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LauncherPro better than Helix and ADW? You be the judge.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by King_Bean, May 16, 2010.


LauncherPro better than Helix? You be the judge.

  1. Yes! LauncherPro FTW!

    219 vote(s)
  2. Nah.. Helix is still better.

    16 vote(s)
  3. Nah.. I use ADW.

    25 vote(s)
  1. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    LauncherPr0 0.4.4 has been on the market for a while now....I got it like 3 hours ago.
  3. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
    VIP Member

    His website seems to have a lot of downtime. I'm not sure what is going on with it, but I can almost never find his server.

    The app is the best though. I could ask for a better home replacement app.

  4. webeougher

    webeougher Well-Known Member

    Not sure if you're trying to access his site through your phone or via computer, but I have yet to be able to get it through the browser on my Droid, but every time I've tried on my laptop, it works perfectly. YMMV.
  5. jmims

    jmims Android Enthusiast

    I've experienced issues as well trying to access his site via mobile. I didn't know if it was a fluke or the site. It seems to be working for me now though, both wifi and 3G.
  6. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    ive been using helix launcher forever now and im just wondering if i should make the switch to launcherpro? i see overwhelmingly that most people would say i should... so i guess i'll give it a shot?

    question is - should i uninstall helixlauncher all together? or can i have multiple launchers on my phone? whats my best option here..
  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    You can have as many alternative home launchers as you wand :D Install Home Switcher to easily swtich from the various launchers. I'll definitely say go for LauncherPro, it has blown HelixLauncher out of the water! I used HelixLauncher2 and felt it lags more and not as smooth as LauncherPro. The only launcher that I think competes with LauncherPro is ADW Launcher, which have very similar features. Best feature on LP is that you can have FIVE rows of apps :D And the developer is actively updating it to make it better!
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  8. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    great! i'll have to try it. but im not too sure how much space i have on my phone now so i may HAVE to uninstall helixlauncher just to get launcherpro to fit (im not aware of how much space a launcher uses)
  9. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    well if you don't remove it all together, don't forget to remove widgets and such off of the Helix launcher before hand otherwise you are going to slow things down a lot
  10. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Home replacements don't take up much of your memory: LauncherPro is about 2MB, ADW is 1.35MB and Helix is 0.9MB.

    So I don't see the point of uninstalling it unless you don't want it anymore.
  11. kraze0g

    kraze0g Android Enthusiast

    thanks again :D
  12. DEF033

    DEF033 Lurker

    I am loving LauncherPro! I was the guy how only liked a stock Motorola Droid home screen, but LauncherPro has changed everything! It is super quick and I love having the extra screen real estate for my apps and widgets. I think the developer has done a great job, and I am looking forward to more improvements in the future.
  13. Optimus

    Optimus Well-Known Member

    With the speed of his latest updates I miss some of the stuff he's added. Brilliant home replacer really. You can just about make it look however you want. The way he has you choose your icons and apps is brilliant. You can even add those homescreen dots in any place you like. Speed and behavior customizations, it's an insanely flexible launcher while still staying speedy...alot of progress since last month!
  14. (G)

    (G) Android Expert

    Where are you seeing the settings for this? I've looked through every preference setting and must've missed it.
  15. JMF_Droid

    JMF_Droid Well-Known Member

    It is an option for the docked icons that used to not be customizeable. Long press on one of them & choose homescreens.
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  16. ryanbump

    ryanbump Newbie

    You can change the dock bar at the bottom, just long press the icon on the dock bar you want to change and a menu come up and you can choose whatever app you want.
  17. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Correction - it shows a bunch of shortcuts, but if you select the applications shortcut, then wait a few seconds (up to 30 the first time I tried it) then it lists all of your applications that you can pick from.

    Unfortunately, there is no LP icon for Google Voice that matches the clear icons for hte other stuff, so I reverted all of mine to their default icons.

    I use the following setup in the dock:

    phone - Gmail - (app drawer) - Messaging - Google Voice

    Those are the things that I use the most.
    corbinator likes this.
  18. King_Bean

    King_Bean Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This poll should be closed because, at this point, it is not even debatable which homescreen replacement is the best. With the latest update, it now has the most stable 3D app drawer EVER. It's ridiculously fast. This, along with all the other features, places this launcher waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay above and beyond AWD/Helix.
  19. sublimnl

    sublimnl Well-Known Member

  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    LauncherPro for the win! I've deleted both Helix and ADW :D
  21. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Launcher Pro 5.1 has the best 3D app tray ever, period.
  22. 3devious

    3devious Android Expert

    3D? What is so 3D about it?

    UPDATE:nm, I just checked it... Not bad, kinda pointless but not bad...
  23. CrazyFool287

    CrazyFool287 Newbie

    I have to agree. I love it. He says there may be bugs with it, but the only thing I found, so far, is that when you reach the top or the bottom of your tray while "flicking", it will stick for a second and then realign itself. Besides that nitpick, awesome all around!
  24. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
    VIP Member

    I have to disagree with this statement. A 3D app drawer is not pointless at all. It is simply one more thing that make your phone that much cooler than all the other non-Android phones out there. You do have the option to turn off the 3D app drawer. Just like basically everything else with the Android system, it's all about customization and user preference.

    You may think that the 3D app drawer is pointless, but to me, it gives me one more reason to brag to all of my friends and coworkers who are iPhone junkies and fanboys. This is one more think that I can show them and say "Can your phone do this?" and have them say "No" in a disappointed tone of voice.

    Now, as for the app, This app is by far the best Launcher on (and not on) the market! I tried HelixLauncher 2 and the 3D app drawer on that was so slow that I almost fell into hibernation just waiting for it to open. Trying to scroll that 3D app drawer was even worse. It would scroll one or two lines and then just stop. Ten seconds later, I would be able to scroll it another row or two before it stopped and froze again.

    I have never said this about an app before, but I really hope this Dev either puts up a donate button or charges a reasonable price for his Launcher. This is the fist app that I have ever WANTED to just give the Dev money for (and that includes all of the app I have on my iTouch as well).

  25. emdmao

    emdmao Android Enthusiast

    lock this thread now

    no home replacement even compares with LP's speed, simplicity, and the 3d app draw is just ridiculous.

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