Nova Launcher Prime Goes on Sale

Nova Launcher Prime Goes on Sale

Jun 21, 2016

Nova Launcher Prime (the premium unlocker for the ultra-popular Nova Launcher) is on sale.

Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock 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

Nova Launcher Prime acts as a license to unlock these features in the free Nova Launcher App. You will need to install Nova Launcher first.

It is currently $0.99… down from the usual asking price of $4.99.

[via Slickdeals]

Nova Launcher Prime goes on sale

Nova Launcher Prime goes on sale

Mar 2, 2016

Nova Prime is on sale for $0.99.

Nova Prime is the premium unlock utility for the popular and free Nova Launcher.

Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock 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

Nova Launcher Prime acts as a license to unlock these features in the free Nova Launcher App. You will need to install Nova Launcher first.

We certainly loved Nova when we tried it; “regular” Nova Launcher is free on Google Play.

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Nova Launcher Gets Big Update

Nova Launcher Gets Big Update

Mar 11, 2015

TeslaCoil Software’s immensely popular third-party launcher solution Nova Launcher is getting a pretty big update.

The update touches on some major points. There are nods to Material Design, Android for Work and more.

What’s New
Full Material Design
– All settings screens/dialogs
– More animations
– Edit Shortcut dialog tinted based on colors of the icon
– New icons
Rebased on top of Launcher3
Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc
Max icon size boosted to 150%
Widget Search
Pull down in the drawer for search
Widgets moved to their own drawer
Support for Android for Work (Lollipop)
Workaround Expand Notifications Nova Action not working on Samsung Lollipop
Requires Android 4.1+

We had the opportunity to review this app a while back and really liked it.

Nova Launcher is free on the Play Store; there is also a premium add-on (which we reviewed) that costs $4.00.

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[Our Review]; [Source: Google Play]

Nova Launcher Prime Review

Nova Launcher Prime Review

Sep 19, 2012

Android defined mobile customization. Third-party launchers exemplify that customization, and competition breeds a great selection, and it takes an awful lot to stand out from the crowd. At first glance, it seems that Nova Launcher Prime from Android third-party heavyweight TeslaCoil Software just might be able to do it.

Nova packs a productive punch. I am picky about my homescreens, and Nova became the horribly indulgent uncle. I was resizing widgets in no time, and working on animations, theming and more.

I was a huge fan of the LauncherPro. The combination of tweaks (like sliding docks and icon hiding) appealed to me. Nova seemed to incorporate a lot of these features, and more. I found Nova’s UI smooth, with it natively giving me access to its menu and the device’s menu, as well as wallpaper. The initial five homescreens were snappy, and the pop-out animation of the application drawer worked without a hitch. I thought that it incorporated some of the better aspects of Sense, and actually improved upon it.

Widget re-sizing is nothing new; it is an almost expected feature in any third-party launcher replacements. Nova makes it easy by using an adjustable grid to facilitate sizing. Thus, I was able to make widgets that were truly my own.

As if that is not enough, as noted earlier, I was able to change the icons using themes. Customization is where Nova truly shines, and I appreciated the ability to use themes made for ADW and Go (other popular launchers for Android OS); I was able to find dozens icon sets in the Google Play Store and XDA Forums. I could also hide icons I didn’t want to appear in he app drawer, and also able to adjust the number of icons in the dock.

Two features I truly liked were the gesture-based button functionality and the sliding docks. The former created the ability to make one dock button do an additional action based on type of interaction — interactions like either press, swiping up or down, zooming in or out and double tapping, among others. As an example, I was able to create a direct dial action as an alternative action for the phone icon in my dock. The latter gave me easy access to icons in any screen by swiping.

I liked Nova way more than I thought I would. I mourned the fact that there was not a social widget, and wished for a hub-type functionality that allowed the downloading of icons from within Nova itself. Still, I am sure that most people will love Nova, and will be pleased enough to make it the default portal to their devices.