Android Launchers

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by dalbir4444, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. dalbir4444 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2012
    A new launcher called Action Launcher was just release on the Play store. It seems promising and I was thinking of switching from Nova.

    Does anybody have any experience with it? Also what launcher are you currently using?
  2. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    I went ahead and purchased it to try it out since I knew I could get my money back within 15 minutes if I didn't like it.

    I'm still on ICS and running into the same problem those also on ICS are running into
    -Widgets not resizing correctly
    -Widget icons will stay on the screen and show through the widgets after the widget is loaded on the screen.

    I only messed with it for about 5 minutes but I really wasn't impressed. The side app drawer was kinda cool. But, really, I didn't find it interesting enough or different enough to use it over ADWex or Apex.
  3. dalbir4444 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2012
    I agree about the widget resizing, but I expect it to be added soon as it is a new launcher right now. The main thing that interests me is the slide-out launcher. It seems very productive. Were there any other features that you missed?

    And it sucks you're still on ICS :(. Which phone do you have?
  4. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2011
    Stick to the Nova launcher. Every other launcher has bad redraw problems and Nova with customisability plus no redraw lag wins.
  5. kiltedthrower macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2012
    I didn't think the slide out launcher was anymore productive than the normal app drawer. You're still dealing with apps in a column in alphabetical order. Action launcher still requires you to click an icon and scroll/locate the app you want to launch.

    I played with the settings which were really limited...stuff like number of screens you wanted, hide page indicator.

    I have the Galaxy Note I.

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