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Download: New LauncherPro BETA Includes App Drawer Icon Skinning and ADW Theme Support

Federico Carnales has been seriously pumping the features out for LauncherPro these days. We go from skinning all the widgets,  to now having full themes for icons in the App Drawer. And even better, all the ADW themes (yes ADW) that are available on the Market, also work with this version of LauncherPro, making life very easy!

Along with the update is true infinite scrolling of homescreens, ability to hide label backgrounds, and much more. As always, we’ll keep you up to date on more LauncherPro updates and other need to knows about customizing your favorite device. What are some more features that you think are lacking? Anything you would like to see next?

Download new BETA: LauncherPro Version 0.8.6 BETA

Source: Twitter

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Crayzme

    It would be nice to get the bugs out before working on new features . I still have issues with countless reboots on dx stock. I would love to have what I paid for running properly before upgrading for more features with more bugs. Didn’t anyone learn from Microsoft?

  • Crayzme

    It would be nice to get the bugs out before working on new features . I still have issues with countless reboots on dx stock. I would love to have what I paid for running properly before upgrading for more features with more bugs. Didn’t anyone learn from Microsoft?

  • Rotorocker

    It installed fine and I see the option in the menu for themes. Now I’ve never used ADW for more then a couple minutes, but maybe someone who does knows where the themes you download go? I got a tron theme for adw but I tried putting it in the root folder of the phone but launcherpro isnt detecting it. Is anyone else running the beta and running adw themes on it?

  • duckphan

    I would love to see a transparent notification bar “aka wallpaper hack” similar to what ADW can do.

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • Firelight

     Force Closes like a mofo on my DX: Apex 2.0 beta … dammit.  

  • GraveHypothesis

    where did ya get that dock?? 

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • Fkntwizted

    What I would like to see is the ability skin the app draw icons ourself.

  • Thetechmessenger

    Just got a chance to download this. Can’t wait to give this a test drive.

  • Watts

     What is the icon theme in the above post? and where can I obtain them?

  • Unclechanblake

    Force closes when scrolling. Twitter app no longer works.

    • droidinmind

      I was getting the force close. I entered settings and disabled icon labels and that went away for now!

  • Jacob Bowen

     how the hell do I apply the theme?

  • Ajax

    Please see about minimizing redraw. That would be great.

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Where can I get that wallpaper?

  • Eric Callahan

     I’d love to see profiles, like in the default Gingerbread.

  • FortitudineVincimus

     this is worth it just for the “true” infinite scrolling versus that old hacky method. nice!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    awesome

    now.. how about the screen lag :) thats what REALLY matters

  • Jfoiejf

     i love lp i just wish adw was as fast!

  • Auronblue

     For all those complaining about Fede’s rewrite, just suck it up. Why don’t you just thank the guy for everything he’s done for the community and show some patience. If you’re just going to bitch, learn to write code yourself.

    • eddieonofre

      like, and agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

    • John

      if we pay for his product & he says he’s going to give a rewrite without further explanation, we certainly have the right to bitch & ask questions. now if we only used his free product, that’s a different situation. we gave him $$, we get to at least ask questions.

      • JakeS5

          Sure you paid a whole 3-4 dollars for this application and so far got an amazing product I’m sure people would have gladly paid more for. I’m not saying we don’t have the right to ask questions, but most of these comments are users bitching and complaining. If Fede took the time to answer all the questions about the rewrite, that would take away time from him actually working on the rewrite. 

        I understand that it’s been a long time since he first announced the rewrite, but he didn’t give us a timeline, meaning he could take as long as he wants. Its hard work rewriting from scratch I’m sure, so give this guy a break, stop asking questions and complaining, be patient and the rewrite will be out when its ready.

  • Emeraldjun

    I don’t really care now if LP is rewritten or not, because now I can enjoy the best of both launchers!

  • Nader Elkurd

     What skin is that being used above?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      “Minimalist” found in the Market :) 

      • Tim-o-tatosnewjob

         how’s your new job!?!? Ha!

  • Anonymous

    Tims first full time job post! Yay!

  • Greg

    Fede: “Maybe if I wait until every time ADW puts out an update, and I make a small update, making my app do everything ADW does, people will forget about the rewrite I promised in November”

    • Anonymous

      i think he’ll re-write it eventually, i’m sure its just really time consuming. 

