What is everyone's favorite launcher program, and why? Do any allow for custom notification / status bars?
For me, Apex launcher.
I notice it's a bit faster than the stock launcher and has some nice touches here and there, such as not needing to drag the icon to remove it.
Stock JB launcher. By far the smoothest experience I've had and I don't need all the launcher bells and whistles. If you're looking for a good custom one though, Nova, Apex, and Holo HD fit the bill.
Don't be scared, adb is your friend.
Apex launcher because its speed can't be beat with a couple tweaks.
Go to the settings menu and try this for some serious speed:
Homescreen menu, set minimum scrolling time to "5"
Drawer menu, set minimum scrolling time to "5"
If you do this you will be amazed at how fast this launcher is. You can also turn off the drawer zoom effects if you want it even quicker.
Nova is not nearly as fast.
apex but i haven't tried others besides stock. I like the scrolling 360° so i don't have to go back and i like my wall paper to not scroll.
others probability do this too thou.
oh and back up and restore home screen is nice when flashing roms.
For me it's defiantly Nova been running free version for a while and now just bought prime for 25 cents. It's awesome fast smooth and good variety of customization.
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