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Best Incredible Launcher and why...
I've been watching several of the threads here and trying to decide whether of not I wanted to move off of the HTC Sense on my Incredible and go to a different launcher. So, here's my questions for the masses...
1. What are the "best" launcher available?
Thanks in advance to everyone!
- 06-10-2010, 09:06 AM #2
- 06-10-2010, 09:59 AM #3
I've had 3 Android phones so far, and the Incredible's SenseUI is the best I've seen/used.
I love the flick between emails widget, and the SMS widget(although it's slow and has issues).. and the pinch to show all 7 screens, and just the smoothness. It's great!Possible Errors Between Keyboard And Chair.
- 06-10-2010, 10:04 AM #4
I have used all the main launchers. I have found I always come back to Sense or the stock launcher. I have noticed battery drains on a few of the others...Sense seems to be the most stable. I also LOVE my HTC widgets that I don't get with the stock launcher. Anyone else out there noticing decreased battery life with any of the launchers?
- 06-10-2010, 10:05 AM #5
- 06-10-2010, 10:14 AM #6
I'm using ADW Launcher to have a little change I tend to get bored pretty quick even with Sense. Here are a few things why I like ADW and I'm sure Launcher Pro will do most if not all of these options.
1. Set the number of screens you want between 1-7
2. Rotates home screen
3. hide status bar
4. Drawer settings include (background color, transparency of drawer, change # of columns in drawer)
5. Home button takes you to preview of all screens
6. set the color for icon press
7. hide desktop icon labels
8. hidden dock to fit 6 apps
Overall it runs very fast and smooth just like Sense.
- 06-10-2010, 10:22 AM #7
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- 06-27-2010, 01:17 PM #17
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The only thing I like about stock Sense over LauncherPro is the fact that scrolling is smoother with Sense. It's not that LP's scrolling is bad per se but it's just not as smooth and seamless as it is in Sense. That being said the quicker app drawer and 4 dock icons make it a no brainer over Sense.
- 06-27-2010, 02:05 PM #18
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- 06-30-2010, 08:06 AM #21
I just got LauncherPro this morning and I am really loving it so far. Quick question about it though for people that use it. To enable it, I had to hit the home button and choose LauncherPro. I did not say to do this as the default (just in case i go back to Sense). If I do decide to set LauncherPro as the default for when I hit the Home key, how would I get back to Sense if I ever wanted to?
- 06-30-2010, 08:24 AM #22
LauncherPro is pretty good. I used it with the Jager 1.6.2 ROM but have since rolled back to the stock Sense UI. But heck you got Android try them all and make a decision for yourself!!The Storm has cleared to an Incredible day! I ate an IceCream Sandwhich. Still needed JellyBeans. ;-)NEXUS!!!!!!
- 06-30-2010, 09:57 AM #23
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- 06-30-2010, 01:03 PM #25
Launcher Pro FTW!
... but seriously the BEST way to decide if you want to move from HTC Sense to a launcher is to TEST them. Fortunately, the launchers are FREE. If you don't like them, they easily uninstall and you are back to good old HTC Sense.
Test them out, and come back to tell us what you think. (c:
Let me share some reasons why I like Launcher Pro better than HTC Sense.
1. The app drawer scrolling is SOOO smooth, I like the 3D effect too.
2. I like the option of being able to fit 5 rows instead of 4 rows on each screen.
3. I am able to choose how many screens I want.
4. I love the bottom dock! It makes much more sense to me than having HTC's "dock" with a huge phone icon, an app drawer launcher, and a useless icon used to add widgets etc.
5. Another huge win for me is for uninstalling an app, go to the app drawer, tap and hold an app, then drag and hold it in the trash bin until you see a message "Drop to Uninstall". A lot faster and easier than the Market or App Manager.
One thing I wish you could do with Launcher Pro is use HTC's widgets, but I got over that in a few days and found some excellent replacements.
Good luck, and have fun.
Last edited by wryun; 06-30-2010 at 01:11 PM.