1. destefmx6's Avatar
    Wondering what the best launcher is and why? I am using the stock launcher and would like to really start customizing, figured the first thing to do is the launcher.
    Ads for GO launcher are everywhere.
    I know ADW, Nova, and Apex have a great following as well.

    In your opinion, which is the best?
    What sets it apart?

    Thanks,
    Dan


    Should I have posted this in the Root, Rom topic? sorry if it's wrong.
    01-26-2013 07:12 PM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    No you posted in the right forum. Launchers dont require root. I dont personally use them but I hear good things on here all the time.

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    01-26-2013 07:45 PM
  3. JayRatliff's Avatar
    I am 100% Nova here, I love the options and have just gotten used to the UI. So many transitions and options, I paid for it and never looked back.

    Stay clear of GO in my opinion, it takes over your device and wants to install all of the GO crap as well. I want something clean that I don't have to put up with ads.... If you load it, you will see what I mean.
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    01-26-2013 10:50 PM
  4. mdcraig's Avatar
    I can second nova. Its really nice. If you are looking for something unique you can try sf launcher. Its still in alpha right now but its really cool looking. Its base off of google now.

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    01-26-2013 11:14 PM
  5. acordo01's Avatar
    I can second nova. Its really nice. If you are looking for something unique you can try sf launcher. Its still in alpha right now but its really cool looking. Its base off of google now.

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    I definitely recommend sf launcher I have been using it for the past week and no problems even though it's alpha. It's just a clean look. I am posting a picture of my set up. It's not very customizable though. So if that's what your looking for it might not work for you. However it does give your phone a different feel when using it.

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    01-27-2013 02:30 AM
  6. destefmx6's Avatar
    Reminds me of my Iphone.
    I definitely recommend sf launcher I have been using it for the past week and no problems even though it's alpha. It's just a clean look. I am posting a picture of my set up. It's not very customizable though. So if that's what your looking for it might not work for you. However it does give your phone a different feel when using it.

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    01-27-2013 09:21 AM
  7. reeneebob's Avatar
    I have Apex Pro and Nova Prime (from when Google had it for a quarter) and I keep going back to apex. I find that even if I check of persistent to keep it from redrawing as much, nova redraws constantly. Apex doesn't for me. I also find the grid sizing on apex works better for me with programs like UCCW. There's a couple of little things I wish apex did like nova but I've never kept nova on for longer than a week before I'm back to apex.

    I had to get the red SGS3...garnet is my birthstone! Excuses sent via Tapatalk 2
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    01-27-2013 10:06 AM
  8. destefmx6's Avatar
    Anyone using a 3D launcher?
    01-27-2013 06:04 PM
  9. RyDawgBoston's Avatar
    Ive tried a lot of launchers and keep going back to Apex. I love how you can set the speed in increments from 0-50 and make it fly with no glitches or hang ups between page transitions.

    Plus it allows me to have notification count with aquamail while most launchers don't.

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    01-28-2013 01:00 AM
  10. Lanhoj's Avatar
    My favorite is Nova Launcher for the simple reason that it's the only one that supports GLOBAL Badge Notification (those little red #'s) because once you get use to them you can't go without em!

    Here's how--> [HOW-TO] Guide to Global Badge Notifications

    ADW & Apex are good too, but without GLOBAL Badge Notifications (because SMS, GMail, Calls aren't enough!) they just don't cut it for my uses.
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    01-28-2013 01:08 AM
  11. rkeenan's Avatar
    Nova Launcher and Launcher 8 are my favorites.
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    01-28-2013 01:09 AM
  12. Keith Wilkinson1's Avatar
    How are free versions? And what about removing them if we don't like it?

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    01-30-2013 06:14 PM
  13. Lanhoj's Avatar
    How are free versions? And what about removing them if we don't like it?
    You can uninstall them like any other non-system App.
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    01-30-2013 06:23 PM
  14. JayRatliff's Avatar
    How are free versions? And what about removing them if we don't like it?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
    Settings > Application Manager > choose app > uninstall

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    01-31-2013 06:58 AM
  15. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Another Nova Prime vote here. Used to like Apex when I had my GS2 before it started locking it up. I uninstalled it and went to Nova and liked it so much I bought prime.
    01-31-2013 09:05 PM
  16. eyepaint2's Avatar
    Anyone try tfs shell yet? I love it so far.



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    02-02-2013 06:53 AM
  17. itsmemalloy's Avatar
    I use for a while many different launchers and then will go back to default UI. I've tried SF, ADW, Apex, GO and Nova Prime. Out of all of them I use Nova Prime the most. It's highly configurable, very stable, recently updated to 2.0 and looks great. Along with HD Widgets and Beautiful Widgets, customization is near endless.

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    02-02-2013 09:46 AM

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