Thoughts on Home++

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  1. dirtysanchez

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    Hello All,

    Found Home++ and so far love this over the stock home screen, BUT just wondering what some of the down sides to Home++ (if any) and looking for other home replacements like this one to play with.

    Introducing Home++ (Home++ by Intuitit)
     
  2. Big Lou

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    You should try the helix launcher. It does what Home++ does, but works on 2.1 and supports live wallpapers. It also allows you to place apps in the bottom of the screen.
     
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    All of the home replacements have pros and cons. I used Home++ for quite a while and used it alternating with GDE. The only real problem I had with Home++ was that I tended to have more FCs than the others I tried. That really isn't saying much as the FCs were rare, but there were more for me.

    I suggest giving the others a try. GDE is nice, but costs a couple of bucks. It also has a tray that you can stick several apps in one 1x4 space. Helix and Panda are free, as well as others.
     
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    I second the vote for helix.

    I used Home++ because it gave me permanent icons on the bottom row for things like email, browser, etc. Helix does the same thing, and it does it better.
     
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    i have tried them all and prefer GDE. i even prefer GDE over Helix. i used helix for a week (so i did give it a fair chance) and then came back to a much updated GDE.

    also, i have never once had even a single force close with GDE. it's completely stable.
     
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    I used home ++ for a while. Then I started getting fcs and noticing lag. I removed it and was amazed at how much faster my phone was. Now I use helix and have zero problems. Home ++ needs to update more and get their act together.
     
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    I use Home++ and it works fine, with hardly any force closes, and when they do come, I just click "wait", and then it's perfect. I like all the features, especially the bottom phone/internet icons, that I have personalized; except that live wallpaper only appears on the lock screen, not the 5 home screens I have. However, I found out that I don't like live wallpaper on them anyway, the screens are then too busy for all of my icons. So, I am very happy with it, overall.
     
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    I switch back and forth between Home++ and Helix. I'm not rooted, so I don't have the performance benefits of overclocking, so Helix can tend to run a bit slow for me at times. I also don't like the fact that the icons in the quick launcher get jaggy and distorted (sucker for perfection!).

    Home++ has been buggy in the past, but the most recent update seemed to make the entire thing fly on my device. Very smooth, very polished, and does everything I want it to do. If Helix fixes the icon problem, and can make the notification bar disappear (which allegedly 1.3Beta does) I may have a tough time choosing, though.
     
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    Yet another vote for helix here!
     
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    I love Home++ but lots of force closes with it in my experience and seems like others as well.

    I am using Helix Launcher at the moment and its 100% stable and almost as nice for me
     
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    The one thing I miss from Home++ is the continuous scroll. It's nice being able to swipe from screen 1 to screen 7 without going through 2-6. Even though you can double tap to switch to any screen, the continuous scroll was just nice.
     
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    I use Home++ exclusively. I do not and have not ever had the "sluggish" feelings or force closeses that other people complain about. You can make live wallpapers work but you have to install the .15 version that you can get from the website in my sig. Being able to hide the taskbar is one of my favorite features.

    Helix is a close second.
     
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    I use Helix2 and it works great. I rarely use landscape (the fonts overlap a bit) so not much of an issue. I have not tried GDE. If it is worth paying $5, I would. I am going to research that one.

    Edit: OK I am done with my GDE research. It has some cool features (cube), but lacks the shortcuts at the bottom, not to mention is costs $ and new themes are not free either. Helix for free is a keeper.
     
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    ehhh, if helix worked as smooth (or even close) to as does home++ i would not have an argument, but home++ is just way to snappy to suggest helix over it.. if home++ supported live wallpapers while remaining as quick as it is, it would literally be the ultimate home imo
     
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    omg your my hero.. i knew i was being an idiot neglecting to go to the home++ site.. thanks dude seriously.. its what i have been waiting for..