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
Thanks Nova. Except you need to sort out SPlanner for the S5. There is now widget now that let's you see you calender!
Thanks for a stable launcher
A very nice set of customizations--very flexible. I don't use sll the features but those I do work well. My only complaint is that I am frequently prompted to set the launcher default, even though I set the default in Nova and in settings. Its a small th
Best I've used. Paid for prime happily, tho will be interesting to see if advanced gesture support is the main, paid add.
Even without Prime, this is easily the best Launcher App on the Market.
Can't say enough about this launcher so I'll let the 5 star rating speak for itself.
Fantastic app. So fast