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QM Launcher Adds a New Dimension to Your Homescreen

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If you are in the market for a more unconventional launcher to put on your Android device, then look no further. This is QM Launcher, short for Quantum Matrix Launcher. Instead of using an app drawer that so many are familiar with, you put your apps into the matrix, which completely rotates based on your finger touches. While looking cool, it also does appear to be somewhat convenient. 

Beyond the actual cube where your apps are stored, above the matrix are three panels where users can place widgets, all of which are re-sizable. Going inside the matrix, users can create a sub-matrix, which we can just call folders. From the sub-matrix, you can have apps/files that belong with each other and are easily accessible.

I do wish they had some sort of preview build, but if you think the Matrix is something that interests you, it’s $5 through Google Play. My suggestion, if you are thinking about dropping a Lincoln on it, is watch the video below and get a good feel for it.

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  • Ian Ward

    I want a unique launcher, but I want it to be really obnoxious….PERFECT

  • http://profiles.google.com/grantbarker.com Grant Barker

    There are many Android Launchers out there now. I’ll be sure to add this one to my Android Launchers page: http://www.grantbarker.com/android-launchers.html

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Nay.

  • MikeAyers

    I put the QM Launcher on my Galaxy S3 after playing with the GO Launcher, Nova and some others. I’m actually in love with it — and, after 3 weeks of use I can say it’s not just the novelty of a rotating cube keeping me interested. My only gripe, like others, is the color. BUT, the developers are extremely receptive to suggestions and are easy to get in touch with. They’ve already announced color and theme customization is on its way by the end of the week! Last I checked there are other improvements coming down the pipe listed on their website. This might not be for the hardcore minimalist but for those with lots of apps like me it does make getting to them quicker. You can limit movement to vertical or horizontal rotation and use the sort feature to alphabetize apps on the cube. I found this definitely quickened my ability to get to apps. Zooming in and out with pinch and flick movements also helps to see as many or as few apps as I want quickly. To QML’s credit, even in this early stage and after a ton of use I’ve had zero force closes or errors — something I couldn’t say for other launchers I tried. I just can’t wait for that color update….

  • ATunn

    This is hottt…its different from others I tried and stands out

  • ATunn

    This is hotttt…its different from others I tried and stands out.

  • Mcar

    Think the app is great. Real 3D. Color change is coming.

  • Jenna Rae

    Love my QM launcher, it’s a fun and easy way to quickly access my apps! I’m excited for the upcoming color options.

  • Jim McClain

    I love it

  • misterC

    Downloaded the app and carousel mode is extremely useful. I agree, not a big fan of the color. Emailed the developers they told me color options are coming this week. But yea the blue is ugly.

  • http://twitter.com/rrrrryyyyy rrrrryyyyy

    the nested cubes is a nice touch.

  • exzaybien

    I already spent my $5 on a Chipotle Chicken & Cheese footlong from Subway today.

    Guess I’ll add this to my watchlist in appsale

  • Pat Hamilton

    I don’t think I have enough apps to fill 2 faces of that cube

  • Cgmartin33

    I solved it in 1:32!

  • ldrbuck

    I flashed Sony’s Xperia launcher months ago from XDA and haven’t looked back. Faster, smoother,and just aasmany options as Nova

  • http://twitter.com/CptnKegLeg Joshua Polivka

    I would try it if it were free no way I’m spending 5$ on something that is a more annoying to use sub folder system

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Am I the only one who thinks this looks horrible?

    • http://www.lovesicklives.com Curtis Fox

      Nope… not at all.

  • KleenDroid

    Flinging the cube around is no different than flinging the app drawer pages. Five bucks? All good launchers let you get free versions. And many of us then pay for them…

    • mustbepbs

      So..

      Not Amazing?

      • KleenDroid

        Interesting but not amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1152077306 James Womack

    This complicates something that should be fairly simple. Pass…

  • mustbepbs

    This looks ugly, complicated, unnecessary, and overpriced for what it is. It’s just giant folder that rotates.

    I am offended.

    • michael arazan

      I’m not offended, but for $5 what else does it do?

