The Features GO Launcher EX for Android
Like most alternative launchers on Android, GO Launcher EX brings a large set of features over the native Android offering. These extras are really what make GO Launcher worthwhile.
To start with, GO Launcher's default dock looks very much like that of Launcher Pro, with a familiar five icons on the button. Scrolling left or right on the dock will even bring up an additional number of spots for docking your apps, with the amount depending on your preferences. Your preferences are the key concept with GO Launcher, as possibilities are truly far-reaching.
The vast amount of options is perhaps best illustrated with the amount of home screens possible, which can reach a total number of 30. Although it remains to be seen who will actually use that many, it is impressive nonetheless. More impressive is the fact that even with 30 home screens in place the phone doesn’t slow down.
The app launcher itself has a few tricks up its sleeve as well. Unique features of GO launcher EX are the two extra tabs that are in place when the app drawer is accessed. Besides the ‘All’ tab, which houses the apps, there is a ‘Recent’ and ‘Running’ tab. While the recent tab is pretty self-explanatory, the ‘Running’ tab pretty much serves as a task manager. It shows the apps currently running and a single press brings up the interaction possibilities with them. A user can close, lock, go to or check info for any of the apps. This feature is pretty great as it presents a shortcut to features that are usually harder to access with Android by default.
Like many other alternative launchers on Android, GO Launcher EX also supports themes, which are easily manageable through the preference pane. Themes can be installed through the market, and so far only themes designed by the GO Launcher developer itself are supported.