I have tried other launchers for more customization options but keep coming back to this one because it works so well and lets me get on with life. The one thing I would like to see in future updates is a dark option for text in the launcher so that it is visible against a light wallpaper. Right now the white text only works well against dark wallpapers. Overall the best launcher if you don't want to customize the entire home screen.
Never seen an update with so many malfunctions. 1. Right swipe Google now is unresponsive. 2. App icons sometimes become blurry. 3. Widget setting sometimes doesn't come out. 4. The launcher appears as a running app in task menu, kind of annoying. 5. Newly installed app doesn't show in app drawer, have to restart phone. Pixel phones are great, this launcher is not.
The UI change in this update (released 8/18/17) removed the swipe to dismiss function on cards. Now you need to tap tiny buttons multiple times to do the same thing. Also, they changed the main feed to news, and hid the more useful, personal, information (weather, travel time, etc.), behind another button.
Can't move Time / Weather widget. Such a waste of space. If another home screen could be set as default it would cure the issue... I guess since I have paid for Nova Prime it's back to old trustworthy...
The most recent update to the Google now screen has destroyed the ux of the feature. Previously easy to dismiss cards, and proper prioritization has been dumped for no gain. News is now front and center, available at a quick glance (news is never something you need at a quick glance). Stocks, game scores, weather. These are all relegated to hidden depths. What a step backwards.
I very happy with launcher. It's clean,fast, snappy experience. Round icon absolutely beautiful. But only thing I missing notification bages. Or pixel dot type notification.. i hope will se in future updates... Thank you.
As of October 2016:
• The weather appears in the top right corner for your current location
• Visual refresh of wallpaper picker
• New circular folder presentation
• Shortcuts on long-press of supporting apps