There’s no shortage of great third-party launchers for Android, and TSF Shell Pro looks to wow you with its cool visual effect and become the next great one. The Special Forces (TSF) is the group behind the “new homescreen interactive experience”, and what they have so far includes some pretty impressive features.
The launcher transforms your homescreens into a highly interactive environment with 3D-like visual effects, slightly akin to SPB Mobile Shell, but maybe even more impressive. Notable features include:
Quick Screen Switcher
- Customize screens and position freely icons/widget
- Tap or slide to switch
- Music player, contacts, notes, weather forecast…
etc. Unique interactive mode and animation are
created for your original experience.
- Various management and view modes,
tapping/fanning out to open folder boxes,
individual/multi file selection and lasso tool.
Pop up menu
- Use the lasso tool to activate the pop up menu to
realize auto arrangement,create new folder,
multi selection,gathering icons or delete icons.
Quick launch bar
- To keep commonly used applications
and contacts that can be opened
quickly on every screen.
- To download new widgets,
decorations and latest updated
Right now, the software is in beta and you have to join their standard testing team in order to try it out. This involves downloading an apk that apparently collects your device hardware information to your phone, submitting the collected info to TSF and waiting for an email. If you’re interested in this, hit up the source link. Below is a video demo of how the launcher looks/works.
UPDATE: As Pixelplayer noted in the comments below, TSF Shell Pro bares a striking resemblance to the launcher, TAT Home, that TAT was working on prior to being purchased by RIM. After watching the video below, check out this video of TAT Home and look at the similarities, especially the “Widget Fan” near the beginning.
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