Top Android App: GO Launcher EX
GO Launcher EX is an Android launcher with elegant themes and a fast, convenient interface.
- Version: 2.01
- Size: 1.91MB (no apps2SD)
- Category: Productivity
- Price: Free
This Android launcher is one of the most popular because of its extensive customization options. For example, you can adjust the grid size of your homescreen to 5×4 or 5×5 so you can pack more apps, widgets, or shortcuts on each screen. You can also give your Android phone a “snappier” feel by increasing the flip speed transition between screens and decreasing the elastic effect (how the screen slides further than intended and snaps back into place).
Furthermore, you can customize the launcher bar along the bottom of your main screen. In total, there are 15 spots there that you can fill with apps or other shortcuts.
By long-pressing an app on your homescreen, you can pull up a few options that aren’t available with Android’s default launcher. You can replace the icon with a themed option or can rename the app itself. This is definitely convenient for those apps with very long names and/or icons that don’t match your background/theme.
So far I haven’t run into any force close/lag issues with GO Launcher EX, which seem to plague similar launcher apps.
- Themes supported (additional downloads from the Android Market)
- Adjust screen scrolling transition
- Support for gesture shortcuts, app icon renaming, and app grid resizing
- Extremely stable launcher
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Conclusion: One of the best, feature-packed, customizable Android launcher apps available.
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