Helix vs Home++

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  1. Jages16

    Jages16 Member

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    Any opinions on which one is better? Definitely installing one of them now that 2.1 only has 3 screens. Thanks!
     
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    After using both, I can honestly recommend Helix over Home ++.

    Home++ was much slower (loading up list of apps, when you go back to the home screen).

    I have yet to experience any of this with Helix.
     
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    Try them both. Each has different features. Home++ has the power strip, the ability to hide the info bar at the top and you can scroll continuously from screen to screen. Helix lets you put 4 icons of your choice at the bottom. I had Home++ with 4 screens and it was fine, although there were no updates for a while. With 4 screens you really had to select your wallpaper as it will show where the ends are.

    I had Home++ for some time and recently went to Helix. I like Helix, it looks cleaner and I've had fewer FCs (not that Home++ had a lot).
     
  4. Jages16

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    Thanks Crippler. Also found home switcher app which will be nice to have with Helix.
     
  5. Jages16

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    aaf709...I downloaded Helix last night just to check it out and then uninstalled while waiting to do 2.1 upgrade...I noticed the 4 icons...how can you switch those, and can you turn them off if you want?
     
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    Idk..I used both...i like the Powerstrip on Home ++ but the Shortcuts on Helix work well too. I think Helix is much quicker.
     
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    I really want to use Helix Launcher but I find the power strip pretty much indispensable, so I go with Home++. The speed between the two, I don't notice that much, but Home++ does force close once in a long while
     
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    Helix no contest. I used home++ for a long time, but after removing it i noticed how much lag it was creating. Helix is more stable and much quicker
     
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    Same, I have not had any issues with Helix at all.
     
  10. Larry Mahnken

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    Long press the icon you want to remove and a popup will ask you if you want to delete it. Then to put a new one on, drag an icon or shortcut to the green dot where you want to place it, and when it turns green drop it.

    I have a couple of App Organizer folders along with my Phone and Handcent links on my shortcuts.
     
  11. Larry Mahnken

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    If you have widgets outside the three main screens in the center, you'll get some force closes, especially if you have a bunch of widgets, period.
     
  12. Crippler

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    I only used a couple of widgets and always on the main screen. I still found Helix much better.