Teslacoil's Nova Launcher replaces your Android device's home page with a highly customizable front end. Its Dock launches your most-used apps, while stuff you don't need as often goes in the Drawer (just like your real desktop). You can customize just about everything about Nova Launcher, from background colors to horizontal or vertical scrolling, 3D effects, and more. Nova Launcher is free and runs best in Android 4 or better. At 2.04MB, it's compact, especially considering its versatility. A premium upgrade adds app grouping as well as gestures and scroll effects.
We didn't notice much difference between our usual home page and Nova Launcher until we swiped the screen, flipping through pages with a smooth 3D rotating effect. Nova Launcher's main tools are its Dock, a customizable toolbar, and the Drawer, a tabbed, flippable series of pages accessing Apps and Widgets. We added a flashlight widget to our main screen from the alphabetized Widget pages and then opened the Nova Settings from a menu that also accessed our device's System Settings, Wallpaper, and Application Manager. An important feature is highlighted in red: Previous Launcher clears other launchers from your system's memory and history. Nova Launcher has so many options that it takes time to go through them all. We could change the Dock's width, height, scrolling action, and more. When changing the Dock's shape or transparency, be sure to swipe the "On" button as well as checking "Enable Dock."
Nova Launcher lets you customize your phone or tablet where you need it most, at its "business end." Few free tools of its type do as much.
The highly customizable, performance driven, home screenAccept no substitutes. Nova Launcher is the top launcher for modern Android, embracing full Material Design throughout. Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icons, layouts, animations and more. For my money, Nova Launcher is the best of the AOSP-style launchers available in Android. Android PoliceNova Launcher has some very capable hands behind it --PhandroidOur favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use --LifehackerChock full of features you won't find in the stock launcher, and comes highly recommended --Android Central. Icon Themes - Find thousands of icon themes for Nova Launcher on the Play Store. Subgrid positioning - Much greater control than standard launchers, Nova Launcher allows you to snap icons or widgets half way through the desktop grid cells. Color controls - for labels, folders, unread badges, drawer tabs and backgrounds. Customize App Drawer - Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects. Improved Widget Drawer - Widgets grouped by app makes it much faster to use. Infinite scroll - Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continuously. Backup/Restore - Sophisticated backup/restore system allowing you to backup your desktop layout and launcher settings. Scrollable Dock - Create multiple docks and scroll between them. Widgets in dock - Place any widget in your dock, such as a 4x1 music player widget. Import Layout - No need to rebuild your desktop from scratch, Nova Launcher can import from most popular launchers. Including the one that came with your phone. Fast - Nova Launcher is highly optimized to do it's work quickly and quietly, keeping the animations smooth and letting you use your phone as fast as you can move your fingers. Nova Launcher PrimeUnlock the following extras by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime. Gestures - Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps. Unread Counts - Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin. Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer. Hide Apps - Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps. Icon Swipes - Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders. More scroll effects - Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw.
5. 0. 1 Dec 20Fixes for LeEco devices5. 0 Dec 13Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher) New Pixel style searchbarNew search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated appsNew "Timeout" screen lock methodNew double-tap-swipe gesturesAndroid 7. 1 launcher shortcutsDock backgrounds to draw under navbarQuick start to easily change major settings (Nova Settings > Backup > Quick start).