Essential Launcher

A very minimal launcher

Essentialer Launcher is a small launcher for Android. It provides a minimum of functionality. Contrary to all heavy-weight solution with 3D and many settings Essential Launcher offers the most important functionality in a very compact way. It only needs 300 KB disk space.

Essential Launcher provides a selectable widget (long press "App drawer"), a dock with the most used apps, an app drawer with the ability to launch information about the app and uninstall them and more. It is accessibility ready and also has support for LTR and RTL texts.

Packages

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 1.6.1 (15) - Added on 2018-12-03

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

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

    Download APK 42 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET
  • Version 1.6 (14) - Added on 2018-11-23

    This version requires Android 4.2 or newer.

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

    Download APK 42 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET
  • Version 1.5.1 (13) - Added on 2018-08-22

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

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

    Download APK 32 KiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.BIND_APPWIDGET