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I used to spend hours doing complex beauties with Kustom but now I lost interest. Now I just run Evie Launcher with my 8 most used apps On a single screen. Apple gets a lot of flak for having nothing to do on the home screen but now I'm on a stage where I want to spend the least amount of time outside of my apps so I have the most no frills experience I could make.
Btw Evie is great. Linkme: Evie.
Edit: Evie. You always miss this one, bot. Bad bot.
Evie launcher should be on the list, it's one of the best launchers I've used, simple, but not too simple, with enough to customize without getting too complex. [link]
Evie Launcher. It's simple and looks great without needing a ton of customization. The universal search (similar to Spotlight on Mac) makes navigating the phone a lot faster and easier.
After months of nothing exciting to share I tried Evie Launcher and I love it. It's very very barebones and the main selling point is the universal search bar on top. You get no traditional app drawer but a side drawer à la Action Launcher and it's been quite smooth and haven't crashed even once on my shitty hardware.
Edit: Play store bot dropped the ball: Link
I use Evie.
By far the cleanest home screen. Literally nothing is there. You can throw out everything that comes by default. One swipe up, I get a dense app drawer. Now this is from my own experience, when you reduce the icon size and try to pack more icons with labels side by side, every launcher creates some jarring visual errors. Evie does not.
Niagara is my backup launcher.
Speaking of changing launcher most people will suggest you nova. Its pretty good. Big fan.. But give this a try.
My new fav.
Smart Launcher 5 homescreen
Here you go. I just installed it 2 days ago and I'm loving it. Used Evie for years but I think it was time to move on.
try Evie launcher. maybe you will like it. it's clean and gets the job done. I was using it for couple months now and it feels like it should be default Google launcher.
I'm using Evie Launcher (with the Pixel icon pack). Evie offers three different shapes for folders: circle, square and "squircle"!
Evie has some subtle UI gestures that make it the fastest launcher I've used (I'm still a big fan of Action Launcher but Evie just edges it out for speed in day-to-day use).
In a quest for an alternative for Nova Prime, I found some suggested Evie over at r/androidapps.
Its kind of resembles Action Launcher or ASAP Launcher. Its 100% free which is nice. It's also capable of icon theming. There is also a Google box built in where you can type. As you type, it will start displaying your apps or yelp or Google Search......etc.
Linkme: Evie Inc.
Well it didn't link correctly. Use my link above.
It's from this launcher, after installing, you go to settings, enable the dock and there you can set the number of columns, the size of the icons, the visibility of the background and whether or not you want the name of the apps to show below. It's a great launcher in my opinion, allows you get a super minimalist look for your home screen.
Depends on the launcher, you could use Nova and get the Google Now Companion app. Or by just using Evie Launcher
Thats all i know at least
Hey, I just found one app that fit both of your requirements. Its Evie . Number count work on messenger and Gmail as I checked, however Messenger lite won't. You can use Miui Icons, but it must be change manually (you need to change apps one by one). Hope you like it!
Maybe try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=is.shortcut&hl=ru. I use it on my Xperia XZ and it is much faster and responsive than MS launcher and than the stock Xperia Home.
Good deal. Worth a try. If people are interested in another option, Evie Launcher is my favorite and it is free. Light weight and the app drawer is quick to use: [link]
I've been using this ever since I found it.
I like having a minimal launcher and this one is so nice for it.
Some launchers give you the option of "locking" your home screen against accidental modification. I use Evie Launcher myself. Very handy as I have kids who used to scramble my screen all the time.
Test out Evie Launcher. It does the vertical scrolling (both in a grid and an actual list), notification counts, and is pretty clean and simple generally.
It does also has a persistent search bar though, because a big thing about this launcher is the ability to search through your phone, the web, and all your apps right from the home screen. So if the search bar is bothering you, I don't think that can be disabled.
Many people like Nova launcher, too, which offers very extensive customization. The good thing is that you can definitely set it up to behave like you want it, but it might be a bit more complicated to set it up and it has a lot of features that you probably won't need
Evie Launcher if you want the same kind of simplicity. Similar to the Pixel launcher, though the aesthetic might not be to your taste. Has a limited amount of customisation (icon pack support, choose between grid or list view in drawer, icon size, etc.).
If you want to replicated the GNL or Pixel Launcher, you can use Nova launcher. It has lots of options. I like this launcher but I wouldn't recommend it my mum for example.
