11-13-2011 01:56 AM
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  1. solarus's Avatar
    Android newbie just over from Palm (Central)...First thing I did was try out all the launchers and must admit, Go Launcher is my favorite, especially for a recent convert from webOS. The ability to move icons around and paginate the launcher pages, organizing them into distinct pages along the way makes for a great transition launcher for us ex-Palm folks. The folders are pretty cool too, even if they are a direct rip off of iOS. I would take Go Launcher over LPP any day. LPP wasn't slow or anything at least for me it just didn't feel different enough from stock and was kind of a blah experience from a user point of view.

    Saying that I just moved to ADW+ at least for the time being. I like it but I must say I miss being able to put folders on the launcher - the Catalog Groups just aren't the same. As good as Go Launcher is I'm not a fan of the transparent gray overlay on the launcher ("trans. black please") and the green highlights are too "slimy green" for my liking. 2 pretty minor annoyances when you really think about it . I'm not uninstalling Go Launcher just yet, updates with a black overlay and a theme I actually like would get me back in two shakes of a lambs tail.
    03-08-2011 12:39 PM
  2. Finsol's Avatar
    I own both LPP and ADW EX but have never tried GOLauncher. I first bought ADW EX and had been using it exclusively, when I decided to go with my honeycomb theme I was interested in the LPP honeycomb themed widgets so I purchased plus and gave it a shot.

    My opinion is while the LPP Widgets are amazing I experience freezing and slow Downs never experienced with ADW EX, thing is I'm addicted to the LPP Widgets now and I can't give it up lol. Does anyone know Widgets similar to the opposite Widgets?

    I really hope ADW EX comes out with similar Widgets, LPP copied ADW transitions so ADW should do the same with Widgets lol.
    03-08-2011 06:44 PM
  3. IkariWarrior's Avatar
    Colorize Widget on the market is free and is exactly like the LPP widgets, I use them on both ADW and GO and they are great. It includes Facebook, Twitter, Agenda, Bookmarks, and many more.
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    03-09-2011 07:25 AM
  4. Finsol's Avatar
    Colorize Widget on the market is free and is exactly like the LPP widgets, I use them on both ADW and GO and they are great. It includes Facebook, Twitter, Agenda, Bookmarks, and many more.
    Awesome ill give them a shot today, thanks


    Edit:

    Uninstalled LPP and reinstalled ADW EX & colorize Widgets, all I've gotta say is WOW! Colorize Widgets is awesome to say the least now I can enjow ADW and have my lpp style Widgets too. Can't wait for pro to be released ill definitely be purchasing it to support the dev!
    03-09-2011 10:34 AM
  5. sportscout's Avatar
    I got tired of the hourly LP crashes. So then I tried ADW, and Go. I'm really impressed with Go – ADW does not have a scrollable dock. I really, really miss the clean look of the friends/calendar widget from LP. Thinking of trying Executive Assistant app if I can stomach the $7.
    03-09-2011 10:10 PM
  6. csierra72's Avatar
    Decided to try Go Launcher yesterday after finding this thread. I really like it a lot and it does seem to be a bit quicker. I had only used LPP since EVO launch day.
    03-10-2011 08:44 AM
  7. RHChan84's Avatar
    I barely get LPP force close anymore. I shut off auto-rotation and it has improved. Also I have a cache cleaner that runs in the middle of the night and no issues for me. I'll stick with LPP for now.
    03-10-2011 09:57 AM
  8. dLo GSR's Avatar
    I tried LP and Go. LP annoyed me because it made my motorola contact widgets look strangely unformatted. That, and I couldn't close it. Go made the widgets look better, and it has an "EXIT" option! Also it lets me resize widgets for free.

    Neither of the two allow me to set the margins for the sides of the screens, though, which annoys me because i don't want all my apps / widgets / icons going to the very edges of the screens.
    03-10-2011 12:35 PM
  9. Brett's Avatar
    I tried LP and Go. LP annoyed me because it made my motorola contact widgets look strangely unformatted. That, and I couldn't close it. Go made the widgets look better, and it has an "EXIT" option! Also it lets me resize widgets for free.

    Neither of the two allow me to set the margins for the sides of the screens, though, which annoys me because i don't want all my apps / widgets / icons going to the very edges of the screens.
    LauncherPro does not support any manufacturer specific widgets (ex. Motoblur, sense etc....) so you may need to look for an alternative widget in the market to replace the Motorola ones that you use.

    As for the margins issue, this can be done. It isn't the exact thing that you are looking for but it may be good enough. You can adjust the grid of the home-screens. Instead of having setup as 4 x 4, you can set it up as 6 x 6 or 7 x 7 and just mess around with the widget sizes a bit in order to get them to fit the way you want with space on the side of the screen as well. The only problem with increasing the grid is that icons are not stretchable. This will cause smaller icons on your home-screen.
    03-10-2011 05:56 PM
  10. MrLee's Avatar
    I tried LauncherPro and Launcher GO EX too.

    I have to say, Launcher GO EX does feel snappier than LauncherPro for the same exact layouts and wallpaper I have..minus the LauncherPro-specific widgets.

    Only reason I stayed with LauncherPro is because of the widgets, and supporting the dev...I use the calendar and facebook widget.

    Not a huge facebook user, so the widget fits my use well. That's my only facebook-related thing on the phone anyway.
    Though the dev is re-writting LauncherPro from scratch, but it's still a work in progress. read this on his own website/blog.

