Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)

Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)

Yandex.Shell has now given way to the new innovative Yandex Launcher

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: March 17, 2015
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Yandex.Shell is no longer supported. To continue enjoying a personally customised user experience on your newer Android devices and discover much more, please download Yandex Launcher which lets you:

• Enjoy instant access to all of your apps, contacts and websites by simply swiping down on any screen.
• Sort your apps by category or icon colour and find them quickly by tapping the All Apps button.
• Add third-party widgets to any of your folders or screens.
• Personalise your smartphone with custom-made themes and icons.
• Discover new or popular apps with the Recommended apps widget.
• Get personally-recommended stories, videos, images and other content with an AI-based infinite content feed, Zen.

Yandex.Shell continues to provide users of Android older than 5.1 with a convenient and intuitive interface.

Yandex.Shell is a home screen launcher, address book and dialer. It only takes a second to customise the various screens, while the interface automatically sorts your apps and widgets. Simply use the 3D carousel to switch between screens. Place all your most frequently-used widgets on the same screen to keep up-to-date with all the latest local news, weather and traffic. The built-in app search tool will help you easily find an app on your phone or online. Yandex.Shell is available as a free download for users worldwide. Please read this License Agreement before installing the app:


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  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    denny Oko Published date: December 9, 2015

    THE BEST ANDROID LAUNCHER APP EVER The best android launcher app ever. Very smooth and fast especially the added dialer and easy to use as well. Modelled along the line of Spb Shell 3D which I purchased around $21 eight or ten years ago. One will think that App like this with a lot of animation will consume a lot of battery and memory. But it only uses 1% of my battery. Great App indeed!!! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Gary French Published date: May 30, 2016

    Great unique launcher Tried Apex, Nova and others and ended up liking this one the best. Unique and very cool while being intuitive and easy. The only thing I wish it could do but can't is to allow you to change app names both on the home pages and the app drawer. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    ROHIT PANDEY Published date: March 21, 2015

    Never seen such launcher before 1 Issue encountered: drag and drop feature to uninstall app from app drawer is not working. This is the launcher in beta mode and still so impressive. I am eagerly waiting for next update with more customization options specially for icons and drawer background. Great work so far Developers. When will we get the next update? Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Shane Pace Published date: September 13, 2015

    Almost Since Yandex acquired SPB, almost took my love of SPB Shell but not quite. It needs to have the option to have to spb look to it from the ground up. I am able to get most of the look because I've still got spb shell. I can pull MOST of what I want but can't start from scratch and get the look I'm personally looking for. So, YANDEX you almost got it but not quite for me. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Published date: July 16, 2015

    Excellently done This is a fantastic launcher. Lacks a few customization options that I would like such as home button and power button behavior, but has what a lot of others charge for like folders in app drawer and widget customization. Slows down a little over time but I have not restarted my phone since I made it My default. As improvement I suggest more folder display/customization options and more frequent updates.... Great job developers!!! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Tarun Anand Published date: May 29, 2015

    Is it possible to have widgets only Hi Dev, this is very nice shell I have been using since Nokia time. Is it possible to have its 3D widgets like contracts, birthdays, moon phases etcetera without this shell. I an unable to use the shell (launcher) as the home screen dies not stay for long even if I have set it the default launcher. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    gabbars style Published date: November 1, 2015

    Nice launcher... In Lenovo a6000 plus It's a nice launcher no doubt. But it still having some bugs such as after cleaning background apps it always show loading home screen always whenever I exit from any application.... So plzzzz fix this issue Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Lucki De Published date: December 6, 2016

    Deprof Nice launcher. But fix these: make it possible to have only one home screen. Secondly, include contact number to show when open contact. Thirdly, include option for more dock. Fourthly, make it possible to remove weather in home screen, it consumes battery and data. Fix all these and i give 5 stars! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Umit Published date: August 1, 2016

    Awesome! One major problem. Everything about this launcher is creative and easy to use! The only thing, is that whenever i press the home button the launcher goes through the "loading homescreen" dialog for more than 3 seconds, it may seem like a short time, but sometimes i need to goto an app quickly but have to wait about 5 seconds, then goto the app, and sometimes it crashes and forces me to use another launcher. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    JUN JUN Published date: September 22, 2015

