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Which Launcher do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mrvirginia, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. HTC Sense

    82 vote(s)
    21.5%
  2. LauncherPro

    175 vote(s)
    45.8%
  3. ADW

    66 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Zeam

    9 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. Other

    50 vote(s)
    13.1%
  1. sr1982

    sr1982 Well-Known Member
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    Nevermind, I found it. It is called "Fancy Widget"
     

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  2. shandroid

    shandroid Well-Known Member
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    Started using launcher pro yesterday and I really like it so far.
     
  3. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member
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    actually, it's beautiful widgets.
     
  4. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member
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    menu > settings > applications > manage applications
    then look for HTC Sense. tap it > tap clear defaults > tap force stop

    if you've updated with the HTC update, i'm not sure if you can force stop it anymore because i haven't updated (and won't be)

    you can only use Sense widgets while using the Sense UI launcher
     
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  5. Bomix

    Bomix Well-Known Member
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    ADW.launcher!, the Dev works hard on it, updates it a lot recently I have noticed a lot of bugs fixes with each upgrade. I really like the level of customization.
     
  6. Brent Pierce

    Brent Pierce Well-Known Member
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    I believe that is part of the "Beautiful Widgets" app. You can download skins and change font and color, etc.
     
  7. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yeah adw is a good launcher too. Its a tough call between that and launcher pro. They both have determined & attentive devs. I prefer launcher pro though. But adw is really good too.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  8. FunDroid

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    Where do you find these other launchers? I use the Sprint one by pressing the internet globe on the phone. There are others?
     
  9. Brent Pierce

    Brent Pierce Well-Known Member
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    I am a sucker for HTC Sence. I LOVE it. Tried ADW, I couldn't quite have an affair with ADW. Unistalled.

    Maybe you're talking about an internet browser. We're talking about launchers. Basically new home screens that change the way your front page is laid out. You find these in the Android Market.
     
  10. effluent

    effluent Well-Known Member
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    Wow, surprised ADW is getting beat by Launcher Pro here. ADW is much more customizable. I think it does everything LP does and a lot more. Love how you can change how fast the screens transition, whether they overshoot and by how much etc. And of course seemingly upping the resolution by being able to fit more stuff on the screen, changing the size of widgets, etc. Love it.
     
  11. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member
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    ADW doesn't do everything LP does. ADW is missing those cool app animations as well as the 3D app drawer that LP has, to name a few.

    also, ADW does this weird gradient thing to the Android music widget. for instance, if you have the widget on another screen besides the home screen, and you flick over to the screen with the music widget, you can see what i mean for a split second. does the same for my touiteur widget. LP doesn't do this.
     
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Lp does all that too.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  13. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member
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    uh, no it doesn't lol
    LP is missing the overshoot option and you can't resize widgets to whatever size you want. only available in ADW.
     
  14. effluent

    effluent Well-Known Member
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    I think that app drawer looks cool at first but gets annoying. I like the Galaxy S style drawer on ADW. Speaking or which I have the Galaxy Launcher(new Touchwiz) on my phone as well to try out.
     
  15. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    You can change how much the screen "overshoots". Resizing widgets is a no, but you can make 5 rows instead of 4.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  16. heavychevy

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    I like launcher pro, but the screen resolution sharpness seems to take a hit and I was getting some Force Closes. Not a lot to be a big deal, but definitely quite a few. I miss the customizable dock, 3d app drawer,landscape home, drop to uninstall, and 5 rows of apps.

    But Sense just looks so much clearer of resolution to me, and the different scenes are awesome, plus all the widgets. And I loves me some Sense widgets, Calendar, clock/weather with graphics, email, people..... all that.

    I went back to Sense as well, but really like LP. If they could do something about the Sense widgets and clear up that resolution, I'd be sold forevers. A few scenes wouldn't hurt either.
     
  17. Brent Pierce

    Brent Pierce Well-Known Member
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    When I tried ADW, it doesn't allow your HTC widgets. No Friendstream, no HTC Calandar, no People, no HTC Music. No thanks.
    Does anyone know if LP allows for these HTC widgets to be places on the screens?

    I agree with you heavychevy.
     
  18. heavychevy

    heavychevy Well-Known Member
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    Brent LauncherPro wont allow htc/sense widgets either.
     
  19. ballr4lyf

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    Nope, you won't be able to use Sense widgets with LP or ADW, as they both disable sense. You would have to find alternatives, which are out there. For instance, you can use the built-in FB widget and the official twitter widget in place of Friendstream (Actually, when I did this, I noticed a pretty huge battery improvement). You can use Pure Calendar or Jorte for a calendar. Mixzing is a great mp3 player. etc.
     
  20. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member
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    no you can't. you can give it elastic scrolling, but you cannot actually change how much it overshoots like in ADW. you can change the scrolling speed. but again, this isn't overshoot.

    i think you may be confused on the overshoot.

    edit: wow, Sense is winning over LP now lol
    must be the widgets. like above poster said, you can find good alternatives to them
     
  21. Brent Pierce

    Brent Pierce Well-Known Member
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    Friendstream is by far my favorite widget that I have. I have Twidroid Pro as well, but that widget needs improving. And we all know that the FB app/widget is worthless. I check Friendstream a couple times every hour when I get bored. That widget alone is enough to turn me off of the other launchers that don't allow it.

    Sorry to get off topic. Resume launcher discussion. lol
     
  22. MarwinP

    MarwinP New Member
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    How can I have Launcher Pro like this with colorful icons?
    I can not have the 3D application drawer to work, plase help!



     
  23. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Well-Known Member
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    I like ADW, I used LP and even paid $2.99 upgrade but it just crashed and hung my phone up too bad, so wiped phone and reinstalled but still had issues. Used it for a few weeks, but now I use ADW and it works better for me. Just my .02 cents.
     
  24. overclock

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    I like ADW for one reason, horizontal app scrolling. Vertical scrolling is useless. Absolutely useless. Maybe if LP got this feature I would try it out again but not until then will I.
     
  25. MegaManR

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    you can fix this - there's an option in the system preferences settings menu in ADW called Wallpaper Hack. Uncheck it.
     
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