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    Default Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Which one are you using and why?

    Or are you using a different launcher

    sent from a EVO that survived a Apple attack... thug life
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I know a lot of people use Apex, but I use Nova no real reason I just like it more for some reason.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Apex here. I just like the smoothness. But in all honestly, the difference between Apex and Nova is so slim that either one is a great one. I like the UI on Apex a little better in it's settings. Both are great launchers though.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Sense...it's the biggest reason I'm on this phone over the GS3. Having a phone by HTC is the only way to experience sense, and it's very smooth and nice looking in ICS. All the various elements and built in apps work very well together, so I'm enjoying it. It's a very "cozy" interface with lots of eye candy and visual flair. I spent the last 2 years on an Epic 4G and I had a 3rd party launcher, 3rd party messaging app, contacts app, gallery app, music app, etc. They all, individually, were great apps, but since they were all made by different people, they weren't designed to perfectly work together and there definitely wasn't much in the way of visual cohesion. I love that in sense I can use multiple apps with the exact same look, menu structure, layout, etc. It's a nice change of pace for now.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I have both and both are similar. I tend to like Apex more for the smoothness.

    I however do like using sense a lot. It's fast and looks great. I just hate when it reloads. Even if you have another launcher, that launcher will close when sense crashes. Launchers just run on top of sense.

    I use to have go launcher on my old Evo and loved it.
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    Using nova here. Gonna buy the premium one when my nexus 7 gets here. I love sense. But I hate crashing. Nova just feels a little more smooth when it's not crashing haha

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    I use apex because of the smoothness and reliability. It only reloads on average maybe once or twice a week on me. There are a lot of cool extra settings which sense just doesn't have.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Sense most of the time, and Nova Launcher some of the time. Nova over Apex, for me. If I remember, I got more reloads with Apex then I did with Sense. Actually the only loads I get with Sense anymore are after a reboot or after a change in Personalization.
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    Nova. I tried Apex and it just feels sluggish to me, even on the fastest transition setting. Put Nova on faster than light and everything is instantaneous. I've got it loaded with widgets and haven't had any reloads yet.

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    Apex here although Nova is good too. I like the fact that using it instead of the Sense launcher frees up some RAM as it has a smaller footprint. Given the whole multitasking mess it was one of the first (and best) things I've changed.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I love the Grid Platform folder layout on Nova, too. Apex didn't have that as an option when tried it out.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Did the recent update make anybody go back the sense?

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Yes it made me go back. All I wanted was not lag, especially app drawer. And I got it.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Apex here. Room for 7 icons in the app drawer + Folder Organizer means I have 2 touch access to everything on the phone. Although, if I wanted to switch screens (or do things the old fashioned way), transitions and everything are more than fast enough.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchettjack View Post
    I buy HTC phones exclusively for sense! Love the widgets and it is buttery smooth! No reason to change it!

    Sent From My EVO 4G LTE!
    I don't buy HTC's because of sense. Huge memory hog and it wastes resources. And the reason multitasking is awful on the phone. Good thing is, we have choices. There is a flavor of Android for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    I don't buy HTC's because of sense. Huge memory hog and it wastes resources. And the reason multitasking is awful on the phone. Good thing is, we have choices. There is a flavor of Android for everyone.
    Actually multitasking has been fixed with the latest OTA and is working fine now.

    Sent from my Asus Nexus 7 tablet.
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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I like using nova because of the scrolling dock bar! Keeps my screen clean, with 1 widget per page!, plus the themes make it fun, I'm using the poker theme now, feel like I'm in Vegas every time i turn on my phone!

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I use Sense. I bought an HTC phone. If I wasn't going to use Sense I would have just continued to use my Nexus.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I'm using apex. For me its the smoothest and most efficient. I like the scrolling dock bar cause it clears up a lot of space on my screens. Only downside is I can't use some of the widgets I like. Gotta download replacements instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizzmocat View Post
    I like using nova because of the scrolling dock bar! Keeps my screen clean, with 1 widget per page!, plus the themes make it fun, I'm using the poker theme now, feel like I'm in Vegas every time i turn on my phone!

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    I'm using Nova Prime as well. What is the poker theme? How did you find it?

    I tried Apex and although I liked it, Nova was much the same for me without any reloads. Sense just doesn't have the customization options and I don't miss the clock at all. Using HD Widgets and Beautiful Widgets.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    I am currently using Go Launcher, However I do switch back to Sense from time to time.
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    I switched to Apex a while ago because I got tired of Sense reloads. Keeping it in memory let it rarely have to reload. And when it did, I could still scroll through the home screens while the widgets/apps got populated, which never took more than 2 seconds. I also liked the stock feel to it, obviously. After the Sense 4.1 update, I tried Sense again and have been pretty happy with it. Reloads rarely occur, and while I still can't scroll through the screens for sometimes up to 5 seconds, the cohesive design between the HTC widgets, dock, HTC apps and the pull down menu make up for the occasional inconvenience. The lack of scrolling and app drawer lag is appreciated as well.
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    I think its a go launcher poker theme, works on nova

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    Using sense here and so far I think is the best sense and is also beautiful. Fast.

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    Default Re: Apex, Nova, or Sense

    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    I don't buy HTC's because of sense. Huge memory hog and it wastes resources. And the reason multitasking is awful on the phone. Good thing is, we have choices. There is a flavor of Android for everyone.
    I dont mind the UI aspects of Sense, but I despise all the micro management bs that they jam into it. If HTC would turn sense into a UI only addon (like Nova or Apex) that didnt attempt to tinker with every aspect of their phones, I believe they would be a lot more successful.


    - it would free up a lot of precious memory, there is only 1mb on my evo
    - it had the ability to be disabled, this would please everyone. Use it or dont, your choice.
    - updates would come so much faster, there is much less to have to adapt to new Android OS updates
    - less of a threat of lawsuit from Apple if (justified or not) Apple decides there is some "patent" infringement UI aspect in Sense. Easier to patch and/or disable.
    - rom creators would be able to create their magical goodness so much faster without having to try to rip out all the embedded Sense nonsense (see what I did there? woo)
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