Fastest/Best Launcher for RAZR MAXX HD w/ JB?

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    Would be interested in suggestions - I like a super clean desktop with only one page (swipe left or right opens the camera) and small, customized Widgetsoid toggles. GoLauncher was great on ICS but lagged after the JB update. Trying ADW now, which is better speedwise but not for looks...stupid blue line :p

    What's your favorite?

    My MAXX HD is stock with the OTA update, if that matters.


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    My favorite would have to be Nova or Apex.
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    Try Action Launcher Pro. If that doesn't appeal to you than either Nova or Apex.
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    Nova Launcher Prime gets my vote!

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    I like nova or apex as well. Using it on my note 2 running jb and prefer it to stock tw launcher
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    I prefer Apex but Nova is pretty good too. I used to like Go Launcher but it just looks kinda dated to me anymore.

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    Apex seems to work quite well, is it truly impossible to hide all tabs in the app drawer, though? Nitpicking, I know :)
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    Can you use the circles widget with any of them now? I know I couldn't with ICS when I tried.

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    I have the paid version and have all but the "apps" tab hidden. I thought you could hide tabs in the free version too, but I'm not 100% sure.

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    Nope...but glad to know the paid version doesn't help :)
    Honestly, I only use it sporadically, my frequent apps are in custom widgets.
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    Not that I've seen.
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    Try Lightning Launcher. It has an infinite screen. You can put as much as want on the screen but keep it all out of site. Take a look at the video demo in the play store. Right now its easily my favorite launcher and I've used most of them.

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    I have been using application called Apps Organizer. It seems to do the job.
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    nova launcher is a no va ("no go") on Maxx HD

    I would stay AWAY from nova as I have had it cause instability issues on my phone (running JB and latest VZW ota update) and have read many other threads where people had the same issues, uninstalled it (like I did), and system instability was gone ... Never to return. Specifically; the phone would often lock up and stay frozen and/or reboot. Word to the wise: stay away from Nova in this instance!
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    I'm not going to use Nova any longer because I don't get the Circles widget, and I like having the quick access to settings by sliding the screen to the right. It was great on ICS though
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    The Motorola Blur Circles Widget will only work with the stock launcher, "home screen", but there is a mock-up on the Play Store called "One more clock widget". There was a port from the Atrix AtrixHDWidget.zip, but Motorola put the kebosh on it. It can be found with some intense searching. There's also a port of the Razr M version with matching launcher, I posted it on the Jelly Bean classroom http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=233657
    FoxKat's .215/.214 to JELLY BEAN LEAK Classroom, w/ MattyP and friends!

    For other versions see;



    Also check out https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=motoblurclock.uccwskin.dsaif

    And this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=factory.widgets.bubbledigitalweatherclo ck

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    If you want to use Nova and still have access to often used settings (wifi, airplane, Bluetooth, etc), then get Power Toggles. The only setting it won't do directly is GPS, which it takes you to the screen to enable GPS because you have to agree. If you're rooted, you can install Power Toggles as a system app and it will then toggle GPS directly.
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    I had to FDR today and my apex backup wouldn't load. Worked before the reset, SD card wasn't encrypted or anything. I know apex was the problem because my widgetsoid backup loaded from the same card with no issues. Suckfest.

    I'm now using my phone to test software, and this may come up again. Who has had success with backing up launcher settings after FDR? details would be appreciated!

    Thanks
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    I've been using Vire because of how pretty it looks. But its still in beta and not really daily driver material for most people (missing a lot of basic functions like folders for example) but man is it gorgeous.

    I suggest Apex to everyone as a daily driver launcher usually.
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    Sorry to hear about losing your backups, this is the one thing that bothers me the most with Apex (and some of the other popular apps that offer 4.0 and earlier backup storage, ie. Mass Storage) is that backups are stored on the Internal Storage by default, which is bothersome considering there is no way to redirect backups to the sd card (like some of the apps that JB friendly.) I still happen believe that Nova is certainly the fastest, however even with the backup issue with Apex, they are still the best and cleanest for what is out there.
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