Highly configurable, very stable and super fast. Unfortunately it could do much more but developer is slow in providing new features. It could add some security features such as passwords on configuration, folders and drawer tabs. Apps shown on folder does not use the same order inside the folder what makes confusion with the option to start an app using folder swipe. Folders doesn't have a dismiss button, what could be very usefull when you have many icons on folder . Activities shortcuts are so slow that is better to use a third party app. Other enhancements could be implemented but they are delayed forever and ever... App is great anyway, probably the best launcher on market
Lock / unlock desktop is still a pain. Still no way to assign lock / unlock desktop to a gesture. Dev won't listen to users to offer better experience. Rotation to landscape can be better (see smart Launcher). Menus organisation can be better. App search is limited and can't do partial match like show Netflix when entering just "flix". Does not support MIUI native icons
Edit: dropped stars due to recent bugs after update. App search no longer opens keyboard automatically, must click in text field. Running apps view using menu button is buggy. #I'm quite impressed. Very well designed and thought out. There are a ton of customisable settings, which can be overwhelming at first but users don't have to explore them if they don't want. Widget padding is cool, overlap, love it. Oh and shortcutting android activities is just amazing! The only issue is the app draw sometimes doesn't have the defined background color and instead transparent, closing/reopening fixes.
I am a prime user. I have stopped using this app because it is missing a small but very productive feature. I am asking for this feature again for the second time. Please provide an option to have "fast scrollbar" at the bottom of the screen in horizontal position, so the user can scroll into any app easily without the need to reach a larger part of the screen (vertically) instead of (horizontal). Let me know if it is unclear to you.
I am a prime user, had been using this launcher for more than a year. Now have moved on to Arrow launcher. Reason being its ease of access to built in widgets, recent, calendar etc. Otherwise, Nova is a good launcher with lot of customizations. They should come up with options like the ones in Arrow launcher and google now
Something got screwed up in this update. Now the text next to the icons in the app drawer is slightly overlapping the icons in "list view". You know, THE ONLY VIEW THAT MATTERS to people who like to be able to find their apps quickly and easily. One of the primary reasons for installing Nova.
*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
Productivity meets style. Fast and beautiful launcher that keeps you organized.