FTL Launcher Lite

FTL Launcher Lite


The Faster Than Light Launcher, Lite Edition


Make no mistake, this is the fastest launcher you'll ever run. Small, light, configurable. The Gingerbread launcher as it should have been. No useless stuff, no compromises. Performance and usability are the driving forces here.


On version 3.0, most of the limitations on the Lite versions 2.x.x were removed. 3.0 Lite users have almost the full 2.x.x Pro specifications. 3.0 Pro users have a all new game to play now: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming. You can even mix Dock and Icon themes from different launchers. Google Play is yours for the take.

This Lite version still has some of the configurable options pre-loaded that cannot be changed. A lot more stuff is configurable on the full version, check the Pro Version Extras feature list below. Performance or user experience are in no way impaired on the Lite version.

Important: FTL supports all resolutions and ICS, but only 800x480, 854x480, 960x540 and 480x320 devices have 3D drawer enabled! Also ICS has no 3D drawer because it does not contain the "old" opengl interface. But as it is natively accelerated anyway, 2D drawer should be very fast.

Lite Version Features:

- Tweaked for extreme speed and smoothness
- Fully accelerated 3D Waterfall app drawer
- Option to use "normal" 2D app drawer
- Choice between 3 and 5 icon Dock
- Configurable Support for launcher auto-rotation
- Configurable Infinite looping of homescreens
- Configurable support for scrollable widgets
- Configurable number of homescreens: from 1 to 9
- Configurable bounce effect on homescreen transitions
- Configurable wallpaper scrolling
- Configurable transition speed of homescreens
- Configurable default homescreen
- Configurable "swipe up" to one of the following:
*show homescreen previews
*open app drawer
*hide status bar
*show and hide status bar
*open and close dock bar
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows


Pro Version Extras:

- Theming support: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming.
- Configurable support for resizeable widgets: only when adding them to the homescreen, you cannot edit them later.
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows, and 4 to 6 columns
- Configurable Dock icons size
- Configurable "swipe down" to pull notification bar
- Includes anim speed: precise control over core Android windows/transition animation speed


Basic Instructions:

- On first boot, homescreens will be empty. Long-press anywhere and start adding stuff!
- You can add/change the shortcuts on the dock bar: Long-press the place you want, and wait for the a popup to show, allowing you to choose what activity you want there.
- You can uninstall apps directly from the homescreen: long press the shortcut (even in the app drawer), drag it to the trash can that appears where the dock was. If you drop it immediately FTL will only remove the shortcut, but if you wait a bit before droping, FTL will offer to uninstall the app.

Try it, you won't regret it!

Recent changes:
V3.1.5:

- Android Jellybean 4.2.X bugfix
- Small optimizations
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About FTL Launcher Lite
The Faster Than Light Launcher, Lite Edition


Make no mistake, this is the fastest launcher you'll ever run. Small, light, configurable. The Gingerbread launcher as it should have been. No useless stuff, no compromises. Performance and usability are the driving forces here.


On version 3.0, most of the limitations on the Lite versions 2.x.x were removed. 3.0 Lite users have almost the full 2.x.x Pro specifications. 3.0 Pro users have a all new game to play now: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming. You can even mix Dock and Icon themes from different launchers. Google Play is yours for the take.

This Lite version still has some of the configurable options pre-loaded that cannot be changed. A lot more stuff is configurable on the full version, check the Pro Version Extras feature list below. Performance or user experience are in no way impaired on the Lite version.

Important: FTL supports all resolutions and ICS, but only 800x480, 854x480, 960x540 and 480x320 devices have 3D drawer enabled! Also ICS has no 3D drawer because it does not contain the "old" opengl interface. But as it is natively accelerated anyway, 2D drawer should be very fast.

Lite Version Features:

- Tweaked for extreme speed and smoothness
- Fully accelerated 3D Waterfall app drawer
- Option to use "normal" 2D app drawer
- Choice between 3 and 5 icon Dock
- Configurable Support for launcher auto-rotation
- Configurable Infinite looping of homescreens
- Configurable support for scrollable widgets
- Configurable number of homescreens: from 1 to 9
- Configurable bounce effect on homescreen transitions
- Configurable wallpaper scrolling
- Configurable transition speed of homescreens
- Configurable default homescreen
- Configurable "swipe up" to one of the following:
*show homescreen previews
*open app drawer
*hide status bar
*show and hide status bar
*open and close dock bar
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows


Pro Version Extras:

- Theming support: The Pro version can use existing ADW, GoLauncher and LauncherPro Icon and Dock themes, giving FTL and unprecedented array of possible theming.
- Configurable support for resizeable widgets: only when adding them to the homescreen, you cannot edit them later.
- Configurable Homescreen grid: From 4 to 6 rows, and 4 to 6 columns
- Configurable Dock icons size
- Configurable "swipe down" to pull notification bar
- Includes anim speed: precise control over core Android windows/transition animation speed


Basic Instructions:

- On first boot, homescreens will be empty. Long-press anywhere and start adding stuff!
- You can add/change the shortcuts on the dock bar: Long-press the place you want, and wait for the a popup to show, allowing you to choose what activity you want there.
- You can uninstall apps directly from the homescreen: long press the shortcut (even in the app drawer), drag it to the trash can that appears where the dock was. If you drop it immediately FTL will only remove the shortcut, but if you wait a bit before droping, FTL will offer to uninstall the app.

Try it, you won't regret it!

Recent changes:
V3.1.5:

- Android Jellybean 4.2.X bugfix
- Small optimizations

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User reviews of FTL Launcher Lite
Smooth, fast and ultimately plain... If you're after zero customization but looking for speed and perfornance then this is the launcher for you. I enjoyed the smoothness of the scrolling and the solid feel of the launcher but the lack of personality killed it for me. No themes to speak of. Personally I was bored and went back to go launcher. It might be a good option for some people but in my opinion if i wanted a plain bare-bones launcher I wouldve stuck with stock.
Feb 9, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 22, 2014
Best tiny ...Work on wallpaper.. It is best tiny launcher I found... Good job.. But has bug in showing wallpaper. Sometimes blank without wallpaper!
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Works well. Can we get rid of the bright color on icon press? It is surprisingly annoying and if at all possible a few extra dock spaces would be nice. Also the ability to remove the app draw icon and use only gestures to open it would be the bees knees.
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Kamlesh mp. I like you. Launcher
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Fantastic fast, Horribly small dock Its fast, fastest among the launcher i used (what with Zeam gone and Lighting now demand your money). It very minimal, great, i only use one window with almost none widget anyway. But the dock is too small for my taste, and exactly because it very minimal, i can't find any option to resize them myself. And the drawer, i have loads of bloatware comes with the phone, but since there are no options to hide apps or make folder, now i treated to a literal wall of apps every time i open the drawer. Pros: fast, minimal, best launcher for low RAM devices Cons: too minimal, horrible dock and drawer. Fix that dock and drawer, and this is 5 star without question. Until then, this is all its worth
A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
Dated, yet satisfying The UI may be a tad old, but it helped me with framerate issues and made my device lighter and more responsive.