Fans of the Apex Launcher will be happy to hear that a new update has arrived, bringing with it several bug fixes and a few new features as well.

Dubbed as version 2.3, the biggest changes here are the added support of Apex Notifier 2.0 and the ability to sort applications in the app drawer. While the latter feature is arguably the most exciting, it’s important to note that this feature only applies to those that with the $3.99 pro version of the app.

Aside from the Notifier support and the ability to sort apps in the app drawer, the update also includes the following changes:

  • Added icon label shadow in drawer
  • Fixed app/shortcut picker style
  • Fixed notification action/gesture on TouchWiz
  • Fixed indicator animation
  • Updated translations

If you’re currently happy with another 3rd party launcher, the changes in v2.3 probably won’t be enough to convert you, but for existing users — this is still a rather welcome update. To download the latest version, or to learn more about the app, you’ll want to head over to Google Play.


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  • vosg

    And still no fix for the lagging Card Stack animation.

  • Jayfeather787

    I’ll give it a try.

  • Al Ricci

    Still can’t rename apps in the app drawer …

  • Ray

    I tried Apex last night after hearing about the update. I really want to like it and switch from Nova but it’s got a couple of niggly little issues which drive me nuts.

    – Create a folder in the drawer and drag that folder to the home screen. Now drag an additional app from the drawer into that folder on the home screen, and the app remains visible in the drawer.
    – The home screen slider appears underneath the nav buttons with the dock is hidden.

    Plus what others have mentioned.