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Discussion in 'Viewsonic gTablet Apps and Games' started by Gary_O, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Gary_O

    Gary_O Member

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    What is your preferred Launcher app for the gTablet, and why?

    ADW.Launcher
    ADWLauncher EX
    LauncherPro
    Go Launcher EX
    others?

    Thanks for your input!
     
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    For my tab, adw.launcher, launcher pro for phone. And this is for no empirical reason at all.
     
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    I use launcher pro. Works good, I have nothing to compare it to though.
     
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    I use Launcher Pro on my phone, ADW (currently) on my Tab. Will either one of them reduce the amount of space between the icons (a layout similar to stock)? Whichever one does that is the one for me...

    Edit... I just found out that Launcher Pro is what I'm looking for. It allows me to pick how many rows I want, moving my icons closer together (in case anyone else wants to know this.)
     
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    Zeam is the best. Bar NONE!
     
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    I'm also using Launcher Pro on my phone (Droid Pro), and ADW.Launcher on my gTablet. ADW.Launcher does allow you to set the # of rows and columns for icons.
     
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    Fuganater Moderator Staff Member

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    Reason: the Dock alone is reason enough to love this launcher. Your not limited to 1-3-5-No dock icons. Also the app drawer is so much smoother and you have more icons per page.
     
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    +1 Have to agree with the man^! :) Zeam is my launcher of choice for the gTab as well as Nook Color. The one nice thing I wish it had is Launcherpro's neat screen transitions (I'm partial to "cube") but the dock on Zeam is superb, plus you can do an 8x8 spread of icons on the desktop, which allows you to pack in quite a bit.

    Oh, really enjoying the gTab by the way. Arrived Wednesday, and we're still on our first date.

    I'm still on the stock ROM, and something that took me by surprise is that after I configured it for ADB, I was able to sideload apps! Huh...I figured I needed to root, or at least find and check the box for "Installation of unknown sources" in the Development settings...but there is no such box in the stock ROM! Anyway, I've installed a dozen or two of my favorite apps, switched the launcher to Zeam, and getting Quadrant scores of 1800. Call me a very happy, satisfied new owner! :D

    -Matt
     
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    I have used them all. Both LauncherPro Plus and ADW.Launcher EX are great choices since they allow you to pack the icons in tight enough for our large screen. They also allow you to resize the widgets (you have to pay for this privilege though). I prefer LauncherPro over ADW slightly, but both have advantages. I believe mine is setup with 10 columns and 6 rows right now.

    On my Droid I prefer GO Launcher Ex since it allows me to organize apps in the apps menu into folders. However, Go Launcher Ex is not as good for our screens since you cannot set your icon gride to smaller than 5 columns by 5 rows. And, with all of that real estate, app menu folders are overkill anyway.

    Update: I just discovered VTL.Launcher. It is a fork of ADW.Launcher which is optimized for landscape layouts, in other words the dock is on the bottom! :) I am going to give VTL a go for a while. :)
     
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    ^ Thanks Brian, some great suggestions. Hope you'll post back when you have impressions about VTL.

    -Matt
     
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    Really? I couldn't find it in the settings! I'll have to try it and look again. Thanks for that.
     
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    I'll give Zeam a try. Noticed some comments / concerns on the Market about Zeam no longer being updated. So it is what it is, but perhaps that's good enough?!
     

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