Posts Tagged ‘launcher’

LauncherPro Updated, Adds Slick Transistion Effects

LauncherPro users may have noticed today that there was an update available for all to use. While it’s not the full-blown overhaul that Federico has talked about, it does sport some really slick new Transition Effect for switching between homescreens. To change your homescreen transitions you will need to navigate to:

Menu -> Preferences -> Homescreen Settings -> Transition Effect

Here you will see the following five options:

  • None (Default)
  • Scale
  • Rotate
  • Flip (my personal favorite)
  • Cube

Check out the video below to see them in action. Let me warn you, the video was taken using a screencast tool while connected to my phone using DroidVNC Server. I assure you, the transitions are much more smooth than what you see here.

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ADWLauncher EX

Android: Open source alternative home screen launcher ADWLauncher is one of my favorite home screen replacements on Android, and the developers have just released a premium version with tons of new animations, tweaks, and a desktop preset feature.

ADWLauncher was already a great app for those that liked to customize the look and feel of their Android phones, and ADWLauncher EX takes it even further by adding five different app drawer styles, eight different desktop transition animations, and icon customization features. It even has a few presets that let you change all these things on-the-fly. Plus, it has all the features of the original ADWLauncher, like themes and extra layout options. It also features some code improvements that noticeably increase the speed, even on older phones—even if you’re a LauncherPro fan like me, this might be one to check out.

ADWLauncher EX is a $3.30 download for Android phones. ADWLauncher is still free, and much of the underlying code of both projects will sync between the two, so you don’t need to worry about either becoming outdated yet.