Review from Ryan Dougherty
Please fix! I have used Nova launcher since day one over multiple Android devices and have always loved it. My att s4 just got kitkat and now when I try to add widgets Nova crashes please fix and thank you
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.
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 LOVE it! ❤ Works just BEAUTIFULLY! This phone was a Lollipop upgraded to Marshmallow and, as many might have noticed, some phones, when upgraded, don't get the proper Google (Android) EMUI configuration. I've tried several other launchers and they just don't work right. This one DOES and not just does it work right, it works BETTER than Google's EMUI launcher (I customize phones so see it all). I, myself, have from Jelly Bean to Nougat phones and this launcher is by far superior, even to my pure Google 6. 🙂
Fix & Add Great launcher, loving all the customization options. Please add weather to the google pixel style persistent search bar. Also for the date some of the words are cut out at least on the note 5 please fix. Nova also doesn't have an option for a parallax wallpapers, I think that would be a great addition to the launcher. :)
The best I have to admit, I've avoided giving nova a try because it's been around for so long. I figured the shiny newer launchers had to be better. After trying out at least 15 other launchers I finally gave this one a try. I love it. It's very fast and has lots of features but all the features don't get in the way and make things complicated. I used it for a day and knew right away it was well worth the 4 bucks for prime to support the developer.
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)
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