Apex Launcher

Apex Launcher is quite popular among Android users: according to data on the Google Play Store, it has between 10 and 50 million downloads. However, it has been a long time since the developer added new features to the launcher, as the last update was released in June 2015.

That’s why we’re happy to hear that an update for Apex Launcher is in the works and will be available soon. According to a post on Medium published by the developer, it should be released sometime in the month of May.

We don’t know much about the functionality we can expect to see though. All that was mentioned is that the launcher will be “more feature rich and fast on Android 7 Nougat and beyond.” Additional features are also being developed at the moment, which will be rolled out to Apex users in future updates, sometime after May.

See also:

5 great Google Now Launcher alternatives

February 7, 2017

So there you have it. Apex Launcher is making a comeback, thanks to a new development and support team. It will go head to head with other popular launchers including Nova Launcher, Hola Launcher, Go Launcher, and a bunch of others.

Do you use a launcher on your Android device? Let us know which one in the comment section below.

  • Patrick Carneiro

    From time to time I check new launchers and updates but I always go back to Nova.

    • Keyur

      same here…between oem and nova. I purchased apex asst one point but got tired bc not to often or drastic updates.

  • Vouwr Fract

    At this time I’ve cycled through everything and gone back to OnePlus launcher…

    • Keyur

      I’m in same shoes but with LG oem launcher.

  • ZMe Ul

    Nova Launcher ftw

  • Dusty

    Nova was my favorite for years, but recently it has been becoming a lot like stock Android with no way to customize it except with icon packs and its still lacking in features I’ve been waiting for years to get. Action launcher has a few cool features that stand out but it has no real productive features like folder sorting. I’ve recently been using ABC launcher, it’s a Chinese launcher with ads but it nails it with a good balance between style and features that I use. The only thing it needs is icon packs, which it has no support for, but it does have themes.

    • Eric Braun

      Have you tried Evie launcher yet? Easily one of the best to pop on the scene in awhile.

      • Abhijeet

        So true! Coming from Nova, have been using Evie for a few months on my Moto G3. It is an absolutely brilliant launcher. More people should check it out.
        I still use Nova on my tablet, as, IMHO, Evie suits more to comparably small screens and one handed use.

        • Eric Braun

          I find myself jumping between Nova and Evie. I like certain elements of both.

    • Armaan Modi

      which features are you looking for?

  • Garythefireman

    Plain old Google launcher on my Nexus 6. As stock as it gets.

    • Himanshu Ahuja

      But why

      • Armaan Modi

        maybe bcause Google Now

    • 3165dwayne

      maybe that’s all he needs. the only reason I use nova is because its easy to sort apps into folders and I can change the grid. that’s it.

  • aw1974

    I’ve been using Apex for years and still do. Even though it hasn’t been updated, it still works flawlessly for me and has all the customization features I need. Good to see they’re updating it though.

    • Armaan Modi

      wow you’re one of the very few.

      • M42

        I still use it. So there’s two of us :)

      • Sun

        Make it 3. Because Nova does not offer features like direct dial etc. And that’s why APEX is my 1st choice, since many years. People keep raving about Nova. – I purchased it, but I don’t get it. Some features I like are not in Nova!

  • Evie ftw

    • Abhijeet

      Evie ftw +1

    • 3165dwayne

      just tried evie. its pretty laggy

  • Abhijeet

    Would they update the existing package or add a new one like Action Launcher 3. Hoping to make use of my old Pro license :P

  • TexasMadeJ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Apex Launcher works great so desire no updates in almost 2 years. I still use Nova Launcher as it has turned out to be the best for my use. #NovaFTW

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  • Jed Marsillo

    Action launcher all day everyday!

  • Pete Thompson

    Since the OnePlus open beta is so good, I’ve decided to use the stock OnePlus experience. Otherwise I’m a Nova guy.

  • dr.hacks

    I use Apex cause it reads the themes in my honor 5x(emui4.1) it doesn’t resort to the ugly and outdated icons that are actually there almost every launcher has this problem except Apex

  • Luis Diaz

    Arrow Launcher. Best around.