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SF Launcher Beta

SF Launcher Beta

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This is a beta of an alternate homescreen that is designed to be simplistic, yet beautiful and customizable.

The best way to configure the launcher's layout is by using the Setup Wizard. You should be prompted to open it when first launching the app, but you can also access it later from the overflow menu.

The top section of the launcher is a header with the time, date, and a graphic of a the San Francisco skyline from Google Now. This image changes based on the time of day. You can configure at what times the images change from header settings. There are now several headers available as well as an option to just use the system wallpaper instead.

Below this is the widgets section. Swipe in this area to switch widget cards. The height of this panel can be adjusted in settings. Select "Rearrange Widgets" in the overflow menu to change the order of the cards.

Below this is the favorites section. This will be empty at first, but you can add favorites by long-pressing on apps in the all apps list or shortcuts from the overflow menu. You can remove favorites by long-pressing and selecting "Remove favorite." You can also change icon size and number of columns. SF Launcher Plus users can also select an icon pack (best with ADW packs). To rearrange them, select "Rearrange Favorites" in the overflow menu.

Swipe right from the favorites section to access the list of all apps. From this page, you can long press on an app and select "Add favorite" to add it to your favorites. You can also long press and select the option to uninstall the app.

You can set a light or dark theme for the app. You can also set the theme to auto, which will cause it to change to light while showing the dawn and day images (default is 6 AM to 6 PM, although this can be changed) and change to dark while showing the dusk and night images. If you set a tap or long press action to toggle the theme, it will override the automatic theme. As of 0.5, you can opt for using the system wallpaper as your theme, with or without the header image.

If you like SF Launcher, you can now get SF Launcher Plus ( for $1.99. It currently adds support for icon packs, hidden apps in the list, and font options in the header and app labels. There is also a link to it available on the settings panel for easy access. Not all icon themes will work, but most ADW-compatible themes should.

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Tags: sf launcher alpha, sf launcher.

Recently changed in this version

New layout (overflow menu)
Setup Wizard
Support for shortcuts in favorites
Font options for Plus users
Reorganized settings

New System Wallpaper and Wallpaper with Header themes
Translucent System Bars option for Kit Kat

0.4.x Highlights:
Paris headers
Custom header actions (long press on an app>More...>Set as Action...)
Option for Plus users to hide apps
Rearrange widgets

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Comments and ratings for SF Launcher Beta
  • (69 stars)

    by Nathaniel Bortey on 08/08/2014

    I love it u need it.

  • (69 stars)

    by Prashant Kanungo on 05/08/2014

    Please add support for folders.

  • (69 stars)

    by Devon Peiffer on 02/08/2014

    Very good start

  • (69 stars)

    by Hector Melendez on 28/07/2014

    Great, only small problem is that when you check translucent system bar it shifts the favorite apps upward and leaves a huge empty space at the bottom that you cont get rid of.

  • (69 stars)

    by Faye DH on 27/07/2014

    It's nice but among the cities can you please add Tokyo? Thank you. And the option to add more pages?

  • (69 stars)

    by Mart Rees on 23/07/2014

    Sexy Lil launcher

  • (69 stars)

    by Daniel-Joseph Baltazar on 28/06/2014

    Keep up the updates. It's been a while.