A search-focused, free and open source launcher for Android
Author:U. N. Owen
APK source:Github
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Kvaesitso is a launcher application for Android which replaces the device's default home screen. It has been built from scratch, meaning it is not based on the AOSP launcher (like many other third party launchers) nor does it try to recreate this launcher. Instead, Kvæsitso follows its own concepts.

The main feature is a global search which does not only let you search on device for apps, contacts, and calendar events, but also on web services like Wikipedia or your Nextcloud Instance. Additionally it includes some useful tools, for example a calculator and a unit converter. You are looking for a document or an information? Just search for it and Kvæsitso shows you the fastest way to it.

Hint: This app is available in both, F-Droid Main and IzzyOnDroid repos. For details on this, please see here.
anti Anti-Features:
  • NonFreeDep (the application depends on a non-free application):
    ⇒ The app includes libraries of Google Drive, which depends on non-free parts.
  • NonFreeNet (this application promotes/depends a non-Free network service):
    ⇒ The app connects to Google servers (Google Drive, Google APIs, MS Authenticator).
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While you can download the APKs here directly, you should preferably use an F-Droid client so the app stays up-to-date on your device. Some clients have this repo enabled by default, e.g. Neo Store or, of course, the IzzyOnDroid client by Sunil. With others (like the official client) you'll have to add this repo manually (see the hint on top of the package list for how to do that).


Version 1.29.1 (2024-02-21)

Android Versions:
  • Target: 14.0
  • MinVer: 8.0
  • ABIs: arm64-v8a,armeabi-v7a,x86,x86_64
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