Android: If you're a little tired of your phone's default launcher, FlowHome is an alternative that puts favourite apps a tap away. It also transforms your home screen into scrolling tiles of useful information, updates from inside your favourite apps, and its notifications come with as much information as they need to be useful.
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iOS: Alfred is best known as a supercharged application launcher. However, if keyboard shortcuts aren't always your thing, the new iOS app controls all your Alfred action from a remote app.
Android: Nova, our favourite Android Launcher, just got some cool updates. It brings sexy new transitions and an app drawer search feature for the power user who simply has too many pages of apps to navigate.
Ever wanted to take control of your Mac without taking your hands off your keyboard? Alfred's an app launcher and utility that makes that possible. With just a little bit of setup and know-how, you'll be able to use Alfred to search for anything, anywhere, move around files, control software and more without ever lifting your hands off your keyboard.
Android: We had barely finished handing out invites for Aviate when Yahoo bought the company behind the intelligent home screen that adapts to your habits. Now it's back, sans the invite requirement, for Android phones.
iOS: One of the best launchers for iOS, Launch Center Pro, gets a big update today. It now includes IFTTT integration, a new GIF sharing menu and more.
iOS: Unlike Android, the iPhone doesn't have app launchers that make it easy to find and load apps. Subsequently, you need to make use of workarounds to make shortcuts for your favourite apps from places other than the home screen. Push Launcher is an app that does that by adding your apps to your Notification Center.
One of the best things about Android is being able to customise everything about your home screen, which you can do with a third-party application launcher. Android has plenty of great ones, but our favourite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customisability.
Android (4.0+): We've looked at some awesome app switchers in the past, but Action Launcher Pro takes the idea of launching apps, checking widgets and managing folders with gestures to a whole new level. Where Action Launcher Pro really shines is in its gestures.