Gear: Samsung Series 7 Slate.
The Touch Launcher application/software allows you to easily open programs by pressing those big icons. It's going to be better than trying to navigate through small menus with your fingers.
Methods of opening and closing Touch Launcher:
- Press the button on the tablet's bezel button
- Two finger gesture down
Pressing the button is my least favorite way of doing this. The two finger gesture works well. Although the two finger gesture can conflict with Windows Journal's two finger scrolling (forgot to mention that on the video).
Left Side Panel
Besides the big icons there are a few extras on the left side of the Touch Launcher. These are: Power modes, Wifi connection, Clock and calendar, and Weather. They can be customized of course... or hidden if you dislike them.
Youtube, Videos, Photos, Music, Camera, Internet Explorer, Live Mail, Calendar, ToDo, Windows Journal, Notes, Bing Map, RSS Reader, Twitter, Social Dashboard, Live Messenger, Yahoo! Finance, Interactive Guide, Weather, Recipe, Clock, Easy Settings, Touch logon Options, Amazon Kindle.
I will begin making videos about those apps in the following days.
Customizing Apps and Groups
There's a tiny pencil shaped button on the bottom which if you press can give you the power of customization. You will be able to add, delete, and move icons. There's also a new panel on the left side which gives you three options: Add group, Add app from Desktop, Change Wallpaper.
Each panel has a collection of app icons. If you drag an icon to the side you can create a brand new panel.
You can create groups. Within these groups you can now add apps. In a way if you like to organize your apps this is one way of doing it. (ie entertainment, productivity, social stuff, etc).
Add app from Desktop
With this button you can add new programs from the Start Menu and Explorer. Just drag and drop them to the Touch Launcher.
You can add your own witty images as the Launcher's background.
The Touch Launcher is definitely a nice program that will make things a bit easier. Of course you have to customize it to fit your needs. Samsung did a good job with Touch Launcher.