Have You Tried Action Launcher?

Posted Dec 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm in Threads > Apps

Hey guys,

As I was supposed to be doing one of my many essays for finals I decided to shell out the $3.99 for the new Action Launcher on the Play Store. After toying around with it for a good 30 minutes, I must say, WOW, it runs fluid so far on my S3, notably switching between my windows and more specifically, opening up the left panel to the entire apps tray and quickly scrolling to my desired app.

I also dig the minimalist design of the launcher, and quickly got used to the top bar which has access to the Play Store, Voice Search, and Settings.

It sounds like a lot of moolah for a launcher, but I would say so far that I’m satisfied with my purchase. Will definitely use it during the weekend. I think it’s very innovative and having such quick access to the apps in the tray certainly sounds like it will be a time saver.

Gonna tinker with the new Covers feature, too, which allows folders for apps to have their own shortcuts – i.e., having specific contacts in the Phone folder.

Have any of you tried it out?

  • sandy105

    yes its minimalist ..but it lacks features .
    and the app tray on extreme left is unique but i dont like it that way much …
    performance is good though..

    • Keith.Swiader

      What kind of features would you say it lacks? (Still new to Android). Gestures, I assume?

  • Chris Lewis

    I have purchased just about all the launchers out there sense the froyo days and currently I am stoked on nova launcher. It is smooth, has all the gestures I could ask for, and really gives you a stock android feel. I might have to check out action launcher though after reading your post. Thanks for the recommendation. If I try it out ill come back with a review.

    • Chris Lewis

      Oh and some of my best posts have been written when I should have been writing papers, or studying for finals lol..

      • Keith.Swiader

        Finals and essays are such an inconvenience!

    • bret

      I purchased nova launcher. And I am finding it hard to buy other launchers because I don’t want to waste money. Can you help me look at it a different way? Why did you decide to buy so many launchers?

  • ranwanimator

    I picked up Nova launcher when it was on sale and have been pretty happy with it. I’m not one to just go out and try a bunch of different stuff. Especially if I’m going to be “nickel and dimed” to death in doing so.

  • decker

    I haven’t tried this one. After hearing ya’lls comments on it I think I’ll pass.

  • jonstle

    I have been using Action Launcher for about a week and I love it. Can’t tweak it much, but I can get to thing I want to in a hurry. Which is what I rally care about.

  • dbcher

    action launcher is a bit lean for the price. I got nova launcher when it was on sale for 0.25 and have been more than happy with it….just wish I could get a refund for action launcher now

  • lou2cool88

    Nova’s my favorite launcher for sure. Action is a bit sparse but I do like the speed of it.

  • jonstle

    With all of the comments about Nova Launcher I think I need to give it a shot

  • http://jwtear.blogspot.com/ cutiyar neriman

    i tested it in 10 minutes, was too simple and not that cheap due to its simplicity , so i refund it.