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[APP][30 JUL]ALTDRAWER 0.7.1 Alternative APP DRAWER [Perfect for MIUI] [Many options]

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5th July 2011, 12:06 AM   |  #1  
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CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT HERE

I even sent him all my source code and new features. Thanks to everyone for that all support comments, but this is the end, I can't continue the development by myself Enjoy the new app


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Hi, xda people, this is my first app. It's an alternative app drawer (launcher independent) in which you can choose between GRID view (default on all launchers), LIST view (WP7 like) or HORIZONTAL PAGED view (iPhone like). Perfect for people who doesn't have a drawer, like MIUI users, but avaiable for everyone who wants an highly customizable drawer: you can change any option you want

CHANGELOG:
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0.7.1 - 30/07/11

  • Check for new version in Settings.
  • Backup and restore preferences
  • + and - buttons in slide bar preferences
  • [FIX] Helvetica font changed because typo issues
  • Batch/Multi-select for hiding, editing and uninstalling apps
  • Fixed misplaced wallpaper and added live wallpaper support.
  • Added french, greek, italian and dutch translations (Thanks to Tydi, dancer_69, tiwiz and Duncank)
  • App list loads at boot in background (Enable from settings)
    (BETA. Maybe some apps won't appear listed because they loaded after AltDrawer started, for example if they were installed in sd card, so you have to click "Refresh" after SD mounted)
0.6.1 - 22/07/11
  • New icon (Thanks to ebbinger_413!)
  • Edit name and/or icon of an app
  • Sort by name, most used and installation date
  • [FIX] Some little bugs
  • First try to close the drawer after opening an app
0.5.1 - 16/07/11
  • Horizontal paged scroll
  • SHOULD stay in memory
  • [FIX] Bug on create shortcut
  • Option to low-quality background (improves scrolling)
  • Custom font type (to install a new font, put it into /sdcard/AltDrawer/fonts)
  • Other little fixes and changes and dont' remember
  • [FIX] Home button issue from 0.5
0.4 - 11/07/11
  • Option to remember or not, last list position
  • [FIX] Finally, I hope, all the apps opens correctly.
  • Improved scrolling
  • [FIX] Font size not changing bug.
  • [FIX] Menu button available for Honeycomb tablets.
  • Home button at right when device in landscape (perfect for tablets)
  • Hide apps function available
  • No longer need to refresh when an app is installed/uninstalled

0.3.2 - 07/07/11
  • Added version info in settings
  • Added german translation (Thanks to frysee)
  • Improved speed when rotating screen
  • Screen orientation: by sensor, always portrait or always landscape
  • Change background (image/wallpaper) transparency
  • [FIX] Home button position setting (center, left, right)
  • [FIX] Big resolution problems
  • Improved general speed (first loading and launching apps)
  • Hardware acceleration enabled (Honeycomb tablets)
  • The drawer does not closes when opening an application
  • Other little changes

0.2 - 06/07/11
  • Now the drawer closes when open an app
  • Fullscreen mode (hides status bar)
  • Change home button position: bottom, top, left or right
  • [FIX] When uninstall an app, drawer refreshes
  • [FIX] Some spanish translations



0.1 - 04/07/11 (First release)
  • List view
  • Grid view
  • Uninstall app from drawer
  • Create shortcut for any app
  • Portrait or landscape mode
  • Change row spacing
  • Number of columns on grid view
  • Font color
  • Font and icon size
  • Background (color, image or wallpaper)
  • Show 'Home button' or not

KNOWN BUGS:
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  • When Multi-select and edit icons, the icon in preview dialog does not change, but don't worry, when you Accept, the icon will be changed in app list

IDEAS FROM ME AND USERS (Maybe coming soon, maybe not):
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  • New animations
  • Groups/categories
  • Icon background
  • Icon themes
  • Folders
  • Search/Filter function
  • Favorites
  • Option to act as a launcher

TRANSLATIONS:
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  • English
  • Spanish
  • German (frysee)
  • Greek (dancer_69)
  • French (Tydi)
  • Italian (tiwiz)
  • Dutch (Duncank)

And, finally, the apk. It's free and full. Not ads, not lite version.

DOWNLOAD!


Obvious tip: Move a shortcut of AltDrawer and replace the old app drawer of your launcher

IMPORTANT, IF YOU'RE ROOT DO THE FOLLOWING:
PREVENT ALTDRAWER FROM CLOSING WHEN IT IS IN BACKGROUND

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Move the app to the internal memory before doing this. And recommendable to convert back to user-app (after moving to the internal memory) and reboot before updating.

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Move the apk (once installed) from /data/app/com.xuso.altdrawer.apk to /system/app/
Restart phone.

OR

With Titanium Backup go to Copy/Restore tab, long click on Alt Drawer and select "Convert to system app"
Restart phone.

If you're not root, don't worry you can use the app perfectly too (But you should think about becoming root, it rocks )

Thanks to NiMH_999 for this trick

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ICON CONTEST

If you like to design the new AltDrawer icon, just follow this points and send me a PM with your design

- Must be nice
- Must be related to the app
- 128x128 px at least

WINNER OF THE CONTEST: ebbinger_413

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5th July 2011, 05:41 AM   |  #2  
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Well, tried it on SE Xperia x10 with WB's CM6 TW007 ROM with Custom kernel. it works fine but its very very slow (loading the apps in drawer - once the app drawer is loaded it works like charm). Also, if you can add paged view option in Grid style instead of scrolling that would be awesome.

Very good app but the slowness is concern. Uninstall option in the app drawer itself is the best option.

Thanks,
Chirag
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Originally Posted by pchirag3

Well, tried it on SE Xperia x10 with WB's CM6 TW007 ROM with Custom kernel. it works fine but its very very slow (loading the apps in drawer - once the app drawer is loaded it works like charm). Also, if you can add paged view option in Grid style instead of scrolling that would be awesome.

Very good app but the slowness is concern. Uninstall option in the app drawer itself is the best option.

Thanks,
Chirag

Slow? How many seconds does it take? It takes just 2 seconds first time to my LG P500 (600Mhz OC. @ 748Mhz) Anyway, I'll try to optimize it a little

The paged view is a 'Coming soon...' feature, don't know how soon, but yes, it was in my mind. Added to the list.


Thanks for trying and reporting
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For me its not slow. Im on galaxy s.
Perfect app drawer. I liked this very much. I hope you develop soon
those coming soon features.
And i wonder if you can make it import go launcher/adw/openhome themes or icons.
Can you make fancy icon backgrounds too if possible?
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Very nice!

Been looking for an alternative app drawer for a while now.

Can't wait for updates
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Thanks to both. I'll keep in mind that about icons
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Tried it several times, also rebooted the phone and tried again but still same takes me anywhere between 20-25 seconds each time I load.
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Good work.
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Hi,

please improve the load time, 15 seconds is too much.

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Originally Posted by pchirag3

Tried it several times, also rebooted the phone and tried again but still same takes me anywhere between 20-25 seconds each time I load.

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Hi,

please improve the load time, 15 seconds is too much.

with friendly greet

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How many apps do you have? I have 84 apps and it takes to me just 2 seconds

I'll try to improve it, thanks

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