    It freezes my phone. It's a nice imitation to the shell 3d, and it's free. The shell is costly. But it has glitches. Glitches to where it makes my phone look and feel as if it was a flip phone. I a have a note 3. Fix please. I had to uninstall from my family's phone because of this. We all have the notes. 2 3 n 4. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Gerald Morgan Published date: November 6, 2015

    The big one If you like a multi-screen launcher with plenty of scope for altering and adding to, this for you. Has a definite retro style or perhaps its just old! I also use Mini-Home, to have both extremes of the launcher world. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Corbyn Dallas Published date: August 8, 2015

    Well done again, Yandex. Fast, much less lag than others and no bugging you. Needs a couple of things though - should be able to place folders in the dock bar and change colours of all panels in the carousel. And draw icon should be central IMO. But a fantastic effort. I've switched from Nova Classic. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    maxie clark Published date: July 4, 2015

    Lovely maaaannnn OK I'm back 5 stars!! I found out how to do everything I wanted in this. Not to mention its super Kewl with the 3d effects and all.. Smooth running! Its amazing that I never heard of this until I accidentally came up on it..loving it guys!! Great job!! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Ashley Couser Published date: November 15, 2015

    Cool app but When I hit my home button it tells me that yandex isn't available and asked me to retry or choose another home launcher. That's the ONLY issue which isn't that big cause I an just hit the ask button but please fix Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Kathe' Cardinal Published date: March 20, 2015

    Yandex Shell Launcher #1 March 20th, 2015 Yandex Shell Launcher ~ using on a "New MotoG ~ ✴~ March ~ 20th, 2015 {New Edit} Still am using the Yandex. It's a Great Launcher, for me. I've used it since it's been downloaded to my Moto G. I've had the SPB Shell in quite a few of my phones over several yrs. For some reason I was Leary of installing this one. Mostly due to Vanity, {sad but true}. Liked the "Flashy" Panels, Flickr's floating, swirling Pictures. I believe that's the only difference, oh can't forget the "Flashy" Price ~ $ 14.95!! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Joel Zimmerman Published date: March 19, 2016

    Aesthetics are nice, but... I really want to like this app, because I love the ui, but its glitchy! Wallpapers only set on half the screen sometimes, text is cut off on some apps on home screen, have to reset launcher at times, etc...very annoying, uninstalled! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Shane Sparks Published date: May 19, 2015

    Yep, it's cool Got many nice simple features... I'm still browsing through it and the only thing I can't find is how to change the home page and if there were any icon packs? Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    JorjLien Chong Published date: December 12, 2015

    Alcatel OneTouch idol X+ not bad using it in my phone and can combine my paid SPB SHELL 3D. should be top 10 free launcher on play store. but after using a while found out the yandex dialer will suddenly move to home screen whether u use it or not after doing cache clean or some settings change, the yandex dialer will move to the home screen with new panel. pls fix this. tq Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Harry Glass Published date: September 15, 2017

    Best launcher ever.. Bought it year's ago when it was SPB shell.. Now Yandex.. sad that it'll not be developed further.. Tried a few new 'best 2017' launchers but I don't find them as good 😞 Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Jefferey Tejero Published date: March 17, 2015

    crashing On Motorola Droid Maxx Love the launcher but since ~2/27 its a been none stop crashing. Uninstall and reinstall made it worse. Now all apps do not show in app drawer. This launcher is really due for an update. UPDATE: As of 3/17 it is now working correctly after update was issued. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Igor Gnip Published date: April 22, 2015

    Bug Opening simple web browser and typing url makes somehow keypresses "bleed thru" the open web browser app and get detected as touches by the launcher which is in the background and should not receive any events. As you can see it doesn't bleed thru google play as it would be impossible to type without triggering app icons on launcher surface... Alcatel c7 onetouch, 4.2.2 stock, stock web browser. Fix it and you get 5 stars. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Kiesha Baraka Published date: July 9, 2016

    Crashes too much This is the best launcher I have ever had. There is no comparison as far as I'm concerned, but it crashes to much and my phone keeps telling me to uninstall it. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Salman Pathan Published date: November 19, 2015

    Updates Its an one side app smooth easy to use... animation are classic... but need some more updates for theams n more animations like SPB shell or some other ui updates... if u can update it soon as possible beczz thr r limited options for this launcher which founds bit boring.... thank u Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Kungfu Panda Published date: November 21, 2015

