Spb shell

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    What are your thoughts on Spb shell? Is it worth the $15?

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    I bought it and ran it for a while. It is pretty but it slows phone down a bit. If u want to pay alot for a launcher try tsf shell. It is different and really fast. But it is an acquired taste.

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    Looking at other posts, some like it and some don't. For myself $15 is too much for just a launcher, however pretty.

    Personally, I'm happy with stock. If I did want to install a new launcher, it would probably be GO Launcher.
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    I've been running Spb shell now for over two years. I've tried every launcher available and I still keep coming back to Spb. Very smooth and some sweet eye candy.

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    I agree!
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    On my stock bionic I had spb shell and it ran good for me I think it is a better experience than motoblur anyday. But with my phone rooted and running ICS rom I don't see the need for it anylonger.
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    I've been using SPB shell for quite a while and love it. I do not notice any lag.

    Its more of a traditional launcher than TSF. TSF is more of an acquired taste that I haven't been able to acquire. ;)

    I only have two real issues with SPB. First, it does not support scrollable widgets. Second, it is a memory hog. The first issue is annoying and the second doesn't matter too much with the Bionc's hardware.

    Is it worth $15? Yes, as long as $15 does not prevent you from doing something that you actually need to do.

    Its eye-candy!!

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    This discussion of spb got me all fired up to try it again. Installed and the delay when exiting apps was there again. I turned off all window animations. Its still there, but, just barely. Very happy for this is my favorite launcher.

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    A ha. Looks like my original complaint about spb shell isn't isolated. I loved it but couldn't stand the lag time it took to exit apps. And it did slow my bionic down a bit. So I went with golauncher ex. Very fast, very customizable, and devs are super supportive. Spb shell devs couldn't figure out what I was talking about.

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    Ive been using spb since the
    bionic came out and its fast and smooth,and also is very helpful


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    It is nice eye candy and breaks up the same old look on my Razr. I'm having issues with weather panel, it won't load current weather, says it's always 1 degree here, haha. It runs very fast on my first edition razr so very happy. I did wince at the price though, but couldn't resist.
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