Differences between versions

What are the differences between SL Pro and SL Free?

Smart Launcher Pro is the premium version of Smart Launcher Free. It includes all the features of Smart Launcher Free plus a set of exclusive features like editable categories, multiple home page widgets, popup widgets, blur effect, Smart screen off, double finger gestures, Ultra immersive mode, Advanced adaptive icons, ecc...
The set of premium features may vary from time to time.

What are the differences between Smart Launcher Free and Smart Launcher Pro?

Features
SL Free
SL Pro
Customizable categories
No
Yes
Smart Display Off
No
Yes
Ultra immersive mode
No
Yes*
Adaptive icon shapes
5
30*
Home screen widgets
1
Unlimited*
Extra widget pages
1
Up to 9
Double finger gestures
No
Yes
AMOLED Black mode
No
Yes*
Arc icon layout
No
Yes
Customizable search bar text
No
Yes
Blur effect
No
Yes*
Popup widgets
No
Yes
Ads
Yes
No
Notification badges in the app page
No
Yes
Editable search bar text
No
Yes
Custom search provider
No
Yes
Wallpaper 3D perspective (SL5.5)
No
Yes
Custom app sorting
No
Yes*
Folders in the app page
No
Yes*
* These options require the Feature Pack, included in SL Pro starting from January 2018.

What are the differences between SL3 and SL5?

Smart Launcher 3 was an update of the original Smart Launcher build 6 years ago. Smart Launcher 5 is a complete overhaul of SL3, redesigned and optimized for modern devices. If your device is compatible with SL5, use this version.
Feature
SL3
SL5
Theme support
Yes
Yes
Circle icon layout
Yes
Yes
Gestures
Yes
Yes
Clock widgets
Only clock
Only clock & weather clock
Search bar position
On the top
On the top or on the bottom
Icon style
Not adaptive
Adaptive or not adaptive
Multiple home screen widgets
No
Yes*
Free form home screen widgets
No
Yes
Modular page system
No
Yes
Google Now/Discover integration
No
Yes
Ambient theme
No
Yes
* These options require the Feature Pack, included in SL Pro starting from January 2018.

What happened to SL4?

Smart Launcher 4 existed only as a prototype. The team was not satisfied with it and decided to create a new project from scratch.
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