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LauncherPro Plus update adds messaging widget to its arsenal

August 14, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Android Apps, Paid apps


LauncherPro is a favorite home replacement of mine and just recently the developer decided to add widgets. Before the latest update there was a calendar, people, and bookmark widget that reminds one of the way that Sense UI widgets work. And with the latest update yesterday, paid users get to see the addition of a new messaging widget.

There are two styles to choose from, a 4×2 “message-by-message” or a 4×4 “timeline”. Both widgets are just a little different. The 4×2 allows one message by a time that can be swiped up or down, deleted, or you can reply to the message that you are on. The 4×4 widget allows you to mark all messages as read and to compose a new message. Scrolling on both widgets is extremely fluid.

It seems weird to me that you can’t compose a new message on the 4×2 widget as you can on the 4×4. This seems like something obvious that the developer may have left out. The good thing is that the developer is extremely open to valuable feedback and updates the app at a crazy pace.The messaging widget is a logical addition and it will be cool to see what else is in the pipeline.

Source [Launcher Pro]