Tomek Kondrat · Jan 4, 2014 at 05:00 pm

Lucid Launcher: A Unique Launcher Made from Scratch

A good looking and highly functional launcher is something that everyone needs to have installed on his or her Android phone or tablet. Stock launchers are fully capable of doing the job, but they often lack of features in aftermarket launchers such as Nova or Apex. This time, however, we will present something a bit unique.

Not too long ago, we wrote about a video tutorial by XDA Senior Member powerpoint45 that explained how to create a launcher from scratch. The product of his work is available on XDA as Lucid Launcher.

This launcher is completely different from most known launcher apps. There is no grid, so an unlimited number of widgets can be placed wherever you want. There is also no typical application drawer, as the list of apps is available on one of the pages. Instead, the launcher has three workspaces: The first is analogous to your application drawer. The second is a typical home page. The third is Google, enabling you to search for interesting topics without opening an external browser.

Despite being an early alpha, the app has plenty of configuration options, allowing it to be easily adjusted to your personal preferences. The end result is something really nice, especially considering it was written from scratch.

You can find out more about Lucid Launcher by going to the application thread and giving it a try. Don’t forget to leave your feedback in the thread.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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