This app isn't quite vanilla, but give it a shot. I don't use it because its lack of a dock bothered me but your comment has convinced me to try it again.
Evie launcher: [link]
Minma Icon Pack: [link]
You can use any black wallpaper
The textclock and circular battery are from the base preset of KWGT
I always use Evie Launcher. It's lightweight, doesn't overwhelm you with unnecessary features and has all the essentials. It has a very fast search function similar on iPhones by swiping down. I really recommend trying it.
according to their Google play store details I don't thunk they are currently working on any update. Their last update came on June 13, 2019.
Evie is a minimalist launcher with a tiny footprint that runs really smoothly. Most of the feature list sounds pretty standard, but it's more about how it feels than what it does. Evie just feels good.
Sure, technically there's no problem with Nova Launcher. I just strongly recommend to give Evie a try first -- it's a rock solid, fast, lightweight launcher just like Nova used to be before it was overloaded with features.
Launcher is an app which will replace your home screen and let you do things which doesn't provided by default launchers.
Some are following:
Some launchers for low end devices:
Evie launcher : [link]
This is only one i can confirm to have folders support. But there are plenty on Play store.
They're pretty popular, I know a few people with them. I think my P20 lite (purely for the headphone jack!) is great bar the fact you can't alphabetise your apps without using a third party launcher. I use Evie.
Only big downside I can think of is if you want to root your phone you currently essentially can't. Huawei bootloaders are locked, they used to give codes out if you requested them but they've stopped this service. There are a few dubious websites who claim to sell unlock codes but they're pretty expensive, last time I looked they were $50+.
Try out Evie Launcher.
Super fast, really simple and straight forward.
The way it's arranged by default has a few apps on the bottom but no Google bar or anything like that.
i've gotten used to stock but if can't get on with stock i always plump for Evie (note - i always have minimalist configurations so not to everyone's taste i'm sure!) [link]
Nice. Is there a Pro/Premium version as is the case with other Launchers or just one version from the PlayStore as shown here.
Hey! I use a separate launcher than the default one, it lets you add rows and columns to your home screen. This is the one I use, called Evie.
For anybody else who want a google launcher kinda look without all the shit that nova includes, try this [link]
very small ram usage and just the right amount of customization options. Plus the search option is really good even compared to the 3rd party add-ons that nova provides.
No prob! There are more limited/simpler launchers like Evie Launcher. I always recommend it for friends who don't wanna bother much with tech.
I've been using Evie Launcher the past few months. Though it doesn't have a whole slew of extra customization options, there's something about its simplicity and understated intuitiveness that I find really charming.
Evie Labs has responded to a user's one-star review that references Verizon spyware deal:
Well, it depends on which phone you have.
Manufacturers like Samsung use a modified version of Android OS for their phones, and the performance may be inferior in comparison to pure, stock Android (which you'll find in devices such as the Pixel and Essential). Unfortunately, some companies just like to add bloat and various gimmicks to phones that may affect performance and/or battery life. Google doesn't control what manufacturers do with their own version of Android other than providing the base of the Android OS. That's why phones by Google and a few other companies may be smoother than the others' because they provide stock (or close-to-stock) experience.
It might also be safe factoring in the fact that Android is highly customizable, because you could have custom launchers like Evie Launcher, third-party keyboards such as Swiftkey, audio visualizers such as MUVIZ, apps like PowerLine, Cornerfly, etc. (you get the point) running in the background (no matter how little performance or battery life they take) - they could affect how smooth the performance might be.
Apps such as Nova Launcher help with making your home menu seem smoother, but wanting a "smoother" performance outside of that would depend on your phone, i.e. Google Pixel is super smooth and has no noticeable lags, whatsoever - for me. You can also change animations in Developer Settings to the lowest (.5) for the fastest performance or bump it up for a better use of animations (to make it seem smoother).
Currently enjoying Evie Launcher
Nothing too special, but I dig it.
Wallpaper, can't remember where I got it from.
Looks like Evie Launcher
I'm partial to Evie: [link]
You really should give it a try.
Try Evie. Not a lot of features, but just the ones I need.
Updated theme: Swapped weather/time widget within the same weather app (Today Weather)
I think this looks much better since time and weather are same font and size.
