Action Launcher is one of the more interesting home screen replacements out there, and it's getting better with a big update to version 1.9 today. There are a few new features, but the app has also gotten a plethora of bug fixes and optimizations that should make it faster and more stable.
Here's all the new stuff from this version:
- Update the base code from Android 4.1 to 4.3.
- Individual icons can be changed.
- Notification bar can be hidden (Labs).
- Transparent notification bar can be enabled on S4 (Labs).
- Trebuchet (aka CyanogenMod's launcher) layouts can be imported.
- The dimensions of Home screen pages are calculated dynamically, meaning the app will display correctly on devices of all screen sizes.
In addition to those features, there are over 30 different fixes and improvements in this update. This is a solid app that shows no signs of petering out. Action Launcher already has one of the most innovative widget implementations (Shutters) I've ever seen – swipe-up gestures from app icons can open the corresponding widget in a frame.
Action Launcher is $3.99, which is a fair price for something you will use every time you touch the phone.