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What launcher are you using for your TS?

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30th April 2014, 01:44 PM |#11  
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I've been using Mini Launcher... although only for a few days and haven't tried many other options yet, so i might change if there's anything better
30th April 2014, 05:53 PM |#12  
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+Lokifish Marz. Can you please elaborate a little on your set up.

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30th April 2014, 06:20 PM |#13  
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Right now it based on Lightning but really needs to be a standalone.
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Would love to have this for my Watch!
30th April 2014, 09:46 PM |#15  
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Personally, I really liked the WP8 launcher. Could fit lots of useful info and apps on the watch screen.

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I keep falling back to the stock launcher. I've tried a few (nova, apex, and similar), but the status bar is the biggest issue. I'm really fond of the bar for easy overview of new notifications, and can't really live without one. Swipestatusbar solution works ok:ish, but not having the bar there after exiting apps and having the bar interfere with touch event at the top makes it a dealbreaker.

OUI is almost there - it has widgets, app drawer and screen sorting, and the status bar. It does however lack in other ways, like missing an indicator for which screen you are on, and everything looks very blurred, together with almost no customization. Some widgets looks as if they are rendered at like 50x50 pixels and zoomed to fit the screen. Also seems unstable, it has crashed a ton of times.

If the stock launcher could just get widget support, an app drawer and preferably a way to add/remove/sort your screens, I'd be happy with it. For now it works though, and seems fast and stable with status bar working..

EDIT: After playing around a few hours with different launchers today, I finally went back to Nova. It takes some getting used to, but the status bar issue now feels like an acceptable loss compared to all the gains. It works very well, and renders on small screens better than most other launchers (some have too much paddin in the grid, some render icons very pixelated or blurry, and so on). Nova does a good job, my only peeve is that icons are aligned to the top of their grid position, and widgets are aligned to the center. This means that if you place an icon next to a widget, they will not align, and also the icons come a bit too close to the top. However, it's still better than the alternatives I've tried, so sticking with Nova for now.
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4th May 2014, 01:50 PM |#17  
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Originally Posted by Lokifish Marz

Lightening launcher with x3 UI layout.

When will you be releasing it???
4th May 2014, 09:04 PM |#18  
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I am using launcher 8.
The tiles uses most of the screen at any given time, as opposed to a more regular android launcher.
Android launchers in general wastes a lot of screen real estate. This is because of the way the icons are organized, with lots of empty space between them.

The tiles you get in launcher 8 is quite tight, like in a proper windows phone.
I like this.
The tiles are also customizable in size, so stuff that is often used will have big tiles, while the lesser used programs get smaller tiles.
Launcher 8 also runs smoothly.
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Originally Posted by jdommer

Personally, I really liked the WP8 launcher. Could fit lots of useful info and apps on the watch screen.


am using this too

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20th May 2014, 04:29 PM |#20  
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i use tsf shell for many years on all my phones and tablets.
now i use it on the truesmart and it really works great.
its smooth, it looks cool, you reach everything you want in short time.

shure i have to use swype status bar, but that is not really a problem.

ok it is not really cheap, but you only pay one time and can use it on all devices, so i think the price is fair if you have more devices
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