ADW Launcher 2

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4.1
185K reviews
10M+
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Everyone
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About this app

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 ADW Settings”

¿Are you gonna miss it?


*Endless Features*

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:

* Support for Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts (limited support on older versions down to 5.x)
* Added new icons effects section. You can choose image filters and compositions. Awesome!!!
* Dynamic UI coloring using wallpaper colors.
* 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 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.
* 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 other famous launchers (if you miss one, report back to us so we can include it!)
* Added the possibility to set a secondary action on 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!
Updated on
Sep 14, 2018

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4.1
185K reviews
Michael Matteson
January 16, 2022
This was a great app, now it's merely good. Since Android 12 was released, the app has gone haywire for many users it seems. For me it has a minor problem, my Pixel 3aXL widget for Google search does not work properly. When I unlock the lock screen instead of a widget I get "Widget can be restored" message in its place. It seems that this launcher is no longer supported by the developer, and there is no link for support on their website. There is an email link, but I'm not going to bother the developer for what is a minor issue. I'm hoping they change their mind and resume support for the app.
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pheobe warr
June 4, 2022
I would absolutely love it and purchase pro but it constantly resets itself, it doesn't save anything I set. Also the size of the app advertised is not what is showing now download, it's twice the size. I only have so much room I can't be misled by an app that won't set otherwise it would be great .
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A Google user
August 29, 2019
Been using this for ³+ years and have been satisfied. Customizability is insane. so many options, you could spend days tweaking everything. Instead of doing that, you'll probably want to use a theme. There is a fair amount to pick from, I do wish there was a little more, but they're pretty diverse in style. Performance-wise, there is a vey slight drop. This common of most launchers, as the extravagant animations takes more processing. 99% of the time, it will not effect your experience.
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Final ADW Launcher version for devices with android < 2.3.x.
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