Love this app! I'm a minimalist, wanted a screen with no icons whatsoever, here's how: Set CircleLauncher's transparency to 100%, and set Label color to a highly-contrasting color from your background image. I set my widget label to say, "As you wish, my lord", positioned right where my thumb would naturally go. There were only two icons I couldn't remove; one was a flashlight widget, I solved that problem by downloading ASUS FlashLight app instead, which could then go into CircleLauncher like any other app. The other was an ES File Explorer shortcut to my user folder. For this, I created a new screen, set the shortcut's icon to 5 x 5, used a favorite photo as the icon, and used Carousel screen swipe effect. Now, I have two screens with no icons, only the Android app button and the status bar. Suggested (really cool) combination of settings in CircleLauncher: Launcher style Circle, Show centered, Opening animation Roll in from top, Speed 0.5, Closing animation Bounce, Speed 0.5, and in More settings, Fullscreen without the status bar. The app has the ability to Backup configuration. I hope the Restore will work - but setting everything up only took me about 10 minutes.
Best of it's kind! Been using this from android 2.1-5.0.1, works flawlessly. Circle launcher is a fantastic way to organize app launching. Think of it as an advanced folder with many options and visually very cool. You can setup launchers as widgets or shortcuts to access from the home screen. The cool thing with the shortcut option is that it can be used with the free "CircleLauncher Swipe" app that will allow you to launch your circle launchers from any app screen edge with up to 6 hotspots. This app makes using android a much more fluid and enjoyable experience! Get it, it ROCKS!
Help it keeps saying icon won't load when I try to change the launcher icon? I loved this on my phone so decided to buy the full version. Different layouts are cool but quite useless if it doesn't blend in with my theme. Have tried installing light version too and restarting tablet. Help! Have a Samsung galaxy tab A 6 if everything works as it should would be a 5 star. Plus help so can change rating, don't wanna regret buying this :(
Great app but needs a little refinement. Have paid for this app and think it is a great app launcher. It's unique, I haven't noticed any slow down since install and it has a lot of tweaks you can make. I didn't give it 5* because it does need some attention. For those of you who are having problems opening up the Configuration menu when it is not a circle I have found a workaround. Set a long press to hide/unhide menu. Then press the widget and then press your long press button.
I will change this review to 5 stars once they fix this recent issue: for the past few weeks, when I start clicking the widget, it won't respond... It's only after a few seconds (up to 5 or so sometimes) until it starts to register my clicks. The app was perfect until then. I'm guessing... Since it's been so long since it was updated, that they're not keeping up with the new Android versions
It WAS pretty good.... Overall I like the app. When I have it set up its pretty awesome. Helps keep things clean & in order. My ONLY issue is that every time, EVERY TIME it updates my original circle launchers dissappear & I have to remake them from scratch. This'll be the 3rd time that I'll be doing this & it's getting to be quite frustrating & tedious. Since it has happened more than once I had to lower what would've been my original choice of rate, which would've been 5 stars....
- app icon changed (as required by Google)
- minor bug fixes