    It's ok , Go launcher is best Its ok as a launcher but keeps on lagging my phone a lot , it doesn't has an important feature like hide apps . For me Go Launcher is best . Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Aryanto Widyo Susanto Published date: July 30, 2015

    SPB yay! Ive been lookin for this launcher, and finally i found it! Long time ago, I used SPB on my O2 windows mobile (2009-2011, maybe). Still the best launcher ever! (y) Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Sumanshu Agarwal Published date: May 19, 2016

    Crashing a lot I have used this launcher with my previous devices and I liked it. Now I am using lenovo vibe p1m. This launcher is crashing each time I press home button or back key. Please resolve the issue. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Ian Webb Published date: April 27, 2015

    Failed to load Everytime I shut off screen or come out if an app it fails to load and it takes at least 30 secs to reload the home screen please sort out love this launcher. Lg g2 Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Hunan S. Reksosendjojo Published date: August 1, 2016

    Always fail loading and back to default launcher I love the ui, but it's not always crashed. Also not support weather location in Indonesia, have to place it manually. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Tyler Grubbs Published date: July 3, 2015

    It's ok.... It's a descent app....but I do manage to have a problem. It continuously crashes after a short period of time in use. I've managed to get this app on my new phone, an it works,but its getting to be very aggravating due to the constant crashes its been doing lately. Please contact me or reply back as soon as you are capable of finding a solution to this problem Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    steve partington Published date: February 29, 2016

    This is the best launcher of all i have tried and i mean all,every single one i have tried does not come close to Yandex even the paid for ones just one thing how do i set my defaults to open with Yandex instead of say the built in alarm. Thanks I have had time to use it ,still good but it keeps refreshing itself everytime i open my phone saying yandex is starting.I might not put up with this for much longer. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Published date: September 17, 2015

    Highly (and happily!) recommended for those wanting a clean, efficient, lean desktop launcher. App drawers/folders and useful widgets take it above Basic grade. And it's nice that they still support Gingerbread 2.3.6 on my original Motorola Droid RAZR! Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Marc Van Poperin Published date: July 6, 2015

    Awesome Absolutely love this launcher. I've only been using it for a few days but so far it has performed as advertised. Smooth transitions, awesome 3D graphics (time, weather) and very functional. I'm hoping they continue to develop this launcher....I'd be willing to pay for an upgraded version with more customizable panels and widgets. I've used, and paid for, far less....this one is the best. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    HelloMyname isBoss Published date: March 26, 2016

    Consume too much power. Soon drain my battery lifetime. Bcoz of it widget & animation and else. About to delete very soon. Plus cant set as default launcher. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Vijay Kumar Published date: April 30, 2016

    Super application BuT Please update tha application and install some new things... Add some colorful icons.. In menu. And set to change menu background wallpaper Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    arham akhtar Published date: May 7, 2016

    very nice 3d launcher in simple way really love those transparent widgers and panels really love it....i would have give it a 5 star bt the only problem is that the weather is unable to locate my location it does nt have my location name in the list plz fix it i will surely give it a 5 star.. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Zion Sircar Published date: September 11, 2016

    Best launcher.... With this launcher, I transformed my phone into a Real Smartphone. Many great features to access worldwide faster than other... Really great job. I used it before on my Nokia 5800 express music, that was a great experience, and till now it is the best one for me. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Ronnie D Chisom Published date: July 8, 2015

    Exceptional...the only launcher that is free of home screen lag I just have one question. How did you get the grass wallpaper on the pictures Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Paresh Rathod Published date: July 31, 2016

    Very Nice Its very nice launcher but there should need materialize effect and vertical scrolling in app drawer and need contextual effect like recent apps etc. And no update since long time please update it.little leggy please update regular to alive such wonderful launcher. Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Mehmet Yildiz Published date: May 31, 2015

    Shell loading error keep occuring If only loading the shell wasn't problem every time I close an app... Full Review

  • Yandex.Shell (Launcher+Dialer)
    Prajwal Nagabhushan Published date: October 21, 2015

    The Daddy of android Usability. This is an evergreen launcher! Personifies the real android Usability and design. No matter what, this is the best launcher ! It brings back the nostalgic android design, ironically, a fresh air to the ever present material design. Must have app for at least a few decades 😋 Full Review