DescriptionLightning Launcher is a fast, light and extremely customizable launcher (also known as "home screen replacement", or "shell").
Lightning is the launcher of choice for people who wants a butter smooth, light on memory and tailor-made home screen replacement.
Unlike most traditional launchers, Lightning lets you place items everywhere on the desktop, not only to the left or right sides, but also on pages above and below. Think at the desktop as an unlimited canvas extending in both horizontal and vertical directions instead of a strip, and you will get the idea.
This mean: as many pages as you need, more space for your apps, and faster navigation.
Lightning has some interesting features, such as being able to put widgets in folders (and even other folders for hierarchical navigation), or letting you freely move, scale and rotate any items (note: please switch to "free mode" first to enable rotate/scale).
Oh, and did I mentioned that LL was light on memory, leaving more RAM for your apps ?
With its wide set of options and switches, LL is the most customizable launcher, albeit perhaps not the easiest to configure yet ! Agreed, as most powerful tools, LL has a learning curve. But isn't that a small price to pay to get the most exciting and unique home screen ;-)
All comments, suggestions and bug reports are welcome. Please email your questions and bug reports to me (Pierre Hébert) at email@example.com or join the Lightning Launcher Community (https://plus.google.com/communities/111427002111904170930).
List of permissions:
- CALL_PHONE: required for direct dial shortcuts
- READ/WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: backup&restore feature
- EXPAND_STATUS_BAR: used to implement the "Show status bar" action.
- SET_WALLPAPER/HINTS: used to set the wallpaper dimension on the desktop
- That's all folks !
Screenshots 1 and 4 are from Gerd Reuter, 2 is from Guy Lahav and 3 is from
Minh Tri Nguyen many thanks to you, you are real Artists !