Wallpaper: Not sure where I found it
Calendar and Clock widgets: made myself with Zooper
Switched from iPhone back to Android a few months ago. Soooo much customization.
I think it's called Shortcut Launcher. It looks really nice, too bad it's not available in my country :(
The question is silly IMO. However, I was a long time Nova Launcher user and I recently switched to Evie. I quite like it.
Launcher: either Evie Launcher, Microsoft Launcher or Action Launcher as my go-to launcher (it's a rock-paper-scissor thing since I love those 3).
Web browser: Firefox as the main browser, and Firefox Focus as the default
Video player: VLC
SMS app: Textra
Reddit app: Relay for Reddit
Music player: Retro Music Player
File manager: Amaze (F-Droid / Play Store)
Finally something that I'm happy with.
Launcher: Evie Launcher
Widget: Custom Zooper Widget
Simple setup I've been using for some time now
Font: Oneplus Slate
Widget: KWGT and AHXmin by Rod K
Icons: Lux by Colby Roark
I moved on to Android earlier this year, it was very easy transition and to be honest quite a relief after dealing with the current state of Windows Mobile.
I bought a Xiaomi Mi5 and unlocked the bootloader to install a custom rom (Resurrection Remix), which I would highly recommend doing as it gives you a lot more control over your phone.
I use Evie as my launcher and KWGT to add my own custom widgets with a minimalist icon pack to emulate the simplicity of the Windows Phone UI.
Here is current home screen looks like.
Evie Launcher - [link]
Glyphs Icon - [link]
mnml UI - [link]
Wallpaper - [link]
Made with Screener - [link]
Looks like Evie launcher to me.
Here's the correct link: [link]
Tweaks / Apps Used:
Might give it a try, although I'm extremely happy with Evie Launcher -- did you, by any chance, compare the Poco Launcher to Evie?
Note: I made Evie Launcher which deals with many of these issues.
Wallpaper changer doesn't need any support, since any app can change the wallpaper.
Shortcuts is done by exposing a broadcast receiver that other apps can call with the information needed to create the shortcut.
Notification dots as done by some implementations was in a huge variety of ways to expose the information, but now people should just go through [NotificationChannel]([link]).
Icon Packs generally adhere to the standard laid out here: [link]
My app listens for apps that follow this standard to reap the benefits of icon packs that were made for other launchers.
You could use a similar standard for animations.
Really, the whole concept is to just lay out standards for third-parties to adhere to, and you search for any app adhering to that standard and parse them for the relevant information.
Theme: Minimal Geometric Icon Pack
KWGTs: Modified Pixxy, so can't link
I used Screener for the screenshots.
2° screen: [link]
Wallpaper: Gravity, by Tobias Fonseca - gathererd from Walli app
Icon pack: Linebit
Widget engine: Zooper Pro
Widget 1: mnml UI - minimal 74
Widget 2: Weather timeline
Widget 3: huk zooper - zooper ppik 62
Evie Launcher? I love Evie.
Launcher: Evie Launcher
Wallpaper: From this AMOLED wallpapers collection
Icon Pack: Darkful
Widget: Another Widget
Navigation: Navigation Gestures by XDA (+ Hidden Navigation Bar)
EDIT*: forgot the screenshot*
Wallpaper: Forest Live
Icon pack: Polycon
Evie Launcher with PixBit iconpack.
Folder view: [link]
Android 8.0 @ LG V30.
I use Evie Launcher.
This may sound stupid, but are you sure that you've downloaded Google Launcher?
If so, try downloading another launcher such as Evie.
I'm really liking Evie Launcher; it's fast, free and ad-free. I was a Nova Prime user but haven't looked back since finding it.
My Pixel [link]
Evie Launcher: [link]
Whicons icon pack: [link]
KWGT Kustom Widget Maker: [link]
Thank you :D
Launcher: Evie Launcher on a 6x8 grid
Icon Pack: Earth
Wallpaper blurified with Blur Wallpapers
Been using Google Now Launcher for about a year but fancied a change and something simple.
Launcher Evie Launcher
Columns=7, Rows=9, Icon Size=95
Icon Pack Pixel Icon Pack-Nougat Free UI
Weather Widget Weather Radar & Forecast
It's Evie launcher
It has less customization options than Nova, but I like its aesthetics more
Also check out:
Thanks, I've been using Evie, if you're curious :).
