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WHAT TO DO - HelixLauncher2 or DxTop???

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Isthmus, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Isthmus

    Isthmus Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2010
    I'm having some serious indecision. I have a Moto Droid running 2.1. I have DxTop installed and love it However, I find that screens space is becoming a little cramped, and the expanding it to a 5 screen set up basically gets rid of the functionality that attracted me to DxTop in the first place (the quick navigation diamond shaped desk top set up).

    Yesterday I decided to test drive HelixLauncher2. I found the program to give me much of the functionality I had lost with DxTop, as my widget use increased. Instead of 5 screen ins a cross set up, now I have 7 screens side by side, but with a quick jump that allows me to go from one to any other in one move. Right off the bat I was able to organize my widgets and shortcuts in a way that made more sense. The program also added the really cool 2.1 app drawer from the Nexus 1, which I enjoy. The downside is that screen rotation doesn't seem as responsive as in DxTop (it works but has lag), the App drawer cannot be organized by categories (it's only alphabetical), and the program (though smaller an leaner) is not perfectly stable (It has already closed on me once, but when it crashes it just reverts back to itself).

    So my question is, should I stay with DxTop which is no longer as functional as I would like, but is far more stable and responsive, and allows me to organize my app drawer by categories; or should I go with HelixLauncher2, which is much more configurable, is easy to navigate, demands less of my system, but is also not as stable, lags a little, and does not allow me to organize my apps in the drawer.

    What I wouldn't give for a snappy and stable version of HelixLauncher2 with an option to organize the app drawer.

    I'd love to hear any input or recommendations you might have.


  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    Dec 2, 2009
    Network Admin
    After using both, id go with helix2. Its lightwieght, and doesn't bog down the phone like most home replacements.
  3. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2010
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Helix too is laggy for me for some reason and the app icons are too big

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