If you are reading for "the best Android launchers" on somewhere on some websites on some places, it is almost sure you will always see Nova Launcher (APK) stood on one of them. Nova Launcher are well known with its high performance and ease of use.

Indotechboy — Ugh, stock Android Launcher is boring isn't it 😀 ? But stock Android launcher are designed by professionals, to be able to made as most efficient as possible. Sure there are many third party Android launchers out there packed with extended features not found on stock Android launcher, but their performance cannot be compared to the smoothness of stock Android launcher. But, it is not happened on Nova Launcher Android application.

Nova Launcher Android app icon Nova Launcher is one of the top rank Android launcher that offers high customizability you're not find on your stock Android launcher while maintaining incredible smooth performance through user friendly interface.

One of Nova launcher's signature feature is the ability to create icon subgrid positions on your Android homescreen. We can arrange a nice icons and widget positions using the subgrid position feature.

Nova Launcher Android app clean homescreen
Nova Launcher Android app homescreen
Nova Launcher Android app theme presets

Nova Launcher Android application info

app titleNova Launcher
developerTeslaCoil Software
categoryPersonalization
system requirementsAndroid 4.1 and higher
tested onAndroid phone: Samsung Galaxy V SM-G313HZ


Nova Launcher Android application description

Quoted from the developer:

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 Police

Nova Launcher has some very capable hands behind it
-- Phandroid

Our favorite is Nova Launcher, which strikes a great perfect balance between incredible performance and high customizability without getting too gimmicky and difficult to use
--Lifehacker

Chock 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 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

This app uses the Device Administrator permission for optional screen off/lock functionality.


Nova Launcher APK Android application download link


Nova Launcher Prime / Pro is available to be purchased on Play Store.