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What is your launcher of choice?
I have been through quite a few, smart launcher, Action launcher, apex, nova, buzz, lightening, Kitkat launcher and so on. I prefer the light launchers some are to fiddly and just a headache to use and others are to bland and not offering great functionality.
So I now have 3 launchers and they are Smart Launcher I like this as it categories your apps and you can theme easly and change icons. That flower at start where you can hide and customise is fun and provides a great effect and is functional. Overall a great launcher.
Action Launcher - I like the swipe apps and your recent apps used is handy and it's light and very usable another great launcher..
But I have had my attention turned by aviate so far I am liking the layout and it's so far functional will stick with this for a while and see if it suites.
Apex-I like the options available and although similar to nova it's far more advanced in its free from allowing you to do many many things but icon size is a must for my preference and it just runs so smooth.
I could of went into more detail but I thought keep it basic and let the discussion do that lol.
So what is your preference & why?
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- 12-16-2013, 03:34 PM #2
- 12-16-2013, 03:47 PM #3
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Nova is most certainly a very smooth launcher that said as I was limited to the free version I then swapped for dam can't remember been through that many of the free ones lol. Think it was then perhaps Regina which was OK from what I remember.
But my chosen three of my preference would be yes Nova as it's just that smooth, Apex as for the free version it offers great functionality, customisation and it's again smooth. Then there is this Aviate just got my code tonight as it's invite only right now but so far I like the layout and it's usability is great.
So many to go through on Google play and would also like to say the Kitkat launcher was also great but I tend to switch quite often and spend far to much time tinkering sad I know lol
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- 12-17-2013, 04:55 AM #5
- 12-17-2013, 05:40 AM #6
Everyone is using Nova as was I but I'm all in with Aviate now. It's a totally different beast than any other launcher and I can't foresee being able to go back to a regular launcherHow did this trend on forums develop that "IMO" has become some kind of safety net? By inserting "it's just my opinion" as a disclaimer, does this somehow afford all of your preceding words immunity to being wrong? I don't know how or why some people on internet forums believe this to be the case. Opinions, just like statements, can be wrong, and also stupid.
But that's just my opinion.
- 12-17-2013, 06:55 AM #7
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- 12-17-2013, 07:00 AM #9
- 12-17-2013, 08:06 AM #10
I really like Nova Prime! Smooth as hell on my HTC One. I say take a look at that as well.HTC One (ATT GSM)
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- 12-17-2013, 09:23 AM #11
As for performance, once again the talent shows. I haven't run into one single speed bump with it in the week I've been using it, and this is only beta. I'll never look back at traditional launchers again after this. Since Aviate is still in beta you can install it from Play Store but can't activate and use it until you get an invite code. There's currently so much demand for it that this could take you a week or so for them to send you one after you install it so I recommend joining their Google+ community and begging others for an invite code (every user gets 5 activation codes to share after their own is activated). Aviate is actually getting more buzz on G+ than Action launcher, and it's only in Beta. Took me a day to get my code that way. Remember when Go Launcher was all the rave in the early days of Android? Well this is the next Go.
To be honest I'm sick to death of Nova, Apex, and all the other AOSP based launchers because while great, they haven't been ground breaking for a long time now because they've stayed with the same ol' usual norms. So I branched out to the 3 new launchers that are trying to break out of the old norms - Action launcher, Smart Launcher, and Aviate - and Aviate won me over entirely. The other two are also really good and I would recommend all 3.
- 12-17-2013, 09:28 AM #12
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- 12-17-2013, 01:35 PM #15
- 12-17-2013, 01:40 PM #16
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- 12-17-2013, 07:04 PM #17
- 12-17-2013, 07:49 PM #18
- 12-17-2013, 07:52 PM #19
Wasn't a fan of aviate.
Using GEL (nexus 5 stock launcher) as I like the simplicity. Aviate I found hogged my battery and GPS as it would do my settings per building at university I was in.
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- 12-17-2013, 08:13 PM #20How did this trend on forums develop that "IMO" has become some kind of safety net? By inserting "it's just my opinion" as a disclaimer, does this somehow afford all of your preceding words immunity to being wrong? I don't know how or why some people on internet forums believe this to be the case. Opinions, just like statements, can be wrong, and also stupid.
But that's just my opinion.
- 12-17-2013, 08:36 PM #21
- 12-17-2013, 09:04 PM #22
Right now, I'm using the stock launcher on my 2012 Nexus 7 Tablet. Since the upgrade to Android 4.4 and then 4.4.2, it stops occasionally. Do you think if I used Nova it would behave the same?
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- 12-17-2013, 09:38 PM #23
- 12-18-2013, 09:23 AM #24
I chose apex over nova for the options available in the free version. I appreciated that they offered so much in the free version I paid for the full version to support the dev. Nova's lack of free options rubbed me the wrong way so I never went back.
I would like to try aviate but since my life is so simple and boring (just like with Google Now) I feel like it's best features would be useless for me.
I'm so used to customizing options after using launcher pro, Go and Apex for so long static/stock launchers feel so limited.
Any other suggestions?
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- 12-18-2013, 10:21 AM #25
I downloaded a bunch of launchers on this phone but haven't tried a lot of them yet. I'm still using Apex on here. I liked being able to customize the number of rows and columns to make the icons smaller, and editing my screen.
On my Nexus 5 I am not yet tired of the GEL. I haven't even added 3rd party wallpapers there because I'm still loving the stock ones.
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