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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by danoffset, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. smallclone

    smallclone Well-Known Member

    Go Launcher kept crashing my S3. Would make it restart in safe mode.

    I use: Apex Launcher with "Sphere" theme and "Jellybean HD" skin and font

    Lovely.
     

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  2. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Have you tried unistalling Go Launcher EX and installing it back? I don't think there really is any issue with the app itself, many people in here use it, it seems to be working great.
     
  3. hbryder

    hbryder Android Enthusiast

    Go has several different products and they all have themes in the market.
    so to change your Go launcher theme just make sure it states go launcher or go launcher ex theme. Also careful of the themes that say free but have Getjar in the title. They really aren't free and read reviews.

    Go has, SMS, Keyboard, Locker, not to mention widgets ,notifications and other.
    Welcome to android!
     
  4. spartanrob

    spartanrob Newbie

    Any way to copy my TW folders and screens int Go?
     
  5. ladybug007

    ladybug007 Lurker

    In your screen shots, what theme are you using to get those icons and what wallpaper are you using? Much appreciated!
     
  6. $ilver$urfer

    $ilver$urfer Member

    Really like Go Launcher, but a bigger fan of MIUI.
     
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Heres the wall:
    http://db.tt/E7bHCAJu

    The theme in the app drawer for go is called "ics theme" but I can't find it. Must have got it in the go "store".

    Icons I can't share. They're a gift for donating to a themer on XDA
     
  8. rachpreach

    rachpreach Newbie

    So i have used Nova launcher and was thinking of getting Go launcher but I dont like how far apart the icons are spaced with go launcher on the home pages. Is there an option to modify how many rows and columns you can have?(I havent downloaded the launcher yet so I dont know)...
     
  9. CrockettGTO

    CrockettGTO Guest

    . . i prefer Nova over Go. ive used both for about a 2 month stent. i purchased Nova prime and use the Go theme icons
     
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yup. 4x4, 5x4, 5x5, custom
     
  11. rachpreach

    rachpreach Newbie

    ok i figured that out...so how can you get widgets to overlap each other with go launcher?
     
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Hmm not sure if you can..
     
  13. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    I have been playing a lot with Go launcher and Nova. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. You can overlap widgets somewhat with Nova, but can't with Go launcher.

    I can't decide between the two yet. The one thing that you can do with Go Launcher that you can't do with Nova yet, is change the font color of the icon labels. So for now, I will stick to Go. Oh, and I notice a slight lag with Nova that I don't see with Go launcher. YMMV.
     
  14. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    All this talk about Nova and Go reminds me of the fact that "nova" means "no go" in some language (Spanish, I think).
     
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  15. Heisenberg123

    Heisenberg123 Android Enthusiast

    Ive stuck with Go after trying Apex and Nova
     
  16. Funnyusername

    Funnyusername Android Enthusiast

    Nova. Hands down.
     
  17. CrockettGTO

    CrockettGTO Guest

    And even more ironic that GM called one of their cars the Nova
     
  18. aldo82

    aldo82 Well-Known Member

    when I got an s3 I tried Nova and Apex and found the latter ran better. But at some point along the way Apex was updated to a version that kept crashing (they fixed it later that day) and so I tried Nova again and it was much smoother. I find Nova works so well nowadays you just can't tell its not built in whereas apex always has the odd stutter here and there for me.

    The latest Nova update has made it even better. You can set up actions for swiping apps and folders. For example if I swipe up on chomp it goes straight to the compose screen of my most used contact, swipe up on the app drawer icon and it opens google now etc. On folders i have it set up so a tap opens the folder and a swipe opens the most used app in that folder. awesome! You can do it the other way round and have swipe open the folder and tap for an app. I think you can change folder icons to that of an app so you could effectively have hidden folders known only about by yourself!

    You can also now have an alphabetical list for the app drawer which is something touchwiz does, not that I use that myself
     
  19. cincyrob

    cincyrob Android Enthusiast

    WOW, cant believe no one uses ADW EX. i love it. so easy to customize any icon you want,so many options for whatever you want to do. i just updated to JB last week. ive heard some say ADW has compatibility issues with JB? ive yet to notice any. they both work great together for me...
     
  20. jackiedroid

    jackiedroid Newbie

    I've been wading in the launcher pool for a few weeks. Started with GoLauncher EX and since then have tried Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher EX, and Apex Launcher. I don't know that you can go wrong with any of them honestly, but I find myself going back to GoLauncher still. On all the other launchers I find myself wanting to customize things that the other launchers won't let me do, but GoLauncher does every time. I think Nova and Apex are the fastest, but I guess customization wins out for me over quick-ness. And it's a LOT easier to use, for example if I want to change my app icon, switching between app packs is super fast and easy, vs. the other launchers where i have to go through multiple windows, and then back, and then multiple windows again to get to the app pack I want to look at.

    Examples of things I wanted to customize that the others can't, or can't do as easily: Folder icons, folder look & backgrounds, folder/icon label color and background. (I'm sure there's more, this is just what popped into my head right now)

    So for me, GO LAUNCHER EX is the winner. :)
     
  21. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It's pretty old hat.
     
  22. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Go Launcher gives the most options for a free app but if u buy Nova, the only setting the payed version doesnt seem to have that Go has is being able to change the font+colour of icon labels. everything else is there (i used Go for years before jumping to Nova when it was on sale) and Nova is just far more slick. No more waiting seconds for everything to be there when u return to Home :)
    Well worth the money i think
     
  23. yeyo963

    yeyo963 Lurker

    I switch between 3

    - Nova
    - Vire (it's going to be paid, but its free now because its beta, its awesome tho, the switch between screens is like flipping glass)
    - Next Launcher (it costs but prob one of the best)
     
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  24. ldivinag

    ldivinag Well-Known Member

    Was rjnning Launcher 7 but now found Windows 8 launcher

    Almost 100% mimics win 8 phone interface. Cant get the mail tile to list how many unread messages...
     

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