Lynx Launcher

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About this app

Lynx Launcher is a customizable replacement for your home screen 📲 that provides a focused, clean and unobtrusive user interface.
Inspired by the Gnome Desktop Environment™ for Linux, Lynx Launcher offers all functionalities of a modern home screen without being too complex or distracting.


🔶 No distractions or superfluous functions
All available functions are carefully chosen to not clutter the launcher with unnecessary distractions and provide a clean look. You can also hide Applications you cannot uninstall but don't want to see.
🛠️ Customization options
Change the position of the dock, text size, desktop grids, search bar visibility, notification dots(*) and more.
👆 Fast navigation and gestures
Applications, favorites, search and desktop are all reachable with just a single swipe. Want to open a shortcut, setting, app or see a contact using a gesture? No problem!
💚 See your favorite applications and contacts at one place
The favorites screen will show you all your favorite applications and contacts for easy and fast access.
🔍 Extended search functionality
The in-app search function allows you to search for apps, contacts, shortcuts, settings and can be used as a calculator or to start an online search using a search engine of your choice.
🎨 Theming for launcher and icons
You can use your favorite icon theme from Google Play, change the shape of the adaptive icons(*) or even change the whole theme of the Launcher.
🌙 Dark mode support
Choose whether Lynx Launcher should use a dark or a light theme or when the dark theme should be used. You can also change the dark mode individually for parts of the app.

Lynx Launcher is being actively developed. Take a look at the roadmap to see what features will be added in the future:

Community and Support:

💬 Discord:

* Some features are only available with the Pro-Version.

Note: This application may require access to the Accessibility Service to open the notifications shade or to lock the screen of the phone.
Updated on
Oct 3, 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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App info and performance
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.48K reviews
Mitch Parlette
November 12, 2023
Well done! Easy to set up. Learning curve is smooth and enjoyable. Highly customizable to the smallest degree, yet I'm happy with the setting of following the theme. Great desktop concept, informative online help section if you need it. Bought it within the hour, highly recommend everyone do the same. Very active development. Thank you for your hard work! Using folders in the dock is a plus! Lynx can be as minimalist or as busy as you like. A perfect blend of both!
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Michael Sexton
September 25, 2023
My new favorite launcher! Simple yet can do pretty much everything I want a launcher to do. My only complaint is that I've encountered a bug where the appearance section in preferences says I need to enable some permissions, but when I go to the app settings in Android, it shows that I've allowed all available permissions.
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Hillary Brown
May 23, 2022
This is very promising. It's got one of the best natural feels to it while still being fresh and interesting. I love the different swipe actions to open search, applications, and desktop. I love the dock on the side. One thing missing for me is the option in gestures to open recently used apps so I can switch between for certain things, or so that I can manually close out one and restart it. If that is added, I'll definitely spring for the paid version.
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What's new

➖ Bug fixes