Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher


The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen
Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the top launcher for modern Android, embracing full Material Design throughout.

Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icons, layouts, animations and more.





For my money, Nova Launcher is the best of the AOSP-style launchers available in Android. --Android Police
Nova Launcher has some very capable hands behind it --Phandroid
Our favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use --Lifehacker
Chock full of features you won't find in the stock launcher, and comes highly recommended --Android Central


• Icon Themes - Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store
• Subgrid positioning - Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
• Color controls - for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
• Customize App Drawer - Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
• Improved Widget Drawer - Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
• Infinite scroll - Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously
• Backup/Restore - Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
• Scrollable Dock - Create multiple docks and scroll between them
• Widgets in dock - Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4x1 music player widget
• Import Layout - No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
• Fast - Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it's work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.



Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock the following extras by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime
• Gestures - Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps
• Unread Counts - Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin
• Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer
• Hide Apps - Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps
• Icon Swipes - Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders
• More scroll effects - Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw

Recent changes:
4.0.1
Fix keyboard for drawer search
Adjust drawer tab width
Fixes

4.0
Widget Drawer has moved, long-press in empty space and tap Widgets


Full Material Design
- All settings screens/dialogs
- More animations
- New icons
- Bundled wallpapers

Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc
Max icon size boosted to 150%
Widget Search
Pull down in the drawer for search
New grouped Widgets drawer
Support for Android for Work

Requires Android 4.1+
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About Nova Launcher
The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen
Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the top launcher for modern Android, embracing full Material Design throughout.

Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icons, layouts, animations and more.





For my money, Nova Launcher is the best of the AOSP-style launchers available in Android. --Android Police
Nova Launcher has some very capable hands behind it --Phandroid
Our favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use --Lifehacker
Chock full of features you won't find in the stock launcher, and comes highly recommended --Android Central


• Icon Themes - Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store
• Subgrid positioning - Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells
• Color controls - for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds
• Customize App Drawer - Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
• Improved Widget Drawer - Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use
• Infinite scroll - Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously
• Backup/Restore - Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings
• Scrollable Dock - Create multiple docks and scroll between them
• Widgets in dock - Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4x1 music player widget
• Import Layout - No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone.
• Fast - Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it's work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers.



Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock the following extras by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime
• Gestures - Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps
• Unread Counts - Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin
• Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer
• Hide Apps - Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps
• Icon Swipes - Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders
• More scroll effects - Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw

Recent changes:
4.0.1
Fix keyboard for drawer search
Adjust drawer tab width
Fixes

4.0
Widget Drawer has moved, long-press in empty space and tap Widgets


Full Material Design
- All settings screens/dialogs
- More animations
- New icons
- Bundled wallpapers

Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc
Max icon size boosted to 150%
Widget Search
Pull down in the drawer for search
New grouped Widgets drawer
Support for Android for Work

Requires Android 4.1+

User reviews of Nova Launcher
Nov 28, 2013
Finest kind!
Jul 17, 2013
I've done it .... Go LAUNCHER EX is definitely 'ex' now !!!! And so far so good, liking the clean looks and here's hoping it doesn't follow others, but leads the way to something bigger and better. Have used this Developers' apps before and they have always been quality, this looks like it will be along the same lines..... Mega happy for now :)PS One question, I removed google search bar from home screen, when i turn to landscape it re-appears ... not major problem, just wish it didn't !!
Apr 6, 2013
Jan 20, 2013
The best launcher
Jan 15, 2013
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sunday 10:53 PM
Weather Widget missing Samsung devices Please allow us to add Weather widget into the launcher thats so important to me i promise that i will do 5 stars as soon as i see it is available.
A Google User
Sunday 10:43 PM
ilove it simple
A Google User
Sunday 10:12 PM
Great Launcher Long time Apex user and have loved it for years. Figured I'd check out Nova, wow it's pretty awesome. Has me contemplating throwing down a couple bucks and getting the Pro version. Great job Devs, I think I might have to switch it up and go Nova!
A Google User
Sunday 9:40 PM
Cool The most cool launcher I have ever use.Fast smooth and cool . love you Nova
A Google User
Sunday 9:08 PM
Seamless Absolutely flawless. Everything works perfectly, been my go to launcher since Android 4.0. Highly recommended! Am having one issue with the latest version, I can't get my hidden apps up without using app tabs which I don't want to do, tapping the top left of the screen does nothing. What can I do here? I have reverted back to the last 3.x version for now. Would love to see small tabs added back as an option!
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