Apex is one of the most popular launchers on Android and it's just been updated to version 2.0. As well as improvements to the interface, a big addition to Apex Notifier puts number notifications on app icons which can be adjusted on a per app basis. These notifications are much like those seen in iOS, but you will need to get Apex Launcher Pro to enable these which also includes the ability to add folders to the app drawer.
If you haven't tried Apex launcher before the default theme is pretty close to stock so if you're stuck with something like Touchwiz this may be a great thing to try. You can download Apex Launcher from Google Play.