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Linux CLI Launcher technically does something different, as you type commands into a command line to launch apps among other things.
I would like to recommend Linux Cli Launcher.
It's an Android Launcher that works similar to Linux Command-Line. If you want to start an app you normally just have to type the first few Letters and you get a suggestion.
Another really great feature is the call command, where you get suggestions from your contact list.
The code can be also found on Github.
By the way, for those who are interested, there's a launcher like this, where you can give commands. It has a very good rating on the play store. I had it for sometime. You can create useful shortcuts in there, have RSS feeds, speed dials, etc. It's fun. Link: [link]
Forgot to mention, but if enough people ask (Like... more than .. Two? Three?) I'll release the config files that are a quick drag-n-drop fix to have this look exactly like the picture shown.
The launcher is T-UI, a personal favorite obscure Android launcher that mimics a Linux terminal interface. (It works much better than it sounds)
Since it can be tweaked a lot, I tried my hand at creating a ~~waifu phone simulator~~ waifu phone simulator what is wrong with my life?? Existential crisis aside, this was a lot of fun to put together, though there were things I was unable to accomplish. And somethings I did not do, that I wanted to. For instance, the text above comes from one of Monika's topics, but I simply copy-pasted it. What I'd like to do is get some automated service (Likely through... Tasker, I guess?) to pull Monika quotes and Twitter updates and such. I think it'd add a lot of personality. Also some polish I never bothered with, but it looks 'ight for right now.
Hope everyone enjoys it!
T-UI. I've been using this launcher for 2 or 3 years now. Haven't looked back since. This thing is way too good lol.
I'll try to link to the PlayStore for it, but the one on F-Droid is better because you can send texts straight from the command line.
[EDIT] Apparently the linkerbot was asleep lol. Google Play or F-Droid (better version IMO)
If you want to go for efficiency, you should use the T-UI launcher.
I've been using it for probably almost a year now and it's been fantastic.
I've used this launcher on my Android and it's pretty cool but does not give you that 100% terminal control that I was hoping for:
I agree from a basic user experience.
But from the ability to branch out, you can get a lot further with Android. As an example, i have a shit ton automated with Tasker, and this is the launcher I use. It's literally just a commandline, but I can also use it to send SMS messages without having to go anywhere, and I can integrate Tasker into it, too.
T-UI is currently my favorite launcher.
Features I like:
Do you mean Linux CLI Launcher? Though I think there is sone kind of --help. After all, what kind of Linux it would be without man?
I can't stand badges. They look ugly, and some apps will never be clear of badges. The Linux Commandline Launcher has been my go-to lately, so I guess as long as it's around I'll be okay.
Linux CLI Launcher.
Why? Because this is 2020; fuck a GUI on Android.
All my homies hate GUI on Android.
Google Play Link
But the one on F-Droid is honestly way better as it still has the SMS features in it as well as the rest of the regular updates.
Check out T-UI, It's been my launcher for a few years now.
You can click on the log history to repeat the command, or turn it off entirely if that isn't to your liking. There's a whole host of different features you can toggle through the config files it sets up for you.
T-UI Been using it for over a year now. Nothing else has come close to it.
I used Nova before this.
Linkme: Linux CLI Launcher
Yep, it's the T-UI launcher. It's really cool, IMHO, but not for everyone.. aimed purely at CLI enthusiasts. The coolest bit for me though is that I get all my notifications in one place (I don't need to keep constantly pulling down my notification shade); I can exclude notifications, color code them, have it timestamped. It's like a live Facebook feed for my phone. :)
It's also a single interface to control my whole phone, like I can uninstall apps or go into an app's settings (without having to dive thru the settings menu), toggle wifi/data, GPS, plus I've got a whole bunch of custom shell and tasker scripts so I do my home automation from there too, eg turning my lights on/off, controlling my heater etc.
Extremely simple command line launcher. Started using it on a lark and am having a hard time going back to normal launchers.
Depends on what you're after... The Linux CLI Launcher is super efficient, and you can set up aliases to do things even faster.
Just have to install it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ohi.andre.consolelauncher (Play Store). After it's installed when when you press the Home button you may get an option of which home screen to use and whether to set it as a default. If you want to remove it from the defaults you can go into Settings->Apps, go to the app, and find where it says something about defaults. Clear the defaults and you can pick the default again.
/u/rascalbrother (tagged so you'll get notified too).