    If it's not for the widgets, I'd go with Launcher Go EX. Both are great in their on right.
    03-10-2011 09:37 PM
  11. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    I Prefer LP+ I like the customizable Launch pad shortcuts, I am not one to clutter my screens with shortcuts so the launch dock keep so everything nice and clean, I can upload my own Linux & Pre icons for my most used apps
    03-10-2011 10:53 PM
  12. pittsm's Avatar
    I have tried Launcher Pro, Go Launcher EX, ADW Launcher EX, and a handful of others.

    My favorite by far is ADW. It just has more customization options and I really like the large selection of themes available for it.
    03-11-2011 07:20 AM
  13. saillling4life's Avatar
    Can someone please tell me what launcher Pro is, I know you might think it's a stupid question but please help.
    05-20-2011 04:34 PM
  14. mldiroff's Avatar
    This

    I've used Launcher Pro for a long time now on my DInc, and have had essentially zero problems with it. For the hell of it, I downloaded Go Launcher EX and from what I can tell, it's almost identical to Launcher Pro except it doesn't have the widgets (the calendar widget on LP is fantastic). No reason to switch, I'll stick with Launcher Pro.
    05-21-2011 11:46 AM
  15. spikbeatz's Avatar
    I have had LPP since I got my Dinc2. I'm still messing with it to get it nice and smooth and pretty to my liking. I just downloaded GO Launcher just to give it a try. It's free. If it sucks, I'll just uninstall it.

    I'll chime in with my opinion on GO most likely in a few days so I can dig deep into its customization features.

    I have noticed LPP to kind of lag at times but I'm planning on changing some of the settings I have with it to try to smooth her out.

    Stay tuned! :o
    05-21-2011 01:07 PM
  16. fred72matt's Avatar
    I just gave up on LP too much FCs. I want to believe it has something to do with the auto rotation I looked but couldnt figure out how to turn it off. I started using GO Launcher and it is comparable besides the app drawer and the transition options and LP widgets its about a draw. I saw someone turned off the auto rotation so I will try to turn that off to see if it stabilizes.
    05-21-2011 04:27 PM
  17. davidnc's Avatar
    I had been using LP+ for the last 8 months but recently switched to Go Launcher as well.
    So far its working great , been using a couple weeks now.
    I wasnt having any FC with LP+ just wanted to try something else
    05-25-2011 07:05 AM
  18. tekhinator's Avatar
    I used to have go launcher as my #1 but it was fc on me too much the last time I used it. Bought adw and I have no regrets.
    05-26-2011 12:36 PM
  19. Parker Clack's Avatar
    I have used ADW, LP and Go Launcher EX on my EVO 4G and out of the three Go Launcher EX is my favorite. It loads faster, runs smoother with less hiccups and FCs. Also, love the transition effects.
    06-21-2011 06:55 AM
  20. shahm0nsterr#AC's Avatar
    I have been switching back and fourth between Go Launcher and LP

    I prefer the application organization in Go Launcher because you can have folders in your app drawer. I also like the built in task manager and recently opened applications tabs. I like the many features of Go launcher, but I still love LP

    LP in my opinion is much smoother.
    I think I will never pick one and stay with it, because I use both and switch between them every few days.
    06-21-2011 11:27 AM
  21. dhp106's Avatar
    I just moved from Launcher Pro to Go Launcher. So far i feel like my phone is much more snappy and that my phone uses less battery also.

    Glad i made the switch..

    GO GO LAUNCHER!!







    rangers
    07-11-2011 01:01 AM
  22. Big Z's Avatar
    I have a quick Go Launcher question for anyone who can help.

    The ONLY thing I dislike about go launcher is the yellow square shaped effect that occurs when you press an icon on your desktop/home page. I've combed through the settings, but have not noticed an option to remove/change the highlighting style behind the press of an icon.

    Thoughts?
    10-27-2011 03:01 PM
  23. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm considering trying one of these alternative launchers for my Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch.

    I'm new to Android coming from WebOS.

    I noticed in watching the video for Go Launcher EX that is has this cool transition effect when switching launch pages.

    Does Launcher Pro have the same kind of transition effects for pages?

    It seems that everyone likes Launcher Pro the best but I really like the Go Launcher transition effects.

    Thanks!

    Rob
    11-11-2011 08:32 AM
  24. VickMackey#AC's Avatar
    GO Launcher EX is the best launcher out there without question.
    11-11-2011 08:51 AM
  25. ectoren's Avatar
    I have a quick Go Launcher question for anyone who can help.

    The ONLY thing I dislike about go launcher is the yellow square shaped effect that occurs when you press an icon on your desktop/home page. I've combed through the settings, but have not noticed an option to remove/change the highlighting style behind the press of an icon.

    Thoughts?

    Do you want to just change the color or get rid of it totally?
    If you want to change highlight color when you click on on screen icon on the Go Launcher EX:

    1. Click Menu
    2. Preferences
    3. Scree Settings
    4. Scroll down to "Custom icon seletors"
    5. Click to "Disable default...."
    6. Click "Highlights press color"
    7. Pick color
    8. Hit color on the middle of the circle to set color.
    9. Click back and you are done.

    To make it invisible, on step "6", slide alpha slider from right to left.
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    11-11-2011 04:35 PM
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