KISS Launcher

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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.

93% of users that try KISS for a week are still active users after 3 years.

GPLv3+ copylefted libre software means everyone can use, see, change and share at will, with all.

Help, customizations and screenshots.

* Usable privacy
* Speedy simplicity
* Functional beauty
Updated on
Sep 27, 2022

Data safety

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No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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3.84K 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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September 12, 2022
I like the launcher, but--such an hassle when it comes of adding some app icon on the favorite bar, and customizing. Edit: I chose to recanted my statement(taking back some of what i've said) because it's not an hassle, just an lack of familiarity, but still, it should be atleast more understandable and easier, maybe better vocabulary and previews, and also: I would like a button size option. TLDR; I took back what i've said, saying that it should just better its vocab, preview, icon size.
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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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What's new

* Option to default to a web search on enter (@harshad1)
* Improvements to "show history when keyboard is displayed" (@feilen)
* URI search. If an installed app matches the URI, open it directly. Try searching for `geo:48.8,4.83`, that's my home :) Each app provides different URI, check their documentation or manifest for additional information. (@marunjar)
* Custom icons fixes
* Link to KISS preferences from Android System
* Translation changes