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    Best Launcher Apps vs. Rooting

    Started messing with launcher apps yesterday and wanted to get some opinions & insight. For those who use a launcher, which one do you use and why? I'm currently trying out Apex launcher and like it, but it has a few things that are a bit problematic for me. 1. it seems quite a bit slower than stock ICS and 2. I can't seem to get some of the HTC widgets to work like the HTC e-mail widget which I really like. I really love using a 5x5 grid for icons, theme manager and some of the other features, but it looks like Golauncher and Nova have those things also. The new Chameleon launcher looks cool also, even it it's it beta.

    Finally, if speed is going to be an issue with any of the launchers, I may just end up rooting. I have never rooted my phone because it's a work phone and don't want to pay to replace it if I accidentally brick it, but I may take the chance now that there are so many good options on the Rezound. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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    I tried a few awhile back.
    Don't remember which exactly.
    But every time I try, I always end up with Launcher Pro.
    I love the dock customization, though that may be echoed in the new Sense Launcher.

    As for as rooting is concerned, there are two good reasons to root; at least.
    One is so that you can freeze bloatware for a nicer user experience and to free up space. ICS may have taken care of that.
    The other, perhaps more important, reason is that, without root, you cannot do a true backup of your data.

    The solution to that, without rooting, is to only keep data in applications that sync with the cloud somehow, but that presents security issues.

    I un-rooted when I knew ICS was pending.
    I may or may not root again.
    I have a pretty good system for data storage and security.

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    Im a Launcher user and the first one I stuck with out of many was Launcher Pro. However after a while it seemed to really slow down my D1.

    That is when I discovered GO! Launcher and haven't looked back. I love everything about it. The UI, customization, lock screen.

    My only complaint if you would call it one is that some of the themes are pretty cheesy.

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    I'm using Holo Launcher Plus, there is a free version too. I have tried every launcher there is and none compares to Holo Plus. Go launcher came close but it had a major bug for me in several versions where the dock icons would revert back to default on reboot which was too annoying for me to deal with.
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    The entire time I was on ICS(other than when I was trying to like Sense) I used Nova Launcher. It's so close to stock ICS(not Sense, true ICS) that I wouldn't use any other launcher.
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    I'm on stock, and I tried using nova launcher about 2 months ago. I loved everything about it, except it seemed a tiny bit slower (switching between panes). Every day it got a bit slower, and by week 3 or 4 it was unusable. I tried clearing the cache, but to no avail. Even reinstall only helped a little.

    Anyone else have this issue? Why did I? Seems like any launcher I try is slower in transitions, or quickly becomes slower.
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    Yea, Apex is very slow. I really like it but am going to have to uninstall it due to speed. Think I'll look at the other three mentioned in the thread. Anyone know which is the fastest or most optimized for ICS?
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    My droid x phone using AOKP uses nova launcher. So, I suppose the AOKP team thinks nova launcher is the best?

    I am looking forward to eventually having AOKP on my rezound.
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    Nova launcher for me too. You can put widgets on the dock. Real ICS experience.

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    I use Nemus Launcher. I used to use Go Launcher but it simply has too much bloat in it. My battery life jumped by 30-35% when I got rid of Go Launcher and went with Nemus. I have tried almost all of the launchers out there and Nemus is the best.
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