This is brilliant. I normally don't like using anything other than stock, but this looks great!
Personally Evie is where it's at. Hadn't heard of Lawnchair before, but will have to investigate.
I use Evie Launcher on every phone that I've owned. Its very lightweight and I personally love the minimalistic design.
Inspired by u/DiabloXXVII
Icons: Kecil Icon Pack
Widgets: Elements KWGT (only for font)
Widgets: huk kwgt + costum made for quote of the day, battery indicator, sms, missed calls, alarm.
Evie has its own search option but can set sesame to open on double tap
check this site it gives a ton of info including specific details on carrier/band support
check for bands used in the area you live here is the support for united states
i wouldn't call it a very steep curve, my brother went to a galaxy s9 from a iphone 6 it took him less than week to get familiar with the device
> just going through the pages of the settings will help you find a bunch of useful features.
> customization is pretty much endless, depending on your location there will be a themes app which will let you customized most aspects of your device
>if the home screen and apps icons doesn't look appealing to u get a launcher like Evie and then a icon pack from the play store
There are dozens of trustworthy launchers on the playstore, far better than Xiaomi's.
Personally I like Evie
Desktop 5 x 10.
Launcher: Evie Launcher (Free)
Date/Weather Widget: Today Weather (Free)
Icon Pack: Horux Black
Original Source for Wallpaper:
KWGT (Widgets by me)
Wallpaper: Colorful Gradients by Saurabh Gupta on Galaxy Themes
Navbar: HD Colorful Butterfly Dream by Qingdao Yunshang Interactive Technology co. LTD on Galaxy Themes
Idk where the dual world clock is from, I guess it came with my phone.
Launcher: Evie launcher [link]
Icon pack: Rad pack (free version) [link]
Wallpaper: [link] (didn't use the ones from the apps cause they won't load)
Clock widget: MiUi stock widget
Evie Launcher is awesome, I'm using it for more than a year now and it is really good.
Try Evie Launcher
*LAUNCHER: Evie Launcher
Creator: Evie Labs Inc.
*ICON PACK: Lines
Creator: Nate Wren Design
Creator: Bill Jasper (https://www.picimon.com/bill_jasper)
Link (+logo): https://www.picimon.com/p/2063976177514512337
Link (-logo): https://ibb.co/q0BcVyF
WIDGET: Simple World Clock Widget
Creator: chibatching apps
I found the wallpaper in the app "Walli".
There is also the version without the logo of Bill Jasper.
Wallpaper: On a Journey by Bis from Walli app
Icon Pack: Gruvy
Widget engine: KWGT
Widget: Mini-ism - Minimal 105
Mini Music Player - Mini Music 006
Icon Pack: Compacticons
Widget: Foxie for KWGT
Props to /u/soboi12345 for the inspiration on this one. You can see his or her post at [link]
Fucshia Kwgt (Widget type K)
Wallpaper on Dropbox
Wallpaper from Abstruct imgur link
Launcher: Evie (8x10 grid)
Icon Pack: Kecil
Custom KWGT Widget
If it is your first time, I'd say go with something small and simple. I use Evie because it is customizable, but not too detailed that it'd give you a headache. Nova Launcher is also very good, especially if you're curious about what it can do. The only downside to it that I can see is that it might not be for someone coming from iOS.
Lawnchair and Lawnchair 2 (the latter cannot be downloaded from Play Store) are fun and have lots of features. I've had Smart Launcher 5 in my wishlist for a while. You can get CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) or Action Launcher.
You can also try Poco Launcher 2.0 or Microsoft Launcher.
A launcher with very minimalistic ui is Niagara Launcher.
You can't really go wrong with the launchers because it is just a matter of taste. My advice is start with Evie and experiment with other ones until you find the one that clicks.
Its the Eve Launcher:
And the Lines Icon Pack:
Launcher: Evie https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=is.shortcut
Widget: Magma widgets 26 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dosartsmagma.widgets
Icon theme: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.natewren.flight
I don't know which icon theme would work well with this wallpaper. I have Flight, Lines, Flat Squircle, Sagon and the default Samsung icons, but none of them look ok. Could you recommend me icon themes, please?
Tachiyomi: Best Manga/Comic reader.
Evie Launcher: My current launcher of choice. Lightweight, clean and simple. Really enjoying it, but it's still missing some features other launchers have.
