ADW.Launcher – The Changing Android Desktop

ADW.Launcher – The Changing Android Desktop

The android desktop or the home screen is the most widely viewed screen. So, it is quite understandable if you have become bored of viewing the same screen. Maybe you had not thought of this before and are thinking of it now, after reading this. We are constantly on our smartphones and the first screen where we land up on is the home screen. And side change is the only constant, let us welcome ADW.Launcher. It is a highly customizable home replacement application. Is an normal android application that will run when you press your android device’s HOME key. It’s what usually people know as the “android desktop”.

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If you are wondering why you should use ADW.Launcher, this is why:

-It’s compatible with android versions from 1.6 to 4.1!

-It’s highly customizable, almost in every aspect you can think of.

-Thousands of skins and themes with support for most popular launcher themes!

-Mix and match your skins, icons, docks, folders, etc

-Configure your applications in unlimited groups and hide unwanted apps.

-Fast setup screen with fast access to add items or configure everything.

-Gestures for fast operation (swipe up/down, 2-fingers swipe up/down, pinch in/out, etc)

-Configurable Actionbar, similar to Android 3.x+ tablet interface.

-Screens editor to add, remove, swap and resize your desktop screens.

-Configurable visual desktop indicators.

-Easy folder tweaking and management, content previews, arrangement, colors, etc.

-New AppWidget picker for devices running Android 4.1 and newer.

-Icons editor to create your own customized shortcuts or edit existing ones.

-AppWidget resizing.

-AppWidget backup/restore (only for android 4.1 and newer).

-Customizable applications dock with support for unlimited shortcuts with paginated scroll.

-Lots of settings to play with: texts, colours, animations, sizes… you should dig in!

Now, there is ADW.Launcher and ADW.LauncherEX, ADWLauncherEX and ADW.Launcher share the same application core, but ADWLauncherEX includes a lot of extra features and improvements, like for example:

-10 different app drawer styles, including 3D waterfall, 3D Roll, 3D Ball, 3D Wall, 3D Cube…

-Lots of new desktop transitions: new animations while navigating through your desktop screens. Try them all, they’re surprisingly fun.

-New icons size configuration to enjoy high quality icons from your preferred themes!

-Save custom configuration presets: Quickly configure and change the whole desktop configuration by 1 click!

-Backup and restore your configuration, easy and painless. You can even share your desktop configuration with your friends!

There are some apps that are built for general customisation of our android devices and some are built for certain sections of the android device. ADW.Launcher is included in the latter category and, thus, provides a more detailed customization. This means that since this app focuses on the android desktop, you will be able to twist and turn things to exactly what you want, you will not have to settle for something similar to what you wanted. Therefore, if you are someone who has really gotten bored of their home screen or if you are someone who enjoys customisation in general, this is the best app to revamp your android desktop!