  • http://twitter.com/Jason13L Jason Lassourreille

    I picture myself spinning this cube around constantly missing that 6th side that has the app I am looking for! Plus I hate the blue color and it seems to make the graphics more… 90’s ish. I will pass.

  • Sven Enterlein

    To quote my friend Philip J Fry: “I don’t think I want to pay for a dimension that I’m not gonna use”.

  • http://twitter.com/belogical2 Be Logical

    I like when developers think outside the box like this. Not sure it’s for me, but a cool concept. Wish there was a trial to test it out.

    • JoshGroff

      They took thinking outside the box a bit too literally if you ask me.

  • http://wwjronline.com Wayne W.

    Good lord this is FUGLY!

  • Sean Wood

    Ehhh, Neat but not my thing… Saw a few issues in the video, like when your flipping the “matrix” you can actually get the icons upside down. That’d be annoying. It’d make for a hell of a folder management app. I’d possibly consider it if it were more like a traditional launcher and the “matrix” thing kicked in when you selected say a traditional folder on an existing screen.

    • MikeAyers

      Having my icons upside down was one of my concerns too. But, I found that you can actually change the settings to avoid that little nuisance. There’s a “snap to face” option and also options to limit the cube to vertical or horizontal rotation (as opposed to freely rotating in 3D space). They call that “carousel” or “cascade” mode. Speed is also adjustable. Anyway, I found those options were definitely helpful after exploring the launcher.

  • Phssthpok

    Nice eye candy, but can’t imagine laying that overhead.

  • nalpakj

    I use the stock 4.2.1 launcher and am very happy with it. I think the only thing I’d be interested in trying is if someone actually ported the launcher from that device that was going to launch last year and then went under. I can’t remember the name of the company but they had an interesting launcher that had this infinite area that you could scroll around to and create different groups of shortcuts. It looked pretty interesting but I never got a chance to play with it since it never became a reality.

    Anyone remember what that was called?

    • n3ssie

      Was it the GRID tablet from Fusion Garage? I think they were doing that infinite plane launcher thing.

      • nalpakj

        Yeah, that’s what I was referring to. I wasn’t sold on whether that would be a better launcher but it seemed as though it could be useful.

  • 3M4NU31

    QM Launcher Stinks On Ice! It looks cool but that’s. about. it.

  • monkey082506

    I don’t like it, I’ll stick to Nova.

    • Raven

      Nova launcher with the Cube effect is as close to a 3D desktop as I
      need and anything else just seems like a waste of screen real estate.

  • InsomniacSR

    No thank you. I don’t want to be fiddling around with some cube when I simply want to launch an app.

  • EvanTheGamer

    QM Launcher definitely looks refreshing, but just wish there was a trial. Hell, even a timed 1 hour trial would be awesome.

    Hmm…

    • JoshGroff

      Could always buy try and refund in the 15 min window. I’ve done that with a few LWPs and launchers.

  • Danrarbc

    If you tap every square does an awesome surprise come out of the cube?

    You know what would be awesome after tapping every icon on this cube? A usable launcher…

  • steve30x

    so just for looks, that’s it.. I like the useful features on Nova Prime, all I see here is a spinning “matrix” cube.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Gotta agree. For $4.99, it doesn’t appear you are getting much bang for your buck.

      • michael arazan

        A second block cube just for widgets maybe?

  • http://twitter.com/kejar31 Justin Rogers

    looks like its made as something to show off but horrible to actually use on a day to day basis.

  • http://www.goosio.com/ Adam Siekmann

    This seems more like a “look what my phone can do” type of app. I couldn’t see myself using it on a regular basis.

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    For some reason this reminds me of the Allspark

  • http://twitter.com/defiantj3 Jason V

    Reminds me of a Borg Cube. Assimilate this app

    • mustbepbs

      The Borg would not assimilate this app.

  • http://twitter.com/DavidSheaffer David Sheaffer

    Brought to you by the Borg.

    • mustbepbs

      Down votes? People have no sense of humor.

      Or knowledge of Star Trek.

      Either one. Here’s my upvote, friend.

      • http://twitter.com/DavidSheaffer David Sheaffer

        I know, a room full of android geeks (myself included) and a star trek reference gets downvotes? Is this bizarro-world?