Linux CLI Launcher
Been using this one for a few months now. The dev rolled out a pretty big update to it a few weeks ago. I can't see myself going back to an icon-based launcher any time soon.
(/twismile) Saw a moose out the window earlier this week, so that was cool I guess. We see them maybe once a year or so around here. (/sp)
(/hahaha) I tried a new launcher for my phone this week. It's kinda neat and fun but I think I'll stick to something more standard and less nerdy.
i might try that. I must say your klwp is one of the most interesting customization I've seen in years...no fancy and expensive icons or images...in the past I used the Linux CLI Launcher because I easily get bored with wallpapers and icons (i can get pretty obsessed...) to change them 3 times a day...not mentioning buying an awful load...anyway i love it. thanks for sharing
There's also t-ui which is also available on f-droid
Everyone else is wrong, the lightest launcher with the least impact on performance is T-UI. Set up a few aliases for your favourite apps and you're good to go, it integrates itself nicely if you're used to text swyping, giving you access to any app on your phone in a second or two.
Here's my home screen. I either Swype the full name of the app I'm looking for, or one of my set aliases (I.e typing reddit launches reddit sync), or I can key in the first few letters of an app and have it suggested on the search bar.
in order to escape the ongoing change that was happening to my screen, i have installed this
it's very hard to use so basically I'm using the phone less :)
Play Store link
It's a Linux command line launcher. Been using it for a few years now and can't go back to a traditional launcher.
lol, yeah - it's definitely fair to stick to what you know. Some Android launchers are designed to be a bit more simplistic, but most dive into being ultra customizable to meet your needs.
My preference is a striaght-up command line. I just like how Android lets you feel like you have relative ownership of your device and you can find creative ways to use it.
I'm not at all a fan of the restrictive hand-holding (and costly) experience that iOS leaves. To me, it's like a basic user account VS an semi-admin account lol.
It's not really under-rated, but I guess it's quite a niche thing. T-UI - lightweight, fast and highly customizable CLI launcher. It has some commands, with the possibility to create custom aliases and other neat things, for example you can respond to the messages and interact with the notifications directly from the command line and set-up your personalized rss feed. Really loving it so far, makes the use of my phone so much more efficient and clean. It's open source too.
Linux Commandline Launcher (AKA: T-UI) is by far the best launcher I've used... though with the recent changes to Google removing SMS access, you're better off grabbing it from F-Droid.
I've been using it consistently for at least 2 years now. I can't go back to a traditional launcher - nothing comes close to the efficiency and depth of this one.
You can also hack tasker integration into it by creating aliases that touch files, and using Tasker to run a task any time a file is modified.
I'm being sincere. iOS is great for people that don't want anything beyond a phone that works, with limited ways to mess up.
I personally want to be able to do this instead of a traditional icon-based launcher, and have deep system integration like this.
Compared to what you can get out of Android, iOS is pretty much a fun toy that's also good at running audio-based apps like Garageband etc.
Just use this launcher instead. Problem solved!
On a serious note, I've been using it for almost 2 years now. Can't go back to a regular launcher anymore... This thing's too efficient.
I don't mind those themes... they're minimal, but they're functional.
Myself, I use the Linux CLI Launcher and have been using it for about a year and a half now. I can't go back to a traditional launcher.
For power features, I'm talking about things like Termux, T-UI, and Tasker.
I get that most people don't need the access to the OS, but considering what we're paying for it, we should damn well be able to use our computers as computers... Maybe it's a shit argument, but most people don't need to plead the 5th, but it's still an option for people that do.
T-UI (Play store link) is the best launcher I've found for integration of notifications, and (albeit janky and workaroundy) integration of Tasker to create custom commands.
Maybe not the most visually appealing, but definitely the most efficient launcher I've used.
Firstly, my phone seldom takes a shit... probably because I'm able to treat it like a computer instead of a toy.
But to answer your question, here's just a few things I can do:
Manage my files. I have PDF's stored in one spot, pictures in an other, downloads in a temp folder. Videogame ROMs sorted by system. In fact, you don't even need to root your phone to download emulators (unlike iOS which requires a jailbreak to get any emulator apps)
Also, I use this launcher which operates exactly like a commandline. So, I have it set up with some custom Tasker commands to clean up files, grab the weather for wherever I am, and back my phone contents up to my PC at night.
