Lightning Launcher recommendation

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silrosriv

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I haven't seen anyone talk about this launcher, but it is awesome. Yes, you have to pay for it, but with the amount of customizations available it's well worth it. I know I'm a newb around here, and this post may not be taken seriously, but I thought I'd try to get a great dev paid to keep up such great work. Best feature that I've been looking for for over a year is being able to put widgets inside a folder on your home screen.

And that's my 2 cents. Please don't be too harsh, remember I'm a newb around here. :)

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danny39

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I haven't seen anyone talk about this launcher, but it is awesome. Yes, you have to pay for it, but with the amount of customizations available it's well worth it. I know I'm a newb around here, and this post may not be taken seriously, but I thought I'd try to get a great dev paid to keep up such great work. Best feature that I've been looking for for over a year is being able to put widgets inside a folder on your home screen.

And that's my 2 cents. Please don't be too harsh, remember I'm a newb around here. :)

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Be easy on the noob, but this should be in the Themes and Apps section of the forum. Hopefully a mod moves it.

But back to the launcher, looks cool but I prefer TouchWiz, I'm one of those :p

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jball

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Now I looked on the playstore and assume your talking about the "lightning launcher extreme" cause that is the one that cost . correct?

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silrosriv

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Now I looked on the playstore and assume your talking about the "lightning launcher extreme" cause that is the one that cost . correct?

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Correct. :)

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silrosriv

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Be easy on the noob, but this should be in the Themes and Apps section of the forum. Hopefully a mod moves it.

But back to the launcher, looks cool but I prefer TouchWiz, I'm one of those :p

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:) I hear ya. I just can't do enough with tw to make me happy. ;)

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oak

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Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I am checking out the free version now.

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CZ Eddie

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This is the "Tasker" of launchers. It's incredibly powerful & customizable. Just a bit of a learning curve. But much like with Tasker, once you do a few things, the rest gets a lot easier to figure out.

I actually got frustrated the first time I tried the free Lightning Launcher. And gave up on it the first day.
Read your thread and got the ambition to try it out again.
Really glad I did.
Nova Prime has been outstanding for me, but I was missing some customization options and Nova Prime developer team has not responded to my inquiries. So I'm going to double-down and watch a couple Lightning Launcher videos and figure it out.

I really, really like that it lets you have multiple home screen/profile setups. So if I'm right, I can pull up a different homescreen setup for each Tasker profile I have set up.

Also, there are profile/themes you can download from Play Store that give you some pre-arranged fancy-ass customization. Just to get you started.
 

delutedsoul23

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Lightning launcher is amazing. When I first came across it I was completely lost. Once you get the hang of it...I haven't used another launcher since. Plus the developer is constantly updating it. Great app well worth the money guys

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silrosriv

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Lightning launcher is amazing. When I first came across it I was completely lost. Once you get the hang of it...I haven't used another launcher since. Plus the developer is constantly updating it. Great app well worth the money guys

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He also responds pretty fast when you email him.

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CZ Eddie

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Here is one of my folders. Sucks that XDA widget isn't offered with a dark theme.

Keep in mind that widgets slow down folder performance by a tiny bit.

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sifuentes2013

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I have tried lightning launcher and will say that it was one of the most horrid launchers on the market....using the s4 the only launcher I can say is pretty decent is nova prime and solo launcher....both are perfect launchers with no glitches and tons of customizations and themes

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ZPaul2Fresh8

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Mar 23, 2012
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Google Experience Launcher is perfect for me. Not overly done like most launchers. The drawer is super clean with larger detailed icons and has Google Now integrated into the home screen...

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ericchaffey

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Aug 8, 2013
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Not for the faint of heart...

I love Lightning Launcher and can't say I did the first 5 times I tried it. At first, it is very intimidating for those that are used to the normal/simple way of laying out your homescreen/desktop. I have tried pretty much every launcher out there and love the benefits everyone provides, but have to admit, they are all essentially the same ole desktop, offering nothing truly innovative.

If you want to see the power of LLX, are worried about bugs and improvements, check the Google plus community: https://plus.google.com/115359051724948606262/

Again, this is only for those experienced enough that want something absolutely unique. If you are content with basic folders, simply swiping left/right and having the normal desktop setup this wont be for you. If you actually want freedom to make your desktop look the way you want, give LL a try.
 

silrosriv

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May 2, 2012
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LLX

I haven't had any problems with it at all. The customization is still amazing, and everyone in the g+ forum is nice and helpful.
 

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    I haven't seen anyone talk about this launcher, but it is awesome. Yes, you have to pay for it, but with the amount of customizations available it's well worth it. I know I'm a newb around here, and this post may not be taken seriously, but I thought I'd try to get a great dev paid to keep up such great work. Best feature that I've been looking for for over a year is being able to put widgets inside a folder on your home screen.

    And that's my 2 cents. Please don't be too harsh, remember I'm a newb around here. :)

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