permissions, and also it moves away from the idea of having an empty home screen. Best regards
Simon Carter
January 16, 2022
Would like to see way to modify individual icons, and maybe allow different icons in drawer and favorites. Needs support for adaptive icons too. One of the few launchers to allow immersive mode with no nav bar which is great. Reverse gestures when reverse interface is chosen would be good. And allowing blank pages would allow klwp to work properly but I guess that's not a priority.
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Vincent Falzon
January 21, 2022
Hello, thank you for your feedback! Feature requests in Google comments are not easy to discuss, but feel free to check GitHub (link in description) where some were discussed (individual icons, adaptive icons), others are discussed (gesture when reverse) and others do not exist yet (not sure what you mean with blank page). Best regards
H.J. H.
April 27, 2022
Fantastic lightweight launcher which should be installed on every phone. Get rid of that pesky search bar and pushy Google services. Should be renamed to 'Peace of Mind" launcher IMO.
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Vincent Falzon
May 14, 2022
Ha ha, thank you for your review! I am glad you like Discreet Launcher :-)

What's new

- Double-tap gesture to open app
- Add to folder by long click
- Option to hide folder names
- Ukrainian translation by Maksym Bilak
- Gestures can now open folders
- More icon packs supported
- Internal optimizations
- Very long message after import
- Folder deleted when emptied
- Folder icons when sorting favorites