KISS Launcher

4.4
3.91K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Start programs from your new home screen by typing in a few letters.

The app adapts to how you use it, making finding what you want even faster.
Your data never leaves your device, and you can expect to save battery life
and speed up your device compared to complex and bloated launchers.
KISS is just 250 KB and never connects to the Internet.

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93% of users that try KISS for a week are still active users after 3 years.
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GPLv3+ copylefted libre software means everyone can use, see, change and share at will, with all.
GitHub.

Help, customizations and screenshots.
Website.

This app makes use of Android Accessibility API to allow "double tap to lock" feature. No data is accessed or stored in the process.

* Usable privacy
* Speedy simplicity
* Functional beauty
Updated on
Jan 12, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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4.4
3.91K reviews
Sam Schafer
September 1, 2022
My phone is very minimalist already and I like my setup so I'm using KISS as an assistant because it's got outstanding search abilities. I can see myself making the switch to the full launcher, though. It's very complete and capable in that role as well. It is extraordinary! Update: It's now my primary launcher. Amazing performance and flexibility. It offers a great experience if you want powerful minimalism. Thank you for gifting this launcher to the Android community.
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Ian Adams
August 3, 2021
Best launcher I've ever used and ive used all the major ones (and many others too). Too many are focused on all these useless gimmick features. All I wanted was a nice clean, empty, screen. This launcher achieves that perfectly. Been using for almost a year now with no issues. I would like to see some additional gesture support but other than that I have no suggestions. It's perfect and exactly what I've been looking for. Oh and it's FOSS. I'd give this 6 stars if I could.
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A Google user
September 18, 2018
REPLY- Thank you for responding! I am aware of the tags option, personally I find visual folders easier to work with (in the app drawer). Grids are better than lists IMO. But, that's not a big issue for me. I did realize one other thing missing, and this is more important, that is quick actions app shortcuts. Hope to see those in the future. FIRST- It seems very promising. I REALLY appreciate the lack of network permissions and the non-invasive requests overall. I adore the overall look and feel + the straight to search on pressing the home key. However, I am waiting for more widget and general customization options (font & icon size, number of icons on favorites bar, folders in app drawer, etc.) I understand your focus on simplicity, but there's 2 kinds of simple, and one does not necessarily equate with easy. Anyway, I am excited to see and enjoy more good work from you dev Neamar. Thanks for sharing your project!
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Neamar
September 18, 2018
More icons on the favorites bar are coming soon! For folders, see http://help.kisslauncher.com/tags/use-tag-bar/. Finally some more work is underway for widgets, but we miss manpower here and could use some help!

What's new

* Restored the ability to add recent callers to history on modern Android (enable in settings) (@marunjar)
* Allow disabling shortcuts for some apps (@LukeNeedham)