It’s a pretty HUGE understatement to call ADW.Launcher a mere app, as the tool basically reskins your entire Android phone in one swoop, bringing numerous customisation options to the desktop setup.
You’ll be most impressed by ADW.Launcher if you’re coming to it from one of the vanilla early versions of Android like the commonplace 1.6, with the app cloning many of the features from later update of the OS – and upping the number of Home screens. Useful if you’re running out of desktop space.
Here’s a few screens of ADW.Launcher running on our standard HTC Magic, which features Android 1.6 underneath. You won’t recognise it. It is honestly like getting a new mobile phone, only without having to spend hours dealing with an aggressive call centre operative.
Check out our new dock. ADW.Launcher is an absolutely amazing piece of work, that spruces up any old version of Android beyond recognition. 3D app drawers, customisable icons, pages and pages of extra tiny customisations – it’s up there alongside the best things you’ll see on Android. We’re still a little amazed by it, to be honest.
And as you can see from the last shot, we haven’t worked out what to do with the extra two home screens we’ve found ourselves with.