I also have a tasker profile that sends automated responses to people for various things, and another one to fire back an automated message if I'm driving.
I've got the full ability to install applications outside of Google's market, so I can use things like F-Droid, which contains nothing but FOSS.
I can flash custom ROMs to my phone, so I can keep up with updates after the phone manufacturer has long dropped support for it.
My phone has SD Card support, so I can back my stuff up to that w/o needing access to the internet. This also means that if my phone fucks up while I'm on the road, I can most likely fix it by wiping the phone clean and re-flashing the ROM.
Since I have root access to my phone, I can also back up the application files themselves... so I can back them and their data up, too.
I'll continue to edit this post as I think of things I do that can't be done on iOS
All of my downloads wind up in /storage/0/Downloads, but then I have some scripts to arrange shit from there. .apk files move to /storage/0/apk, pdfs to /storage/0/pdf, etc. Makes it easier to keep things clean (I have scripts in the launcher that I use to automate this)
I've also got some emulators and ROMs on my SD card - one folder to house the sub-folders which are split by system, and a separate folder for RetroArch and all of its configs and shit.
Of course, there's also /storage/0/DCIM for photos from the camera, but I also have Google Photos set up to back them up to the cloud.
And a temp folder for shit I care about in the moment, but probably won't need later.
I also have a folder on the SD card for various config exports from apps that allow importing/exporting, and a separate folder for Titanium Backup backups.
As what I said, I am using an odd homescreen.
To be frank, I am using a command line based home launcher. [link]'
I open apps by typing their name on the terminal style home. Now the dev hasn't implemented what I wanted to do by typing a phrase that clears the recent apps. I want to temporarily solve this by
having an app that closes recent apps when launched.
At first I got excited because I saw this one and was thinking about all the cool hipster layouts I could make... but then I remembered that I use the Linux CLI Launcher so wallpapers are kinda pointless.
Joke's on them... My launcher of choice literally IS a command line
Your title is hardly readable...but are you looking for something like the Linux CLI Launcher?
Except you can use a totally icon-less launcher. Good luck finding something like that on another mobile OS lol
Nova is nice, but THIS is the real god-tier launcher lol
Try this CLI launcher, it's fun and looks like termux
Sure thing: [link]
Thx for it's actually my launcher!
[link] for mad h4xx0r points
Allow me to introduce you to the Linux Commandline Launcher. Best thing since sliced bread haha
Yeah, I wrote some general stuff on that topic over here:
It would help if you are still on Android 6, because Debloater and adb shell commands no longer work in Android 7.
EDIT: And if you are on Android 6, I 100% recommend using Debloater and getting rid of some apps. First you do a Factory Reset on 6.x, then debloat your brand new OS as much as possible, and only then update to Android 7.
In the case of Android 7, drastic improvement can be achieved in manners, which are so convoluted that I would not really recommend them to a new Android user. Unless you are very familiar with linux kernel, of course.
On stock, I would first try to remove/disable any app that I do not use, or do not plan to use in the future. I'd make sure to correct all settings, such as:
If you are still on Android 6, I strongly suggest researching rooting methods and abusing the exploits that are possible on that OS, but only IF you feel comfortable with the complex process. If not - avoid trying to root. Once on 7.x, rooting becomes a huge pain in the ass. Think about whether you want to do it. A very good starting point to get an idea of the process is THIS THREAD.
Benefits of rooting and modifying your phone are that you can get a battery drain close to 0.03% per hour. In Ultra Stamina mode, in full standby mode without usage, your phone in that scenario should last about 25 days, less or even more, if all modifications are done correctly. The way I see it, if you also want to retain good graphics performance for gaming, it will be less, but still a LOT more than what you get on stock.
I've got a few personal faves that work really well on the Pixel:
This launcher is just a bit of fun, it's just a command line launcher. Works well on the Pixel C because of the physical keyboard. Minimalist, not particularly functional. After setting up some shortcuts, I got pretty quick to open my most used apps.
I use this fairly often to force apps into landscape that weren't optimised for tablets (Which is a lot...). I wish it had a notification tile shortcut, for the time being I just have a Nova Launcher gesture for quick access.
Neat little swipe-out interface for app and navigation bar shortcuts. I use it for quick access to my Uni apps and such.
Better Dashclock Widget
Dashclock as a platform is pretty old and doesn't get as much support anymore, but I still find it useful! Set up a few useful widgets and it works really well (I especially love the Inbox one).
