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Linpus Launcher for Android

By Linpus Technologies Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Nov 10, 2013

Linpus Launcher gives you more control and customization compared to Android's default launcher. While it lacks the amount of custom apps and themes that other launchers offer, it makes up for it with more home screens than one person would probably ever need and solid, smooth performance.

Once installed, Linpus Launcher replaces your Android's default launcher with a more customizable one. The first thing you'll notice is that while the app starts you with just two home screens, it lets you expand to ten -- way more than the default on most devices and most other launchers. While the app has a few custom wallpapers, it's lacking on custom themes; there's only one to choose from in the Google Play store. Additionally, it only has a battery app and a weather app that are made for the themes, as well. Luckily, it supports any widgets that Android's default launcher can use. You can insert a couple new shortcuts like actions, too. The launcher quickly loads any app that you choose and gives you multiple ways to browse your apps and menus. You can change the bottom navigation bar to support any apps.

Linpus Launcher does just about the bare minimum of what a custom launcher can do, but not much else. If your goal is to have as many home screens as you possibly can, then it might be up your alley. However, you might want to look elsewhere if you want a launcher ecosystem full of custom apps and themes.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.55

Version 1.55: a. Widgets in app drawer are now displayed as previews rather than listed. b. Now added clockwise and anti-clockwise gestures. c. Added additional action that can be invoked by gestures, "launch gesture setting". d. Solved outstanding resolution issues. e. When a folder is reduced to only one application the folder will now disappear. f. The drag animation for icons is now improved. g. The cannot drag to dock because too big notification for widgets will now disappear at the appropriate time.


Release May 17, 2013
Date Added May 17, 2013
Version 1.55

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Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Linpus Launcher is one of the most fun, customizable launcher available for Android. It stands out by delivering more ways to launch applications as well as the most number of free transition effects of any launcher. Quick Launch Panel is an additional shortcut panel easily. In setting easily set to launch from top, bottom or either side. Select from the largest number of transition effects of any free launcher, 15, including: Cube (inside), Cube (outside), Windmill, Fade, Button rotate, Row rotate, Column rotate, Shutter, 3D Rotate, Curl & Roll, Squeeze, Anti Squeeze, Fly away and Flip.

Choose to have a different transition effect for your Home pages and App drawer. Keep all your favorite applications on the dock with 3 pages and 5 icons per page Add folder to Home Screen. Simply drag & drop an app icon from the desktop onto a dock icon to create a folder. Drag and drop an app directly from app drawer to desktop - Long press on app icon for desktop pages to appear. In addition, shortcut directly from widget drawer. Many Linpus themes and wallpapers and also support for 3rd party like GoLauncher and 360.

Quickly start Linpus Actions and apps from gestures on the desktop, such as pinching, swiping or two-finger swiping. Choose between 3 styles of folders. Export your settings and layout before a wipe to quickly get back up and running. Widgets in dock. Add any 1x1 widget to the dock. Easily add app, folder, message, phone number activities to your Home screens. Install on full range of tablets from Android 3.0 and up. Always be near your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously. Can now display apps in the app drawer by time and alphabetical order

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