Apex Launcher 3.0 overhauled with Lollipop design and new features
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 22, 2014, 6:09 AM
After NOVA, the renowned Apex launcher is getting its own Material Design overhaul in the latest 3.0 version. Long story short, it will be as if you are flaunting a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop handset, but with all the goodness that comes out of Apex to boot. The new edition brings to the tablet the following, according to the developers:
- New modern UI with material design
- New material app icon
- Redesigned Apex action icons
- Lollipop drawer background and animation
- Lollipop folder style and animation
- Lollipop search bar and scroll indicator
- Lollipop drawer icon
- Lots of other UI tweaks and improvements
- New scroll speed option
- Improved app and widget picker
This last one is a feature that stands out - it mixes the Google Now launcher interface with the standard one for choosing apps or widgets. There is also a new settings option that lets you adjust the scroll speed between home or app drawer screens, too. Give the new Apex a try if you are looking for a full-featured launcher with that sweet Lollipop vibe to replace your current coat of paint.
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I would choose Apex over Nova any day.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 6:27 AM 2
Posts: 1013; Member since: Oct 24, 2012
Please anyone, cab one now change an app icon in the drawer (edit drawer app icon) like Nova allows? That's the only thing keeping me away.
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 7:45 AM 0
Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013
Yes, sure. Just enter your app drawer, long-tap an app, and swipe it up to the Edit option that will appear on the top of the screen. In the menu that appears, tap on the icon and choose the one you desire. :)
posted on Dec 22, 2014, 9:30 AM 0
Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009
2nd Gen Moto G here. Not seeing anyway though to make the bottom notfication icons look like the lollipop ones as pictured here though..? I'll prob just go back to the stock Google Now launcher while waiting on update. I wish Google would make that whole bottom icon area clear on all apps instead of the black which just takes up screen real estate. There are some apps to hide it of course, But you have to always fiddle with it .
posted on Dec 23, 2014, 5:07 AM 0
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