I don't use it regularly but T-UI sounds like something you'd like.
Terminal based Launcher;Playstore F-droid
Emerald Launcher; Playstore F-droid
It's just the T-UI Launcher, but I used KWGT to get the top bar and Termux:Float for a second terminal (since TUI has some limitations). I use Overlays to stick KWGT on top of TUI (since TUI doesn't support widgets, but Overlays removes that limitation), and I user Tasker to automatically activate Termux:Float when TUI is active. Not visible is a bunch of other helper apps and scripts to make things easier, eg I can turn my lights on/off with a command, run integrated Google searches, and I've got Edge Gestures and App Swap Drawer which I can activate from any screen.
Been using this setup for about two months now, I no longer use Nova Launcher. :)
You spelled "T-UI" wrong.
Launcher: Linux CLI Launcher
Settings file: settings.txt
Yeah, especially when you can just install T-UI Launcher and pretend you're using Linux.
Take a look at this, seems to be exactly what you want. :)
It's a launcher.
Configs and wallpaper: GitHub repo
play-store - [link]
Fdroid - [link]
Have you tried this ?
Yeah, I don't really use Nova Launcher anymore :D I'm a T-UI guy now :p
There are terminal launchers in the play store like this one [link]
T-UI Launcher is like Linux style launcher.
Have the link [link]
A good launcher + a good theme + a good browser + a good reddit
T-UI -- a Linux-like CLI as the launcher (home screen) on Android. Not a true version of Linux with full support, but it's still really awesome.
Termux -- Linux-based CLI app that is mature enough to support NodeJS so well I've been using it as my main dev environment lately as my PC isn't doing great. A tutorial to get setup helps a lot as there are some Termux-specific steps & some useful notes like how opening the left-side drawer and holding the "Keyboard" button brings up an extended keyboard (small overlay?) with symbols, Ctrl, arrow keys, and etc, which you can also slide to the left to use a swipe-based text input rather than single-character typing. And text entered into the swipe input isn't sent to the terminal until you press enter, and then isn't executed until enter is pressed again. This can cause some strange issues when trying it at first, but it's really useful. Also, I can often code all day on a single charge whereas my PC (laptop) usually needs to charge multiple times.
FastHub -- because GitHub sucks on mobile with a lack of options; not that this has all of it, especially not the free version, but it works well enough for 90% of what I use GitHub for.
MGit -- because I haven't paid for the other Android Git app that might still be useful, Pocket Git. MGit has some issues, but I do like open source & I've learned to work around the problems.
QuickEdit -- OMG; I love this and would be screwed without it.
LovelyDocs -- Hasn't been updated in 2 years, but is still working & seems to get the latest docs. Has issues, but they can be worked around.
Joey for Reddit -- My favorite way to use Reddit at this point. I never knew I could love a koala so much.
I think I'll start switching my launcher over to T-UI whenever I go through security, just to fuck with them.
I'm a Debian fan, hence the device name.
Launcher: T-ui Launcher
Hex colour pallette:
Once you've learned your way around the config it's relatively easy to theme.
Some guides on how to use T-ui:
I've enabled my Apps Edge on my S7 Edge for quick access to my favourite/most used apps.
Here's the Play Store link.
As for unique [link]
Pretty cool if you are familiar with the command line.
Since you asked
Linux CLI launcher is the closest I could think of
(Just the homescreen, not system wide)
Theme Download (Google Drive)
T-UI Launcher Play Store
Github / Wiki (Reading the wiki is recommended if it's your first time!)
I personally like this launcher (have been using it for years at this point!) but I understand it has very limited appeal. Still, to those who want; I give.
This is only a how-to for installing the theme correctly. If your interest is piqued, the wiki documents above are a good primer. It helps if you have terminal experience beforehand.
For first timers, install and run T-UI FIRST before using my theme- The app auto creates a "t-ui" folder in the root of your internal storage. I also recommend you run the tutorial once if prompted. From a file manager delete your "t-ui" folder if it was created, then copy/move my "t-ui" folder from the above zip file. If you successfully placed the folder, simply type "restart" into the T-UI terminal to apply the changes to the theme folder.
T-UI uses your system wallpaper (which can be from any app) for the background image, so apply the home and lock screen as desired. A transparent frame is included for better theming if you are an artist of sorts. If there are any discrepancies with your phone's theme and mine it may be from formatting issues with how T-UI handles display size. That's something you gotta fix on your own.
