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  1. bubbaken

    bubbaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I switched from the DInc to the X a few months ago and the only thing I've been missing is the HTC interface. I've read a lot about LauncherPro but thought it wasn't what I was looking for... well it was. Yesterday I downloaded it due to the TOP 5 APPLICATIONS thread had many listing it. Well, for those that want more customization on top of the Android operating system I recommend checking this out as the free version will help you decide.

    I know this looks like spam but I felt this application... WHAT CAN I SAY... IT COMPLETES ME!

    :D

    P.S. I uninstalled my task killer based on similar forum responses
     

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  2. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member

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    Ya Launcher Pro ROCKS.... Consider upgrading to plus.... :)
     
  3. TMack

    TMack Well-Known Member

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    Night and day compared to the stock launcher. Viva Frederico!
     
  4. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the Plus upgrade is definitely well worth it. Probably the most well worth it paid app out there.
     
  5. bubbaken

    bubbaken Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Got the PLUS version after 15 minutes of LauncherPro :p
     
  6. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    I bought the plus version to support the great work he's doing.

    He's rewriting LPP from scratch to optimize it.
     
  7. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    If I'm going to suggest two paid apps to ANY android user, it would be launcherpro plus and beautiful widgets.
     
  8. Harb67

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    I hopped on the Launcher Pro boat the other day and I love it as well. I came for the app drawer app hiding and stayed for the better looking dock, home screen customizations, and notification bar hiding. This app does more than I could have imagined and I use nearly every feature :D Though I made the mistake of ordering the paid version on the weekend and I won't get my unlock key till the payment clears, probably monday morning. Why can't he just use Google Checkout; PayPal blows.
     
  9. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member

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    whats the task killer everyones using now thats not ATK?
     
  10. VinniePaz

    VinniePaz Active Member

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    Dont think app killers are necessary anymore
     
  11. colchiro

    colchiro Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I tried one with 2.2 and saw no benefit.
     
  12. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    they never were
     
  13. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member

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    so ATK is unnecessary? should i just uninstall it?
     
  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    IMHO yes. You will find some who would swear by it. I've always found my phone runs better without it.
     
  15. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member

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    hmm im gonna delete it see how it goes
     
  16. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member

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    so i dont need to kill any apps running in the background?? i remember there was a minimum of like 10 apps always 'killed' when i hit the ATK button
     
  17. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    With android, free memory is wasted memory
     
  18. mikeydooodie

    mikeydooodie Well-Known Member

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    i dont get it?
     
  19. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    Great video. I think in order to purchase your first Android device you should have to watch an informational video that includes this, as well as other materials that explain the Android process. Task killers are used by people accustomed to Windows (like me when I first got my Droid) devices. With Windows more free memory = awesome. Coming to Android it's very hard for people to comprehend that Android is based on a system that utilizes free memory to help the whole process run faster and smoother.

    Now, I will concede that Android devices haven't traditionally been fast, smooth running devices per say, but this is a brand new technology, and just like any new technology it needs time to polish itself and clean itself up around the edges. It's been on the consumer market for 2 years, so it's very young indeed. As it matures the glitches, lag time, FC's and all those types of things will no doubt improve as it continues to refine itself.

    But an important part of the entire process is that the consumer understands the fundamental differences that separate this technology from the existing technologies already on the market. It's not a regurgitation of Windows or Apple, it is based on Linux which not a whole lot of people are used to. Trying to use it like a Windows or Apple device however is not going to give the end user the experience they are looking or hoping for.
     
  21. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent!
     
  22. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

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    This is a feeble and simplistic attempt at explaining a very complex set of processes. Kind of reminds me of Perot and his economic charts. In realty there are 30 - 40 processes running and some very complex decisions being made. And in my opinion lag does occur when a decision has to be made.
     
  23. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion I would prefer to have enough available ram to open any application and once it has opened close the apps I have designated non essential. Actually how does the system know which apps are non essential, is it based on user pattern, I doubt it.
     
  24. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    It keeps in memory those processes that have most recently been started and saves the state of those that haven't been accessed in a while. In killing those processes that have a saved state, you eliminate the ability to reopen that process in the state you left it.
     
  25. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't matter how many processes are being juggled, the concept is what matters. I'm sure he could have explained it using 30 or 40 things, but who would have understood it?
     

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