View Poll Results: Which Android launcher do you think is the best?
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Other -- see my comments
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OK guys and gals, this one has been a long time coming. Some of us love the launcher than comes with the phone, be it Sense, Touchwiz, PhilBlur or vanilla. Some of us love the third party options, and find they add something that the OEM equipment lacks.
Vote in the poll, and comment away. It helps us know what you like, and it helps developers determine what they might need to add to their apps.
For the record -- I voted ADW. Love all the options, and the fact that it's open source puts it over the edge for me.
- 08-23-2010, 02:41 PM #2
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- 08-23-2010, 07:26 PM #9
ok somebody here is lying haha. i just voted adw and it says that their are 3 votes for adw. so who is it!
adw is probably the smoothest launcher i have used. its lightweight and customizable. what more could a android-o-holic like myself as for in a launcher
- 08-23-2010, 07:50 PM #10
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- 08-24-2010, 11:46 AM #13
I like LauncherPro the most so far, however resizing widgets requires buying LauncherPro Plus (I guess I'll do it sometimes) while other launchers/themers allow it. I also have Open Home on my Quench (Android 1.5) and it's a pretty simple lightweight launcher and aHome themes are compatible so I'd vote for that for non-2.1 users.
- 08-24-2010, 12:07 PM #14
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- 08-26-2010, 07:20 AM #16
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- 08-26-2010, 07:42 AM #17
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- 08-26-2010, 12:07 PM #19
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I was torn beteen ADW and Launcher Pro. Launcher Pro just seems easier to use to me. There's definitely more options with ADW and I like that you can change the look of the deck (is there an option for that with LauncherPro?) but I just like the overall feel of LauncherPro more.
- 08-26-2010, 12:50 PM #20
I listed Sense.....I tried LauncherPro, but got fairly regular FC's, and didn't see the advantages. It seems that folks like LauncherPro, but then replicate Sense's icons and widgets with other 3rd party solutions.
Other than landscape and the 3D drawer, what advantages do folks see in using LauncherPro or other launchers?
- 08-26-2010, 02:16 PM #21
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- 08-26-2010, 05:05 PM #22
1) The scrollable dock at the bottom, can place up to 5 shortcuts per dock, 3 docks max. So a total of 15 quick access items. (ADW I believe has an unlimited single scrolling dock). What makes LP better imo, is the ability to ALSO have gesture control on an icon. So one icon in your dock such as the Telephone icon, can launch your dialer when clicked, but launch your contacts when 'swiped' up upon. That way you now have 30 potential actions in 15 slots. While I like ADW's infinite, I find it much more intuitive to swipe up on certain items rather than scroll to another icon.
2) Support for Scrollable Widgets (ADW has this too, but Sense does NOT other than the sense widgets).
3) Ability to place more icons per screen. You can add an additional row in LP vs Sense. (In ADW you can add 2 more columns and/or 4 more rows, for an 8x6 grid!!)
I've honestly been on the fence myself between LP Pro and ADW, but the swiping per icon is what finally sold me. If ADW were to implement that.. I'd probably switch back haha
NOTE: There is one item where Sense UI seems to have a clear advantage in my mind and that's "FriendStream". To date, no other widget comes close with the functionality. Pure Messenger Widget is a great start and a nice runner up, but it lacks several integrations that make Friendstream so nice to use. That's the one Widget I just hated losing. Keep in mind when talking about Sense here, I"m refering to the LAUNCHER.. not the overall Sense integration in a ROM. That for me is a Must. The contact integration and such remain with you even if you use another launcher. (Just don't flash a rom without 'sense' as part of it's code).
Originally Posted by Jerzyiroc
- 08-27-2010, 02:45 PM #23
- 08-27-2010, 03:07 PM #24
I installed LauncherPro Free earlier today. Ten minutes later I bought the full version and now I've turned Sense off altogether. :P I absolutely love it, so much snappier and overall quicker and more responsive. The amount of customization's brilliant, too. I've yet to give ADW a try, might do so later on.
- 08-28-2010, 01:55 PM #25