View Poll Results: Which Home Launcher do you use?

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  • Stock

    20 34.48%
  • LauncherPro

    25 43.10%
  • Helix

    0 0%
  • ADW

    7 12.07%
  • Other

    6 10.34%
04-13-2011 10:38 PM
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  1. MacHouse83's Avatar
    What custom launcher is everyone running and why is it your favorite?

    Currently I am running Launcher Pro Plus because its ridiculously smooth and has everything I need for what I want to customize. I was going to look into the ADW Launcher but still seams a little choppy to me.
    01-28-2011 02:21 PM
  2. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    I use launcher pro plus as well, tried adw but didn't like it as much
    01-28-2011 09:43 PM
  3. maxiang's Avatar
    Launcher Pro Plus
    01-30-2011 10:52 AM
  4. gomezl7's Avatar
    Launcher pro pro hands down.. with ultra keyboard.. adw is OK. Zeam is cool n simple.

    Sent from my LogicPD Zoom2 using Tapatalk
    01-30-2011 11:02 AM
  5. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I was using Launcher Pro Plus but I have recently gone back to the stock launcher.
    01-30-2011 05:18 PM
  6. darrylmendo's Avatar
    LauncherPro Plus with Swiftkey Keyboard. I was using ultra keyboard also but swiftkey's predictive text is just ridiculously good; it makes swype or "tracing" (as ultra keyboard calls it) unnecessary.
    01-31-2011 09:49 AM
  7. MacHouse83's Avatar
    LauncherPro Plus with Swiftkey Keyboard. I was using ultra keyboard also but swiftkey's predictive text is just ridiculously good; it makes swype or "tracing" (as ultra keyboard calls it) unnecessary.
    Yea LauncherPro Plus is beast! I've also been hearing alot about SwiftKey, I may have to try it out... If the stock launcher wasnt so laggy i would defintely use it.
    02-01-2011 01:43 PM
  8. frasej's Avatar
    I like Zeam.
    02-01-2011 02:43 PM
  9. psycho_maniac's Avatar
    you should add a poll. I use LauncherPro Plus also love it wish we could change folder icons.
    02-01-2011 02:47 PM
  10. MacHouse83's Avatar
    you should add a poll. I use LauncherPro Plus also love it wish we could change folder icons.
    Thanks for the idea!
    02-01-2011 02:56 PM
  11. El Jefe's Avatar
    you should add a poll. I use LauncherPro Plus also love it wish we could change folder icons.
    Download Simi Folder from the market. It is SO MUCH better than anything else & you can customize the folder icons.
    02-01-2011 11:57 PM
  12. darrylmendo's Avatar
    Interesting about Simi folder...

    If you really want to organize your apps look into folders look into Folder Organizer Lite. Also, the folder icons are like iphone style folders.

    Folder Organizer lite - Android Market

    "Group items according to labels and create customizable folders and widgets

    Group items according to labels and create fully customizable folders and widgets. You can organize apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts
    + Change folder icon, icon pack support
    + Sort folder items any way you like
    + Make app shortcuts with custom icons and names
    + IconFinder support: search for new icons on the web
    + Put items in notification bar
    + Scrollable widgets"
    02-02-2011 05:25 PM
  13. lasher57's Avatar
    I'm currently using Go Launcher. Ive used LauncherPro and ADW and checked out Zeam. Each one has its ups and downs, but atm; I feel Go is the best option.
    02-03-2011 07:02 AM
  14. darrylmendo's Avatar
    Seems like launcherpro is the clear winner...

    Recently though my launcherpro has been acting up. More often than not when I'm in an app and I hit the home button to go back to my home screens LauncherPro has to reload all my icons and widgets. It did do this from time to time but now it's just happening too frequently to the point that I just don't think it's worth using anymore. And it's not like i've added new icons or widgets lately and most of the widgets I do use are LP Widgets. I've played around with the memory usage settings but every combination doesn't seem to help at all.

