App: ADW Launcher
Version: (70)
Languages: 73
Package: org.adw.launcher
Downloads: 400,906
9.19 MB (9,632,109 bytes)
Min: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread, API 9)
Target: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23)
arm64-v8a + armeabi + armeabi-v7a + mips + mips64 + x86 + x86_64
Permissions: 27Features: 1
Uploaded June 17, 2016 at 2:10AM UTC by Artem Russakovskii

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You may think the original and best launcher of all time has not been updated, because people assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like we released this update 3 years ago and you didn’t realize. Don’t worry, we understand not everyone has…1.21 gigawatts!! to spend.

Having said this, we’ve been reading a lot about Google recommendations on abusing app options and settings, and we’ve talked a lot about it. But as the ability to speak does not make us intelligent we’ve made all the opposite. You know, without freedom of choice there is no creativity. The Launcher bores.
You may also think “I find your excess of settings disturbing” and we don’t blame you! It’s a totally normal reaction. I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it. In the end, the possibility of configuring it to your likeness is approximately 3720 to 1, what makes it the best launcher because maths never lie.

And yeah, we have screens, ¿and icons? for sure, ahh and we have widgets too, what more?, I mean what else?, in fact, you can make your own. And if you prefer getting everything pre-made, use themes! Or widget and template packs! ¿Is your device’s desktop boring? Change it again Sam. Your style, your rules, Do. Or do not, there’s a setting for it, tweak it, change it, shaken, not stirred.

And remember, “There’s no such thing as ‘the unknown,’ only options inside ADWSettings”

¿Are you gonna miss it?

Most of the application have been reprogrammed and redesigned from scratch. Also we have added a lot of new features. Here are some of them:

New way to manage screens. Hold down an empty area of the desktop.
New way to add widgets and shortcuts.
New way to change the wallpaper, lock/unlock the desktop or access settings. Hold down an empty area of the desktop and choose the option.
Added new icons effects section. You can choose image filters and compositions. Awesome!!!
Dynamic UI coloring using wallpaper colors.
Added fast scroll app drawer style.
Added indexed fast scroll app drawer style.
Added some desktop transitions.
Added new section to configure icon badges.
Added a visual mode to configure desktop, icon appearance, folder appearance, and app drawer options.
Added option to change the top panel/widget.
Added option to change the content type of bottom panel (dock/widget).
Added new wrap folder mode to folders. This mode lets you launch the first app in the folder on tap, and show the folder contents on swipe up.
Added new fast application search in app drawer.
Improved app categories in app drawer.
Improved way to manage user gestures.
Improved way to apply internal and external themes.
Improved context menu for all desktop objects. When you drop an object on the desktop, tap on the edit icon for show the context menu.
Added new Custom Widget object. You can add new custom widgets from widget list, import them from friends and other developers, create, edit and share your own.
Added some initial extensions for the custom widgets (time/battery)
Check out ADWExtensions pack for more extensions (weather, gmail, etc).
Added template manager. Remove, add and share templates easily.
Improved icon properties dialog.
Improved folder properties dialog.
Added backup manager in advanced settings/system. Now you can import data from Action Launcher 3, Nova Launcher, Google Now Launcher, Apex Launcher, etc..
Added the possibility to set a secondary action to desktop shortcuts. Swipe up over the desktop shortcut to execute the secondary action.
Probably 2 or 200 things I’m forgetting…
A bunch of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff inside!

Highly customizable home replacement application

¿What's a 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".

¿What makes ADW different?

-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!

Differences between ADW.Launcher and ADWLauncherEX:

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 crazy!!!
-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!
-More, more more to come!!

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