Rocket Launcher FX
500 - 1,000 downloads
- Original layout
- Intrusive ads
- Non-practical app drawer list
- Weird dock
This is the paid version of Rocket Launcher which is ad-free and contains extra features.
A Launcher is an app that basically changes your dock, app drawer, screens and transitions. It could add some effects too and improve your system performance. However, the more-noticeable change is regarding scenery. We've reviewed lots of launchers which are different in some regards, but quite similar in distribution and icons.
Rocket Launcher is the weirdest launcher we've seen until now. It doesn't mean that it's bad. It's different and that's a matter of taste. The distribution is quite different: there's no dock. At the bottom there's a Wi-Fi signal widget, a button for adding widgets, screens and edit. Instead of dock there's a icons structure in the middle of the screen with the basic icons: browser, messages, app drawer, call log, etc. The app drawer is displayed in a list, vertical scrolling. We don't really like this design, we find it uncomfortable, slow. However, there's a detail that we really appreciate: the version of each app included in its name.
This futuristic layout it isn't as comfortable as we expected. However, we have to recognize that the app runs smoothly. Although it's maybe because it's simple, there aren't too many configuration options (regarding performance, effects, operations, etc).
What's more, the free version contains adds at the bottom, which is annoying in a launcher. If you want to remove it, you have to upgrade to the paid version (£2.99).
Insanity Systems is the developer of this original launcher. We really appreciate innovation and originality but it shouldn't mean sacrificing ease of use. And that's what happens in many cases with this Launcher. Anyway, worthy to try if you want to see something new.
From the deep, dark labs of insanity systems, comes what we believe our best invention yet. It is the simplest way yet to perform everyday tasks on your Android device just give it a go. All feed back would be greatly appreciated, we are always looking to improve your experience.
Rocket Launcher aims to bring a new experience to using your phone. No more of the all so repetitive interfaces now found on Android devices, this app aims to heighten the bar of user experience by providing you with a slick and futuristic user interface. Enjoy!
Recently changed in this version:
Music buttons :P Don't worry you can turn them off. Just check the preferences menu. Although they are kind of cool. DON'T TURN THEM OFF.
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Comments and ratings for Rocket Launcher FX
Nice simple launch screen works well and is nice to use htc desire.
Great launcher love it
Its fun and different. Please don't listen to the other reviewers, adding suport for face book or twitter would suck. You have Widgets that's enough
Its ok,keeps FC,but bsides that I like the fact its different.
Please add ability to hide unwanted apps in the app list. I used this in LauncherPro and feel it is great for hiding carrier bloatware
Innovation done right
I bought this app because it holds very much promise. Maybe add RSS and Facebook support by swiping left on the home screen?
Really like the innovative style. The ability to add apps and widgets to the home screen would be good.