monocles launcher

Blazingly fast launcher focused on search
Author:Arne-Brün Vogelsang
APK source:Codeberg/Forgejo/Gitea
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Start programs from your new home screen by typing in a few letters.

The app adapts to how you use it, making finding what you want even faster. Your data never leaves your device, and you can expect to save battery life and speed up your device compared to complex and bloated launchers. monocles launcher is just 250 KB and never connects to the Internet.

GPLv3+ copylefted libre software means everyone can use, see, change and share at will, with all. Codeberg.

Help, customizations and screenshots. Website.

This app makes use of Android Accessibility API to allow "double tap to lock" feature. No data is accessed or stored in the process.


* Updated translations
* Predictable order of results
* Better handling of alphabetical order
* Improve preference description
* Add workaround for broken icon packs
* Fix flickering shortcuts
* Add lightning URL
* Load icons async

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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 1.0.1 (2023-12-21)

Android Versions:
  • Target: 13.0
  • MinVer: 4.0.3
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Version 1.0 (2023-10-03)