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SPB Shell 3D Launcher - Android App Review


Published onFebruary 19, 2012

One of the best features about Android is having total control over how you customize your device. More specifically, Launchers and Skins give Android users access to tons of new user interfaces and features. In addition, a bunch of Android devices are subject to bloatware. When this happens, the average user probably is not interested in playing around with custom ROM’s or even rooting. Putting aside some of the more well known launchers, SPB Software recently release SPB Shell 3D. The app, which will cost you $14.95 in the Android Market, will bring a whole new look and feel to your Android 2.1+ device. Over 100,000 people, including us, have already downloaded the launcher. Don’t be scared off by the steep price tag, SPB Shell 3D packs dynamic folders, custom widgets and panels, sweet animations and a full 3D experience. Once you download this app, no additional skins or plugins are needed.

The second you start using the Launcher, you’ll notice that it fits your screen much better than the standard launcher by utilizing just about every pixel. Also, swiping between screens is incredibly smooth. You’ll notice that SPB Shell 3D is different than other launchers because it does not simply give you a set amount of screens to mess around with. Instead, SPB starts their users off with pre-loaded panels such as:

  • Home
  • Contacts
  • Travel
  • Calculator (A Beautiful Full-Screen Calculator)
  • Pictures
  • Deals
  • Weather
  • Communication
  • Notes (A Beautiful Full-Screen Notepad)
  • News
  • Moon
  • Time
  • Calendar

Out of those pre-set “panels”, you are free to add apps and widgets. Furthermore, SPB Shell 3D allows for the creation of custom panels. For example, I created my own “Music” Panel to store my variety of music applications and widgets.

As you can see in the image above, all of your panels are arranged side-by-side in an infinite circle. When you click the ovular button in the bottom of your customizable dock, the launcher zooms out so you can have a birds-eye view of all of your panels. In addition, after waiting a second or two after pushing that button, SPB Shell 3D will take you on a tour of your panels. In this tour, any folders or widgets that were created by SPB will become animated.

As previously mentioned, the app is $14.95 in the Android Market. SPB Shell 3D will completely reinvent your phones user interface. The app was just released not long ago and it has already been purchased by over 100,000 Android 2.1+ users. After having the privilege to test SPB Shell 3D, I highly recommend this application, especially to someone looking for a way around the standard Android launcher.

Check out the video below for a full walk-through and demo of SPB Shell 3D:

Any thoughts? Will you be downloading this and giving it a try? Let us know in the comments!

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