ADW Launcher 2

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    ADW Launcher 2

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    Published: 2011-05-05, by Manu Galvez.

    ADW Launcher is an app that will change the appearance of the dock and the app drawer of your Android.

    • Visual configuration options
    • Great amount of themes available
    • Drag & Drop action buttons (gestures)
    • It's slower than others
    • Performance configuration options could be improved
    • Non-scrollable dock and only 5 dock shortcuts allowed

    "The home replacement that suits with you"

    It will allows you to change lots of features: icons, themes, backgrounds, among many others. ADW Launcher is a visual launcher, that’s is, it focuses on the scenery. For this reason, its defining feature is the great amount of free themes available. You also may customize drag&drop action buttons (gestures) to launch apps or to open folders, plus many other settings, especially regarding visual desktop appearance. However, it's slower than other launchers, and that goes against it. Other catches noticed are non-scrollable dock and the limit of 5 dock shortcuts. It has to be said that some of that things have been improved with ADW Launcher EX.

    ADW.Launcher has been developed by Anderweb, a web/app developer who is being quite successful with ADW.Launcher. It's constantly improved with themes and plugins.

    If you are into customizing your desktop and app drawer and you give more weight to that stuff we truly recommend you ADW.Launcher. Bear in mind that you will have to carry with a slower performance and fewer configuration options than other launchers.

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    Emmanuel Appszoom logo

    by Emmanuel , Appszoom

    May 05, 2011


    You may think the original and best launcher of all time has not been updated, because people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like we released this update 3 years ago and you didn’t realize. Don’t worry, we understand not everyone has…1.21 gigawatts!! to spend.

    Having said this, we’ve been reading a lot about Google recommendations on abusing app options and settings, and we’ve talked a lot about it. But as the ability to speak does not make us intelligent we’ve made all the opposite. You know, without freedom of choice there is no creativity. The Launcher bores.
    You may also think “I find your excess of settings disturbing” and we don’t blame you! It’s a totally normal reaction. I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it. In the end, the possibility of configuring it to your likeness is approximately 3720 to 1, what makes it the best launcher because maths never lie.

    And yeah, we have screens, ¿and icons? for sure, ahh and we have widgets too, what more?, I mean what else?, in fact, you can make your own. And if you prefer getting everything pre-made, use themes! Or widget and template packs! ¿Is your device’s desktop boring? Change it again Sam. Your style, your rules, Do. Or do not, there’s a setting for it, tweak it, change it, shaken, not stirred.

    And remember, “There’s no such thing as ‘the unknown,’ only options inside ADW Settings”

    ¿Are you gonna miss it?

    *Endless Features*

    Most of the application have been reprogrammed and redesigned from scratch. Also we have added a lot of new features. Here are some of them:

    * Support for Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts (limited support on older versions down to 5.x)
    * Added new icons effects section. You can choose image filters and compositions. Awesome!!!
    * Dynamic UI coloring using wallpaper colors.
    * New way to manage screens. Hold down an empty area of the desktop.
    * New way to add widgets and shortcuts.
    * New way to change the wallpaper, lock/unlock the desktop or access settings. Hold down an empty area of the desktop and choose the option.
    * Added fast scroll app drawer style.
    * Added indexed fast scroll app drawer style.
    * Added some desktop transitions.
    * Added new section to configure icon badges.
    * Added a visual mode to configure desktop, icon appearance, folder appearance, and app drawer options.
    * Added option to change the top panel/widget.
    * Added option to change the content type of bottom panel (dock/widget).
    * Added new wrap folder mode to folders. This mode lets you launch the first app in the folder on tap, and show the folder contents on swipe up.
    * Added new fast application search in app drawer.
    * Improved app categories in app drawer.
    * Improved way to manage user gestures.
    * Improved way to apply internal and external themes.
    * Improved context menu for all desktop objects.
    * Added new Custom Widget object. You can add new custom widgets from widget list, import them from friends and other developers, create, edit and share your own.
    * Added some initial extensions for the custom widgets (time/battery)
    * Check out ADWExtensions pack for more extensions (weather, gmail, etc).
    * Added template manager. Remove, add and share templates easily.
    * Improved icon properties dialog.
    * Improved folder properties dialog.
    * Added backup manager in advanced settings/system. Now you can import data from other famous launchers (if you miss one, report back to us so we can include it!)
    * Added the possibility to set a secondary action on desktop shortcuts. Swipe up over the desktop shortcut to execute the secondary action.
    * Probably 2 or 200 things I’m forgetting…
    * A bunch of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff inside!

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