1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Your favourite launcher and why

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by holgalee, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. holgalee

    holgalee Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010

    Nov 23, 2010
    120
    7
    36
    Hi all, I've got my SGS (with official 2.2 update) for 3 weeks now. Love it to bits!

    But my phone tends to lag (or hang, not sure which because I usually shut down and power up) sometimes, especially when I click on an app and change my mind and use the back button before it can open. I'm not quite ready to root yet, so I wonder if using a different launcher will help.

    I've got both LauncherPro and ADWLauncher installed right now. Both seem faster than TouchWiz, but both seem to cause the phone to hang, especially LauncherPro. Is it my imagination? :thinking:

    So which Launcher do you prefer and why? Also, is TouchWiz really that bad? I like being able to hide the name of my apps on the homescreen and it takes longer to scroll through the apps, but it seems more stable, I think. Do share your thoughts!
     

    Advertisement

  2. bigdyl69

    bigdyl69 Newbie
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    20
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010

    Aug 15, 2010
    20
    3
    36
    Support Worker
    North Wales
    I had issues with Launcherpro hanging on my rooted and lag-fixed JPO Froyo SGS, especially on boot when I would get a force close from it. Tried ADW as well but I have settled on Zeam Launcher. Doesn't come with the widgets from Launcherpro but its lightweight and very fast and causes no hangs or freezes on my phone now. Its also free so well worth a try
     
    holgalee likes this.
  3. GalaxyTDM

    GalaxyTDM Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    173
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010

    Oct 15, 2010
    173
    15
    38
    Engineering
    Wales
    Must admit I have only tried ADW but didn't feel the need to try anything else, there are plenty of themes out there for ADW and it works well on my standard 2.1.
     
  4. beer-in-box

    beer-in-box Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    219
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010

    Nov 15, 2010
    219
    12
    38
    Turkey
    You might try a modded version of your Touchwiz, I found one on xda forums and it's good. Take a look.
     
  5. Scared

    Scared Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    35
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010

    Nov 15, 2010
    35
    1
    16
    I use Launcher Pro (Plus), ADW was just too slow for me :(

    I love having 3*5 shortcuts in the dock
     
  6. Hrithan2020

    Hrithan2020 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010

    Sep 8, 2010
    54
    1
    16
    Launcher Pro, was a bit slow for me on my Galaxy S (eclair, lag fixed).
    So, did voodoo fix + ADW, and it was very smooth.

    Now, in Froyo , editing (adding homescreens, deleting) is very slow in ADW. Everything else is smooth. Haven't really tried LaucherPro after upgrading to Froyo..
     
  7. holgalee

    holgalee Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    120
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010

    Nov 23, 2010
    120
    7
    36
    Thanks for all the replies! I downloaded Zeam and my phone seems to be great now. I may not even need to root it anymore! :p
     
  8. caesey

    caesey Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    74
    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010

    Oct 7, 2010
    74
    12
    18
    I started using Zeam, I appreciate the simplicity, but its missing an important feature, unread counts on phone, messaging & gmail icons. I used to get this with launcherpro, even touchwiz on froyo supports this (at least for Messaging).
     
  9. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,825
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010

    Apr 23, 2010
    1,825
    763
    213
    Medical Doctor
    Auckland, New Zealand
    LauncherPro Plus here. Love the widgets and its smooth and fast for me on lagfixed froyo. When I first tried ADW on 2.1 I had force close problems and just went to LauncherPro from there and have had no cause to try ADW again. Maybe sometime I'll get round to it and see how it runs, but its hard to give up the Friends widget in LauncherPro :)
     
  10. Hrithan2020

    Hrithan2020 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    54
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010

    Sep 8, 2010
    54
    1
    16

    Add no option to backup to the list.
     
  11. jollygoon

    jollygoon Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    69
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010

    Aug 10, 2010
    69
    17
    18
    And with the swiping, you get 6 x 5 shortcuts! Been using launcherpro plus since the second day, tried many others but I keep coming back to launcher pro plus. Love it.
     

Share This Page

Loading...