When comparing SF Launcher 2 vs CM Launcher, the Slant community recommends CM Launcher for most people. In the question“What are the best launchers for Android?” CM Launcher is ranked 26th while SF Launcher 2 is ranked 40th. The most important reason people chose CM Launcher is:
CM Launcher contains a variety of wallpapers, themes and icons to make your Android reflect you.
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Pro Easy to use, card-based interface
The home screen is organized into cards that can be scrolled vertically. Cards can contain widgets or collections of apps. Swiping from the left gives access to all apps and swiping from the right gives access to all widgets. These can then be added to the homescreen. It's possible to customize the order, color, transparency, size and what how much information or apps a card displays.
Pro Clean, material design inspired aesthetic
The look of the launcher is inspired by Android 5.0 Lollipop and material design. It follows material design color scheme, has a card-based layout and a Google Now-like, header with a stylized image of a city at the top of the homescreen that changes throughout the day.
CM Launcher contains a variety of wallpapers,
themes and icons to make your Android reflect you.
Pro Simple interface
CM Launcher includes only the basics in order to make it as lightweight as possible. It has no effect or resource intensive advanced functionality. The interface is clean and intuitive if somewhat basic.
Pro Little resource usage
CM Launcher is very lightweight both in terms of size (3.6 - 8.6 MB depending on the device) and resource usage. It even pauses the launcher itself when it's not used to conserve resources.
Con Interface is not optimized for widgets that can be scrolled
Since the interface is based on vertical scrolling cards, widgets that can be scrolled (like a calendar widget) can get in the way of easily scrolling through the list of cards. It is possible to turn off widget scrolling in the settings to avoid these issues, but limits functionality of widgets.
Con Misleadingly drains battery life
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