PokeMMO: Pokemon Fire Red, Emerald and Black/White all in one and as MMO.
Wallpaper: Gravity, by Tobe Fonseca (downloaded via Walli)
Widgets: Pixel Play Pill and Melodi for Kustom
Wallpaper: Michelangelo by Leo Decade from Walli app
Icon Pack: Kecil
Widget engine: Zooper pro
Widget: huk zooper - Zooper ppick 02
Out of interest does anyone use Evie Launcher and have anything good to say about it ?
Me faltan probar
Using evie launcher [link]
Job: Android Engineer
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Allows remote: Primarily no.
We’re looking for experienced Android engineers to join our team and help us scale our products to tens of millions of devices. We have two major products in market:
Evie Launcher: A direct-to-consumer search-driven homescreen for Android devices. Ranked #1 in its category in many countries (including the US) with over 5M organic installs.
Sidescreen: An alternative to Google Now (or iOS Spotlight), designed as the default ‘-1’ (left screen) experience on partner devices. Already preinstalled on millions of devices and rolling out on 10M+ phones this year via partnership with Verizon and other carriers/OEMs.
We’re a small team of ~13 servicing over a million daily users of our products. Most of the team are generalist engineers who have been working on Android and systems software since the early days. A few of us are data scientists applying the latest ML research to our massive dataset. If you are interested in working with some amazing engineers and designers on something deeper than the typical Android app, come join us!
I recommend Evie Launcher, it's probably one of the fastest and most efficient launchers I've ever used and it doesn't cost a penny!
ive been using this since yesterday, so far it´s really good. Simple and minimalistic.
Phone: Huawei P9+
<strong>Wallpaper</strong> Source (by chuttersnap) ^(mirror)
Edited <strong>Wallpaper</strong> (by me)
cut to 1080x1920
near-black colors shifted so that 87% of the (amoled) pixels are turned off
Icon pack: Infinite Dark Icon Pack (thanks, @the_nicnic)
No widgets, default theme
Not at all.
The launcher I use (Evie launcher) doesn't support using images for icons. So, I used this app Icon changer free to set the image as an shortcut icon on the desktop (or home screen) that launches the game.
It looks like this.
Try Evie launcher.. It has what you need !
It's Evie Launcher
Evie launcher has built in notification badges.
I use Evie Launcher as well, with the Click UI icon pack.
Thanks, and happy to help: the search bar and folder style are part of the Evie Launcher. The clock widget is from Weather Timeline (by default it's a blocky material design card but the settings include variable colour and opacity). The consistent rounded icons are from the Pixel icon pack.
Been lurking for a while, thought I might as well post what I've been working with.
Wallpaper from Unity Widgets 2,for zooper
Both widegets are from Unity Widgets 2
Launcher - Evie [link]
Icons - Polycon [link]
Zooper - Europe [link]
Wall - Mascaloona [link]
RETRORIKA ICON PACK
It's Evie Launcher : [link]
The icon pack is Delta Icon Pack : [link]
You could give Evie a shot. I'm using it now and it's quite nice.
Silly bot: Evie the LAUNCHER
You can also sign up for beta if you, like me, are not in the US.
Here is the link:
It linked the wrong thing here's the Right Link
Definitely not, here's the link:
That's not the right app. Link is here. [link]
Give Shortcut a try! Our focus is on simplicity and using search as the primary way to navigate your phone.
You should try Evie Launcher for basic launcher customizability, or if you want much more customizability then go for Nova Launcher
You should also try Reddit Sync. Don't be let down by how it looks once it has downloaded, so just fiddle a lot with the settings because a lot of things can be changed.
The default Samsung texting app (along with the settings page & quicksettings) change with the theme that you download. There are a lot of themes so you should mess a bit with them.
Samsung's notes app is a lot better than Google's. I highly recommend against using Google's (unless you need the website)
Icon pack: Axis [link]
Bunch of amazing vaporwave wallpapers
Try Evie launcher: [link] I've installed it today and for now seems a nice free alternative to nova. I also recommend Smart Launcher Pro
We're make a minimalist launcher with an app drawer indexed-by-letter, but unfortunately not broken up by them. Our flagship feature is a powerful app-oriented search engine. If you decide to give it a shot, let me know what you think!
It used to worth it before Evie became a thing.