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Something better than stock ICS Launcher....

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By sciacca75, Member on 27th February 2012, 11:07 PM
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28th February 2012, 04:45 AM |#11  
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Adw Launcher Ex
  • highest level of customization
  • Not ICS exclusive (not sure if it affects performance on ICS)
  • the only launcher I know that can handle HD live wallpapers without scrolling lag.
  • Doesn't show widgets in app drawer

  • ICS exclusive
  • decent amount of customization
  • can't customize folder icons
  • icon labels disappear if you set desktop grid rows to 8 or higher
  • Shows downloaded apps and widgets in app drawer if rooted and the launcher is installed as a system app

  • ICS exclusive
  • less customization options than the other 2
  • can customize folder icons
  • icon labels disappear if you set desktop grid rows to 8 or higher
  • background for app drawer is black. Can't make it show the wallpaper
  • most simple and easiest to set up out of the 3
  • Shows widgets in app drawer if rooted. Doesn't require installation as a system app

I used ADW on honeycomb. Now I am using Nova. It would be perfect for me if I could remove the black background in app drawer. I tried apex and it felt too much like a beta, which it is. I will most likely switch to apex when it matures.
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28th February 2012, 04:51 AM |#12  
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best for ICS are Trebuchet, Nova, or Apex
28th February 2012, 06:29 AM |#13  
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Originally Posted by BULL3TPR00F

best for ICS are Trebuchet, Nova, or Apex

Yeah I use trebuchet on my atrix as well as my tf. Its really smooth. Nova is nice too.

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28th February 2012, 06:42 AM |#14  
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ADW looks slow.
Tonight i'll try Nova vs. Apex
28th February 2012, 02:12 PM |#15  
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Using ADW EX right now. I like to keep my home screen to a minimum and since titles me maximize the screen I can put the widgets and app shortcut I need all in one screen. Also it lets me change the drawer background with I set to about 60% transparent.

On my nexus I use Nova.

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28th February 2012, 04:26 PM |#16  
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Noticed a problem with Nova. When you shift the tablet to portrait the screen real estate is not so great and you lose a lot of space at the bottom and top.

I know you can change the row amount, but anything over 8 and when in landscape you don't get the app name showing up or the widget is slightly cut off.

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28th February 2012, 05:01 PM |#17  
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Nova for me!

using it for a while now and it's smooth as butter, but i read good things about apax too, you should try them both and decide what works for you
28th February 2012, 05:21 PM |#18  
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I use apex, it's the best.

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28th February 2012, 06:11 PM |#19  
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When i originally tried Apex i didn't like it. I gave it another go but this time pushed out to system/app instead of just installing as a regular app. Seems to work much better for me that way.
28th February 2012, 06:39 PM |#20  
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In apex I change the change screen method to cube. This is very smooth in portrait.

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