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  1. alil25's Avatar
    I've seen some talk about using a different launcher and am unfamiliar with it, coming from iPhone. If I download one and don't like it, can I uninstall it and have my phone be as it was prior to the install? Are there benefits other than customization?

    Also, what is your favorite launcher and why? Thank you!
    05-27-2014 09:43 PM
  2. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    Yes, you can unistall it, and revert back to the stock launcher.
    I prefer Apex, simply for the amount of customization available. Nova, is another one that is good.
    Greg C, PappaFloyd, alil25 and 1 others like this.
    05-27-2014 09:47 PM
  3. fanaticalism's Avatar
    Big fan of Google Now Launcher. Always used Nova beforehand.
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    05-27-2014 09:56 PM
  4. Lynx's Avatar
    I gave been switching between Nova Prime and Action Launcher Pro. If Action Launcher Pro has unread counts I would stick with that for sure.
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    05-27-2014 10:15 PM
  5. bembol's Avatar
    Nova Launcher, yes Prime is worth the upgrade.

    I've tried 4-5 and IDK Nova seems to be the cleanest & simple. K.I.S.S.

    I can't really describe any easier but it takes TouchWiz and just cleans it up. Also, any launcher I tried is not complete with add-ons like...

    HD Widgets + Colourform/Kairo
    Nox, Stark, etc. Icon Packs
    and even Simple Text.
    alil25 likes this.
    05-27-2014 10:27 PM
  6. jasonprice's Avatar
    I am liking the Google now launcher. Simple and the more they add to Google now the more useful it gets.

    Sent from my SM-G900T using AC Forums mobile app
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    05-27-2014 11:15 PM
  7. ahj4513's Avatar
    Now I like the stock TouchWiz launcher. Before buying the galaxy s5 I was never a fan of touchwiz because it used to make my Droid charge lag like a 8 year old computer.

    delivered by a USPS postman
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    05-27-2014 11:25 PM
  8. neonworm's Avatar
    Now I like the stock TouchWiz launcher. Before buying the galaxy s5 I was never a fan of touchwiz because it used to make my Droid charge lag like a 8 year old computer.

    delivered by a USPS postman
    I am still not a fan of Touchwiz. But then again, I have only experienced it on the S3 and the S4.
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    05-27-2014 11:41 PM
  9. tutor's Avatar
    ADW is my launcher of choice... although I didn't have a problem with TouchWiz, I like to be able to scroll my screens without getting to the last one and it not keeping going back to the first one. One issue I have noticed on the down side is that the "Go Google" thing isn't working on it now, but that isn't something I used (or it wasn't something I'm use to using).
    neiljay6 and alil25 like this.
    05-28-2014 05:06 AM
  10. debonu's Avatar
    I have both Apex and Nova. But I am tending to use Nova more lately. I'm trying out the 3.0 beta now and it seems to be quicker! I haven't messed with any of the other new features yet, hopefully I'll get time today to do so.

    Sent from my SM-T320 using Tapatalk
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    05-28-2014 05:26 AM
  11. JJM1975's Avatar
    Aviate, The intelligent homescreen that simplifies your phone.Aviate is really good. It puts all your apps in the correct type of folders to organize them for you.
    05-28-2014 07:23 AM
  12. machzk's Avatar
    Nova, made to look like Google Now Launcher. I rather have an updatable app installed than a side loaded APK.
    05-28-2014 09:35 AM
  13. Morq's Avatar
    Despite problems with ultra saving mode i am using Google Now.
    05-28-2014 11:07 AM
  14. alil25's Avatar
    Thank you for your recommendations!
    05-28-2014 01:59 PM
  15. Netherscourge's Avatar
    I am still not a fan of Touchwiz. But then again, I have only experienced it on the S3 and the S4.
    It's WAAAAAAAY more streamlined on the S5.

    My wife has the S4 and the S5's is so much more logical that I don't know why Samsung doesn't just update ALL of their latest devices with the S5's Touchwiz interface.
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    05-28-2014 02:37 PM
  16. Shawn0813's Avatar
    I tried to download Google Launcher but it says its not compatible with my phone?
    06-01-2014 10:35 PM
  17. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    I tried to download Google Launcher but it says its not compatible with my phone?
    Give Epic Launcher a shot. As far as the Google Launcher type launchers go, I like the best. It's not my daily driver mind you, but it's around. Not nearly as customizable as Apex, which is why I don't use it.
    06-01-2014 10:53 PM
  18. PainFX's Avatar
    I've tried Nova launcher but ended up with Apex Launcher Pro
    Greg C likes this.
    06-02-2014 12:46 AM
  19. Greg C's Avatar
    I use Apex Launcher. It's smooth, snappy and has tons of customization options.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ddoes.launcher
    06-02-2014 12:55 AM
  20. Bacilon's Avatar
    I really like Nova Launcher and I'm actually considering buying the pro version. My stock Samsung S5 text messaging app doesn't do pop up text notifications anymore after I installed Nova Launcher while using it, any ideas why? Thanks.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-02-2014 06:17 PM
  21. dkjames71's Avatar
    My favorite launcher for my Samsung Galaxy S5 is google now launcher.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uggcmiv8kr...0.1.920880.apk

    Posted via Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Favorite Launcher?  And questions...-screenshot_2014-06-04-11-43-36.jpg  
    Shawn0813 likes this.
    06-04-2014 11:49 AM
  22. bembol's Avatar
    Nova had been updated and Okay Google is active.

    "I'll put up color bars before I'll put you in front of our cameras. " - MacKenzie (The Newsroom, HBO)
    06-04-2014 12:05 PM
  23. Shawn0813's Avatar
    My favorite launcher for my Samsung Galaxy S5 is google now launcher.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uggcmiv8kr...0.1.920880.apk

    Posted via Android Central App
    I like it
    06-04-2014 07:54 PM
  24. copywrite's Avatar
    My favorite launcher for my Samsung Galaxy S5 is google now launcher.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uggcmiv8kr...0.1.920880.apk

    Posted via Android Central App
    What clock/weather widget is that?
    06-04-2014 08:47 PM
  25. jaleesag88's Avatar
    +1 for Aviate
    06-05-2014 02:07 PM
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