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 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.alamoapps.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.

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions at sflauncher@alamoapps.net

Tags: sf launcher alpha, sf launcher.

Recently changed in this version

0.5.5:
New layout (overflow menu)
Setup Wizard
Support for shortcuts in favorites
Font options for Plus users
Reorganized settings

0.5:
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

If you want early access to new updates, request join the G+ community at http://alamoapps.net/sftester


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

    by md khalid on 31/03/2014

    nothing to say. just awesome.

  • (69 stars)

    by Ben Breslin on 30/03/2014

    It deleted my icons from the favorite menu and list

  • (69 stars)

    by JunMing Cheng on 29/03/2014

    Love the idea of this launcher. Simple and useful. But one doubt I have: Can I add my walkman music player as a widget? I'm a Sony Xperia user. And I don't wish to download external music players. Furthermore, is it possible to add a feature for the

  • (69 stars)

    by Thomas Eagle on 27/03/2014

    Great launcher, few minor tweaks here and there and it would be perfect. Can't wait to see where its going in the future.

  • (69 stars)

    by Eric Odum on 20/03/2014

    This application offers a much better layout then the stock one that came from Samsung. But, it constantly crashes. If it weren't for the crashing issue I would rate it a five star.

  • (69 stars)

    by Lukas Gygi on 14/03/2014

    one problem: it crashes when i try to scroll the list of hidden apps

  • (69 stars)

    by Roman P. on 07/03/2014

    Like it so far but It still lacks the functionality of Nova Launcher. If you can give me the ability to create custom folders and add more screen pages I would keep it. I will keep my eyes on your app and see what the future holds.