Lightning Launcher

Lightning Launcher


More than a simple launcher, Lightning is a fast, light and extremely customizable tool to build the perfect home screen. To build your home screen.

No other launcher can compete with Lightning when it comes to customizability. Have a look at the full list of features and you will be convinced ;-)

And if an extreme customizability were not enough, Lightning is also very light on memory and a blazing fast launcher. It works like a charm on all phones and tablets, from Android 2.2 up to newest Android versions.

Under the hood, Lightning is propelled by a powerful and unique engine allowing you to arrange your apps and widgets using the best possible flexibility and style.

• It doesn't matter whether you want your icons to be nicely aligned on a grid, or pixel perfect positioned, or even scaled/ rotated/skewed in all directions: Lightning does it all with ease.
• It doesn't matter whether you need a single page, five, or half a million with different setups for work, private use and children: Lightning offers an unrivaled way to manage your precious screen estate.
• It doesn't matter whether your device is one of these beloved pioneer Android phones or if you run the latest and greatest flagship: Lightning doesn't waste CPU nor memory; the app strives to remain light and fast for everyone.

With its wide range of features, Lightning perfectly copes with all kind of home screens: classic, minimalist, gesture based, with side bars or moveable panels,... Lightning doesn't limit you to a particular scheme: it aims to free your creativity instead. Essentially, this home screen can do everything you can imagine.


Key Features (not an exhaustive list):

• Highly customizable desktop: change font, size, color, wallpaper, grid lines, folder options, status/navigation bar colors, layouts, scrolling & zooming options, events, actions, gestures, pretty much everything.

• Unique limitless desktop: a desktop is a surface growing as needed, in all directions. Move an icon to the right or left and a new page will be automatically created. And it works for pages above and below too! This means as much space as needed for your apps, and also a much more efficient navigation.

• As many desktops as needed: one for private, work, party, kids, etc. Add, remove and re-arrange desktops at will, each desktop being an independent and unlimited setup.

• Combined grid and free positioning: use the grid to easily align apps, use free positioning to adjust the size, position and rotation of any item (including widgets).

• Pinned items: prevent any item from moving when scrolling your pages. This is handy to create docked elements anywhere on the screen, and more.

• Scripting support: use JavaScript to unleash the full Lightning power. Load user contributed scripts to extend your setup, or create your own. With Lightning Launcher scripts, only sky is the limit!

• And lots more: enhanced app drawer, panels, Tasker integration, Lock screen, etc. Please visit the developers homepage for detailed feature list, manual and how to’s.


Things to be aware of (please read this notice):

• With its wide set of options and switches, Lightning has a learning curve. But isn't that a small price to pay to get the most exciting and unique home screen ;-) Join the user community to get tips and tricks!

• Problem setting Lightning the default launcher on Jelly Bean? Please install this free app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.kunes.android.launcher.loader


Lightning is in constant evolution thanks to a continuous and incredible user feedback (first release in August 2011). All comments, suggestions and bug reports are welcome. Please email your questions and bug reports to Pierre Hébert - [email protected], or join the Lightning Launcher Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/111427002111904170930.

Full ChangeLog: http://www.pierrox.net/cmsms/applications/lightning-launcher/change-log.html


Enjoy !

Recent changes:
V12.4
Brand new editor user interface, for easier and faster editing!

For an introduction, please have a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkh_RdH8FTk


V12.4.1 and V12.4.2
Several minor improvements and bug fixes!


The full changelog can be found here:
http://www.lightninglauncher.com/wordpress/change-log/
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About Lightning Launcher
More than a simple launcher, Lightning is a fast, light and extremely customizable tool to build the perfect home screen. To build your home screen.

No other launcher can compete with Lightning when it comes to customizability. Have a look at the full list of features and you will be convinced ;-)

And if an extreme customizability were not enough, Lightning is also very light on memory and a blazing fast launcher. It works like a charm on all phones and tablets, from Android 2.2 up to newest Android versions.

Under the hood, Lightning is propelled by a powerful and unique engine allowing you to arrange your apps and widgets using the best possible flexibility and style.

