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Top Android App: LauncherPro Beta

Top Android App: LauncherPro Beta

Hey guys! Hows it going out there in Android land? John Pariah here, and I’m going to take you on a little journey. A journey to the world of LauncherPro BETA, which is a FREE application available on the Android Market, to replace your current Home screen, so let’s dive in, shall we?

LauncherPro Beta:

  • Version: 0.3.0
  • Size: 1.18 MB
  • Category: Productivity (Home Replacement)
  • Price: Free
  • Overall Rating: 5/5



Tired of Helix Launcher? Don’t want to fuss with PandaHome or aHome or one of the other dozen Home Replacement apps? Still using the stock launcher? Then you’re going to want to check out LauncherPro Beta from Federico Carnales, available for FREE on the Android Market! Launcher Pro is the newest Launcher Replacement app to flood the Android Marketplace. This launcher is simple, fast, and very user friendly. It rivals the current cross-bearer of the Stock Android home replacement apps, Helix Launcher in terms of speed, look, and usabillity, and it’s one of the best launchers I’ve used!

Screenshots:

HTC Leap / Apple Expose Style Home View


Main Menu

Pros:

  • Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed.
  • 7 home screens
  • Sleek look
  • Easy to navigate menu
  • HTC Sense UI Style “Expose” feature, see all 7 home screens at once!
  • Fly in effect in the App Drawer, gives it a very sleek entrance and look



Areas for improvement:

  • A little bit bigger in file size than Helix Launcher (1.18 MB vs 823KB)
  • It is still a BETA application, so I have gotten a few random Force Closes. A quick permission fix check in ROM Manager will fix this (if you’re rooted that is)



Tips:

  • On the main screen, you can Pinch-To-Zoom to get the Expose style display, you can also simply press the home button!
  • To change the default icons on the bottom (4 total, just like Helix!), you need to LONGPRESS on the icon. A menu will popup asking you what shortcut you would like to put in that spot.
  • No “3D” app drawer that everyone loves.



Conclusion: LauncherPro Beta is a worthy contender to the Home Replacement app crown-currently held by Faruq’s Helix Launcher 1 and 2. If you want a stupidly fast, easy to use home launcher, check it out. If you want the HTC Leap / Apple Expose style screen display-than check it out! if you want customizable hard icons at the bottom of each screen-than my friend, you NEED to check this app out! Scan the QR code for more!

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5 Comments

  1. Nice wallpaper!
    Where did you downloaded that? :)

  2. It was in one of the ROMs i installed, I want to say it was Jairemo’s Licorice Flavored Ice ROM, but I’m not 100% sure anymore.

  3. Anyone know what widgets were used for the screenshot? The transparent clock and weather ones.

  4. i do….

    it’s called Beautiful Widgets. Same guys who made Touiteur. It’s a paid app in the market, and after Google International Transfer fee’s (unless you live in Europe) it will be like 3-4 bucks. TOTALLY worth it, because it gives you not only the clock / weather widget…but a boatload of other widgets to adjust Wifi, Vibrate, Silent, Screen Brightness, GPS, Bluetooth and Airplane Mode all with the click of a button. VERY nice and useful. Maybe I’ll do a full review, since it doesn’t look like anyone else has.

  5. What is the widget you are using for the clock and weather? It looks great!

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