View Poll Results: What Launcher are you using?

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  • Touchwiz

    15 22.06%
  • Nova/Nova Prime

    37 54.41%
  • Google Now

    6 8.82%
  • Action Launcher

    1 1.47%
  • Apex

    6 8.82%
  • Other (Post in thread)

    2 2.94%
  • What is a launcher? Launcher Smauncher

    1 1.47%
01-01-2015 11:45 AM
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  1. UniQue WerkX's Avatar
    use double tap gesture. I use the app by Katecca on GP.
    What's "GP"?

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    12-12-2014 09:07 AM
  2. Nitro211K's Avatar
    GP = Google Play (Store).

    Here is the link for the App to turn off screen with the Nova gesture.
    UniQue WerkX and 64fairlane like this.
    12-12-2014 09:16 AM
  3. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    You lose any s-pen functionality?
    Not that i've noticed. I still have the Air Command, multi tasking windows, and any other feature that they demonstrated at the unveiling. I'm sure there's SOMETHING that I lost, but I haven't found it yet. .
    12-12-2014 09:51 AM
  4. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    I wish there was a comprehensive list of what we lose when we switch launchers....I've heard all kinds of stuff. I guess it's easy enough to switch back and forth though and if you don't notice missing something then maybe it's not that big of a deal anyways...I think for me, I need to have this phone using TW to understand all the features of the phone....then switch to Nova and see if I notice missing something
    12-12-2014 10:33 AM
  5. vmantas's Avatar
    Excuse my silly question, do I need to root the phone to install another launcher like nova prime?
    12-12-2014 11:24 AM
  6. muzzy996's Avatar
    Excuse my silly question, do I need to root the phone to install another launcher like nova prime?
    Nope.



    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    12-12-2014 11:26 AM
  7. vmantas's Avatar
    Thank you!
    12-12-2014 11:26 AM
  8. 1812dave's Avatar
    Nova launcher should be part of Android, IMO.
    12-12-2014 11:35 AM
  9. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Nova launcher should be part of Android, IMO.
    I'd be fine with that!
    12-12-2014 11:37 AM
  10. ArtVandelay's Avatar
    Good post.

    I generally use Nova Prime on all devices. The only thing I feel it's lacking is the swipe left for Google Now like the GEL has. Other than that, it's amazing. It must not be possible to add the swipe left feature, because you'd figure it'd be included by now. I also love the Lollipop integrations.

    For a while, I played around with the GEL, and tweaked the things it was lacking with Xposed GEL app. That allowed me to tinker with icon size, grid, etc.
    12-12-2014 03:00 PM
  11. akutch34's Avatar
    Nova Prime. Tried to stomach Touchwiz for a couple days out of the box, but couldn't stand the bad use of space and responsiveness. Set up Nova in a few seconds to what i had on my last phone (S4) and love the flexibility to use gestures (including double tap the screen to turn it off which is cool, and swipe down from anywhere to get the notification bar down instead of the LONG reach to the top of this big phone!), fit more apps in the grid in the app area, fix padding for widgets, resizing app icons on the screens, add quicker response, etc, etc.

    So regarding lost functionality from chucking TouchWiz - the one I'm aware of is posting S-Notes to home screens won't work. What else is lost?
    I see the option for "Double Tap" but I don't see an option to make it turn off the screen when I double tap. How'd you do it?
    12-12-2014 06:36 PM
  12. getdez's Avatar
    sad sad...just paid for Nova a couple of months ago for my S5....I don't want to lose any samsung functions but damn it sure was nice....
    What are the samsung functions that would be lost when switching up? Was going to try Nova Prime. I have never installed a launcher - but read a couple places that it replaces TW and is quicker/more lightweight? Any truth? I always thought it was just another layer over TW and could not be any quicker.
    12-12-2014 07:31 PM
  13. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I see the option for "Double Tap" but I don't see an option to make it turn off the screen when I double tap. How'd you do it?
    You'll need to download a third party app to link the double tap gesture to, screen off and lock by katecca works great. I did find that if you use an onscreen calculator widget like me you can accidentally turn the screen off.. other than that it's perfect

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-12-2014 09:03 PM
  14. angel220's Avatar
    I'm so surprised that no one has mentioned aviate. I use it and I must say uses little ram and functionality is awesome. Automatically catorgerises your apps and you can add or customize your own.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-12-2014 11:35 PM
  15. iGalione's Avatar
    What functionalities do you lose from touchwhiz?

