If you’re bored of Android’s traditional interface, or you’d like Windows Phone’s elegant interface with Android’s power, Launcher 7 can bring the simple, tiled home screen design to your Android phone.
If you like the tiled interface of Windows phone that gets you to your favourite apps quickly (and provides quick info on the home screen like unread counts), Launcher 7 is probably worth a look. It’s simple on the outside, but actually has quite a few configuration options that let you really tweak it inside and out. You can change the colours of the tiles, change their icons, add or remove apps from the home screen, and even add Android widgets as their own tiles. It’s even got some cool animations that you can tweak for performance.
When you want to access your other apps that aren’t on the home screen, you can access a Windows Phone-like app drawer, that you can tweak to look more like Androids (with several rows of icons). You can also hide apps from the app drawer, or even uninstall them just by long-pressing them if you want.
I can already hear some of you asking “Why would you want to make your phone look like a different phone?” Android’s UI isn’t horrible; in fact many people like it. However, it’s interface isn’t its biggest plus — whereas Windows Phone’s interface is. If the traditional Android home screen is feeling a little tired, it’s really worth a look. It heavily revamps the home screen for something new, without skimping on the more advanced features you’ve come to love from things like LauncherPro.
Launcher 7 is a free download for Android devices. It also has a $1.37 Pro version that removes the ads in the app drawer.
Launcher 7 [Android Market]
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