Recommended Launchers?

Hi, I’m new to Android. I just switched from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy. Does anyone have an recommendations for Launchers that you would recommend? I’ve tried the Microsoft Launcher and didn’t care too much for it.


Does anyone have any good suggestions?



Conversation 13 comments

  • George Coll

    Premium Member
    18 June, 2021 - 4:47 pm

    <p>Howdy SeattleMike,</p><p>Check out Nova Launcher. Its is the best on the market. I have been an Android user since day 1, and have used Nova for years. Powerful customizations that allow you to really personalize your experience. </p><p>George</p>

    • ggolcher

      Premium Member
      21 June, 2021 - 4:47 pm

      <p>Another Nova user here. It’s a great launcher.</p>

  • fabian

    18 June, 2021 - 5:40 pm

    <p>I’m using Niagara launcher. If you want a clean and minimalist launcher, go for it.</p>

  • arnstarr

    18 June, 2021 - 10:12 pm

    <p>+1 for Niagara </p>

    • robincapper

      23 June, 2021 - 1:07 am

      <p>Love <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Niagara, never having to manage another dumb grid of icons or fussy around arranging screens and folders is bliss. Has a Surface like simplicity feel to it</span></p>

  • _stevenelliott

    21 June, 2021 - 5:53 pm

    <p>Unpopular opinion, Microsoft Launcher is excellent too. I switched from Nova to MS and I like it very much.</p>

    • epsjrno

      Premium Member
      23 June, 2021 - 2:45 pm

      <p>Big fan of Microsoft Launcher here…. Been using it since the day I bought my Note 10+.</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    22 June, 2021 - 12:27 am

    <p>What exactly are you looking for in a launcher? Or what is it in Samsung’s One UI that you don’t like?</p><p><br></p><p>I used to try different launchers, but over the last 3-4 years, I’ve just used the native launcher on my phones – Google Nexus, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20 and a Samsung S20+.</p><p><br></p><p>Unless you are looking for some special feature, they are all much of a muchness these days and nearly identical in every day use. One UI doesn’t allow the rescaling of widgets, like Huawei did and that bugged me for a week or so, but I eventually just ignored it and got on with actually using the phone (it will rescale re-scalable widgets, but non-scalable widgets have only the defined size, Huawei let you resize them anyway).</p>

  • razzprince09

    22 June, 2021 - 10:30 am

    <p>Its good</p>

  • darkgrayknight

    Premium Member
    22 June, 2021 - 11:34 am

    <p>I am using Launcher 10 as it is similar to Windows Phone and Microsoft Launcher, but more customizable.</p>

  • robincapper

    23 June, 2021 - 1:05 am

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">+ another 1 for Niagara</span></p>

  • damiendada

    23 June, 2021 - 7:22 pm

    <p>Hi, I also use Nova Launcher, I advise you.</p>

  • johnh3

    26 June, 2021 - 1:43 pm

    <p>I guess you not need a launcher at all. Android is a mature system now. And Samsung have many built in features to.</p>


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