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Android Home Replacements : Many to choose from : by Abe21599

This is a discussion on Android Home Replacements : Many to choose from : by Abe21599 within the Motorola Atrix Apps forums, part of the Motorola Atrix Forum category; Want the ability to customize your phone even more?? Then check out the home replacement apps listed below - A home replacement is just what ...

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    Android Home Replacements : Many to choose from : by Abe21599

    Want the ability to customize your phone even more?? Then check out the home replacement apps listed below

    - A home replacement is just what its name says - it replaces your home screen(s). With a H/R, you get a new UI so you can further customize (depending on what one you choose) the gestures, animations, and themes.


    Some of the ones are paid only, some are free, and some have a free and a paid version.

    Want to have more than one? just get a home switcher so you can try them all out!

    and heres an article on how to set up your home screens

    Thanks to Abe21599 from our sister site for putting this together.


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    LauncherPro

    Layout options: Like other launchers, LauncherPro lets you choose how many home screens you want, but it also offers a few other options. Like ADWLauncher, you can choose how many apps shortcuts fit in each row, though you can only do it for the app drawer itself. You can choose to organize apps in five shortcut rows on the home screen though, but that's as far as it goes. If you'd like to, you can also hide icon labels, so you only see icons on the home screen and not the names of the apps below them.
    One of LauncherPro's best features, however, is removing apps from the app drawer. Thus, you can hide the crapware that comes with your phone, or hide apps that you want running in the background but don't want cluttering up your drawer. Of course, if you need to edit their settings later on, you can always un-hide them with just a few taps.


    Usability options: The dock is the center of attention in LauncherPro, where most of the customizability happens. LauncherPro's dock is scrollable, themeable, and has a few goodies in there that can make your life easier. It features five shortcuts along the bottom instead of the usual two, and you can scroll through multiple docks as well, giving you a total of 15 shortcuts along the bottom of your screen.


    LauncherPro also has the usual usability enhancements, like enabling auto-rotation, choosing an action for the home key, and hiding the notification bar. In addition, if you put something like Gmail or Messaging in the dock, you can enable dock badges for those apps, so you know how many unread messages you have in each.


    Theming: While you can't theme the entire home screen like in ADW, you can do your fair share of visual customization on the dock. LauncherPro's default icons are white, somewhat transparent versions of Android's original icons, and they look pretty good—but you can also use the default Android icons if you prefer. You can even add your own from your phone's SD card, meaning you can make it look like whatever you want. Furthermore, if LauncherPro doesn't contain an icon for a certain app, you can find LauncherPro-style icons for other apps around the net.


    Performance: Despite its remarkable number of features, LauncherPro is fast. If you have a particularly old phone and find it a bit sluggish, you can still turn down some of the extra UI enhancements, but I've found that even with all of them turned on, it's one of the most responsive launchers around. Scrolling through the app drawer is so smooth it's an almost iPhone-like experience, so you can't go wrong if you're looking for good performance.





    LauncherPro Market Link

    Appbrain Link



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    Adw / adw ex

    Layout options: ADW offers numerous ways to re-organize your home screens. You can add up to 7 screens, which is pretty standard for a custom launcher, but if you need to fit even more shortcuts, ADWLauncher offers the ability to choose how many rows and columns of apps you want on your home screen—up to eight each—so you can squeeze in as many shortcuts as possible.
    If that's a bit too extreme, you can also choose to just squeeze apps together in the app drawer. This way, your home screen stays tidy, but you have to do less scrolling when you need something in the drawer. You can also set the drawer's background color, remove app labels (so you only see the icons), and tone down the 3D graphics effects.


    Usability options: ADW has packed a pretty large number of actions into its system preferences, to which you can assign different shortcuts. For example, you can re-assign the home button to show a preview of all your home screens, open a specific app, or hide the notification bar.

    Furthermore, ADW has a few gestures built-in to which you can bind these actions. For example, by default, swiping up on the screen shows and hides the notification bar, and swiping down shows the notifications drawer.


    Themes: One of ADW's biggest draws is themability. It doesn't get much easier to theme your phone than with ADW's built-in engine—just download a theme from the Market (they usually range from free to about a dollar or so) and select it in ADW's preferences. It will change everything from your wallpaper, icons, and miscellaneous UI settings to give your phone a completely new look. Lots of themes contain icons for popular Market apps, too, so it won't just be your pre-installed Google apps that get themed—apps like Barcode Scanner and Shazam will often fit in too.



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    GO Launcher EX

    GO Launcher EX is the extra version of GO Launcher , one of the most popular launcher app in android market , provides elegant themes ,fast performance and convenient experience .

    -Fancy home screen transition (MENU-preferences-display settings-screen transition)
    -Themes supported (search “go launcher ex theme” to download)
    -Smooth scrolling experience (set the flip speed in display settings)
    -Icon popup menu (long press icon on the screen)
    -Gesture supported (both screen and dock icon)




    GO Launcher EX Market Link

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    Zeam Launcher

    Features:
    - elastic scrolling
    - scrollable dock bar
    - 1 to 7 screens with pinch screen previews
    - configurable action bindings (swipe up, swipe down, double tap, home)
    - long hold uninstall from trashcan
    - hide home screen icon labels
    - scrollable widget support
    - auto rotate orientation
    - widget size spanning
    - live wallpaper support
    - fullscreen mode




    Zeam Launcher Market Link

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    LiveHome

    LiveHome is a free home replacement app.
    It based on nexus and adw but add many utility tools.LiveHome Features:
    1.More Customization
    menu->livehome->Settings.
    2.Online theme/wallpaper
    menu->livehome->theme/wallpaper.
    3.IconManager,can hide and custom your app
    menu->livehome->iconmanager.
    4.Taskmanager and app Uninstall.
    menu->livehome->Taskmanager.
    5.Desktop Transition:3D,Book...
    menu->livehome->Desktop Transition.
    6.Bottom Bar.
    you can drag app to bottom bar.
    *support many themes: pandahome/ahome/openhome...
    *support livehome/ahome iconpack to prettify the home.
    *support:1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2





    LiveHome Market Link

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    Home++ Beta

    New home, new lifestyleBranching from the stock home app, Home++ offers more
    * 3rd party animated widgets & scrollable widgets support
    * Drag&drop uninstall
    * Bookmarks
    * Workspace looping
    * 3~7 screens and a screen switcher
    * lazy load app drawer by default
    - live wallpaper support will come


    old versions in website





    Home++ Market Link

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    There you have it folks. Just several alternatives for your home screens! I personally have tried most of them and always end up going back to the paid version of LauncherPro Plus.
    If you're bored with the stock home launcher on the Atrix, I definitely suggest giving some of these a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked View Post
    There you have it folks. Just several alternatives for your home screens! I personally have tried most of them and always end up going back to the paid version of LauncherPro Plus.
    If you're bored with the stock home launcher on the Atrix, I definitely suggest giving some of these a try.
    Awesome string of posts, wicked. This is where Android really starts to shine! All of this customization without having to 'jailbreak!'
    wicked and nh7tr like this.

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    So much to do... I think my head might explode.. It's going to take me weeks to get this phone all customized! And I still won't be done, haha.
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