10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Highly tweakable
- Neat design
- Needs a theme store
+ By TeslaCoil Software
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A beautiful, smooth and highly customizable launcher
TeslaCoil Software's Nova Launcher has been around since Android Ice Cream Sandwich but it's been tuned since then, widening its functionality and adapting it to every new Android OS. Nova Launcher is currently one of the most well-balanced launchers on Android regarding amount of features, usability, design and responsiveness.
Tweak it at your whim: amount of home screens, scroll effects, app drawer's grid size, gestures and buttons, icon size... And a zillion more options. Tune it to the limit.
Besides functionality, Nova Launcher has been enhanced regarding both design and performance: it feels neat, polished and smooth equal parts. The only thing missing is a theme store accessible and navigable from the app.
Regardless, one of the best launchers on the market so far.
Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icon themes, colors, layouts, animations and more.
Reviewers love Nova Launcher and you will too
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
• Ok, Google - Use Google Search's hotword right from the home screen, just say the words Ok, Google. Note: Google does not support all devices or locales yet. This limitaiton applies to Nova Launcher as well.
• Color Theme - Set the highlight accent color for the launcher
Also individual Color controls for labels, folders, unread count badges, drawer tabs and background
• 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
• Customize App Drawer - Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
• Infinite scroll - Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continously
• 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
Lollipop style drawer (Settings - Drawer - Show Pages as Cards)
Renamed old Circle animation to Circle Wipe, new Lollipops style Circle animation
Fixes and optimizations
- - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
- - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
- - Tell the AppWidget service which application can access AppWidget's data.
- - Call somewhere with no need for the user to confirm that call. ER numbers aren't allowed, though.
- - Enlarge or shrink the status bar.
- - Get info about the currently running tasks.
- - Send and receive internet info.
- - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
- - Set a picture as a wallpaper.
- - Set the wallpaper hints.
- - Use the vibrator.
- - Write whatever to your SD card.
- - com.anddoes.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - com.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - com.android.launcher3.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - com.cyanogenmod.trebuchet.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - com.google.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - org.adw.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
- - org.adwfreak.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
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- UpdatedNew version 3.3 released on 12/02/14.
- UpdatedNew version 3.2 released on 10/27/14.
- UpdatedNew version 3.1 released on 09/04/14.
- UpdatedNew version 3.0.2 released on 07/14/14.
- UpdatedNew version 3.0.1 released on 06/06/14.
- UpdatedNew version 3.0 released on 06/03/14.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 10000000 downloads level reached on 04/09/14.
- UpdatedNew version 2.3 released on 12/10/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.2.3 released on 09/18/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.2.2 released on 09/05/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.2.1 released on 08/21/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.2 released on 08/06/13.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 5000000 downloads level reached on 08/06/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.1.1 released on 06/11/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.1 released on 05/12/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.0.2 released on 04/06/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.0.1 released on 02/26/13.
- UpdatedNew version 2.0 released on 01/01/13.
- UpdatedNew version 1.3.4 released on 12/10/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.3.3 released on 11/14/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.3.2 released on 10/18/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.3.1 released on 09/24/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.3 released on 09/24/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.2.2 released on 08/31/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 1000000 downloads level reached on 08/17/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 500000 downloads level reached on 06/01/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 100000 downloads level reached on 03/08/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 50000 downloads level reached on 03/04/12.
- UpdatedNew version 1.0.1 released on 02/24/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 10000 downloads level reached on 02/24/12.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 5000 downloads level reached on 02/24/12.
- NewFirst appearance on 02/24/12.
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It's truly an amazing launcher, with amazing features. However, can you make it an option in one of your future updates, to add icon shadows? And is it possible to change the shadow's color to match the persons color scheme.
I've tried out several launchers, but I keep coming back to Nova. Was a little faulty in the beginning, but the latest version works flawlessly! Love it!!
Spruced up an old phone which in turn gave it a new lease of life. Highly recommend.
It says that its up to date. I just updated my moto x to lollipop and it doesn't show the lollipop style app drawer
Very fast, and nice to look at with icon packs!!
notification bar not working with gestures. please fix it. it deserves 5 star