LauncherPro 0.8.0.0 released

One of the better replacements for the stock launcher/Home screens is LauncherPro, especially if you dislike your carrier’s system like TouchWiz. LauncherPro adds a ton of extra features and functionality including lots more customization, widgets, and 3D app screen.

A new version of LauncherPro is now available to download from the Android Market. Here’s what’s new in 0.8.0.0:

For all users:

  • Fixed force close issues when setting the homescreen grid rows/columns to 1.
  • Fixed the problem where increasing grid size with auto-fit would make it hard to move items to the bottom right area of the grid.
  • Changed folders to always open full-screen regardless of the grid size.

For Plus users only:

  • Fixed a force close issue with the Friends widget.
  • Fixed the Friends widget not being able to post comments to Facebook.
  • Added an option for the Calendar widget to set the week to start on Monday instead of Sunday (after releasing the update, I found a glitch where busy days are marked wrong with this setting on, will be fixed later today in 0.8.0.1).
  • New Feature: Dock Popups! A perfect complement for dock notifications and dock swipe actions, the new dock popups give you quick access to information without leaving LauncherPro. In this release I’ve included two popups: Missed Calls, and Unread SMS. More popups will come in future updates.To enable them, long-press on the desired dock icon, choose “Swipe gesture action”, then “Show Popup…” and choose the popup. Now when you swipe that icon up, you’ll get a popup showing you the selected information.Both of these popups mark all items as read/viewed when you open them, so they’ll automatically clear the dock notification bubble. You can click on an item (SMS or call) to open it in their respective apps.

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  • Nick

    Using Handcent SMS on my Droid X, the swipe up to show popup causes LauncherPro to crash and force close. Not sure if it’s an issue with Handcent not working well with LauncherPro but it’s a feature I would love to be able to use. I’m using the paid version of LauncherPro. Other than that, nice update.

  • curse

    0.8.1.0 released today

    A rather minor update of LauncherPro is now in the Android Market. Here’s what 0.8.1.0 brings:

    * Fixed a bug where selecting Monday as the first day of the week on the Calendar Widget would result in wrong days being marked as busy in the widget.
    * New: Bookmarks popup. This new dock popup gives you quick access to your bookmarks. Just like the Bookmarks widget, the popup only works with bookmarks stored on the standard bookmark database in your phone, so if your browser of choice doesn’t use this database, you’ll need to export them to the main database (if your browser has that option) or add them manually into the stock browser.