The best thing about android is that it is highly customizable and several launchers are available with which you can customize your homescreen, app drawer, docks etc. New launchers are available after every few days but most of these are designed for smsrtphones. Even though most launchers do work on tablets, they are designed to work well on smartphones and there is no dedicated tablet launchers. VTL launcher is one of the first Android launchers to be developed specifically for android based tablets. The launcher works on smartphones as well but offers more on tablets.
Designed primarily for landscape android tablets, VTL does work in portrait mode as well. Firstly, the launcher is optimized for tablets which means that everything including icons are displayed perfectly on tablets displays. The launcher also features elastic scrolling along with 3 customizable docks on the homescreen with control over backgrounds, transparency and size.
VTL launcher also supports folders for app shortcuts, contacts and bookmarks. Icons are also customizable and you can organize the apps in the app drawer by holding the icon of the app. App drawer does support categories for managing different apps and swiping can be used to switch between different catalogs.
VTL launcher supports upto 7 customizable homescreens which also supports preview similar to the HTC Sense homescreens. You can also configure swiping up and down and also the action for the home button. Aside from these, all the basic features are also supported including widget scrolling, resizing widgets and live wallpapers. VTL launcher also supports theming and most ADW launcher themes are compatibale.
VTL launcher can be downloaded using this link. Once downloaded, you can install the apk file like any other app. VTL should work on most and tablets and you can try it on your smartphone as well, however, the layout might cause some problems on smaller screens. VTL also doesn’t support android 3.0 honeycomb but worksnwell on GB and ICS.