I have always argued the fact that the Android surpass iOS because of the serious lack of customization options not found on the #iOSplatform. This is due to the lack of third-party #developers, as the iOS owners forbids aesthetic changes to their products. Today, I am going to highlight the fascinating customization one can do on the Android device with the home screen launchers.

Home screen launchers are third-party applications that install over your default/stock Android home screen, giving your device a different look and feel. They bring boundless customization options to the table and this is an app that no iOS user will ever be able to use on iPhones.
If you are apprehensive about taking the full leap into a totally unfamiliar territory, you need not worry, the non-free launchers offer free trials and free versions to get your feet wet. Therefore, you can try out some different options before deciding to buy one, choose a free option, or stick with the stock Android home screen. The only disadvantage to any of the free launchers is third-party ads.

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Top 10 Android launchers:

91 Launcher (free): Aside from the 91 built-in themes (hence the name) this launcher provides wallpapers, new page transitions, and quick drawer transitions. It has the typical widgets pre-installed like the clock and weather, but it also offers extended widget options like a flashlight and one-key garbage cleanup.

ADWLauncher EX ($3.00): Compatible with Android versions 1.6 through 4.1, ADWLauncherEX differs from its counterpart ADW.Launcher in that it has 10 different 3D app drawer styles, icon configuration, one-click save feature, and backup and restoration options should you need it. It has security features too. You can password-protect all apps on the Apps Drawer.

Everything Home (free): Do not be put off by the fact that Everything Home is still in beta: this is the freshest new face on the block. If you type in sushi, your phone will instantly display relevant locations, apps, and themes. This same seamless adaptation applies to everything, even James Bond.

Go Launcher EX (free): This Android launcher has been around since the beginning and is currently the
number one (1) choice of over 100+ million android users. Enjoy buttery screen transitions, with the 15 fascinating widgets, and the over 10,000 built-in theme customization options.

Apex Launcher Pro ($3.99): The unlimited drawer tab option is an in-house favorite, rising high above the stock Android one tab feature. Aside from its handy notification extension, Apex offers enhanced folder support like batch add and merging options as well as multiple built-in gesture triggers.

Buzz Launcher (free): One of the more stylish launchers on the list, Buzz Launcher’s biggest feature is the sharing, creation, and application of home screens. There are over 80,000 screens to choose from and one-touch upload for your own creations, and it is compatible with other customization apps.

Launcher 8 (free): Launcher 8 turns your Android home screen into the dynamic interface showcased on
Windows-powered devices. You can add the live tiles like its done in a Windows phone, but you can customize the default blue background by theming it woody style, or adding widgets as tiles.
Next Launcher 3D ($15.99): The philosophy behind this launcher is to ditch the 2D. Aside from being one of the most heavily customizable options on the list, the 3D effects and dazzling screen switches are mind-blowing. Combine different themes to suit your fancy and fully customize all app icons to master your new home screen.
Nova Launcher Prime ($4.00): Nova remains one of the most productive launchers on the list. It hits on all
the aforementioned features, like themes, widgets, and transitions, but it excels in the world of organization. The launcher is performance driven to reduce lag, and it features clutter removal, drawer groups, and a top-notch notification extension.

Smart Launcher Pro ($3.99): Elegantly simple, Smart Launcher Pro is a minimalist interface which allows
users to launch any application with only a few keys. Do not confuse minimalist with under-featured, though.
Smart Launcher has everything you need plus insanely smooth screen transitions and quick search functions.

These are just a list of the Top Ten Launchers. Got any suggestions? Drop them in the comment box below.

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  1. Wow, 91 launcher is cool. But u guyz forgot Avant home launcher. Its pretty cool.

    1. Hi Mr.Anonymous, thanks for dropping by.
      Avant launcher is sure pretty cool like you said. Come to think of it, that's what I use on my android.
      This post is all about the top ten for this week. We gonna update you on more.