GO Launcher. Used to use ADW/Launcher Pro on my OG Droid. I like the change of scenery, plus it's got a lot of free widgets and themes.
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1) privilege requirements must not be overkill
2) ability to hide and/or group apps in the app drawer
Nemus got a recent update so I gave it another shot for 12 hours. I really like it because it looks nice but the main thing keeping me on ADW is that Nemus won't let you change the number of rows on the home screens. I go with 5 rows plus the dock.
GO Launcher EX, Rocket Launcher, etc., etc.,--the privilege requirements are a deal breaker. ZEAM is the only other launcher I've found, besides the two above, with reasonable privileges. Anyone know of any others?
I got my phone about a month ago, and I spent most of the first day I owned it browsing these forums. I got GLP off the market, and uninstalled it about 5 minutes later lol. It was my first smart phone, and I had no idea what I was doing. So I've been sticking with the stock launcher since then. I've been watching some reviews and reading about other stuff now that I understand it a little more, and I have seen a few videos where MX Home Launcher looks pretty cool. How's come noone has mentioned it?
It is difficult to make a decision as many of these reviews lack substance. Saying, I like XYZ launcher tells me nothing. Tell me why you like the launcher, what are the advantages over other Launchers you have tried, and be specific. In addition, explain why a particular launcher does not meet your needs and again be specific.
I remember back a year or so ago, one of the forum posters put together a post that described each of the launchers available at that time. This poster also tested each one and gave his opinion on its usability. Remember, it was his opinion, and yours may differ. I found this post very helpful.
Given the many quality and unique third-party Launcher/Home Screen replacements, it would be nice for someone to step up to the plate and compile this information for all to see.
Once compiled, maybe it can become a stickie.
I believe someone has done a review of most launchers on here already, I'll try to find it and sticky it, if I find it deems sticky'ing.
On a side note, I reinstalled ADW on my D3 for the ICS theme from THAPhlash and kovdev, and it is exceptional.
I will use post #34 as an example of a good post that answers the question of why someone prefers/likes a specific Home Screen replacement. In post #34, NoBloatware gave 2 specific examples of why he Zeam meets his needs. This kind of post I find very helpful and informative.
-reasonable privilege requirements
-can hide stuff in the app drawer
-can resize size of home screen (rows & columns)
-has enough other features for me, like ability to resize widgets
If you don't mind being reamed by the privileges then my pick is GO Launcher EX. It has lots of features. The main one, for me, that makes it a bit cooler than ADW is that you can swipe up on any of the dock icons to perform a different operation. For example, set the dialer icon on the dock. Set the swipe up action for it to go to your Google Voice inbox. That being said, GO took ADW's code and modified it. They added some stuff and I don't think that they're providing the source code in return. Also, I don't trust them. Their launcher asks for too many privileges, PERIOD