    I've decided to experiment with other home launchers and I tried ADW, Go, Gingerbread Launcher, and Zeam. ADW was cool but way too laggy and would force close randomly. Go was really cool but too laggy. If it runs smoother it would be a great launcher. Gingerbread only had three icons in the dock and I need more than that. Right now I'm using Zeam which is great. I use 'Colorize Widgets' and 'Pure Messenger Widgets' to replace LP widgets and I must say they are both really good replacements. My only complaint is when you first start swiping through your home screens the first swipe has a slight lag. After that every other swipe is smooth. It's a tad annoying but I think it's better than dealing with Launcherpro reloading all the icons and widgets every time I go back to my home screens.

    Has anyone else experienced this Launcherpro issue?
    02-14-2011 11:15 AM
  15. darrylmendo's Avatar
    I'm excited for the developer's rewrite of Launcherpro that he's been working on but who knows when that will be released...
    02-14-2011 11:16 AM
  16. demiles's Avatar
    Zeam
    02-15-2011 04:30 AM
  17. darrylmendo's Avatar
    Until the rewrite comes out I'm giving up on launcher pro plus due to how it constantly has to reload all the icons and widgets. I went through a lot of testing with all the other launchers and have concluded that Gingerbread Launcher by MoDaCo is my favorite. However, I am giving up a lot of things:

    -Scrollable widgets
    -Went down from 7 homescreens to 5
    -Dock only holds three icons: phone, app drawer, and browser and are not editable
    -And of course ALL the customizable options other replacement launchers offer.

    Gingerbread Launcher by MoDaCo is as minimal as it gets. These may be serious dealbreakers for most but it is also the smoothest and most reliable launcher in my humble opinion and those two things are top priority for me.

    On another note, I'm also using Keyboard from Android 2.3 by Steven Lin. I like having the gingerbread experience
    02-22-2011 07:16 AM
  18. MacHouse83's Avatar
    Can you download that Gingerbread Launcher in the Marketplace???
    02-22-2011 10:14 AM
  19. Beezzy's Avatar
    LauncherPro Plus over here. So much better than FailBlur!
    02-22-2011 10:38 AM
  20. darrylmendo's Avatar
    Yes, search for gingerbread launcher. There's about three different ones but I prefer the one by MoDaCo.

    Hit up that thank you button if you like it
    MacHouse83 likes this.
    02-22-2011 10:39 AM
  21. MacHouse83's Avatar
    Thanks man, I'll give it a go today to see what its like!
    02-22-2011 10:42 AM
  22. thomashedd1's Avatar
    You guys should check out the colorize widget in the market, it has about the same full screen widgets as launcher pro plus but its free, and you can use the launcher of your choosing with it. Colorize widget

    p.s you can change the color to transparent glass or black.
    02-22-2011 09:12 PM
  23. darrylmendo's Avatar
    You guys should check out the colorize widget in the market, it has about the same full screen widgets as launcher pro plus but its free, and you can use the launcher of your choosing with it. Colorize widget

    p.s you can change the color to transparent glass or black.
    Agreed, I did mention this same point along with pure messenger widget earlier in this thread.
    02-23-2011 08:19 AM
  24. MacHouse83's Avatar
    I just put Widget Locker on my phone which is pretty dope. Not only can I put various widgets and sliders when my screen is locked but I can also change and download other lockscreens from classic froyo to htc sense.
    02-28-2011 09:42 PM
  25. darrylmendo's Avatar
    I just put Widget Locker on my phone which is pretty dope. Not only can I put various widgets and sliders when my screen is locked but I can also change and download other lockscreens from classic froyo to htc sense.
    I used to use widget locker too. I agree; it's a great lockscreen replacement. I am now using "No Lock." It just disables the lockscreen all together which I like a lot.

    MacHouse83, just curious... How is LauncherPro on the D2G? I know it has a 1.2ghz processor compared to D2's 1ghz processor. Do you ever experience dragging reloads of your icons and widgets when you go back to your homescreen or open and close your keyboard? As much as I loved Launcherpro plus I just couldn't put up with the constant reloads. I played around with so many other launcher replacements but others were laggy, slow, had force close issues, or did the same thing. Now, I'm back on stock which has none of those issues but also none of the benefits =(

    Regardless, I still love my droid 2 and I don't think there's any other phone I would want =)
    03-01-2011 08:25 AM
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