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%
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  1. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I just remembered Epic Launcher! I love that one.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 03:11 PM
  2. Preach2k's Avatar
    I Use Nova Prime. It is just smoother and faster then Touchwiz.
    12-29-2014 03:18 PM
  3. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I Use Nova Prime. It is just smoother and faster then Touchwiz.
    I haven't used TouchWiz in years. I immediately put Nova Prime on my devices. ...from what I read I'm not missing much from not using TW.

    from the IV
    12-29-2014 03:29 PM
  4. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    Epic is in the same leagues as Nova and Apex

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 03:30 PM
  5. makie's Avatar
    I Use Nova Prime. It is just smoother and faster then Touchwiz.
    How, because TW will still run on the background..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 05:39 PM
  6. Preach2k's Avatar
    How, because TW will still run on the background..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It is just something you would have to see for yourself.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    12-29-2014 05:44 PM
  7. Haalcyon's Avatar
    It is just something you would have to see for yourself.

    Sent from my GNote4 using Tapatalk!
    Nova Prime as a launcher makes for a smoother experience than TouchWiz as a launcher but, yes, TouchWiz is still pulling strings in the background that affect performance. You really have to use a non TouchWiz device to understand just what an impact TouchWiz has. That said the Note 3 and Note 4 have so much power under the hood that they almost (spelled almost) overpower the lag that TouchWiz brings. My Note 4 is durned quick. It really is a powerhouse.

    from the IV
    12-29-2014 06:40 PM
  8. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    Nova Prime as a launcher makes for a smoother experience than TouchWiz as a launcher but, yes, TouchWiz is still pulling strings in the background that affect performance. You really have to use a non TouchWiz device to understand just what an impact TouchWiz has. That said the Note 3 and Note 4 have so much power under the hood that they almost (spelled almost) overpower the lag that TouchWiz brings. My Note 4 is durned quick. It really is a powerhouse.

    from the IV
    I am back with Nova! Epic had some issues.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-29-2014 11:11 PM
  9. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I really like Aviate. Some of these launchers seem to be focused on giving the user maximum customization but I prefer a launcher that organizes my screens for me.
    12-30-2014 12:34 PM
  10. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I really like Aviate. Some of these launchers seem to be focused on giving the user maximum customization but I prefer a launcher that organizes my screens for me.
    Yeah Aviate is nice. I like that one too.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-30-2014 01:28 PM
  11. ronpfid's Avatar
    I use Nova.

    and why?
    Love the choice on grid size, custom icons, and resizing widgets.
    The TW grid size on stock is horrid for a large screen like this.
    12-30-2014 01:36 PM
  12. Robin Hebert's Avatar
    I use Nova.


    Love the choice on grid size, custom icons, and resizing widgets.
    The TW grid size on stock is horrid for a large screen like this.
    I read in a review that Nova is a memory hog. I haven't had that problem. Its been around so long I'm sure they fixed that.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-30-2014 01:40 PM
  13. Robin Hebert'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....
    Pardon my ignorance but what Samsung functions....I too am an iPhone person

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-30-2014 01:42 PM
  14. starbuckk's Avatar
    The primary things lost are Touchwiz-only widgets made by Samsung and ability to pin action notes to the home screens.

    Pretty much all are replaceable by alternative apps.

    I use ssLauncher. It's biggest feature (and drawback for some) is no grid. Screen is 100% customizable. But it takes more time to set up and it's default installed look is pretty ugly.

    It is very flexible for setting up docks and even allows different layouts for portrait and landscape. Also each page can have its own background.

    Here is what is missing for me, and my workarounds:

    1. Folders. SsLauncher doesn't have folders. There are several apps for this. I use one called Application Folder.
    2. S-Planner calendar widgets. Business Calendar Pro is a suitable alternative.
    3. Counter badges. Not all are available. Have to rely on app widgets or a widget creator like uccw for some.
    4. Pinned notes. Lecture Notes has a Quick note widget that can replace this though it takes a few more steps to set it up and use. See screen shot below.



    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    01-01-2015 10:45 AM
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