• It doesn't matter whether you want your icons to be nicely aligned on a grid, or pixel perfect positioned, or even scaled/ rotated/skewed in all directions: Lightning does it all with ease.
• It doesn't matter whether you need a single page, five, or half a million with different setups for work, private use and children: Lightning offers an unrivaled way to manage your precious screen estate.
• It doesn't matter whether your device is one of these beloved pioneer Android phones or if you run the latest and greatest flagship: Lightning doesn't waste CPU nor memory; the app strives to remain light and fast for everyone.

With its wide range of features, Lightning perfectly copes with all kind of home screens: classic, minimalist, gesture based, with side bars or moveable panels,... Lightning doesn't limit you to a particular scheme: it aims to free your creativity instead. Essentially, this home screen can do everything you can imagine.


Key Features (not an exhaustive list):

• Highly customizable desktop: change font, size, color, wallpaper, grid lines, folder options, status/navigation bar colors, layouts, scrolling & zooming options, events, actions, gestures, pretty much everything.

• Unique limitless desktop: a desktop is a surface growing as needed, in all directions. Move an icon to the right or left and a new page will be automatically created. And it works for pages above and below too! This means as much space as needed for your apps, and also a much more efficient navigation.

• As many desktops as needed: one for private, work, party, kids, etc. Add, remove and re-arrange desktops at will, each desktop being an independent and unlimited setup.

• Combined grid and free positioning: use the grid to easily align apps, use free positioning to adjust the size, position and rotation of any item (including widgets).

• Pinned items: prevent any item from moving when scrolling your pages. This is handy to create docked elements anywhere on the screen, and more.

• Scripting support: use JavaScript to unleash the full Lightning power. Load user contributed scripts to extend your setup, or create your own. With Lightning Launcher scripts, only sky is the limit!

• And lots more: enhanced app drawer, panels, Tasker integration, Lock screen, etc. Please visit the developers homepage for detailed feature list, manual and how to’s.


Things to be aware of (please read this notice):

• With its wide set of options and switches, Lightning has a learning curve. But isn't that a small price to pay to get the most exciting and unique home screen ;-) Join the user community to get tips and tricks!

• Problem setting Lightning the default launcher on Jelly Bean? Please install this free app : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=name.kunes.android.launcher.loader


Lightning is in constant evolution thanks to a continuous and incredible user feedback (first release in August 2011). All comments, suggestions and bug reports are welcome. Please email your questions and bug reports to Pierre Hébert - [email protected], or join the Lightning Launcher Community at https://plus.google.com/communities/111427002111904170930.

Full ChangeLog: http://www.pierrox.net/cmsms/applications/lightning-launcher/change-log.html


Enjoy !

Recent changes:
V12.4
Brand new editor user interface, for easier and faster editing!

For an introduction, please have a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkh_RdH8FTk


V12.4.1 and V12.4.2
Several minor improvements and bug fixes!


The full changelog can be found here:
http://www.lightninglauncher.com/wordpress/change-log/

User reviews of Lightning Launcher
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A Google User
6 days ago
Great, but the support side of things needs improvement. I'm really glad I got my 'desktop' customized the way I like it before the developer completely changed the UI. I don't even know how to do simple stuff like copy item styles anymore and his wiki/docs do not apply to this new version. It's still one of the best launchers out there and I still love it. But I just don't have the time to re-learn all the controls and interface, I did it once, and just don't want to go through it all again. It's really worth 5 stars, but for something this complex, it NEEDS a current wiki or support docs.
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Great if you love tweaking the UI to suit your needs Not everyone wants to spend time configuring the UI to better suit their needs and preferences. But if you do this is the most versatile launcher I've come across. Lots of features not in most launchers like panels, single desk top view...
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Must script for basic functions So customizable that it doesn't have a simple pager function. Have 10 pages and want to pick one from the far zoom? Can't be done without scripting. Want to add a custom activity? Scripting again. Even ADW EX allows for these simple functions. -Added more info for developer: What is the point of seeing an overview of the pages if you can't click one and zoom in to it? How can it be that I can't add a simple shortcut to Settings->Battery?
A Google User
May 14, 2015
Too complicated Can't even figure out how to change the color of the icons from the default gray scale that the launcher uses for some reason. I'm not going to wade through pages of instructions for something as simple as that. Everything is completely counter intuitive and user-unfriendly.
A Google User
May 12, 2015
Excellent Love it
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