I use an old Nook HD tablet as an EPOS in my clothes shop. Yes it's old tech, but it has one job: ringing up sales (using Pozool POS). I have N2A CyanogenMod 10.1 running and found the default launcher (and numerous others that I tried including Hola Launcher and Go Launcher) made the tablet incredibly slow, and often hang or reboot in the middle of a sale. I just wanted a super lightweight, minimalist launcher with absolutely no bloat, in order to run the EPOS app smoothly on my crappy 4yr old tablet. On the verge of throwing my tablet in the bin, I have finally found KISS Launcher, and I wish I'd known about it ages ago! Excellent work guys. This has instantly put a spring back in the step of my old workhorse Nook.
This Launcher may seem odd at first glance but go through the settings and it can be a minimalist's dream. My home screen is nothing but a wallpaper and the bottom bar (as dark grey). Searching for apps and settings is FAST. App tags are brilliant too, as I often forget the name of an app, but remember what it's for. Now I type "people" and it will pull up Contacts. Very handy!
Minimal, clean, yet very functional launcher that doesn't use your system resources for unnecessary bells and whistles. Would love to see an "auto switch" option for interface themes (e.g. light at day, dark at night) and, perhaps, an ability to configure fonts. Keep up the good work :)
[[[ __edit__ The issue of the non-contiguous-characters could be easily resolved by a simple change in the result\filter sorting, which currently is based on the sum of the typed character -positions- in the name. Change this to (or add as the -dominant- sort) the sum of typed character -distances- from each other, then the names with contiguous character results will appear together at one end of the list. Everybody happy. :-) ]]] ―――― Likes: Tags, Tag Search, search of Settings (& Toggles), & more. ―― dislikes: A few small items. ―― BUT ― HATE: non-contiguous letter filtering. If I search for CAM, I know I want [ CAMless, open CAMera, tilt-shift CAMera (& …CAM… tags) ] in the result. I absolutely -Do-Not- want these mixed in with [ dupliCAte Media remover, Cine cAM, notifiCAtion Manager, launCh App Manager, broadCAsts Monitor, dupliCAte Manager]. It's ridiculuous. This distraction alone makes the app a failure.
I've noticed my phone is more responsive after installing this. It's tiny and open source too!
AWESOME, but I have lots of apps, so it takes soo long to load at first, please allow launching apps while in discovery mode, also, maybe add filters/categories, like "recently installed" and "most used", nothing complex like "games"...
* Bugfix when entering a very large value for history limit
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