So many launchers, so little time. The unique beauty about the Android OS, is the splendid ability to customize the phone, where it turns it from the ugly girl with glasses who likes to paint her fegs, to the hot girl dancing in the red dress. So with LauncherPro and ADW leading this pack, GO Launcher EX, I think, stands on its own.
Now I was a long, long, looooong, user of LauncherPro. When the launcher hit the market, it turned my old grandpa phone the G1 into a youthful young twenty- something year-old again. It kept getting update after update where I couldn’t wait for the next and WHAT?!?! WIDGETS?!?! Now your speaking my language. I can basically have sense widgets without having sense. Marvelous. And yet on that note, Mr. Federico hasn’t really updated his beloved launcher in a couple of months. A single tear rolls down my cheek as I think of giving in to the temptation of cheating on this launcher.
So in comes GO Launcher EX, which started as GO Launcher, but acquired the “EX” because of ITS EXCELLENCE!!!, maybe, but I was instantly drawn to it by all the features it had as well as the features that were similar to LauncherPro, such as the scroll dock.
The themes! Oh the themes, were a big factor because I was trying to keep my Honeycomb look to my not so Honeycomb phone so when I immediately downloaded that theme, I was more impressed. The quickness of this launcher is pretty amazing. You zip through the home screen at turbo speed and with enabled looping you can just keep scrolling one way which I did for one minute straight before I came out of my trance and wondered where I was. What really sold me on it was the app drawer. The many different transitions into the app drawer are all very sexy. I had a difficult time picking which one to use which GO Launcher EX has that covered for you indecisive people by setting it to random. By doing this, it changes each time you open the app drawer. Its like Christmas morning everytime you open it! This function can also be enabled in the homescreen transitions, and the app drawer icon transitions. Wait, app drawer icon transitions??? You got to be kidding me. Yes, icon transition effects. This turns going through your apps into a party on acid. The different 3D transitions are just amazing. This had me sold right here. I couldn’t resist this and even there was a lump in my throat as I removed LauncherPro from my phone, I knew it was all going to be okay.
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, as we say, so picking a launcher can be pretty hard. Between the head honchos, LauncherPro, ADW and GO, to the newly added QQLaucher Pro and Regina 3D Launcher, someone can go monkey crazy trying to choose one.
I recommend GO Launcher EX for its features and quick transitions. GO Launcher EX updates more frequently and is only getting better. So if you feel like staying up late nights staring like a zombie at your phone as you swipe your finger back and forth, choose GO Launcher EX and it’ll satisfy that sick desire.
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