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

25*

Home screen widgets

1

Unlimited*

Extra widget pages

1

Up to 9

Double finger gestures

No

Yes

AMOLED Black mode

No

Yes*

Arc and honeycomb icon layouts

No

Yes

Customizable search bar text

No

Yes

Blur effect

No

Yes*

Popup widgets

No

Yes

Ads

Yes

No

* 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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