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10-15-2013 07:29 PM
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  1. mavrrick's Avatar
    I know this is bound to get allot of opinions but looking to see if anyone knows of a good review comparing some of the big launchers.

    On my OG Note I just left Touchwiz. It never bothered me as much as others. But am curious about the various launchers out there. I took my OG Note and loaded a few on it today. Honestly some of them appear so convoluted with all they are trying to do.

    I loaded ADW, Nova, NEXT, And Yandex to see what they are about. So any good comparisons out there.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-13-2013 02:45 PM
  2. titaniumSS's Avatar
    I've sworn by Nova Prime for about a year now. I like customization options and the relatively ease of use in understanding what everything means in the UI Nova.
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    10-13-2013 02:48 PM
  3. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Apex...smooth, fast and very similar to Nova with more features.

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    10-13-2013 02:52 PM
  4. rrspikes's Avatar
    Apex...smooth, fast and very similar to Nova with more features.

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    I'll second this.

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    10-13-2013 06:36 PM
  5. john248's Avatar
    Apex...smooth, fast and very similar to Nova with more features.

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    What extra features does it have?
    10-13-2013 10:12 PM
  6. CR6's Avatar
    Both Apex and Nova are amazing launchers that are very similar, so you can't go wrong with either "pro" version. I use Apex Pro on my S3.

    tap'n
    10-13-2013 10:36 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    Both Apex and Nova are amazing launchers that are very similar, so you can't go wrong with either "pro" version. I use Apex Pro on my S3.

    tap'n
    No doubt that the Prime version is worth every penny. I love it with HD Widgets and Simple Text. I tried Beautiful Widgets and hated the Design and UI.



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    10-13-2013 11:03 PM
  8. iPhone 5_to_GS4's Avatar
    But NOVA doesn't have 4x4 calendar widget. I really like how I can leave it open on one of the pages like on my iMac. Only the factory stock Turbowiz seem to have the 4x4 calendar widget.
    10-13-2013 11:52 PM
  9. CR6's Avatar
    There are a number of calendar widgets in the Play Store. Give Android Pro Widgets a shot for your calendar.

    tap'n
    10-14-2013 12:07 AM
  10. Cool Jeff's Avatar
    Which one gives you transparent statusbar?
    10-14-2013 02:00 AM
  11. FanOfAnything's Avatar
    Which one gives you transparent statusbar?
    For nova it's in the settings not sure about apex

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    10-14-2013 03:03 AM
  12. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    What extra features does it have?
    I have both Nova and Apex and went back to look for extra features, but they are both feature rich. Long press a widget or icon and Apex gives more options...share for one.
    Use apex because it feels a bit smoother.

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    10-14-2013 05:17 AM
  13. titaniumSS's Avatar
    But NOVA doesn't have 4x4 calendar widget. I really like how I can leave it open on one of the pages like on my iMac. Only the factory stock Turbowiz seem to have the 4x4 calendar widget.
    I just use Beautiful Widgets. You can resize widgets to whatever, so I have a 4x4 Google Calendar widget.
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    10-14-2013 05:18 AM
  14. CMYMUD's Avatar
    Is this what I need to get the transparent click?

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2013 06:13 AM
  15. titaniumSS's Avatar
    Is this what I need to get the transparent click?

    Posted via Android Central App
    If you're talking about the top notification/status bar to be transparent, I have it in Nova Launcher (not sure if it's a Prime feature or not). To turn it on you go to Nova settings --> Look and Feel --> atht eh very bottom of that page you'll see "Transparent Notification Bar" and just check that box.
    10-14-2013 06:30 AM
  16. CMYMUD's Avatar
    Meant to Say Clock .I have seen Some wallpapers that Allow the Clock to be transparent

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2013 06:35 AM
  17. titaniumSS's Avatar
    Meant to Say Clock .I have seen Some wallpapers that Allow the Clock to be transparent

    Posted via Android Central App
    The clock as in the ongoing notification clock in the upper righthand corner or the widget clock? Beautiful widgets and others allow you to make the background transparent for the clock widget. The status bar clock is transparent by the means I mentioned above.
    msndrstood likes this.
    10-14-2013 06:50 AM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Which one gives you transparent statusbar?
    I have Nova prime and it has the transparent notification bar

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    10-14-2013 08:03 AM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Is this what I need to get the transparent click?

    Posted via Android Central App
    In Nova settings under "look and feel", select the transparent notification bar at the bottom

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    10-14-2013 08:05 AM
  20. Algus's Avatar
    What do people think of Go? I've seen some theme stuff compatible with Go on the store I'd like to give a try, but I don't know if I'd use it much over Nova Prime, which I'm in love with.
    10-14-2013 08:52 AM
  21. CR6's Avatar
    I used Go for 2 years with my Fascinate and loved it. Once I got my S3 I switched to Apex Pro and will never go back. Go is slower and full of more bloat compared to Apex or Nova.

    tap'n
    10-14-2013 10:16 AM
  22. joan006's Avatar
    I tried Go Launcher over the weekend and I couldn't get my stylus to work properly. Also, the staggering amount of bloat ware is tremendous. I hated it. And every little "Go" anything that goes with it costs. Even when u pay, you still get loads of ads. I LOVE all the themes you can get and some are just beautiful. BUT, not at the cost of ads and bloat ware.
    That was just my observation. I had Go Launcher on my Note 2 and it wasn't this bad!
    CR6 and GtoJon like this.
    10-14-2013 10:22 AM
  23. jimbosi's Avatar
    I used Nova previously. Wanting a change, I tried Go. I was surprised at all the widgets and stuff Go places on homescreens, so I just deleted all of them. Other than that minor nuisance, Go seems to work fine, as does the Spen. Plus, I rooted.
    10-14-2013 01:37 PM
  24. sirgeeps's Avatar
    APEX all the way. I tried all the top launchers and this is the best IMO.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-14-2013 02:40 PM
  25. dcooper830's Avatar
    What about Next Launcher 3D? Has anyone tried that? It costs $16!! But the screen shots look really amazing.
    10-14-2013 07:17 PM
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