Touchwiz or Launcher

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  1. claire Diss

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    I have just recently got my note 4. I was wondering what people thought of touchwiz? And if you use a launcher which one do you think is best.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    I use the stock touch wiz launcher, but I was using Next launcher for a while. Nova is another good one.

    Sent from my Note 4 via Tapatalk
     
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    Nova launcher FTW... Every phone... Every OS

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    Thanks, I quite like the phone the way it is. Just use girly wallpapers lol
     
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    I always go to these launchers, but I have a basic setup I've used for my Homescreens since around the time of the original Motorola droid, so I eventually realize I don't need all the extra bells & whistles & uninstall them.

    The stock experience has come a long way & touchwiz even let's you pick from a few different screen transitions now.

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    I am still finding my way around the phone, not had a Samsung for years, since the D500. My daughter had the S3. My friend has note 3 so I upgraded to a Note 4 and so glad I did. I love it, my lil boy loves it especially the 's pen
     
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    Agreed 100%. Nova is the first app I install on every phone.

    I have a basic setup too, but there are so many great, simple things that be can be done with Nova (and other launchers). Once you get used to them, it's tough to give them up. For instance, if I swipe down from anywhere on the screen, it pulls down the notification bar. People might say "It's not tough to reach up to the actual notification bar," but once you have a gesture like that, you'll understand why it's so useful (especially on a device with a large screen). I can also swipe up from anywhere on the screen to launch Google Now. The gestures are all customization, and they work consistently. Custom icons are also a great way to set your device a part a bit, and I love being able to customize the app drawer (vertical scrolling, folders, etc).

    Launchers really add a lot of useful features, whether you want something basic or something full of bells and whistles. They can also really spice up or tone down the look of a phone to make it suit what you like.
     
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    Welcome to the forum claireDiss!
    I actually like the latest TouchWiz on my S5, but I'm a big fan of Apex.(Pro version) The features this (and most of your more popular launchers) are far superior to any stock launcher, regardless of manufacturer.
    Good luck!
     
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    Welcome to the forum.
    I use Nova Launcher because it's what I've used on every phone, no matter what model or manufacturer, since it came out. Nothing against TW, I just prefer what I'm used to.

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    TouchWiz is not just the launcher but all the elements Samsung adds to what would otherwise be the stock android look and functionality. Some features I like more than others. For instance I love the live weather lockscreen wallpaper that uses photos from around the area. On the other hand I dislike the look of the stock Samsung icons. Like others here I'm using Nova launcher.
    As a whole I think TW has come a long way and is unfairly maligned, mostly by those who haven't owned a Galaxy in some time, or not at all.

    Note 4
     
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    I like TW. I use Next as well as I like the various options Next has to offer.
     
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    I had a LG G3 before my note 4, didn't like stuff on so I used nova launcher with chomp sms, and I did it like it. Do you all use stock apps as well or use other messaging apps etc for some. Sorry for sounding dumb I am just generally interested in what other people think and use.

    Thanks for making me welcome and answering my questions :):)
     
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