I thought that perhaps we can create a list of HOME APPS and what peoples thoughts were instead of it all over the place cause i am a big fan of these home apps and i am not rooted. So i figure between the people who are rooted vs non rooted people can give out their thoughts an exp, and what they could recommend. I notice that many NOOBS, that this is a big question for them too...and i may not be a NOOB but i am always looking for a great home app. Thanks.
So i will begin, listing what HOME APPS i know or heard about and will provide my own exp with it.
NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP THE APP HOME SWITCHER. THIS WILL MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR YOU TO SWITCH OUT HOMES.
1. STOCK HOME (Free of course lol)
2. PANDA HOME (Free)
3. HOME ++ (free)
http://hpp.intuitit.mobi/ (official web page)
4. GDE (2.60 Euro)
5. SWEETERHOME (Free, there is a new version released 5-12-10)
SweeterHome - Start - sweeterhome.com
6. HELIX 1 (Free)
7. HELIX 2 (Free)
8. CLOCKWORK MOD ($2.99)
9. ZEAM (Free)
10. CRAZYHOME ($3.99)
11. FREEDHOME (Free)
12. DXTOP (Free Demo and $2.99 Full)
13. OPEN HOME (3.99)
14. TAG HOME (Free)
15. SLIDESCREEN (Free Beta or $6.99)
16. ADW (Free for rooted users)
17. KEWL OS (FREE)
18. EXTENDED HOME
19. ADVANCED LAUNCHER
20. LAUNCHERPRO BETA
1. STOCK HOME - uh no for me...i need 5 screens
2. PANDA HOME - never used
3. HOME ++ - I did like this home app, power strip, disable notifications,
4. GDE - I just started to use this to see how it is. Its nice. very cool themes and probably the most entertaining out of all the homes apps so far in my own exp. Supports LWP, Bettercut support, but in the end what i am seeing, it lags too much for me.
5. SWEETWATER - Never used
6. HELIX 1 - this is my primary Home app..so far, fast, LWP support, Bettercut support
7. HELIX 2 - nice looking app, 3d app drawer is nice, decent speed and LWP support. Too slow for me tho.
8. CLOCKWORK MOD - overall a great app. i love the Navi buttons but does not support Bettercut and the Navibuttons take up too much space that could be used for a shortcut bar or something else
9. ZEAM - Just got done using it. I will be switchin out between this one and FREEDHOME. Zeam has a nice helicopter view or pro switcher view, app drawer has button switch, and i love the speed. More to come.
updated: ZEAM now has DIASABLE NOTIFICATION BAR.
10. CRAZY HOME - Never used
11. FREEDHOME - Brandnew (released 5-07-10) Currently using. Pretty nice so far...def check out. Fit up to 24 apps per screen if your not using any widgets, is also has themes you can dl and a switch out. Apps Icon shrink to fit more apps per screen, disable notifications, no pro switcher yet, LWP support, Static WP support, Bettercut Support..so far nice...currently in use right now.
12. DXTOP - NEVER USED
13. OPEN HOME - NEVER USED
14. TAG HOME - Never Used
15. SLIDESCREEN - HAIL NO!!!
16. ADW - up to 7 screens, Hide Notification bar option, ability to adjust scroll speeds, ability to change the app drawer, has a hidden app drawer(this makes it so worth it) ability to change X and Y axis in your app drawer for more apps per screen (in the app drawer only)
17. Extended Home - Never Used
18. Advanced Launcher -Never Used
19. Launcher Pro Beta - Using now, LWP Support (non-interactive, so far) Bettercut support, Landscape mode, 7 screens available, SENSE Screen Selector (very nice feature) Static shortcuts (temp fixed, "phone, contacts, SMS Stock Messenger, Web) SO far the fastest home app yet
So..this is real brief on my exp. But i just wanted to get it started.
I love the fact that we can customize our Droids to what we want rooted or non...and it would be nice to see what others thought on their own exp.