If you're a regular reader of AW Center articles, you know we have reviewed and covered the best Android launchers and we finished our articles by a head to head Android launchers competition. But Buzz Launcher is definitely too awesome to be ignored and this AW Center application review discusses more about this great launcher.
Based on the concept of crowd-sourcing and the idea that sharing is the power, Buzz launcher is perhaps the most amazing Android launcher in market. Users seeking for a new look to their Android device will absolutely never find another launcher with this flexibility and customization option. You can freely create a new home screen anytime but if you don't want to go all around creating a theme from zero, Buzz Launcher simply has a repository for user-generated content that you can freely use. Homepack Buzz is the one place that you can share and download over 80,000+ beautiful and unique home screens. Sharing has never been this much fun. All home screens are organized in their respective categories. There are also sections that you can find Staff Picks, Hot home screens and New ones.
If you ever wanted multiple home screens each having their independent styles, Buzz Launcher lets you do this in no time. Easily assign independent wallpapers to each home screen and let them have custom Grid sizes up to 12 x 12. If you need a transition effect while you scroll between home screens, Buzz Launcher can also do that. Not to mention the transition effects as the wallpapers blend into each other is pretty fluid. Access these settings in the Decor/Wallpaper menu by double tapping the home screen. The app also lets you enable/disable status bar, page indicator, the doc bar and icon labels. Like most Android launchers, Buzz Launcher lets you resize desktop widgets & icons as well. To do that, simply long-press a widget/icon and choose Resize from the opening popup menu. There are also options to Edit and to Remove in this menu.
From the settings menu (access it from the menu that appears by double tapping the home screen) you can define gestures such as Swipe up, Double Tap or Long Press menu and give them an action like opening the app drawer, running an application or let them toggle a system setting.
In Addition to all those wonderful features, Buzz Launcher also offers another feature that lets you create your own unique widgets using Buzz Custom Widget app. Unless you aim to create an advanced widget like a Music Player, Buzz launcher gives the ability to easily create calendar widgets, battery indicators and clocks.
Pros: The sharing feature is really a great idea. Anyone can easily use different home screens created by other users. We also liked independent home screen customization.
Cons: It takes a little time to get familiar with UI. Also this application is not tablet optimized (Except for nexus 7 series).
Buzz Launcher General Features:
- More than 80,000+ home screens available at Homepack Buzz
- Assign different wallpapers to your home screen pages
- Gesture support – Swipe to get an action done!
- Compatible with famous widgets like Zooper Widget, Minimalist Text & more
- Create home screens, icons, widgets
- Share your masterpiece over Homepack Buzz or social networks like Facebook
- Resize icons and widgets
- Define custom grids (up to 12x12)
- Available for Android 4.0.3+ only