Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By jayochs
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    I am not savvy enough to mess with rooting just yet... I am looking for a simple launcher that will enable me to build a minimalist launcher and keep my phone speedy, clean, and visually uncomplicated but with an artsy eye-pleasing home screen.

    Would Zeam Launcher be a good choice? Can it be coupled with beautiful widgets or would that defeat the purpose? Any/all suggestions and/or recommendations would be sincerely appreciated.

    FYI: The only apps I will be using are very few... pretty much the following:

    Swift Key3
    Adobe
    Clock and Calendar
    Google Gmail
    Google Drive
    Google Talk
    Skype
    Ebook Reader which I will link to my Calibre library I hope... (Kindle plus one of the following: Aldiko, Moon+ Reader, or FBReader???)
    Bank Apps
    Games (Just a few like: Cut the Rope, Plants vs. Zombies, Minecraft)
  2. #2  
    bespinct's Avatar

    Posts
    773 Posts
    Global Posts
    788 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock!

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    Is there some reason why you can't keep the stock launcher and keep it simple? Is there a particular feature in a launcher you are looking for?

    Steve

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    I was lead to believe that the stock launcher was bloated and thus ran slower... not true? I was thinking that Zeam or something similar would minimal-ize and lower the demand on my phone. Incorrect?
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    just use sense. it's intuitive, looks good, and runs nice and fast. reports of nova and other launchers causing issues and battery drain. i use nova on my s3 because touch wiz is garbage, but i refuse to use it on my dna.

    Sent from my HTC Droid DNA using Tapatalk 2
    joansin likes this.
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    Sense blazes on this phone. I've tried nova, adw and one other I can't think of. Didn't like any of them as much as the stock launcher. Some of the features I like more than features on other launchers. For example, I love the way you add widgets to home screens in sense. Not so much in any of the other launchers
  6. #6  
    bespinct's Avatar

    Posts
    773 Posts
    Global Posts
    788 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock!

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    Quote Originally Posted by RicochetSEW View Post
    I was lead to believe that the stock launcher was bloated and thus ran slower... not true? I was thinking that Zeam or something similar would minimal-ize and lower the demand on my phone. Incorrect?
    I think that was the case in the past. HTC tried to make Sense into all things for all people. It seems that starting with Sense 4 that they have reduced the "bloat". I have been a stock Android fan for a long time, but haven't found a compelling reason to use any different launchers. Although I will admit that Action Launcher is nicely different and I have purchased it to see where he goes with it.

    Steve

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    Thanks all for the replies.
    Steve: Very helpful thank you; I appreciate your being patient with an old guy regarding new tech! I'm learning fast.
  8. #8  
    bespinct's Avatar

    Posts
    773 Posts
    Global Posts
    788 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock!

    Default Re: Minimalist Setup For Speed and Ease of Use

    You are welcome! I hope you enjoy the device!

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Tapatalk 2

Similar Threads

  1. Pros and Cons of using a single OS
    By DAS in forum Samsung Galaxy Tab 10-inch
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-03-2011, 12:20 AM
  2. [ROM] ApeX V1.4.1 for Droid X & Droid 2 - Refinement and Ease of Use (2/22/2011)
    By bigxie in forum Motorola X Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 211
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 02:31 AM
  3. Cell Standby and Phone Idle using a lot of battery
    By splmonster in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 06-13-2010, 03:33 PM
  4. using hotspot for media and videogames
    By JERAVICIOUS in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 01:33 AM
  5. Android phone and OS review! (not for the fanboys and faint of heart)
    By Fatasaurus in forum General News & Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-16-2010, 05:09 AM

Posting Permissions