Don’t like the Samsung UI? Join the party — there are thousands of people that detest all of the slowness that comes with it, on top of all the extra bloatware that Samsung piles inside. There are just so many applications in it that the average person isn’t ever going to use, which takes up needless space. Samsung sometimes even integrates those apps into the user interface, which is even more annoying.
That said, if you’re looking for a cleaner, more customizable user interface, it’s easily changed. Sure, you won’t be able to reclaim that eaten up space from the bloatware, but you are able to make your experience a little slimmer and quicker with a custom launcher.
Not sure what the best launchers are for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus? Follow along below — we’re showing you some of our favorites.
Nova Launcher is one of our favorite choices. Nova Launcher launched not long after Android really started to take off, coming as an alternative to folks who hated the HTC interface, as well as other OEM interfaces. Since then, this has dominated the custom launcher market as one of the best.
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It’s hard to beat with how user-friendly and customization ti has. Between the clean and easy to use interface and the sheer amount of customization and aspects you can mess around with, you won’t ever grow bored with Nova Launcher. Within Nova Launcher’s own settings, you have a ton of customization options. There are themes that you can select, and controls that let you make even the tiniest adjustments and modifications.
One of the aspects that’s actually pretty unique to Nova Launcher is the insane widget support that it has. You can even add widgets to the little app drawer or dock at the bottom.
Microsoft Launcher is up next. Microsoft, you say? With a custom launcher for Android? Yep, that’s right. Microsoft hasn’t been much involved in Android and launchers, at least up until now. And surprisingly, the Microsoft Launcher actually fairs really well on Android, and adds some unique features you wouldn’t otherwise expect.
One of the neat things about Microsoft Launcher is that it’s able to create seamless connectivity between your phone and your Windows PC. If you’ve ever had trouble transferring files between your phone and computer, Microsoft Launcher solves that problem with seamless connectivity.
Another cool thing about this one is the universal search feature that comes with it — it’s actually quite similar to what you’d find on iOS when you swipe all the way to the left. You can type in a search term, which will then look for that term all over your phone and the Web simultaneously.
And of course, you’re more than welcome to use Microsoft’s own voice assistant, Cortana, with Microsoft Launcher.
Smart Launcher 5
Smart Launcher 5 is another one that’s been around for a really long time now, actually on its fifth version. It has some pretty neat AI technology in it, automatically adjusting the launcher’s theme colors to match your wallpaper. It can automatically categorize apps as well.
Smart Launcher 5 also has a gesture system built-in, which is pretty unique to this launcher. For example, instead of using your phone’s power button to wake and lock your screen, you can use the gesture system. With just a couple of taps on the display, you can unlock or lock your phone.
Pixel Launcher is actually one of our favorite custom launchers for the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, largely because of the simplicity. There aren’t many features to it, but it’s a lightweight launcher and minimalist user interface that really moves quick. You won’t experience any sort of stutter or lag with the Pixel Launcher.
What we really like about Pixel Launcher is how it ties in with Google’s own contextual features. You can swipe to see access to contextual cards, like local weather, traffic, interesting locations, and more.
And finally, we have Niagara Launcher. This one is a fairly new choice to the custom launcher market, allowing you to really freshen up your user interface with a minimalist experience. You can access apps more quickly with it, with each app only being a single tap away. It’s essentially a great way to make this monstrous phone usable with one hand!
All of your apps, notifications, system alerts, and more are all in one place. All just a tap away. And of course, the elegant design looks nice, too!
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent custom launchers available. And, there are far more available on Google Play; however, we think that you’re going to get the best experience out of Nova Launcher or Pixel Launcher. Nova Launcher is highly customizable, allowing you to make the UI truly unique to your tastes and personality. Pixel Launcher on the other hand makes things minimalistic, lightweight, and simple to use.