      • Greg

        That’s what he said back when Froyo was still new. They’re talking about Ice Cream right now. Totally bypass the gingerbread generation. I’d respect it if he said “you know.. I’m going to just hold off until 2.4 and just give you minimal updates”. Would respect that more. ADW doesnt get a pass either.. they went five months without an update.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=758620228 Aaron Rietschlin

          Cut them some slack. Yeah, they did make promises, but developing an application of this scale is hard. It’s even harder when you’re doing it by yourself. 

          If I remember correctly, Ander Web recently got a job, which is why he hasn’t updated much lately.

          • John

             ya but you gotta remember we paid for his app + future updates. we deserve the right to ask questions or at LEAST want a good update about the rewrite he said he’d eventually get to. if we didn’t have any app to pay for, that’d be an entirely different story

        • http://twitter.com/azurikai Austin Witherow

          seriously give him a break, its not his full time job or anything. a lot of android developers do this stuff on their spare time & don’t cater their lives to your needs. he never said when he’d do it, but he’ll get around to it. i guarantee that it’ll come sooner than later.

        • Anon

          Totally agree. As someone who paid for this launcher app, I’m more than patient for a good update, but these incremental improvements don’t overcome what was promised ages ago.

    • Anonymous

       Greg/everyone else: “Man that Fede guy is a lazy, good for nothing moron… you know what I’m going to I’m going to use my superior coding skills on android and do a ground up rewrite this weekend(I wrote hello world last night in 4hrs)… it’s not like people are constantly bitching at me for not having ____ feature or “needing” this bug fix etc… besides I’m sure there is a video on youtube about how to build a top-shelf launcher from scratch

      • eddieonofre

        sarcasm included? 

  • Mr.Joe

    Tim o Tato…

    Do my eyes deceive me? 

  • http://twitter.com/bigtexatx Bigtex ATX

    To be honest I’d love a couple more good widgets. Ability to move home screens and not just single apps.

    Although to be really honest I haven’t used it in a while finally giving up on it getting useful updates and have been with GoLauncher EX.

    • Mr.Joe

      I LOVE Go products.  I have there SMS, Launcher, and live wallpapers.  These guys are AMAZING!  Plus they offer stuff that ADW and LP make you PAY for. 

  • Anonymous

     Fede feeds more fantastic features!!!

    Standing by for, “Where’s the re-write?” in 3, 2, …

    • Mr.Joe

      Where’s the re-write? 

      • Greg

         Where’s Waldo? Oh, that’s right.

    • Rain_king46

      C’mon Mike, Clearly Fede couldn’t release the re-write until the DX has Ginberbread, which cant possibly happen until the DX2 is released (without Gingerbread). And the DX2 can’t possibly be released on the same day as the Experia, so the DX2 will have to be postponed until at least December. Which of course is about the same time that the iPhone 12 will be released. Which still wont run Flash and will have a 35min battery life, but hey its a badass 3″ screen right?… sorry, i know, im redic. :p  #sarcasm until at least December. Which of course is about the same time that the iPhone 12 will be released. Which still wont run Flash and will have a 35min battery life, but hey its a badass 3″ screen right?… sorry, i know, im redic. :p  #sarcasm

  • Majere989

    I would LOVE for launcher pro to have option for horizon talk app drawer pagination..

  • digiK

    Fede’s support is crap, but discounting the mysterious disappearance of app drawer overshoot bounce, LP is still the best. The beta has been completely solid, and true looping is awesome sauce. Make sure you grab a seamless wallpaper for Max aesthetics.

  • Rick

    I’m a big fan of ADW’s multiple app drawers. Although I can never get the swipe to other drawer feature to work. Would like to see LP implement something like this.

  • Rain_king46

     Bows to Fede

    • Rain_King46

       opens mouth, unzips Fede’s pants, get’s to work.

  • http://www.koveleski.com koveleski

    only the drawer icon theming portion of the adw theme works, that i’ve seen. dock (extra docks) and having the icons be available for custom shortcuts, doesn’t seem available at this time.

    ps – nice dock icons ;)

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Yes, that is correct^^^^ 

      Awe, you like my icons? Thanks! ;) 

       

      • Prelude884

        where can we get your launcher icons?