A very minimal launcher for Android.
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Essential Launcher

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Essential Launcher is a small launcher for Android. It provides a minimum of functionality.

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  • Small: <50 KB APK size
  • App drawer to launch, and show information about that app.
  • Home screen with ability to add one widget or leave it blank.
  • Dock with five frequently used applications.
  • Pin applications to dock by name.
  • Transparent background.
  • LTR as well as RTL support.
  • Accessibility enabled.


If you want to support development, please make sure:

  • You use Android Studio >= 3.2.1
  • You must not enable minify
  • You use SDK Version >= 28.
  • You specify minimum SDK Version as 17 (Android 4.2).
  • You use Java >= 8.
  • The APK in Android Studio APK Analyzer must be smaller than 50 KB

Not yet supported features

  • Widgets are not automatically advanced


Copyright (C) 2018 Clemens Bartz

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.