Since day 1 this has always been the best and most professional launcher. Glad to see a few enhancements to bring it a little more up to date. One thing with the adaptive icons I notice is if you use your own icon image then that will not convert to the new selected shape, even with the legacy setting turned on. Also when using an icon pack and a certain app isn't in that pack and the pack puts a default mask on, then the new functionality changes the icon shape inside that mask as opposed to the external shape of the mask. Also the adaptive does not work on the app drawer icon. Otherwise the new functionality is great.
Unfortunately the latest update broke widget compatibility with stock weather clock. I like it the best, any updates if that will be fixed? Awesome launcher been using for long time! Always excited when new updates are released.
I've used various alternative launchers from Go Launcher, ADW, LauncherPro, etc. Nova Launcher by far takes the cake. Teslacoil has done an excellent job in putting this together. Even without purchasing Nova Prime this app is well put together and gives you the feel of stock Android, with a little extra features of course.
Absolutely fantastic app! I have been using this app for more than 5 years and really appreciate that I can backup and restore layouts. Whenever I get a new phone each year I restore the same layout and avoid having to reload new UIs.
Looks really nice and phone seems happier with this than the Samsung overlay it came with. The downside is that icons are no longer active so I get no indication I have emails or texts and the calender widget doesn't show today's events.
I hope Google doesn't screw this "perfect" application up with those accessibility restrictions. Go to launcher on my Google phones. I have literally no improvement for this launcher. Everything I've wanted and is in one powerful launcher.
*5.4 Sept 6*
New App Search animation
Sesame Shortcut integration for long-press shortcuts and app search
Ability to hide navbar on Samsung S8 (Nova Settings > Look and Feel)
Update round searchbar style
Improvements for Android Oreo
Bug fixes and optimizations
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