LaunchTime is an alternative home/homescreen/launcher for Android devices. Its main feature is a side menu used to organize your apps into common-sense and configurable categories. It also features support for widgets, text search for apps, a QuickBar, links/shortcuts, icon packs, badge/unread counts, recent apps list, app hiding, color selection, themes, and portrait and landscape support.

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New features in 0.8.2

New features in 0.8.1

New features in 0.7.6

New features in 0.7.3

New features in v0.7.2

New features in v0.7

New features in v0.6


On the first run, or when a new app is installed, an attempt is made to place each app into its proper category. However, many apps could go into several categories, and Android provides no way to categorize apps, so, many apps will end up miscategorized, or in the "Other" category. If you'd like to help the situation, please categorize your apps, go to the settings menu and click "Send app data", which will send me information about what apps you have installed and how you have categorized them.


Data is never submitted without explicit user permission. Submitted data is as anonymized as possible, and no one but the app author sees the submitted data. It is only used to improve the app, never sold or used nefariously. (I'm just some guy who programs for fun.) If you don't want to use those features you can skip them, and you can disable the "storage" permissions in the Application Manager.


The QuickBar is located across the bottom of the screen.



Known issues


I developed this after testing and using several alternative FOSS Launchers, the most influential was Silverfish, from which I borrowed some ideas and some code (mainly widget and package categorization code). I decided to develop my own instead of adding to it because we have different design goals for a few important features (ie single vs multiple widgets, unified homescreen vs app-drawer, etc) If this launcher doesn't suit you, I encourage you try it! I've also borrowed some icon-pack handling code from the KISS Launcher