    Live life, love life, excel life...

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    #ILoveEvolution
    12-12-2014 11:49 PM
  16. iGalione's Avatar
    I'm so surprised that no one has mentioned aviate. I use it and I must say uses little ram and functionality is awesome. Automatically catorgerises your apps and you can add or customize your own.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I used to use aviate all the time, but it's not customizable.. It offers a few context based actions or formats, but when you get to the "android" nitty gritty of it, it doesn't let you fully be you...

    You may have many of the same layouts or looks with aviate, but each nova screen can be totally different

    But it's all about choices none the less
    Android > iOS in that regards (sorry for that mention)

    Live life, love life, excel life...

    N1 . N2 .. N3 ... N4 #ILE
    #ILoveEvolution
    12-12-2014 11:52 PM
  17. kaitlyn2004's Avatar
    I've always been a fan of Nova Launcher and recently went to Nova Launcher Prime. With Action Launcher 3 out, I might have to give it a try though
    12-13-2014 12:22 AM
  18. Jay Sacks's Avatar
    Anyone know what Nova offers that Apex doesn't?
    I switched to Apex because Nova had a conflict with a favorite app.
    They seem nearly identical.
    12-13-2014 12:37 AM
  19. muzzy996's Avatar
    Anyone know what Nova offers that Apex doesn't?
    I switched to Apex because Nova had a conflict with a favorite app.
    They seem nearly identicle.
    Havent used Apex in a LONG time but I THINK (somone correct me if I'm wrong) among the few things Nova has would be half step grid positioning, disabling padding on widgets (no margins/gaps between them) and swipe gestures on any icon (not just the dock icons).
    Jay Sacks and 64fairlane like this.
    12-13-2014 12:43 AM
  20. KreepyKen's Avatar
    Nova Prime.

    Instead of using lots of home screens, I set up my dock to have two pages, each set up with five folders instead of single apps.

    If touchwiz allowed for multi-page docks, I'd give it a try.
    12-13-2014 07:17 AM
  21. bembol's Avatar
    Nova Prime. Simple & clean, I love the Gestures.
    12-13-2014 08:53 AM
  22. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    Nova Prime. Simple & clean, I love the Gestures.
    The gestures are the deal closer for me.

    Double tap is app drawer.
    Double swipe down is Calc.
    Double swipe up is Maps.
    Single swipe down is Notifications (great to help with one-handed operation).

    Just really makes for quick operation.
    12-13-2014 08:59 AM
  23. rdroyer's Avatar
    yep, i use it exclusively. perhaps you can do the same stuff with nova but i'm already used to the buzz launcher and widget interface. i customize using very few icons and i keep everything suuuper tiny and buzz works perfectly for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's what I've been noticing about Buzz is you can basically do everything you want with it and it has a very good interface. The lack of a Greenify widget is somewhat annoying me though. No worries, don't really need to worry about killing apps that much now.
    jennifer likes this.
    12-13-2014 12:28 PM
  24. mayconvert's Avatar
    I am in love with Aviate, but it's my first launcher, ever. It Needs more settings tho.
    I can't just touch the time in the top middle and get it to launch my Alarm window...
    I also bought Nova Prime, going to have fun and see what Nova has to offer as well.
    Aviate is awesome but a little limited in its current form.

    Oh, standard Touchwiz is very good as well. Maybe I'm crazy but it seems to be a "cleaner", smoother, less in-your-face touchwiz than I remember... no? maybe?
    12-26-2014 01:01 AM
  25. donb2010's Avatar
    I am in love with Aviate, but it's my first launcher, ever. It Needs more settings tho.
    I can't just touch the time in the top middle and get it to launch my Alarm window...
    I also bought Nova Prime, going to have fun and see what Nova has to offer as well.
    Aviate is awesome but a little limited in its current form.

    Oh, standard Touchwiz is very good as well. Maybe I'm crazy but it seems to be a "cleaner", smoother, less in-your-face touchwiz than I remember... no? maybe?
    I tried Aviate a couple of days ago and liked it a lot, but you're right, currently it is limited as far as settings and options. If there's an update with more settings/options I will definitely re-install, but for right now I'm happy with Apex.
    12-26-2014 04:06 AM
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