I have tried out the Bliss launcher, which is stock launcher for /e/. I don’t like it how restrictive, non-intuitive, clunky it is. This is one of the worst Android launchers I have tried in my life.
You can’t place app icons where you want, you can’t add widgets together with apps, you can’t see all installed apps (you must know their name to search it. Do not know app’s name? Well, too bad, we will not show all the installed apps, you must go in settings and view all apps there.). You can’t change wallpaper. There is no built-in screen recorder. Want to place screen brightness slider to more faster accetable space (it requires 2 swipes from top to access it, but I want 1 swipe)? Well, too bad, you can’t.
Want to take a screenshot and wonder why standard button combination (Power + volume down (or similar combinations)) doesn’t work? Well, you have to dig deep into settings and manually enable screenshot function. WHY??? Who the hell make these decisions? Want to add the most basic and essential thing to your upper panel (such as battery percentage indicator)? Dig deep into settings again. It is not like any modern regular Android launcher puts that option into upper panel settings.
clunky: the launcher seems kinda clunky. animations are not smooth enough (I am not talking about lag) and it looks dated (example - search space in settings has not round corners). Some of the parts of the launcher looks like it is from Android 4.0
My question is: Why? Why you just don’t take the original stock Android launcher? It is bland, but very functional and damn good. It is functional, non restrictive and looks and feels modern. Why do you burn your valuable developer time on something like this? Do you really think, that few developers that you have working on Bliss launcher is better than Google’s developers, which developed the stock Android launcher? I would understand this decision, if there would be real need, but there isn’t. Purism is developing Phosh, because there are no other good alternatives (well maybe KDE touch, but there are issues with that). Phosh is still in very early stages, but it is already dominant DE for GNU/Linux phones (including Pinephone and other unofficial OSes).
I like how you made the Easy installer and how well it works. I like that you are making people easy to install custom, privacy respective rom. I just don’t understand why are you doing this.
How do I install official (but degoogled) Android launcher like in GrapheneOS?