Room for improvements and better options Functionality is good BUT its missing some custom options that many other launchers already have. Not being able to organize your app drawers by most used, date installed, ascending/descending, most used etc etc is shocking it's not available with this launcher. Can't choose the size or count of the most used apps at the top and its limited to your horizontal grid size. I want more than 6 without having to change my grid size. There's room for more options with this "custom" launcher that many have.
If you want a launcher that has more options than just about anything out there then this is for you. It's quick and fully customizable, though will have to pay for premium app to get all. Has more features free than pretty much all of them. Definitely worth a try. Now omit if I could uninstall the bloatware launchers that come with the phones.
Still is by far my absolute favorite launcher after having it across two phones and for almost a year now. I'm constantly finding cool things to do with Nova in order to make my phone more enjoyable! Hopefully they get the ability to set a system font soon. My new LG doesn't have the capability, without rooting, to allow downloaded fonts. Other than that, it's wonderful.
Very good Launcher, easy to setup, stable I have several Samsung devices running Android 4.4.2, Android 5 and with different versions of the standard Samsung Touch Wiz launcher which is frustrating. Using Nova I can give my devices the same look and feel. I love the App Drawer and the extra config options. I can now run everything off 3 home screens. I recommend trying Nova if you have multiple devices, it greatly improves my Android experience and battery life is not compromised. 18 months on very stable, no issues, brilliant.
Not battery friendly Needs more gestures to open apps or create pages with widgets made by Nova, like a Google Now dedicated page on the left as the Google Now launcher or a Twitter page on the other side like Blur. Please work on an android version of 3D TOUCH, its very easy to add. Double tap for the screen lock disable android smart lock. 130 mb on RAM? Pretty heavy. Bug on CPU usage 2 30 hours of CPU in a charge
Absolutely a simple yet fast launcher. Many icon packs and themes supported. Loved the way it shows my homescreen. Really loved it. Though a bit disappointed about the gesture fitures because it cost some money to use it. Hopefully the commonly needed fitures (swipe down to open notification bar and up for something else) could be free on the next update.
5.0.1 Dec 20
Fixes for LeEco devices
5.0 Dec 13
Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher)
New Pixel style searchbar
New search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated apps
New "Timeout" screen lock method
New double-tap-swipe gestures
Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts
Dock backgrounds to draw under navbar
Quick start to easily change major settings (Nova Settings > Backup > Quick start)
One of the best launchers for Android! Smart, fast & safe DIY Theme Launcher!
Productivity meets style. Fast and beautiful launcher that keeps you organized.