I’ve been using recently KISS Launcher. KISS stands for Keep It Simple and Stupid. It’s a launcher that only has a history list, where you can see your recent apps; a search bar, to look for specific apps; and a button that shows all apps. The launcher shows a list of recently used apps on the home screen, with the search bar on the bottom and the button on the left of the search bar.
The thing is, with the right settings, you can get a minimalist launcher. Mine, for example, has nothing but a wallpaper on my home screen. Notification bar is hidden and so is the bar on the bottom of the screen, with the home button and others. The search bar is transparent, so it is there but it’s not visible. I need to click the invisible bar to search for the app I want instead of having a home screen filled with app icons and a menu with a list of apps.
Here are a few examples of looks you can get with it:
The launcher is available on Google Play and F-Droid and it’s interesting if you want something minimalist without much on your screen and/or the need to search for an app instead of just look for it in a list of other apps.
Tip: Use the launcher settings. Don’t settle for what comes by default.