If you have a good text editor on your phone, an easy way to fix issues is to type "config -file" and select between (behaviors.xml) (ui.xml) (theme.xml) depending on what you want to fix. I've made code comments that should be visible to areas of the config file that relate to common issues. That said, that one's up to you. the standard display I made this for was my own, which is 1080x2160. Other display sizes may not play nice (especially smaller ones)
hope the filters don't catch this post by mistake, and thank you for reading
T-UI config files: [link]
I use T-UI Launcher: [link]
T-UI, any way to increase the text size?
This launcher is a gamechanger though I recommend getting it from F-Droid instead because you can text with it.
Launcher is T-UI CLI launcher
Android console based launcher.
Th*ere's a non-expert version by the original author on playstore* [link]
I prefer the expert version for it's termux integration
If you're fond of the CLI (command line interface) then T-UI is a great choice :)
$ theme -apply 6olice5ear
device : Oneplus 6 T
launcher : T-UI
Wallpaper : Don't remember, I'll drop the link soon
Excuse: I use this launcher [link]
[link] is this the one you're talking about ?
Neat, it's like a light version of the T-UI Launcher
I use a commandline as my launcher so I should be relatively safe.
Here's the link [link]
Customized files: will provide them later
This would give the "vibe" I suppose - [link]
Cli launcher. It's like a linux terminal launcher with simple commands, but actually it's pretty comfortable I fun to use.
Linux & OS X both support the Bash shell, as ERECTILE_CONJUNCTION mentions. You may have used this for Travis-CI build scripts, or running commands in the terminal on OS X, a jailbroken iOS device, or almost any Android.
The easiest way to learn is to just come up with a project and go to town. I've never done much since beyond the basics for using Termux on Android and Travis-CI build scripts, but to help me learn I built a simple "package manager" (I wasn't sure what to call it) that can download and unarchive files from the internet using curl including keeping a cached copy of the archive and moving the downloaded data into place. It detects the extension and uses that to pick a decompression tool, but can be told to just leave things compressed too.
The basics of the language are pretty simple, but the hard stuff can be mind-blowing. Piping and redirection is particularly insane to me, and how and when to quote properly to avoid or cause variable expansion is another thing that caused me plenty of issues.
ss64 has been an amazing online help, and it's really mostly just the man pages themselves. It does not always concentrate on cross-platform (Linux & Mac) compatibility, but they do have notes for the macOS command line too (and some others -- CMD, PowerShell, etc), and mark the Bash built-in commands of Mac with • so they're easy to tell from the Mac-specific commands. And when things get hard StackExchange's Superuser & StackOverflow tend to be some of the best resources for explanations.
Edit: And if you have Android T-UI and/or Termux can help a little. TUI is a terminal-like launcher that supports a subset of the Bash commands (though it may not be strictly Bash; it was made by a kid), and Termux allows you to basically run a Linux terminal on your device even without root, though of course then it's harder (rsync = amazing).
Here's what I use: [link]
There are a few others. Search: cli launcher. Aris is another.
Link to it:
Not sure what they're crying about. I never even noticed on my S8
I'm just sitting here like "what are icons"? ^^^huehue
Music: Vanilla Music
Video: VLC / NewPipe
File Manager: Ghost Commander
System Cleaner: SD Maid
Document Scanner: Office Lens
Reddit App: Joey For Reddit or RedReader
GPS: OsmAnd + Transportr
Password Manager: Keepass2Android
File Sharing: LanXchange
E-mail: K-9 Mail
Notes: Omni Notes
Ad Blocking: Blokada
I don't know why people get so bothered by notification alerts... sometimes we're out and about and can't watch YouTube or check FB. The posts may still be interesting/relevant though and we don't want to forget. So it's easier just to leave them there.
That said, though, I use immersive mode on my launcher, so I don't see the status bar. And I see my notifications as pings on the launcher itself, so it's no big deal.
It's easier to go with this launcher. ��
He'd be smart enough to use the linux command line launcher without any hassle wym
What can Nova do that any and all other launchers can't? Everyone seems to harp on about how it's the best app there is, yet it's a barebones launcher no different than the rest. You can't even custom order the app drawer.
I personally use this CLI based launcher, along with swype keyboard, i can get to any and all apps i need by simply swyping the name, or a custom alias, and hitting go. Fast and simple.