Side launcher in material design that launches apps with one gesture

PaperLaunch is a side launcher. Tired of hopping back to your home screen to launch that one app while you are inside another one? Have you used a side launcher and

  • are frustrated because you have to do multiple gestures to launch the app?
  • activate it accidentally by touching the activation zone and immediately launch the app that happens to be on that spot?
  • do you miss the ability to define a folder structure in that launcher?

Then PaperLaunch is the perfect side launcher for you. Try it!

PaperLaunch is open source! You can find it on GitHub.


Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.6 (6) - Added on 2017-11-07

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

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    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • android.permission.VIBRATE