I don't post reviews, but this laumcher app has turned my Galaxy S7 into the perfect cellphone. I hate the limitations on screen space and navigation for Android and iOS. Windows Phone has always made it for me except for their apps. This app will give you the best of both worlds with flawless performance. Update. After awesome customization of my home screen, an update wiped everything out.
I Loved Windows Phone for their UI with Live Tiles, so with this App I get the Best of Both worlds - an awesome Android device (LG V20) with my great old WP8 UI via Launcher 8. Only the Gallery Live Tile doesn't display all my Albums, otherwise Excellent.
I've finally found a tile launcher that actually works. It took a little getting used and figuring things out and now I am very happy with it. Not getting my notifications were annoying until i figured it out which meant just taking time to READ and follow instructions but my reason for 4 stars is the fingerprint lock never works other than that im sold as a VIP member
Issues: Lockscreen - (1) After I customize the lockscreen, it changes by itself into a different custom without me doing anything. And most of the time when I make the customization of the lockscreen, my changes do not come into effect. It doesn't apply my customization. (2) Lockscreen wallpaper disappears when there are notifications at the lockscreen - Stock Phone Status bar appears when I slide down from the lockscreen (I don't want it to do that) (3) notifications have no preview at the lockscreen (it should) (4) while plugged in (charging) lockscreen changes into something ugly... Statusbar (1) at the home screen, my phone stock status bar appears during a short period when I scroll down from the top. (2) icons at the statusbar overlaps (3) icons specific to apps do not disappear when the app is closed (4) notifications have no preview at the statusbar (it should) ... I am a free user.
I've been using this ever since I had my old HTC Evo, and it was one of the best launchers I've had, never have been bothered by ads and certain conditions of a free version...EXCEPT on a lockscreen, which means easy bypass access to someone's phone...especially a business phone. When someone says, "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed" and you feel worse than if they were actually flipping out on you, well, I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed. Have you thought about maybe an "Ad" Tile that must be on the home screen for the free version? (a small tile that can't be removed, but can be moved, on the free version)
This launcher is flagged as malware by malwarebytes. It's looks great and has good tools and options but it's slow, buggy, there are issues with many widgets not working. The developer never responds and after having paid for the other version I'm annoyed as it offers less than this version. They mention online that they will offer free VIP status to this in lieu of the paid app not working but never action requests.
Launcher 8 V3.4.9 Update Log
1. Displays phone signal with Dual-Card Dual-Standby;
2. Fixed bugs on some features after unlocking locksreen;
3. Fixed bugs in User Center's notifications;
4. Improved the FC problems;
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