Not everyone is a huge fan of the OEM launcher that ships with the Moto G7. There’s some unnecessary bloat that folks just don’t want to deal with, and it isn’t always the most smooth service on the market. That said, you. might be scouring the Google Play Store to find a good, third-party replacement launcher.
With so many available, it can be difficult to figure out the perfect launcher for your Moto G7. That said, we’re going to show you five of the best below, but it’s worth giving the majority of them a shot to find out what you like most.
If you haven’t heard of Nova Launcher, you might be living under a rock. This one is one of the big names in custom launchers, as the platform has been around for years now. With plenty of major improvements over the years, Nova Launcher has been able to position itself as #1 in the customer launcher field.
There’s just so much that we love about Nova Launcher — first and foremost, it has a clean interface, and then intricate customizations.
Inside Nova Launcher’s settings, you have a ton of customization options, themes, and controls that let you make even the tiniest adjustments of the launcher. Nova Launcher even comes with widget support as well.
Microsoft Launcher is probably one of the least head of launchers right now, but is actually a really unique choice that can freshen up your Moto G7 experience. Microsoft Launcher actually brings you a sweet new interface that you don’t usually see on Android.
The highlight of this launcher is the seamless connectivity between your phone and your Windows PC. You can easily connect your Moto G7 to your Windows PC, giving you the ability to quickly and easily share files between that PC and your phone. No longer do you have to email yourself files, or create some sort of strange mobile-to-PC transfer via the Cloud.
One of the other major things about Microsoft Launcher gives you a universal search feature that’s similar to what you’d find on iOS as well. This allows you to search for terms throughout your phone and the Web simultaneously.
Smart Launcher 5
Smart Launcher 5 is another one of our favorites for the Moto G7. Just like Nova Launcher, Smart Launcher has been around for years now in various forms. Through new iterations and upgrades, Smart Launcher has been able to keep up really well with Nova Launcher’s success, now on version five of the software. This latest iteration improves speed and customization features.
In Smart Launcher 5, one of the cool things is the contextual learning. The launcher is actually able to automatically changes the theme colors to match your wallpaper. Smart Launcher 5 actually makes your home screen a little more easier to navigate by automatically categorizing apps as well. There’s also a gesture system built-in.
You could just as easily use your phone’s power button, but in the gesture system, with just a couple of taps on the display, you can unlock or lock your phone, too.
Next, we’re looking at Pixel Launcher. Launchers are typically full of bloat, frustrating features, and apps that slow down the phone or take up unnecessary storage. That’s why we like Pixel Launcher: it’s a clean, smooth, and basic interface that keeps your most basic phone functions as quick and efficient as possible.
Pixel Launcher also adds a flavor of Google to your phone. You can swipe right from your home screen to see personalized Google cards that bring you news and personalized information.
It actually uses contextual services to make sure you’re getting the most accurate information. It even gives you quick access to Google Search on your primary home screen — no need to run to the browser for search all the time!
Coming up last on our countdown, but certainly not least, we’re looking at Apex Launcher. One of the cool things about Apex Launcher is that you can truly make your home screen yours. With loads of customization features, you can truly tune it to your personality and likes. One unique feature is that you can preview your changes before actually making them to the home screen.
There are a lot of launchers out there that are exclusive to your smartphone; however, Apex Launcher works for both phone and tablets, so you can have a similar experience across devices.
One of our favorites is the Nova Launcher. Nova Launcher has been around a really long time, and seems to have the most adjustable customizations to make the phone truly yours. But, if you’re searching for something a little more simple, the Pixel Launcher might be more up your alley.
We should note that, with the Moto G7, using a third-party launcher might mean that some of the native Moto Actions on the phone might not work properly. Keep that in mind if you run into issues with some of your default settings.
Do you have a favorite custom launcher? Let us know in the comments section below what it is, and it may end up on our list in the future.