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GoLauncher EX Receives First Two Widgets: Task Manager and Contacts

Fans of GOLauncher should be excited after receiving today’s update and finding out that they now have 2 widgets to bring them closer to some of the other big dog launchers.  Well, they should only be half-excited since one of them is a task manager.  Yep, they opted for a task manager over say, a Facebook, Twitter or even calendar widget.  At this point, anyone with any knowledge of Android knows that task managers are useless after updating to Froyo, so it’s a little puzzling that they would go this route, unless of course their userbase is all pre-2.2.  At least the contacts widget is decent!

And I will admit though, that I’m excited to see the GO team start to release widgets and hope they continue to pump out more in the very near future.  Truthfully, if it weren’t for our dual-obsession with ADW and LP, we’d definitely be using GO as our daily flavor.

To use these widgets, you’ll need GOLauncher installed.  After that, hit up the links below to install each widget separately.  Then add them to your home screens just like you would any other widget.

Task Manager Widget | Contacts Widget

Cheers David!

  • banjoonmyknee

    Parse error….sad face.    Oh well, I guess it would be a reach to work on Kindle Fire, huh?

  • http://profiles.google.com/mindshatteringcreations Keith Carlson

    Does my phone have to be rooted to run this app?

  • Ctxx24

    If your waiting for a facebook widget try facez till it comes out..its pretty good

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    Good God, that’s ugly.

  • Mr. Joe

    Go Launcher rocks. Why?

    It offers features for FREE that LP and ADW make you pay for. I can’t wait for Go to launch a calendar widget.

  • Matthewrcoates

    Can somebody tell me why lp is better than go launcher?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777939147 Johnny Sprink Clausen

      Because you pay for it, duh

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Blacklock/100001633248589 Jason Blacklock

    What wallpaper is that?

  • Anonymous

    task managers are far from useless post 2.2. You can leave apps running on your laptop too, but you wouldn’t delete ctrl-alt-delete, would you?

    What you don’t want is an AUTO task killing app. Because yes, you definitely want the ability to see at a glance what is running, and the ability to kill things if your shiny new droid freezes.

    • Anonymous

      the only thing this offers is to make it “easier” than hitting menu settings apps…or battery pull

      • Anonymous

        which is what all widgets do….And are you seriously saying you’d rather
        pull the batter + reboot than click “end process?”

  • YourMomsTwaht

    Still no scrollable dock is a deal breaker. How hard is it to include this?

    • BHDave10

      i have a scrollable dock in Go

    • Soapinmouth

      Go launcher has always had a scrollable dock.

    • Msk1277

      it has that… go to dock settings…

  • Anonymous

    Cool, but I kinda expected better. It’s kind of ugly compared to the rest of Go Launcher.

  • Anonymous

    Task managers are still useful if you have an app that hangs but doesn’t FC (or something similarly unruly).

    • tjhrulz

      That makes no since, task managers can no longer kill an application. the only reason for one is too moniter which apps are always running and being CPU hogs.

      • tjhrulz

        However Motorola’s app killer that is built in does work because they built a way for it to bypass the code that prevents them from doing so.

  • http://angrykeyboarder.com/ angrykeyboarder

    What makes Task Managers useless with Froyo?

    • Mr. Joe

      Froyo has it’s own task manager. You can see a list of your running apps in the application settings. It just took a while to get to on 2.2. In 2.3 they make it more accessible.

      • tjhrulz

        and aside from that built in one no app can have the permissions to kill another app anymore

  • Anonymous

    I like GO launcher.. it’s faster and more stable than lp and adw

  • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

    i like turtles…. and widgets.

    • eddieonofre

      I like only one of those