Shade Launcher icon

8.0 4 Reviews

2020-09-01 12:40 by Amir Zaidi

Sep 11, 2020

About Shade Launcher


Make your phone feel like home. Free, open source, no ads.

Shade has been updated to Android Q!

This launcher is the embodiment of my vision for Android apps. It can be enjoyed by everyone, without having to scroll through a massive list of options.


- Adaptive Icon Packs

Choose from many popular icon packs to customize your home screen. Even icon packs with adaptive icons are supported.

- Smart Unread

The widget on the first page will show the most important notification on your phone.

When music is playing, control it by tapping the widget. Tap once to pause, twice to skip, three times to rewind.

- Themes

Choose between Light or Dark mode, or let it decide from the wallpaper. Then pick an accent to apply throughout the launcher, for a modern look that’s personalized in the iconic shades of Shade.

- News Feed

Swipe right to open a feed selected in the settings. Any app can implement a feed.

To show Google's News Feed, you need Rootless Pixel Bridge from my GitHub:

- Grid Division

Choose if you want 4, 5 or 6 columns on your home screen. Or let the launcher decide using your phone's size.

- Shortcuts

Hold an app icon to show quick shortcuts that immediately jump into the app.

- Hiding apps

Hide apps by dragging them to the Hide icon, then find them again by scrolling down veeeery far in the app drawer.

- Tap to go home

Android Q users can add a tap to go home action to the gesture navigation bar. Activate the Draw Over Apps permission and the Accessibility Service to enable this feature.

Any phone that runs Android 7.0 or higher is supported.

There is no unexpected fee, nor any advertisements. No data is collected.

Sources can be found on my GitHub:

What's New in the Latest Version 2020-09-01 12:40

Last updated on Sep 11, 2020

This will probably be the last update before the Shade Android 11 version.

Support long press on Unread to open media player, single tap is play/pause like it was long ago.
Improve At A Glance to look more like Google's.
Close app info sheet when the app gets uninstalled.
Change color of app info icons to be the same as AOSP Settings.
On light theme, make top of the screen transparent black instead of light gray.
Fix some rare crashes.

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Additional APP Information

Latest Version

Request Shade Launcher Update 2020-09-01 12:40

Uploaded by

Junior Batista Dos Santos

Requires Android

Android 7.0+

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