Review from A Google User
Best launcher I have ever used Smooth and powerful, great customization.
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. 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 thebest launcher on market
Nova on a whole is a brilliant, sophisticated launcher, which provides some cool features from AOSPs and Google Phones (Pixel) to anyone. It is generally beautiful and I really enjoyed the features. However, my experience has been hampered by the constant redraws of the launcher, resulting in a rather disturbing empty home screen at times after re-entering the home screen. This may be however, only affecting my phone, namely the Redmi Note 4G, running on resource-heavy MIUI. Help would be appreciated Re: Developer was quick to attend to the issues. Kudos dev
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.
Continues to be the absolute best. Love the Oreo support. Can you add an option to detach the searchbar from the date on the desktop widget so that only the date shows? Resizing the widget keeps removes the date, not the other way around. To the person who said this is no different from the Pixel launcher hasn't looked very far. You can make this look like anything you want.
Best launcher on playstore. Its light along with lots of customization. Although I have issues with Nova Google Companion. When I swipe right to open Google now, there is a second or more delay before I can start scrolling through it. Rating it 3 stars till it's fixed. Please fix this ASAP. Thanks
Brand new note 8, complete garbage with touchpoop launcher and impossible to disable bixpoo, slightly less garbage with Google now yet again impossible to disable my poop feed. Phone works maybe 200% faster with Nova. Was trying my hardest to use a proper 'stock' launcher as an 850 dollar phone should not be broken out of the box. Wish the option to add a weather widget was available without digging into the settings. But otherwise perfect launcher. AT LEAST 10 out of 5 starts
*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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