This is one of a series of postings on Home Screen Replacements. This review is based on the version that was available in the App Market during the period October 22, 2011 through October 31, 2011. The posting contains my personal view of the Home Screen Replacements. These were all reviewed on my Droid 3. If you like this Home Screen Replacement, please post and describe what you like about it. If you do not like this Home Screen Replacement, then please describe what you do not like about it and/or what you think needs to be changed to improve it. Just saying something like “I like it” or “It sucks” provides not much in the way of information to those with an interest of finding out more about this Home Screen Replacement.
Go Launcher EX
Go Launcher EX is a ‘fully featured’ home screen replacement for your phone. It supports customizable home makeover, themes, smooth operation experience as well as various practical utilities. Some of the Go Launcher EX features include:
- Themes (Free downloads)
- Featured widgets, such as GO Calendar, GO Task Manager and GO Clock
- Fancy home screen transitions
- Show/Hide status, app drawer, icon names
- Fancy app drawer transitions
- User selectable grid sizes
- Rotating dock, with up to 15 apps/shortcuts
- Smooth flipping experience
- User-defined folders to easily categorize apps
- App drawer functionality including, icon sorting, hide app icon and uninstall apps
I added 12 screens, but did not fully populate. I could scroll through (rotate in either direction completely through all of them) or go directly to a specific screen through the preview function.
I had no problems setting up Go Launcher EX and customizing it for my tastes. By setting the grid to show more icons and using the folder functionality, all my apps are available on the first screen through the folders. On the Droid 3, I have encountered no force closes. Occasionally, it will have a slow redraw, but a reboot (Power down/Power Up) solves this problem. A clearing of the cache may also work.
As a disclaimer: This is my current Home Screen Replacement.