Home Replacement Apps = Completely new phone experience.

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    Can we Get a Sticky?? Home Replacement Apps = Completely new phone experience.

    Is this Thread Sticky Worthy?? almost 10,000 Views!

    GDE (latest v0.1.7.5)
    Supports multiple desktops (up to 7), different transition animations, Droid supported (minus landscape orientation). List of applications is very similar to the Droid's contact list (allows to scroll by first letter)
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...-gde-zwAp.aspx

    PandaHome (latest v1.7.0)
    FREE, supports multiple desktops, massive customization. Droid NOT supported yet (supposedly an update for it will be released on the 19-20th of Nov). UPDATE:: Droid Beta now available. Once installed it will appear in your apps tray, click on the icon and then you will be asked if you want the Beta version or the Stable version. Select Beta and it will take you to a website in your browser where you can download the proper Pandahome Release. PandaHome for Droid v1.0 Application for Android | Entertainment
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...home-jtjm.aspx <<<Regulare/Old version of Panda Home...Not for Droid 2.0

    DxTop (latest v2.3.1)
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...ncher-zjF.aspx
    DxTop works on Android 2.0 but when leaving a program/app/browser and going back to the Home Screen the icons take several seconds to show back up leaving speedy multi tasking out the window. Has ability built in to Change any Icon on the Home Screen to a custom one. aHome and Open Home skins work with DxTop. Not your conventional swiping left or right to get through the 4 screens.

    Sweeter Home
    Still very early software, has good potential. Not a good idea to use it as a primary Home due to its early stage of manifestation.
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...iew1-jzin.aspx

    Open Home
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...home2-AFA.aspx
    Works on Android 2.0 but not completely compatible yet. Several Force Close and slow down Issues.

    aHome
    Droid unsupported
    http://www.androlib.com/android.appl...ahome-ztF.aspx

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    I was hoping someone would comment on one of these home screen replacements. Thanks.
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    I am gonna play with lite to see if I like it... but the choice of 7 screens instead of 3 is nice... thanks for the info =)
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    Keep in mind it may not be 2.0 updated yet as well. If it is and it has random crashes, contact the developer, they will probably get on it pretty quickly.
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    so far lite is working ok... but just downloaded and haven't played with much yet.. sitting in Win 7 class... lol
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    Having trouble finding this one on the market. A search for Open Home brings up a lot of apps. Any tips for finding this one?
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    I searched for open home app
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    Full:
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    Lite:
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    apparently "aHome" skins work on this also.
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    What does the wall paper look like now though? Currently they are set for only 3 pages. Does the left page just stay the same when you go the other 2 more pages over?
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    We need a good screencap utility so we can take easy screenshots of what we are talking about.
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    From what I've read, we need root access for screenshots. Hopefully root will be achieved soon.
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    When I scroll the wallpaper covers all 7 screens. The wallpaper appears to move with each scroll left or right clear to the last screen.
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    The comments on Open Home Lite on Android Market are pretty low, makes me hesitant to install and use it. Lot of the themes seem to be focused on HTC models too.
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    I was hesitant after installing open home lite too. But I made the jump and Im happy.

    I just installed a Theme call Open Home Skin - Android 2.0 and it makes the phone look identical with the stock device and uses the stock Icons which Im diggin. But it gives you 7 screens. Also if you think 7 is to many there is an option to change it to 5 or back to 3 even.
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    Has anyone experienced lag after installing these themes? That seems to be what a lot of people are saying in the comments section, and this has made me hesitant to use them. I'd rather have a faster phone will the stock theme than a slower phone with a 3rd party theme.
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    I purchased Open Home Full, I wanted to Like it. But it kept crashing whenever I would scroll through the application menu. I had to return it for a refund.

    Maybe I'll go back to it after it's updated to work with 2.0 better.

    When it worked, I loved it! 3 screens just isn't enough.
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    Agreed, I'll give them some time to polish it up a bit before I try it out.
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    What app do you use to scan those?
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    Yeah I was really excited about Open Home so I got it and installed it and it looked great, installed a few themes and icon packs, setup 5 out of my 7 screens, everything was great but it ForceCloses too often for me. That was the ONLY issue. It was NOT laggy, it wasn't "stretched" or anything for the larger resolution, nothing like that. The ONLY issue was the random forceclosures. Once it is a bit more stable I will go for it.

    Also, please note that if you get the lite version, it is nowhere near as feature rich as the full version. The lite version only lets you use like 3 widgets and no icons or something if I remember right. The full version has a LOT of options and you can use all the normal widgets plus like 5 or 6 OpenHome exclusive ones.

    It is an awesome app and I'd have it installed now if it didn't FC so often :(
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