Launcher Pro vs. GO Launcher EX
As of late, Launcher Pro has just been force closing a lot more than usual and Go Launcher seems like a great alternative. But I would just like to get some feedback of one versus the other. Off the bat, I know you can't use the Launcher Pro widgets with GO Launcher, which stinks, but other wise what are some opinions.
Also, does it drain the battery more to have two separate launchers/home replacements set up at the same time with widgets like Beautiful Widgets and Twitter? Thanks guys.
- 02-11-2011, 03:30 PM #2
Oh and are you really SUPERMAN?
- 02-11-2011, 04:17 PM #4
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- 02-12-2011, 12:37 AM #8
- 02-12-2011, 03:24 AM #9
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Colorize Widget is an android widget application for home launcher. Pure Grid is your best one for Calendar because with the Sense background it would look just like the HTC calendar....
There are seven widgets
- Analog Clock
- 02-12-2011, 10:12 AM #10
I had LP in the past and now use GO launcher. I never used the LP widgets so I can't comment to that, but for the most part, they look and act almost exactly the same. I am sticking with GO for two reasons:
1) I don't remember it ever force closing
2) You don't have to pay to get free widget resizing
- 02-12-2011, 10:14 AM #11
I have used both LP and GoLauncher EX (I have also tried ADW). I LOVE GoLauncher EX. It is fast, and has a ton of customizing options. They are also coming out with a few themes for it in the market. I don't think I will ever use another launcher. GoLauncher EX is by FAR my favorite (and the full version is free).
- 02-12-2011, 02:33 PM #12
I guess I am having the exact opposite to you guys. I have tried all 3, LP, GoLauncher EX and ADW Ex, and find LP the one with the least amount of problems. I have tried all of them again in the last few weeks and have crashed with ADW EX and especially GoLauncher EX. I do have the paid version of LP, and it has been very dependable with no crashes at all. I am on a HTC EVO 4g, non rooted. GoLaucher would have the screen flash too many times, and was really slow. ADW EX had problems with crashing on the main page and transitions. Yes, I did uninstall each home launcher when I tried a new one. I guess it depends on what device you have the launcher on.
- 02-12-2011, 03:00 PM #13
- 02-12-2011, 05:41 PM #14Retired Ambassador
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I have tried the Go Launcher Ex and I have the LPP. I Don't need a lot of themes as I use mostly homemade backgrounds. I do like some of the options and features in the go launcher. However, I like the Transition Effects when flipping through my home pages in LLP
- 02-13-2011, 02:08 PM #15
- 03-04-2011, 01:20 AM #16
I ran nothing but lp til the other day. I liked it and didn't really have any problems with it, just thought I'd try something new. I downloaded gl and love it. I like the features and its fairly quick. Lp was faster and smoother on my phone (optimus v overclocked) but bland. I've tried adw a couple different times but its always laggy for some reason.
- 03-04-2011, 10:36 AM #17
I switched because LP was force closing and now I'm all GO LAUNCHER" The recent update are "OFF THE CHAIN" it my launcher of choice now it's smooth and works flawless and the Team is awsome when you have a problem they "RESPOND"!!!
Here are a few of my reasons I like GO I have tried all the rest ADW etc but Go got me:
scrolling dock bar "A must for me that's why I don't use ADW"
go SMS is awesome
I probably need to be the GO LAUNCHER poster girl LOL!!!
- 03-04-2011, 10:37 AM #18
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- 03-04-2011, 12:27 PM #20
I have used Launcher Pro and ADW EX in the past but found that they slowed things down a bit and I also got FC's regularly. I switched to Go Launcher over a month ago and like it the best of the three. It is the fastest by far on my Epic and never a FC.
- 03-04-2011, 12:43 PM #21
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I used LPP for quite a long time and loved it. When I updated to CM 7 RC1, I started having a lot of trouble with it force closing or lagging. I switched to Go Launcher Ex and haven't had trouble with it. It's fast and has many of the same options as LPP. I miss the calendar widget, but I'm getting by with the Colorize agenda widget atm. I'll probably wind up getting Pure Grid at some point.
- 03-04-2011, 04:23 PM #22
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I really like Go Launcher EX since it's free, fast and really customizable. I also liked how they updated their security permissions to make the app less intrusive. BTW, I just noticed they've updated yet again today - V2.13
I briefly tried ADW and hated it. I also liked a lot of the original Sense widgets which of course don't work with Go. So, being the cheap ******* I am I found the following free widgets that look/act similar or better than the originals;
dazzle (customizable power bar/toggle switch, no 4G toggle though)
agenda widget (calendar)
fancy widget (clock/weather)
- 03-05-2011, 01:53 AM #23
- 03-06-2011, 11:29 AM #24
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I've used Launcher Pro for a long time now on my DInc, and have had essentially zero problems with it. For the hell of it, I downloaded Go Launcher EX and from what I can tell, it's almost identical to Launcher Pro except it doesn't have the widgets (the calendar widget on LP is fantastic). No reason to switch, I'll stick with Launcher Pro.
- 03-07-2011, 09:34 AM #25
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I've found Colorize Widget to be a great free equivalent to the LPP/Sense widgets. The only problem I'm having with Go Launcher is with scrollable widgets, the left/right sensitivity is too high. Even the slightest degree of movement off a straight up and down motion causes a page turn. It's not a problem with LLP or ADW.
Go EX is the first launcher on my Droid X that doesn't cause random reboots several times a day.