Nova Launcher Prime
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- New customizing features
- Scrollable docks
- Scroll effects
- Custom app icons
- In some regards the default ICS launcher is still working better
- Not substantial changes regarding scenery
Nova Launcher is one of the first launchers made for Android 4.0
Personalizing, customizing... those words that most of the Android users love. Due to this launchers have become one of the most popular apps on the market. Actually there's an intense rivalry among them (well, among the users who are always trying to show off the way they've tuned their phone). Nova Launcher is breaking into a (so far) new niche: launchers for Android 4.0. What does it bring?
First off, custom desktop grid, scrollable dock, lots of scroll effects, infinite scroling, custom folder icons, backup/restore options and custom app icons. The layout is quite similar to the default ICS launcher. However, TeslaCoil Software, the developer of this app, has focused on making it highly customizable specially regarding layout, scrolling options and icons.
We assume that it's difficult trying to offer added-value features because the default ICS launcher is the most complete we've had so far. However, new features for both performance and scenery will be more than welcome. We've found just two catches: first off, it's quite similar to the default ICS launcher which can provoke some users doesn't feel the need to switch from one to the other. Second, it adds new features but it also change or remove others. For example, we don't really like the way it display widgets (old-style) when you select it from the app drawer top bar: there's no preview of the widgets.
Take into account though that this just made its way out and that needs to improve in some regards. We're glad to see that ICS launchers are starting to come up. It's worth to give it a go.
Nova Launcher Prime unlocks the following features in Nova Launcher:
Folders in App Drawer
Unlimited custom tabs
Organize apps into tabs and folders in the app drawer
Quickly start Nova Actions or Apps from gestures on the desktop, such as pinching, swiping or two-finger swiping.
Keep a clutter free drawer by hidding never used apps.
Get more use out of your dock apps by setting swipe-actions
Never miss an email. Unread count badges for SMS, Missed calls and Gmail. Counts show in the dock, desktop, drawer and folders.
More Scroll Effects
You need to install the free version of Nova Launcher http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher to use Nova Launcher Prime
For download issues or Play Store errors such as Error 941 please contact Google at http://support.google.com/googleplay/bin/request.py?policy=apps&contact_type=contact_policy
Fixed some licensing issues
Added button to Nova Settings
See the changelog of Nova Launcher for updates related to the launcher http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.launcher
Always asks which launcher want to use instead of always being nova launcher. Please please fix with next update. And also make transparent status bar available for jellybean. Alcatel one touch idol mini 602D.
Bought it. But cant tell the difference between the free and bought version
Please add the ability to put resizeable widgets in folders
I love my HTC One it's a hardware monster but Sense sucks.... Like... A lot. Nova launcher was able to give me the stock android feeling that I was missing from my nexus without having to void my warranty. Well worth the download
More themes expected.
I have tried most launchers on my s2 and s3 and nova rates high...makes your phone pop with many customizable tweeks. It has never crashed on me and makes my phone stand out from the rest...
I like this launcher. Very stable. Please add some icon packs and HD wallpapers.