Ander Webb’s ADW EX is Back And Better Than Ever
It’s been quite some time since the original ADW launcher saw an update. Most of the Android users that I chat with on a daily had flocked to either Nova or Apex launcher aside from the few who swear by Holo. Launchers are a tough business. A lot of them have come and gone in the last year and we often get excited every time a developer or development team attempts to push the envelope with launchers only to be disappointed at the end result ,which tend to be poorly designed, and overpriced. TSF and more recently Chameleon launcher comes to mind.
However, Good ole ADW has always been the opposite. Very in-expensive (free even), very well designed, and never ever straying away from the design that makes Android the lovely and intuitive operating system that it is. It has finally been updated to include many of the features from ICS and Jellybean. To make a long story short ADW has been totally refreshed and I love it. It is both smooth and useful and has all of the features that made me leave it behind in the first place.
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 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!
So basically I’m saying you should check out the new ADW launcher (again) if you have not already. You may find yourself waxing nostalgic. Then again who misses gingerbread? Not me.