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Rating: 4.3 (25,305) Cost: $3.00 Downloads: 500,000 - 1,000,000
Highly customizable home replacement application
¿What's a home replacement application?
Is an normal android application that will run when you press your android device's HOME key. It's what usually people know as the "android desktop".
¿What makes ADW different?
-It's compatible with android versions from 1.6 to 4.1!
-It's highly customizable, almost in every aspect you can think of.
-Thousands of skins and themes with support for most popular launcher themes!
-Mix and match your skins, icons, docks, folders, etc
-Configure your applications in unlimited groups and hide unwanted apps.
-Fast setup screen with fast access to add items or configure everything.
-Gestures for fast operation (swipe up/down, 2-fingers swipe up/down, pinch in/out, etc)
-Configurable Actionbar, similar to android 3.x tablet interface.
-Screens editor to add,remove, swap and resize your desktop screens.
-Configurable visual desktop indicators.
-Easy folder tweaking and management, content previews, arrangement, colors, etc.
-New AppWidget picker for devices running Android 4.1 and newer.
-Icons editor to create your own customized shortcuts or edit existing ones
-AppWidget backup/restore (only for android 4.1 and newer)
-Customizable applications dock with support for unlimited shortcuts with paginated scroll.
-Lots of settings to play with: texts, colours, animations, sizes... you should dig in!
Differences between ADW.Launcher and ADWLauncherEX:
ADWLauncherEX and ADW.Launcher share the same application core, but ADWLauncherEX includes a lot of extra features and improvements, like for example:
-10 different app drawer styles, including 3D waterfall, 3D Roll, 3D Ball, 3D Wall, 3D Cube...
-Lots of new desktop transitions: new animations while navigating through your desktop screens. Try them all, they're crazy!!!
-New icons size configuration to enjoy high quality icons from your preferred themes!
-Save custom configuration presets: Quickly configure and change the whole desktop configuration by 1 click!
-Backup and restore your configuration, easy and painless. You can even share your desktop configuration with your friends!
-More, more more to come!!
Steven - 2011-09-30
I have a suggestion for the next update. Maybe if u can, make a new option to have 4 normal sized icons as the dock like the motorblur launcher.Thanks
Dan - 2011-09-23
I love this launcher. Worth the money. However, I HATE how restoring configurations completely fubars all your widgets. Why implement a feature if it does the job half-assed? Other than that one thing, the app is great.
Saenz Scene - 2011-08-22
The first pic is a tablet photo. No lag at all its actually really fast. Go to settings and adjust the speed. Its great with no lag. I'm rooted so It may help since I can adjust processor speed etc. Its a great launcher that came with cm7 so I had to support Dev. Excellent job.
White Hawk - 2011-09-17
Works perfectly with everything I throw at it, with fluid performance on old & new phones. Exemplary development. Tried the rest- this IS the best.
Yajni - 2011-09-29
It works great. Not a get straight to it app takes a while to find things out but good. Would be better if you could add a big phone widget
Maikel - 2011-08-31
Some of my Samsung apps that use to communicate right from the desktop don't do it any more. for example the social hub app doesn't tell me anymore the number of emails I have unread. That being said the app is great and has great potential. Still getting the hang of it but is easy enough to be familiar with it in no time. Good for tabs and phone!
Kaleb - 2011-08-16
ADWLauncher is Awesome! only one thing stops it from being 5 star is every time I gesture up my main dock goes from 3 to 5 with one shortcut being messages and the other 4 being the app drawer. Only way to get it to go back is to restart my phone. LG Revolution
Kiko - 2011-09-18
I have tried other options around... This was a close choice, but ADW is the best customizable and still very fluid and stable.
Vejet - 2011-09-21
The best launcher out right now. There's plenty of customization to suit your needs. Although the infinite scroll transition could be much smoother.
David - 2011-08-17
If you like ADW EX, this is a must. Many more cusomisations, plus the transitions are WAY smoother on my Galaxy S2 than ADW did - the code must really be improved. It could still be better though: SUGGESTIONS FOR DEV: (1) Bring back the hold-with-2-fingers-and-tilt method of moving a widget/shortcut to a different homescreen (like on default interface). (2) let us drag one widget/shortcut to another to swap their locations (3) let us import settings from ADW without manually renaming the settings files.
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