Nova Launcher

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About this app

Nova Launcher is a powerful, customizable, and versatile home screen replacement. Nova brings advanced features to enhance your home screens, but still remains a great, user-friendly choice for everyone. Whether you want to completely overhaul your home screens or are looking for a cleaner, faster home launcher, Nova is the answer.
• The Newest Features: Nova brings the latest Android launcher features to all other phones.
• Custom Icon Themes: Nova supports thousands of icon themes available in the Play Store.
• Night Mode and Dark Theme: Have night mode come on automatically at a specific time, or just leave it on for a dark theme.
• Customizable App Drawer: Vertical or horizontal scroll, page effects, and card or immersive options are just a few of the things you’ll find available for the app drawer.
• Subgrid Positioning: With the ability to snap icons and widgets in between grid cells, it’s easy to get a precise feel and layout with Nova in a way that’s impossible with most other launchers.
• Backup and Restore: Moving from phone to phone or trying new home screen setups is a snap thanks to Nova’s backup and restore feature. Backups can be stored locally or saved to the cloud for easy transfers.
• Speed: Nova is highly optimized, with smooth and snappy animations that will even older phones a fast and fluid feel.

Do more with Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock Nova Launcher’s full potential with Nova Launcher Prime:

• Gestures: Swipe, pinch, double tap, and more on the home screen to execute custom commands.
• App Drawer Groups: Create custom tabs or folders in the app drawer for an ultra-organized feel.
• Hide Apps: Remove apps from the app drawer without uninstalling them.
• Custom Icon Swipe Gestures: Assign swipe gestures to home screen icons or folders for custom actions.
• …and more. More scrolling effects, unread counts, and others.

This app uses the Device Administrator permission for optional screen off/lock functionality.
Updated on
May 9, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location and App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
App activity and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.25M reviews
awe lotta
August 23, 2023
plenty of customizability. a small ask that i don't think is very common would be to able to sort apps alphabetically in the drawer in a "snake" patterns, i.e. first row goes left to right and the second row goes right to left. also the search bar is kinda stupid because it's at the top of the screen and all the app suggestions are at the top, which is too far for my thumb. i guess i kinda worked around that by not relying on that feature, so it's not really noticable.
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Corinne Mitchell
July 29, 2023
I like the concept and I like it when it works. But it doesn't work consistently enough to use it, and I even got the paid version. I only use it for custom icons, so I'm not doing anything crazy with it. The issue I run into is that when I scroll down into all my apps the keyboard stops working and I can't search - bit of an issue when I've got 100+ apps.
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Reid W (RDubb)
August 23, 2023
Replaced! Using another launcher for now. It looks like app may be dead. No response from support on review. Sorry to report the app has a bug that is driving me nuts on Android. Not able to get your desktop in order at this time. If working there are many many features I have been having trouble setting as the default OS issue, they said, now trying that again. I cannot recommend it at this time. I've used it for years working great! I'm about to launch a search gor a replacemt!
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What's new

Fixes for Android 12L
Bug fixes and optimizations