Do you remember Lucid Launcher? We featured this indie launcher a few weeks ago right here on the XDA Portal. XDA Senior Member powerpoint45 made a video series detailing its creation. And then on Valentine’s Day, the developer decided to update the application and add some love in the form of a few new features. The application also changed its status from alpha to beta, so it should be considerably more stable.
Unlike the previous batch of updates for Google’s apps, there are no directly user-facing changes that we have observed thus far. The UI and menus all appear to be the same, as well as gross functionality. However, the update brings a couple of crash fixes that could potentially make your browser experience a tad better, as well as a more mysterious fix:
Holo UI has become an integral part of Android ever since the the launch of version 3.0 Honeycomb. Its visual styling has earned quite a few fans, as well as many who actually dislike it. A few days ago, we talked about the Holofication Nation project, where developers are transforming well known applications to better fit the Holo style. Now it’s time to continue this journey and further ‘Holo-ify’ your device.
When we use our devices these days, we look for ease of access to our data, and a high level of responsiveness when we try to access said information. Here at XDA, we have seen numerous options when it comes to launching apps quickly and switching between them.We have introduced you tofloating navigational buttons and floating settings . Not that long ago, we featured an app that allows you to control a lot of features of your device called Floating Toucher.
If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7, multitasking itself has gotten even better. Aside from live previews of what which app is running, it has also become faster and easier to hard quit apps. You can even close multiple apps at once!
Aside from serving as an aesthetically appealing clock widget replacement on devices running Android 4.2 and newer, Roman Nurik’s DashClock Widget is also extensible through the use of various different types of helper apps.
Have you ever sent a message, only to have the words mangled by lazy Swyping? I once sent a message telling my carpool buddy that I “put his lung in the refrigerator,” when I was actually trying to say that I put his lunch in the fridge. But with XDA Senior Member TouchPal’s TouchPal X application, this will happen no more.