Launchers

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by bmxracer, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. bmxracer macrumors member

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    What is your favorite and why? I like Yahoo Aviate, because of how it groups everything.
     
  2. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    Though I haven't personally used it, I like Nokia's launcher because it's just so cool!
     
  3. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    Nova launcher. Very customizable and fast. Buy the app upgrade for a couple bucks and enjoy.
     
  4. mrex macrumors 68020

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    Nova, simple and flexible... using it on my phone, tablet and tv-box.
     
  5. three macrumors 6502a

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    Nova is by far my favourite. It is powerful, very customizable, and the developers are pretty dang awesome. I've been using the Nokia Z Launcher recently but will eventually make my move back to Nova.
     
  6. TimelessOne macrumors regular

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    used to be nova launcher. Ended up moving over to google launcher when I got a nexus 5 last year and have yet to go back.
     
  7. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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  8. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    Nova launcher, what kind of customizations could i get?
    I dont see many themes for Nova.
     
  9. sracer macrumors 603

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    I'm impressed with all that Nova Launcher offers for free. I finally ponied up for Prime. Well worth it... the developer should be supported.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I like Sense 6 stock launcher on the HTC M8 - Fast and customisable.

    I also like the new Touchwiz (the actual 'launcher part' - not referring to stock apps) on Samsung Galaxy S5/Alpha & Note 4. Again ignoring the other background services/elements - just merely the launcher - I think touchwiz offers a great customisable experience.


    And failing those stock launchers - Google Now Launcher in the playstore would be my next choice, however the lack of customisable options in the App drawer (folders and ability to hide unwanted apps) annoy me a little.
     
  11. sickducker macrumors member

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    Google play launcher for consistency with lollipop
     
  12. Ddyracer macrumors 68000

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  13. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Has been Nova for me in the past but I've been using the Google Now launcher since upgrading my Nexus to lollipop and like it. I haven't been going going crazy with customization otherwise I'd probably move back to Nova.
     
  14. BigRed1 macrumors 6502

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    I have tried a lot of them on my low-end LG90, but have stuck with the free version of Nova. It looks nice and seems to have pretty minimal over-head. I don't want my phone changing the interface and where everything is depending on the time of day/where I am/ etc...

    I'm hoping and praying that this device gets lollipop, but I'm not holding my breath. If it does I'll look at the google launcher.
     
  15. F123D macrumors 68040

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  16. kevinof macrumors 6502a

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    Google Now launcher. Don't need anything more.
     
  17. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    There are theme packs out there that work with Nova. Stealth is one that I know of and used.
     
  18. ggibson913 macrumors 6502a

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    I had Google Now Launcher and loved it until this weekend. I went into Ultra Power Save mode on my S5 and when I went back all of my screen setup was gone. So I am currently using free Nova Launcher and will likely pony up for the full version.
     
  19. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Used Apex, Nova, ADW and Go Launcher for 3rd party launchers over the years and always stick with Go Launcher Prime. Never had issues with it, smooth and fast, and awesome settings for everything right down to slick animations. Like how it allows me to use custom icons as well manually.
     
  20. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    I have done the same, but Nova is the one I prefered on my GS3
     
  21. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    I used to swear by Apex Pro, but have made the move to Nova Prime and actually uninstalled Apex Pro on my Moto X. Nova is really nice and seems really fast on my phone.
     
  22. Dave.UK macrumors 65816

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    I used to use Go Launcher up until a few years ago. Found it very sluggish. Thats when I switched to Nova and never looked back.
     
  23. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    One Plus launcher.

    Yahoo Aviate is very clean and definitely a nice setup. Makes it feel like a totally different phone.
     

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