SF Launcher is like Google Now for your entire phone… sort of

Daniel Bader

January 25, 2013 12:15pm

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SF Launcher is a new Android launcher, in alpha, that emulates the look of Google Now Cards. It divides its screens into widgets/favourites and app icons, horizontally swipeable, and looks fantastic, with a clean white finish. It also incorporates the same header images that are present in Google Now itself, and gives you the choice of rotating between San Francisco, London or “Generic”. You can touch targets on the header based on single taps or long-press taps, and you can assign favourite icons to the main screen

The main screen also supports multiple widgets with a short left swipe, but they are limited to 4×1 or 4×2 size, which should suffice for most popular widgets. It may get annoying to swipe through a number of widgets to find the right one, but it helps maintain the clean aesthetic. SF Launcher joins the competitive and lucrative world of custom Android launchers which include Nova, Apex, ADW and others.

Like many recent launchers, SF Launcher requires Android 4.0+, and it currently free during its alpha period.

Download SF Launcher for Android.

Via: Droid-life

  • iphoneee

    Is that…an Apple maps icon????

    • J S

      NOVA LAUNCHER IS A WAY BETTER

    • scrooge

      Are you…an i***t? (hint: yes)

  • MapleHamwich

    Meh. Seems too iPhone-y. I like my custom folders and home page layouts much more.

  • Threecube

    A Google Now type launcher has potential if done right. The icon set up of this launcher is way too crammed and that calendar widget is nasty.

  • Charles B

    1st, this looks awesome
    2nd, its called alpha, of course its not going to look perfect off the bat.

  • kindcobra

    keep the way normal android works just make it looks like google now cards as a theme

  • Jason

    How do you get that circular battery indicator on the top right of each screenshot? I’d like to have that without changing launchers.

    • Timmy

      It’s called cyanogenmod or any other AOSP have this mod

    • Eduardo

      You can get a simmilar indicator with “Power Toggles”

  • Alex

    It would be nice to add bottom bar for 4..6 icons. Otherwise, it’s useless.

  • Michael

    Everybody is copying Windows Phone homescreen, square and rectangular tiles, Android OEM’s are all going this route, BB10 has already done this, stock Android mark my words will do this so will next iOS update, they are all going Windows Phone route.

    • Eduardo

      IMHO, this looks nothing like WP.

      Nice launcher btw, I’m giving it a try but it’s still a bit limited, looking forward to the official release.

  • Jimmy

    This does look Neat and all, but Nova Launcher is superb.