Nova Launcher Prime

Nova Launcher Prime

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 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
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Expert's Review

"It's time to customize your ICS"

Reviewed by / Feb 24, 2012

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.

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Developer's original description available here
The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement
Accept no substitues! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for modern Android

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

Nova Launcher Prime acts as a license to unlock these features in the free Nova Launcher App. You will need to install Nova Launcher first.

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Nova Launcher Prime acts as a license for in the free Nova Launcher App. You will need to install it first.

Updates are released as part of the Nova Launcher app, please see the changelog there.

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Comments and ratings for Nova Launcher Prime
  • (77)

    by Yevgeniy Mansurov on 26/07/2014

    Are there any other launchers around? Really?

  • (77)

    by Joshua Nash on 26/07/2014

    It's a great launcher giving stock experience. However there is a bug where every time I rearrange a app on the home screen the X shape stays on the top after I'm finished as if I'm about to remove a app.

  • (77)

    by Nazzareno Pisano on 26/07/2014

    This is a great launcher, but there are a couple of features I'd love to see to make it perfect. 1. Search function for app drawer - essential! 2. Option for 2-line app label instead of cutting off label.

  • (77)

    by Grant Bowker-Bell on 26/07/2014

    Love nova launcher and everything that it can do! My only problem with it is that when you enable the option to hide the status bar, it messes with the Facebook messenger chat heads. The chat bubbles disappear and become unclickable, which mean you need to close down the app and reopen it. I'd love it if you were able to hide the status bar on the lock screen through nova too, but you can't have e

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    by Patrick McGee on 26/07/2014

    Best Launcher hands down

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    by Rogerio Esteves on 26/07/2014

    Beat launcher out there!