Android Launchers

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

  1. dalbir4444 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    #1
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    #3
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    #4
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    #5
    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.
     

Share This Page