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Which Home Screen/Theme App do you like?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by inssane, Jan 14, 2010.

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Which one do you use and why??

  1. aHome

    1.6%
  2. Home++

    45.3%
  3. Open Home

    6.3%
  4. Other

    46.9%
  1. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    Cast your vote and let me know. Each of these seems to have their ins and outs and I am sure many others are thinking about any one of these.
     

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  2. jlatour88

    jlatour88 Active Member
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    sweeter home 2 all the way
     
  3. jfe

    jfe Well-Known Member
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    Sweeter Home 2 is awesome, but it takes way too long to customize.

    Using GDE at the moment

    But someone already made a poll about this once
     
  4. ssantan2

    ssantan2 Well-Known Member
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    no offense but these are some terrible options imo, I havent heard of anyone openHome or aHome on their droid

    edit:
    I personally am using gde until 2.1 then i'll be running stock launcher
     
  5. gwwjpd

    gwwjpd Well-Known Member
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    I prefer GDE, with the application dock and comunication widget.
    But like the bottom powerstrip and screenshot capability of Home++.

    Themes, (well icons) change with the wallpaper, which I like to change often.
     
  6. pbrstanwood

    pbrstanwood Well-Known Member
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    I would like to see better themes
     
  7. TheBeachBoy

    TheBeachBoy Well-Known Member
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    Sweeter Home 2 was great, but a hassle anytime I wanted to add a widget or program shortcut, unless I missed an easier way than going through the theme editor.

    I prefer Pandahome; the dockbar and icon hide feature makes it extremely useful. I don't want to root my phone, but I also don't like having to look at the built-in apps that I don't use (amazon, corporate email, etc), so icon hide is great.
     
  8. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
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    Stock 2.1 W/ Better Cut blows the rest away.
     
  9. dlongb13

    dlongb13 Member
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    ^^^^^^with this guy
     
  10. daihl92

    daihl92 Well-Known Member
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    intelligent home for me
     
  11. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member
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    Security Trainer
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    Are you using it? Or just hoping it will be better?
     
  12. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Well-Known Member
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    +1 for PandaHome- Love the Dockbars and the customization.
     
  13. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    SWEETER HOME PREVIEW 2!!! wOOt wOOt! It PWNS all of em! :cool:
     
  14. doomedromance

    doomedromance Well-Known Member
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    I just watched LemonNZ's intro video. That Sweeter Home is genius. I'm definitely giving sweeter home 2 beta a try when I get back from the gym tonight.

    I liked Launcher+ because all I really wanted/needed was 2 more screens. The 2.1 Launcher is really cool. I uninstalled both and went back stock though.
    Launcher+ b/c it forced closed almost everytime I unlocked my phone.
    2.1 Launcher b/c it slowed my homescreen way way down. At first it was tolerable but after a day I had enough and went back stock.
     
  15. tdjt

    tdjt Member
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    I like stock Home. I'm using Home++ for its power strip, but everything else looks just like stock Home. I don't even know what to do with more screens. Tried 4, 5, 6 but now I'm back to 3.
     
  16. daihl92

    daihl92 Well-Known Member
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    I am using it, It is my default home
     
  17. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
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  18. iPhone2Droid

    iPhone2Droid Well-Known Member
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    Tried em all, but ultimately always return to dxtop. I'm addicted to its 5-icon app dock, and appreciate the convenience of its popup task killer. The few times that it lagged, I could always track it to a new widget installed. Thing just works, and in a fass-free manner, on my Droid.

    (Also luv GDE's Conversations widget. But the dang thing = a force close festival. I really wish they'd release that widget as a stand alone!!)
     
  19. reznorfan0

    reznorfan0 Well-Known Member
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    GDE with the obsidian theme for me, I like the quirky screen transitions, the always there call and contacts buttons the don't impede on the homescreens, the communication history widget, and the application docks. It also seems to run the fastest and most stable on my droid.

    That being said, I would love to rip the ability to hide the notification bar from home++, and the built in home++ taskkiller seems to work better than any of the standalone apps available right now.

    Use bettercut on top of anything to change my icons (though if somebody could show me how to have a custom folder icon...) and it's pretty cool.

    Sweeterhome has a ton of potential, but I'm nuerotic when it comes to changing things up, and changing anything SW is a huge chore that I just don't have patience for. Unless I just don't know how to make it easy....tell me Joe, am I just a moron?
     
  20. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    First of, let me give you a hug Big Guy. ;) There. :p

    No, you're not a moron. You're just (self-admittedly) impatience. And evidently fickle and indecisive as well. :D

    I can appreciate anyone thinking that Sweeter Home is difficult to negotiate with. It is. But that is my attraction to it, I suppose. And ... I am a creature of habit. Once I get my Sweeter Home just the way I like it, it's going to ROCK! :cool:
     
  21. inssane

    inssane Well-Known Member
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    Well thanks for the suggestions, I actually have had a hard time finding these types of programs and all of their names.
    You guys have named at least 3 that I haven't heard of, I just listed the ones that seemed to be the most mainstream.
    I am liking Home++ quite a bit, but I am a theme junky so I will probably be trying GDE and Sweeter Home 2 at least and looking at some screen shots and videos.

    How is the battery useage on some of these and is there much lag?
    Home++ is very quick and very low on battery and resources, and the power strip is very nice.

    I will check these other suggestions out in the meanwhile.
    Nick
     
  22. CoreyOli

    CoreyOli Well-Known Member
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    yup it was me.

    i ended up going with dxtop..

    i like it but am seriously considering giving sweeter home 2 a shot

    Corey
     
  23. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member
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    Sweeter Home 2 no question.
     
  24. dasudevil

    dasudevil Well-Known Member
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    Forklift driver for Frito Lay
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    Now that would just make Home++ the ultimate replacement. Themes and icon packs. Hopefully they mingle something in there.

    I have tried the new sweeter home 2, gde and dxtop, ahome, openhome, whatever was out there. For some reason i dont have the time nor patience to arrange, or fix the screens to my liking. O just thought of fresh face. I like that one too.

    Simple good, all the glamor even better, but not worth the time and effort IMO.
     
  25. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    I use Home++ as it looks good, smooth and more features coming soon I'm sure. I really like the animated clocks :)
     

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