3rd Party Launcher on Bionic? LP? ADW?

pwscott

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Anyone running a launcher on their Bionic? When I had a Droid X I loved Launcher Pro and I liked ADW EX, but when I went to a DX2 it just couldn't deal....bad redraws and 20 second lags to make a call....was a bummer. I have tested ADW a little on Bionic and it seems fine....am just wondering if anyone else is running a launcher, which one, and is the Bionic performance still nice and snappy with it installed?
Especially curious to know if anyone is using LP or LP+.
I like both, ADW for the docks and stuff and LP+ for the widgets.
 
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I was a long-time LP+ user on my OG, and I recently gave GoLauncher a test run per Droid-Life's suggestion. I must say it is pretty nice. It pack quite the punch that LP+ does, but it offers enough customization to satisfy my needs right off the bat. They also offer the same widgets that LP+ does, but free, and I think they look a little cleaner.

Don't know if I'll keep it or go back, but it's definitely worth a shot. It's free and you can always go back.
 

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May i suggest go launcher ex as well? I was an adw ex user and decided to try go. Best launcher out there! Give it a try its awesome. And always being updated with new things. No lag at all, extremely smooth and very customizable. You won't be disappointed.
 

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May i suggest go launcher ex as well? I was an adw ex user and decided to try go. Best launcher out there! Give it a try its awesome. And always being updated with new things. No lag at all, extremely smooth and very customizable. You won't be disappointed.

I second these comments. :)
 

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I use ADW EX. I purchased it for my Tab 10.1. Since I already had the license for it, I installed it on my Bionic. Runs fast with no problems so far. I like using the swipe up to jump to different screens, and swipe down to open notification bar. I can do this in both ADW EX, and GO Launcher EX.
I installed the Contacts GOWidget, and it lags a lot when trying to use the homescreen preview feature. It did it on my previous Android device, and on the Bionic as well. I also found myself hitting the "X" by mistake in the homescreen preview mode on GO Laucher, so I ended up deleting screens by mistake. I don't have this problem with ADW EX.
 

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i am running ADW Launcher EX on mine, works fantastic, it's very customizable, stable and smooth, and has no redraws
 

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Go Launcher EX. Lots and lots of updates for that software so I feel like the dev team is on top of any bugs or issues that may come up in the future. I was also able to add 4 more homescreens. Plus it's really pretty. :)

Gallery here of the ink theme: Droid Bionic Screen Shots - kath00's Photos

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Launcher pro plus. Also change your VM heap up to 48. Your phone will run smoother.

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I love Go Launcher EX, and used it for a long time on my Incredible. But, unfortunately, I've had nothing but problems since I installed it on my Bionic, so I'm uninstalling it to see if they go away, or if it was just a strange coincidence.
 

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Still sticking to the 3rd party launchers? Or is everyone happy with the stock homescreens? I have adw ex, but haven't downloaded it yet on the bionic. I am thinking about it recently though...

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I started this thread a little before the Bionic came out and got some good responses if you're interested:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic/114906-blur-vs-customer-launchers-bionic.html

As for me, I enjoyed LP very much but am currently using Go Launcher because it lets you resize widgets (LP wanted the paid version to do that), has some more customizable settings and I like the homescreen options as well. I think LP was probably a tad bit smoother/faster to be honest, but not even so noticeable that I care. I did like LP's app drawer better but no big deal. I briefly tried ADW last week but didn't care for it. Can't remember what I didn't like about it but in any case I'm very happy with Go Launcher right now. Might try out some other ones at later time, Idk.
 

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Still sticking to the 3rd party launchers? Or is everyone happy with the stock homescreens? I have adw ex, but haven't downloaded it yet on the bionic. I am thinking about it recently though...

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk

I was never able to run LP+ to my satisfaction on my Droid X2, but it rocks on the Bionic. ADW EX also runs great. I use HomeSmack to switch between the two.
 

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I started this thread a little before the Bionic came out and got some good responses if you're interested:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/droid-bionic/114906-blur-vs-customer-launchers-bionic.html

As for me, I enjoyed LP very much but am currently using Go Launcher because it lets you resize widgets (LP wanted the paid version to do that), has some more customizable settings and I like the homescreen options as well. I think LP was probably a tad bit smoother/faster to be honest, but not even so noticeable that I care. I did like LP's app drawer better but no big deal. I briefly tried ADW last week but didn't care for it. Can't remember what I didn't like about it but in any case I'm very happy with Go Launcher right now. Might try out some other ones at later time, Idk.

I tried Go Launcher for a while, but I found it to be really buggy in comparison to Launcher Pro.
 

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