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Three little known launchers worth a test

Android can be criticized in many ways, except for the variety of launchers it offers. We often write about new and interesting services, and other options always appear right after our last list. Here are, for example, three recent launchers that I liked a lot.

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Scroll Launcher

The new Scroll Launcher is only available on the Play Store in Beta (open). Some new launchers try to offer many functions at once. For one thing this is fine, but some older devices may have problems with the installation. Also aimed at this audience, the Scroll Launcher is also suitable for less powerful devices (however, it is compatible with Android 4.0 or higher). As its name implies, this launcher integrates a kind of scrollbar already on its start screen, which also already features the application drawer. Plus, it has a fully configurable top bar (you can include the date, time, weather forecast and shortcuts for your favorite apps). Scroll Launcher (for now only in English) is available for free from the Google Play Store.

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The homescreen (left) and the settings (right). / AndroidPIT
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Scroll Launcher (open beta)
Install on Google Play

SideControl

This launcher joins the growing group of configurable sidebar launchers, and still goes beyond. SideControl has integrated controls by additional gestures. With them, the user can open apps, shortcuts, contacts, bookmarks and more from anywhere on the device. Instead of just working as a sidebar, the app allows you to set up to eight gestures for certain actions – two on-screen tapping to get back to the start screen, for example (the paid version offers a lot more). SideControl is also in English and its basic free version.

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The sidebar (left) and gesture control settings (right). / AndroidPIT
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SideControl
Install on Google Play

Lightning Launcher

Lightning Launcher may already be known to some. One of its main advantages is that it comes without hangers like 3D animations when changing the screen or widgets themselves. Nevertheless, the configuration possibilities are great. Theoretically, you can have as many homescreens as you want. In Free Mode, all items can be freely rotated, moved or enlarged. For its level of complexity and freedom of settings, this launcher is recommended for experienced Android users. Unfortunately, the paid Lightning Launcher. The Portuguese language package is already available.

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Two of the launcher's various homescreen possibilities. PierroX / AndroidPIT
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Lightning Launcher
Install on Google Play

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