These are the best third-party launchers for Android (Video)

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One of the undisputed best features of Android is its ability to be tweaked, manipulated, and molded into practically whatever the user sees fit. Through custom ROMs and heavy theming, the sky is the limit for what users can do with their Android handset’s UI.

However, not everyone wants to deal with hacking, modding, and destroying warranties. Likewise, not everyone likes how their phone’s UI looks out of the box. Third-party launchers are the middle ground – they allow enough changes and tweaks to get the look and feel you want, without having to deal with terminal, root access, and half-baked mods.

There are literally hundreds of launchers available via Google Play, which makes it fairly difficult to pick just one. So we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you. What is the best launcher replacement for Android? Watch the below video to see for yourself!

Aviate | Action Launcher | Action Launcher Pro | Apex Launcher | Apex Launcher Pro |Buzz Launcher

KitKat Launcher | Nova Launcher | Nova Launcher Prime | Themer Beta

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+