Nova Launcher replaces your home screen with one you control and can customize. Change icon themes, colors, layouts, animations and more.
Reviewers love Nova Launcher and you will too
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
•Ok, Google - Use Google Search's hotword right from the home screen, just say the words Ok, Google. Note: Google does not support all devices or locales yet. This limitaiton applies to Nova Launcher as well.
•Color Theme - Set the highlight accent color for the launcher
Also individual Color controls for labels, folders, unread count badges, drawer tabs and background
•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
•Customize App Drawer - Custom tabs, Vertical or Horizontal scrolling, Custom effects
•Infinite scroll - Never far from your favorite page, loop through the desktop or drawer continously
•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.
Full Material Design
- All settings screens/dialogs
- More animations
- Edit Shortcut dialog tinted based on colors of the icon
- New icons
- Bundled wallpapers
Rebased on top of Launcher3
Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc
Max icon size boosted to 150%
Pull down in the drawer for search
New grouped Widgets drawer
Support for Android for Work (Lollipop)
Requires Android 4.1+
Require 4.0 and Up & File Size 4.3mb