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9 Fresh New Android Launchers to Replace Your Boring Home Screen

1 month ago   |   By Wonder How To

Every mainstream Android home screen app looks and behaves almost exactly like Google's Pixel Launcher. It's the trendsetter, like the Nexus Launcher before it. But when all your options are modeled after the same thing, that really takes the "custom" out of "custom launcher."
The nine apps listed below seem to want to buck that trend, for the most part. These are launchers that either have minimal installs or are brand new on the scene in 2020 or 2021. Features range from automatic app sorting to overabundant gestures, so hopefully you'll find something fresh that you like.
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How to Make Nova Look & Behave Like the Pixel Launcher in 2 Minutes Flat

How to Make Nova Look & Behave Like the Pixel Launcher in 2 Minutes Flat

1 month ago   |   By Wonder How To

Nova Launcher can be customized to do just about anything, but that can get overwhelming. If you're mostly interested in getting a Pixel-like experience, you'd normally have to spend all day tweaking mundane settings like dock padding and drop shadow placement. Well, we've already done that for you.
By downloading a simple Nova backup file, you can transform your home screen into the Pixel's in almost no time. You just need to install a pair of behind-the-scenes app, then import the backup into Nova to replicate the Pixel's layout. This works whether you're using the free version of Nova...
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