Android Users - What is your launcher of choice?

What is your launcher of choice?

  • MotoBlur/UI (stock launcher on Motorola phones)

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ComputerBox34

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Curious to see what launchers people prefer for their Android phones. Considering spending $4 for Apex or Nova to get some better organization than stock

poll incoming
 

CHANG3D

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I use Nova (paid) and love it on my E4GT.

But why would I use Nova when Sense 5 on my HTC One runs so frigging smooth and efficiently?

I voted for Sense 5, also because I'm afraid that other launchers will kill my battery... If I were still on E4GT, Nova...

P.S. I also have ADW (paid), LauncherPro (paid - think this is dead now), Apex (paid), and had used GoLauncher.

P.P.S. Where is Facebook Home?!? LOL
 

Vermillion

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I bounce between ADW Ex and Nova Prime. Used Buzz Launcher in the past and that was kind of nice. ADW was my favorite for a long time and used it up until recently when I switched to Nova Prime. Nova has a few features that ADW just doesn't have that I like for my homescreen setups.
 

T4rd

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Nova Prime for the past year at least. Before that I used Apex for a while, then before that I used LauncherPro until I got my Gnex (which LP was never updated to support ICS or above).

Nova seems a tad more responsive/fluid than Apex to me (though last time I used it was over a year ago, I'm sure its been updated several times since and is probably better now), otherwise they're virtually identical in terms of features from the last time I used it. But the gestures are a requirement for me and what I love most about Nova, specifically swipe down for notification page and swipe up for settings. This helps a lot on the larger phones (like my Note 2) so I don't have to reach so hard for the notification shade. I also love scrolling support in folders so you're not restricted to how many apps you can have in a folder. I pretty much have all 160+ apps on my phone organized into 10 different folders (2 rows in my 6x5 grid config) on one home screen and the rest of the screens are widgets.
 

Trimlock

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Shit, been using ADW for ever and love it, I'll have to give Nova a try now.
 

obug

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I use Apex and like it a lot. Nova is great as well, but I stopped using it because it was cutting out the bottom of one of my frequently used widgets.

Having a choice of launchers is what makes me think I'll always use Android. I know phones have an increasingly number of features and gimmicks. But a customizable launcher is the type of thing that really improves your daily phone use.
 

NoxTek

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I use to use GoLauncher but then it got too bloated, then Holo Launcher.

Now I just use the one that comes with CM10.1, it works great.
 

MisterClean

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I dont have much experience with launchers, but Ive been using Buzz Launcher for thr last week, and I like it. Its nice being able to see other people's homescreens and hitting a button to make it yours.
 

Medion

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My preference is stock Android, or customized launchers based on stock. From top to bottom, these launchers increase in functionality, but decrease in response/speed.

Holo
HoloHD
Nova
Apex

(Nova and Apex tend to alternate as they are direct competitors). Typically, if on a non-stock device, I'll use one of those, leaning towards Holo. But since the 4.1.2 update on my SGS2, I've been using TW with no complaints. I still prefer stock, but not by so much that I want two launchers on the device. Nature UX 1.0 is close enough to stock that I'm ok with it.
 

limitedaccess

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Can't really decide between HoloHD and Apex. The only thing I can tell that I like with Apex over Holo is more finger gestures and really only swipe up/down shortcuts. Hard pressed to notice performance differences on a Nexus 4 between the two but I like the Holo name better :p

I mainly want 5x5 grids as opposed to 4x4 with stock. Gestures, search bar removal, drawn transparency, dock divider removal, landscape rotate and widget shortcut are the only other things I think I'm interested in over stock.

Separate homescreen wallpapers might be another haven't tried this out yet though to see how it looks in practice.
 

MisterClean

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After a wek of using buzz launcher, I still like it, but it has hrrn causing my hpone to force reboot every noe andnthen, ususlly when uaing google talk, so I cant fully recommend it.
 

kydsid

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Been trying out Nova Prime as a result of this poll. Won't go back to stock android now. Nova plus a few themes and widgets and I have a personalized phone that I like much more than sense on the old phone.
 
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Nova Launcher (Prime) by far! I have used the majority of all the launchers and none come close to the amount of features and stability.
 

///AMG

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I havent tried many but out of motoblur, touchwiz, sense, ADW, I like stock android the best. Simplest and most stable for me.
 

KevinO

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Using the launcher that comes with the ROM ChameleonOS right now on my SIII. Prior to that I was using Nova Prime.
 
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I love the stock launcher with my Xperia Z - minimal and the included widgets are not over the top
 

MrCrispy

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Nova Prime (bought on sale for 99c, best purchase on the Play store).

My 2nd fav has to be the MIUI launcher.
 
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