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 Philip Doan on 10/09/2014

    The developer is constantly adding new features and the app remains as polished as ever. Definitely worth purchasing!

  • (77)

    by Justin Cutler on 10/09/2014

    Always better than stock!

  • (77)

    by Kev B on 10/09/2014

    Look no further. The gestures will rock you. How many apps have you seen with lots of reviews and still scoring 4.8?

  • (77)

    by Mecca Ali on 10/09/2014

    I love the customization

  • (77)

    by Mokhles Bouzaien on 10/09/2014

    I used to use Google Now Launcher because of its simplicity but once used this launcher I really liked it because it gives more accessibilies with various custom settings.

  • (77)

    by Coleman Jolley on 10/09/2014

    Makes all the difference in the world for me. Replaced HTC Sense skin and could not be happier.

  • (77)

    by Daan Leenders on 10/09/2014

    4/5 'cause of overwhelming amount of options to total beginners. 'D love to have seen just a 60 second click through tut about the basics. Loving the app and all its features.