1. craigy87's Avatar
    I've recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S2 to a Nexus 4. I love having Vanilla Android. It's great.

    I was just wondering, are there any apps out there that you use to improve/customise the UI. I liked some of Samsung's Touch Wiz features, but not all of them.

    I know this is very subjective. Anyway, I've installed two that I would like to share with you.

    One is a launcher called Nova Launcher. It's pretty popular so you may have heard of it. Go into the settings and play around and look it up on YouTube for more info. It allows multiple home screens, multiple quick launch bars on the bottom of the home screen and other graphical improvements.

    The other one that I found last night is called Notification Toggler. It's surprisingly not as popular. The video on the Play store does a good job of explaining the main features. It basically allows you to customise shortcuts for settings/apps in the notification menu.

    IMO, these are a must for anyone running Vanilla Android 4.2.2

    Are there any others that make you use your phone more efficiently?


    Thanks,

    Craig
    03-08-2013 05:54 AM
  2. Greg C's Avatar
    I've recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S2 to a Nexus 4. I love having Vanilla Android. It's great.

    I was just wondering, are there any apps out there that you use to improve/customise the UI. I liked some of Samsung's Touch Wiz features, but not all of them.

    I know this is very subjective. Anyway, I've installed two that I would like to share with you.

    One is a launcher called Nova Launcher. It's pretty popular so you may have heard of it. Go into the settings and play around and look it up on YouTube for more info. It allows multiple home screens, multiple quick launch bars on the bottom of the home screen and other graphical improvements.

    The other one that I found last night is called Notification Toggler. It's surprisingly not as popular. The video on the Play store does a good job of explaining the main features. It basically allows you to customise shortcuts for settings/apps in the notification menu.

    IMO, these are a must for anyone running Vanilla Android 4.2.2

    Are there any others that make you use your phone more efficiently?


    Thanks,

    Craig

    I'm using Apex Launcher.... the paid version. It offers a lot more customization.
    03-08-2013 06:34 PM
  3. Greg C's Avatar
    Oh.... and Holo Locker for my lockscreen.
    03-08-2013 06:36 PM
  4. Lanhoj's Avatar
    I personally don't like the Lockscreen Widgets.
    Instead I use WidgetLocker--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...w.widgetlocker

    Also not a fan of the 4.2 toggles.
    Instead I use SwitchPro Widgets--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...alei.switchpro

    And the stock Launcher doesn't do it for me.
    I use Nova Launcher--> https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

    Lastly, Android's native Notifications don't do it for me.
    I need GLOBAL Badge Notifications--> http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=199709

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    03-08-2013 07:00 PM

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