Dec 27th, 2011

The developer behind Trebuchet launcher (which will be in CyanogenMod 9) has updated his application with some new features and brought to the public an alpha version available for download.

Trebuchet launcher is based on Ice Cream Sandwich’s launcher, as you might imagine, and it adds some very nice features that users have been clamoring for. Just take a look at this list of what’s already available and what’s set to come sometime down the line.


  • Custom number of Homescreens ☑
  • Enable/Disable Persistent Search Bar ☑
  • Separated Apps/Widgets in Drawer ☑
  • Resize Any Widget ☑
  • Show and Fade Scrolling Indicator in Homescreen and Drawer ☑
  • Enable/Disable Auto-Rotate ☑
  • Drawer Apps Sorting (Title, Install Date) ☑

Planned Features

  • Infinite Scrolling
  • Dock (Custom pages and size)
  • Transition Effects (Homescreen and Drawer)
  • Backup and Restore

I don’t know about you guys but the custom homescreen count is enough to get me excited, let alone all these great features. If you want to download the alpha head over to XDA. This one’s for Android 4.0.3 or later, apparently, so be sure to hold off until you get that update sometime soon.