DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: If you could Frankenstein all the current home replacement apps, what would you take?

  1. Droid
    NeutronBomb's Avatar
    Member #
    15686
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Waldorf, MD
    Posts
    55
    Phone
    Incredible- Soon to be Droid X
    #1

    If you could Frankenstein all the current home replacement apps, what would you take?

    Simple quesiton... if you could take the best parts of each home replacement app and combine them into one what parts would you take and what?


    GDE -

    I'd take the 3d cube transition
    The conversation widget
    the scrolling application bar
    The bottom layout option with the themes (3 functioning buttons)

    Home++

    I like the power bar but more customization is needed. Need to be able to skin the buttons at least. A home replacement app that let you choose between the power bar or the way GDE has it set up would be nice.

    LOVE hiding the notification bar and in turn having the notification button in the power bar which is a must if you hide the main bar. I wish GDE had this.

    Panda

    the side docks are decent.

    Dxtop

    Having all 4 screen within one swipe is nice




    All of them need more themes but that's another story.




    Finally one thing I'd like to add is a profile like setting. I've done up several pretty sweet setups on GDE and Home++ but whenever I want to change something I gotta change it all. I wish that once I had it all set up how I want it I could save that as "Work profile" or something and then start a new one and then just choose which one I want to use. I think HTC Sense has something like it called Scenes??
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Junior Droid
    xlapus's Avatar
    Member #
    20440
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    20
    Phone
    MotoDroid
    #2
    Quote Originally Posted by NeutronBomb View Post
    Finally one thing I'd like to add is a profile like setting. I've done up several pretty sweet setups on GDE and Home++ but whenever I want to change something I gotta change it all. I wish that once I had it all set up how I want it I could save that as "Work profile" or something and then start a new one and then just choose which one I want to use. I think HTC Sense has something like it called Scenes??
    Locale - Product

    I think this may do some of what you're looking for there.

    As for things I like; I agree on being able to get to all your screens with 1 swipe would be nice.

    Can you explain exactly what the Conversation Widget does? I know I'd really like a widget that I could put on a screen so I didn't have to go to the messaging application every time to reply to a text, or into meebo to replay to an IM for that matter.

    What I'm picturing would probably take up most of a screen by itself, but you'd be able to see whatever conversation you're currently in's chat bubbles and reply straight out of the widget. Probably with scroll arrows/pull down tab to switch to other conversations.
  4. Senior Droid
    phone's Avatar
    Member #
    14984
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    189
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #3
    Auto home screen rotation for landscape and power bar of home++. That would be enough to make me happy. Removal of notification bar and extra screens is nice as well.
    Kent
  5. Master Droid
    techguru's Avatar
    Member #
    275
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    585
    #4
    I have actually only tried GDE, and I like it, but there are some things I would change. I don't know, maybe the themes do change these, I haven't tried any yet.

    I like the ability to add multiple home screens and flip between them. I use the simplest visual for speed, but like the 3D cube visual and occasionally switch to it just because it is cool.

    I like that it allows adding dedicated phone and contacts (or other buttons) to the three button bar at the bottom, but I don't like that it remaps my settings button to act like the application soft button. I don't need two different ways to get to the same screen, thanks....

    Alan
  6. Droid
    NeutronBomb's Avatar
    Member #
    15686
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Waldorf, MD
    Posts
    55
    Phone
    Incredible- Soon to be Droid X
    #5
    Quote Originally Posted by techguru View Post
    I have actually only tried GDE, and I like it, but there are some things I would change. I don't know, maybe the themes do change these, I haven't tried any yet.

    I like the ability to add multiple home screens and flip between them. I use the simplest visual for speed, but like the 3D cube visual and occasionally switch to it just because it is cool.

    I like that it allows adding dedicated phone and contacts (or other buttons) to the three button bar at the bottom, but I don't like that it remaps my settings button to act like the application soft button. I don't need two different ways to get to the same screen, thanks....

    Alan



    That always bothered me about GDE as well. I would have liked a little more customization options for assigning actions to those buttons. I also disliked that if I had one set to browser it would always open a new browser window instead of just opening the one I already had open.
  7. Droid
    eNonsense's Avatar
    Member #
    11746
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    76
    Phone
    Droid
    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by NeutronBomb View Post
    Dxtop

    Having all 4 screen within one swipe is nice
    Also dxTop's app drawer categories and it's icon quick-drop menus. I don't know why anyone would prefer looking at a long list of 100 alphabetized icons over dxTop's categories. It's the best part of dxTop.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Current State of Android Dictation Apps?
    By griz8791 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-25-2013, 11:22 AM
  2. Home Replacement App: Which is more stable?
    By StupidGenius in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 01-27-2010, 06:43 AM
  3. Home Replacement
    By zparrish in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2009, 11:49 PM
  4. Home Replacement Apps = Completely new phone experience.
    By bamfsig45 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 257
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 02:24 PM
  5. Home replacement apps
    By rutger1413 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-10-2009, 07:27 AM

Search tags for this page

frankenstein replacement base

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+