Okay, “best” is entirely subjective, but I’ve been using Nova Launcher for years and think it’s pretty great. I even wrote about it here once. Today I’m pleased to tell you that Nova Prime, a separate download that unlocks all features of the free launcher, is on sale in the Play Store until December 15th.
I paid for it just to support those who made the free app. But there are plenty of other good reasons to buy it as well.
Here’s the official list of features from the Play Store listing:
- 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
I myself find two swipe gestures particularly useful on my gargantuan Nexus 6. Swiping down anywhere on the screen with one finger reveals notifications; performing the same action with two fingers opens up the app drawer. And of course you can customize gestures to do pretty much whatever you want. Check out this reddit thread if you need inspiration.
Nova Prime is currently $0.99 in Canada and the USA (I think?). Other countries are getting an even better deal. Don’t miss out!