This is the best launcher on Android for me. Whenever I get a new phone the first thing I do is set Smart Launcher as my default launcher. It's simple, fast, flexible and easily customizable. If there are features that another launcher has then one neat feature is that you can launch another launcher from smart launcher ! I have previously given 5 stars and I will again when a bug introduced with the last update is fixed. The smart search bar no longer works on the app page, and while it still works fine on the home page, if you change any of the smart search options, it becomes unusable.
Hello, I've been using this launcher since 2015 and countering no problems at all. But since the last update, every time I turn on my device, the screen turns black and message pops up: "smart launcher is not responding, do you want to close it?". If I choose "wait", the screen stays black. If I choose "ok", message pops up again and I have to choose smart launcher or the device default launcher. I pick smart launcher and choose the option to make the smart launcher to be my default launcher and voila, there's the smart launcher on my device working again. This problem happens every time I turn on my device. Please kindly fix this. My device is Galaxy Note 3 with 5.0 android version. Swift help would be Very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
UPDATE: After using this for a few days, I'm VERY impressed. It's freed up a lot of RAM that Nov Launcher was eating up. This is very lightweight, and yet very feature-packed with tons of options in a small footprint. My only critique is that there is unused/wasted space where a "dock" normally resides in other launchers. I'd love to be able to drop a couple app icons or small widgets there. Otherwise, highly recommend.
Simple, unique design and auto-organization of all of your apps mixed with customizable themes and app icons make this launcher the best. And no I was not paid to say this. EDIT - What happened to the link to the store in the app drawer? Now it opens a "recommended apps" screen. Why? I don't want to be advertised to. It's why i bought the full version. DOUBLE EDIT - Sorry, this was fixed a long time ago. Just forgot to update the review. Thanks for the reply though! Just goes to show that you really do care about your product. This has been my favorite launcher for almost two years. Had it on every Android smartphone I've ever owned. The style may look a little dated, but that it's absolutely no problem when considering it's raw functionality. Totally worth the price tag.
You should have to work on notification badge. It's not shown perfect count. Please add long press shortcut menu on desktop icon like pixel launcher.
I love, Love, LOVE SMART LAUNCHER. It's my one and only launcher because I believe that within simplicity there is both beauty and intelligence. There are hundreds, probably even thousands of free and premium launchers for Android - many of them almost completely the same. In fact I've seen so many that are completely carbon copis of each other; but none come cloce to matching the straightforward functionality of SMART. If you're tried of using launchers that have many clones of themselves and want something truly unique you have to use SMART. I am giving it a 5-Star rating because it absolutely deserves a 6. That stated, there seems to be a minor bug with the current point-release. Whenever I go into the Apps Drawer and click search, I can select the letters as usual, however if I try to search something by typing, the keyboard never raises up anymore. I am POSITIVE this inconvenience will be fixed in a timely manner and urge any new users not to let this bug sway you away from SMART. I'm 100% certain that this glitch will fixed by the next version. So of you have just downloaded it and discovered this bug, please do not let it dissuade you from continuing to use it. Do not uninstall and stop using it because of this extremely minor - yet agreeably irritated - issue. Once it has been fixed this will once again be perfect for any users like myself. Quite honestly, even with this irritation, SMART is still my absolute go-to launcher and I would NEVER stop using it despite this bug. These guys and gals behind SMART have made such a great launcher you should absolutely use it if you want something powerful, yet beautifully simple launcher. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5-stars out of 5 with this issue. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 6-stars out of 5 before this issue began and will remain once it has been fixed. I sincerely hope this review helps others find their way to this absolutely wonderful launcher!
Full changelog: https://goo.gl/lekM8i
Added a couple of new experimental features;
Search bar suggestions (available only with Bing as search provider)
Rounded search bar (Preferences →Search bar → Skin → Rounded)
Option to set maximum number of search results (Preferences →Search bar → Max results)
Improved database performance;
Important fix about the backup/restore feature;
Fixed the gestures to start the search in apps and contacts;
Free Launcher for Android! Brief, smart, safe & elegant UI! DIY Theme launch app
Productivity meets style. Fast and beautiful launcher that keeps you organized.