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  1. uday029

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    Any suggestions as to which is the best launcher?
    Sense vs ADW vs Launcher Pro vs Go Launcher? Does using launchers drain the battery?
    Also what is the difference between free and paid versions of ADW and Launcher Pro?

    Thanks.
     

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    I have launcher pro plus (paid version) in this version you can use the widgets, free you cant. Only problem I have with lpp is it hasnt been updated in a while but I have no problems, use wise, with it as is now. Since I dont plan on rooting my phone it has a nice hide apps feature, so even though I cant remove att bloatware I can atleast hide it so I dont have to look at it on a daily basis.

    Havent noticed any extra drain on my battery. If you do get another launcher doesnt matter which one also download home switcher for froyo, this is an easy way to go back to htc sense launcher if you need to. With this you set one as your default this way every time you press the home button on your phone it wont ask what launcher you want to use, it does get annoying if you dont set a default to keep getting that pop up. Then if you need to switch open home switcher and it will list any launcher you have installed.

    I say try the free versions of these launchers to get a feel for them and which is best fit for you. I have used the free version of ADW. And I may jump from lpp to adw.
     
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    I have tried all of them and ended up going with ADW launcher EX fast smooth now even slimmer and has great themes
     
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    When I had my atrix, I used ADW Ex and loved it. It was very smooth and offered a lot of options to customize screens, add widgets, and so forth.

    Now that i have the inspire, I like sense so much better than any other launcher. I feel like the other launchers try to create a sense feel on phones that are not htc. Just my opinion....
     
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    Adw the paid version seems the smoothest to me.
     
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    I've tried the free ADW and I couldn't get it to do anything. Most of golauncher is free and easy to use.
     
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    I have tried free versions of all the three launchers (LP, ADW and Go) but I felt that Sense was faster and smoother than any of those three. And since none of the launchers can make use of sense widgets I went with the Wave Launcher which keeps the Sense UI intact and adds the dock functionality.
    Thank you all for your replies.
     
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    I tried a couple and am using GO Launcher now.

    I don't plan on switching back to sense or anything else as I am really happy with this one.

    Is there a way to delete the sense now that I made up my mind ? (I would like the extra space on my phone that it will create)
     
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    I use Sense when i use sense based roms. And i use ADW EX when i use cm7.
     
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    The breadth of widgets and software with Sense cannot be beaten.
     
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    That's like asking "what's the best color?". :D

    My personal favorite is ADW Launcher (I first tried it as part of my first time using CM7, and now I use it on every ROM I flash, as I really like it). I like Sense well enough, but the phone runs much better and faster (and gets much better battery life) without it.
     

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