KISS Launcher

4.2K reviews
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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.

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
Dec 22, 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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Ratings and reviews

4.06K reviews
Joshua Jones
March 29, 2023
I've been using this launcher for quite a while now. Have tried many launchers in the past but this one gets the blend of minimalism and features just right I think. My only problem is that sometimes the app drawer icons get stuck as white dots like some animation stopped and never proceeds. I have to go into the advanced settings and restart KISS to get them back to normal.
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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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M Crenshaw
May 3, 2024
Update: May 3, 2024 This launcher is best BAR NONE Wish I would have know about this app earlier. I don't love many things but this app is one of them. Maybe a few things to improve would be fixing the bug that cause icons to go missing an replaced with a white circle occasionally and maybe tweaking the search to include deeper componants within settings.
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What's new

* Mitigate crash because of broken shortcuts
* Mitigate crash because of frequent shortcut changes
* Mitigate spinner running forever on app start
* Improved loading of icon packs
* Icons for tags now have same shape as other icons
* Show light text in dialog for custom icons
* Favorites list now uses long press delay from Android (@syphyr)
* Orientation of `Add widget` screen is no longer set to portrait
* Add setting for sort mode of results when shown by tag.
* Various bug fixes