Review Galaxy Launcher (TouchWiz)
The app for touchwiz fans
Author: Enozia Vakil
Date: 04 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One X
Functions quickly, convenient interface
No significant shortcomings
Galaxy launcher, as the name suggests, a launcher themed akin to the Samsung Galaxy’s proprietary touchwiz UI for all the touchwiz fans out there. It features a very close approach and is themed well in terms of icons, functionality and look of the original touchwiz UI.
Starting off with the homescreen, it looks almost similar to touchwiz UI, with the only difference lying in the icons for phone and internet with the icons being placed a little higher in comparison to the original UI. We can say the same about the transitions and effects, with the exception of no filters for apps, widgets and a list of downloaded applications on the top. But then again, a full touchwiz experience is near impossible to achieve on a non-Samsung/touchwiz phone.
There are a slew of extra features provided too which include customizations for a host of components ranging from app drawer to dock. Apart from these, you can also backup your settings and restore them in case of a factory reset. For the more feature-hungry ones, there’s the option of galaxy launcher prime which provides some great added features:
● 1 x 1 sized widgets in dock;
● Folders in application drawer and organizing apps in folders;
● Unread counts, ADW notifier and Halo;
● Extra scrolling effects;
● Gesture support.
All in all, galaxy launcher is a great way to get the experience of a touchwiz based interface on non-touchwiz phones, only compromising on a few features which can be brought by having galaxy launcher prime.