When we talk about the differences between iOS and Android, and the advantages of Android over iPhone and the eternal fight between fanboys of one and the other mobile operating system, we always come up with the idea that Google's system is much more flexible when it comes to customization.
Here, we're not going to try to convince you about which one's better than the other but we are going to talk about CM Launcher, an application that can be used to precisely give the user interface of your Android smartphone or tablet.
New themes and built-in functions
The first thing we notice once we install the APK of this launcher is definitely its design. It comes along with its own style that includes 3D views of the items on the interface and also allows us to organize them according to different criteria. Nevertheless, it also includes other functions aimed at improving and optimizing the performance of the operating system.
This app is developed by Cheetah Mobile, in charge of the popular application to optimize and clean Android phones, Clean Master, the most famous alternative to CCleaner. Thanks to the latter, we can make use of performance improvement functions to release storage space or reduce the consumption of RAM memory by shutting down running processes.
Total flexibility to customize your device.
But if we were to go into detail, we could tell you that this custom layer for Android comes along with the following noteworthy functions and features:
- Theme center with packs of icons, keyboards, animated HD wallpapers, 3D transition effects. Install free themes such as those of Samsung Galaxy, Android 6.0, Windows 7, iPhone...
- Design your own user interface and customize the icons and themes.
- Animations and sound effects that can be associated with wallpapers.
- 3D effects thanks to an animation engine that generates advanced graphic effects without hindering the simple browsing experience.
- Organization of applications according to different criteria: alphabetical, lists, most used... put them into folders and keep your home screen clear.
- Protect your privacy against intruders and hide personal apps in special folders.
You can install it on almost any phone, being compatible with the most popular models on the market such as Nexus, Samsung, Lenovo, Oppo, Huawei, Motorola…
Clean Master Launcher Pro: with more functions
This is the version that you can download for free but you might be interested in getting hold of the Pro edition. This full version offers you more features, enriching the user experience even more, thanks to this launcher: no adverts, faster and smoother, with touch gestures and shortcuts to quickly access functions, a wider range of themes... Definitely worthwhile if you're one of those who want to customize your Android user experience to the max.
The opinions of its users place it as one of the best launchers around and one of those that use the least amount of RAM memory, becoming a decent alternative to Nova Launcher.
And if you regret installing it and you're wondering how to uninstall CM Launcher, don't worry: it's much easier than in many other launchers that usually hide this option. Just go to your Android applications manager accessible from your phone or tablet's settings.
What's new in the latest version
- Performance improvements.
- Reduces advert frequency.