Nova Launcher Prime

Nova Launcher Prime

The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 2017
  • Updated: December 15, 2016
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for modern Android

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.


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  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: January 9, 2017

    The Best Launcher for Android I've been using Nova Launcher Prime for the past 4 years and I've never been happier with an Android launcher. The best part of it is that you can arrange the speed of opening apps and you can customize icons and resize widgets just the way you want them. The Nova Launcher is very fast and it sure is much better than touch wiz for Samsung. I used Nova Launcher on the Galaxy s4 for 2 years and I'm currently using it on my Note 5 which has been 2 years also. I definitely recommend this for Samsung users. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Anthony Dickinson Published date: June 9, 2017

    Most launchers that come on phone are rubbish. One the truly great things about Android, and the thing that keeps bring me back year on year, is the ability to customise your own experience to suit you, and not have someone else tell you how to use your phone or tablet. Nova Launcher is the best launcher I have used and easily the most customisable. There are others which are superb, but none have the ability to get into the nuts and bolts as much as this one does. Keep up the great work. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Petar Potočnjak Published date: October 16, 2017

    This is by far the best launcher I've had the chance to use. I tried experimenting with others, but I kept returning to this one. Why? Because it gets things done. Simple as that. It's quick, intuitive, and customizable to lengths you wouldn't believe. And it never gets in the way. To me, that makes a perfect app - doing what's intended to do and letting you get things done efficiently. Kudos! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Vidhu S Published date: September 23, 2017

    One of the best launchers for Android. I was skeptical about installing a third party launcher. But after watching some YouTube videos on what Nova launcher can do, I didn't think twice and purchased it. It seamlessly integrates with my OnePlus 5 software, and that's what makes this an excellent launcher. Combining with add-ons like sesame shortcuts and Zooper widgets, you can make tons of customisations. This app is not just about customisations. You can make your phone more efficient by adding shortcuts and all. A must- have app for those who want to make the best out of their smartphones. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: February 7, 2017

    Awesome app. Saves your home screen settings and organizes apps so that you don't lose your mind due to Android's cluttered way of handling apps. One of the best features is the ability to lock the home screen (and easily open it by long pressing a button) so that your icons don't disappear to other screens (or nowhere), as they are wont to do on Android. I was about 1 day from giving up on Android and defecting to the iPhone when I found this app! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sue McCartin Published date: March 31, 2017

    I couldn't figure out why my app icons kept disappearing on my new android 6 offbrand tablet. I read this could be a launcher issue so I looked around in the store and saw references to this app even on pages for other apps. In my case this has solved the issue and I love the crazy amount of customization and it looks like you can save your settings to put on another device as well. Nothing to complain about and five bucks is not expensive for all you get here. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Pedro Daccarett Published date: January 2, 2017

    Best launcher out there! I was skeptical on installing this app since I've been using action launcher 2 pro for quite a while. I had no idea how much you can customize Nova launcher to make the Android experience truly unique! I decided to give it a try and can attest its simply outstanding and there is no substitute to this launcher. I downloaded the free version but immediately knew I had to go with prime, which I did. The UI is awesome and the customization seems endless. You'll love it! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Adithya Jayan Published date: September 13, 2017

    It's the best launcher I have ever used. Most stable, lightest in battery/memory consumption and literally the most customisable. The only small thing the team could add is Android Oreo style ap shortcuts. That's the only option missing in my opinion to make this the best launcher on the Android Platform :) Thank you Team Nova - Never regretted the decision on purchasing Prime. Don't think anyone would either. You guys are the best! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Tivah Hertz Published date: September 27, 2017

    GREAT!! The best launcher I had so far. Definatly woeth every penny! The most customizable that I have seen. And super easy to use! I have a suggestion, it would be great if we could assign a different icon pack for desktop and for drawer. Because the desktop is more for great styles and customization, but the drawer is more for functionality. So sometimes it is more adequate a simpler icon pack. I know we can manually change, but it is very time consuming if we are constantly changing the desktop. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sij Cecilio Published date: December 21, 2016

    One last thing... I absolutely love that you added pixel launcher features to this launcher. However, it would be so much better if you add a setting to adjust the position of the pixel style search bar because for me, it is just too close to the notification bar and looks a bit odd. It would also be nice to have the google now shortcut from the left side of the home screen just like in Pixel phones. Those key features are what's keeping me from giving 5 stars, but nonetheless this is still the best launcher ever. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Diego LC Published date: January 13, 2017

    Long time user! Simply spectacular Long time user! This app has always been spectacular, especially if you learn about all the awesome features! Works well with no fuss and lets you set up exactly what you want. Great job. I have one request. Add an option to have the desktop NOT slide up slightly when opening the immersive app drawer please have an option for the desktop to just fade (for example) as the drawer slides up I think this would look much cleaner Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Stephen Cena Published date: April 15, 2017

    Yes!!! THIS is what I've been looking for!! All the features I want and it's fast and stable!! If used (and bought) ADW and GO Launcher EX but THIS IS IT. Definitely check this out!! Update: you need to fix the swipe gestures in landscape mode. I have my music played on a group I swipe off of and I can never get it to work right. Portrait? Flawless. Landscape? Constantly have to go into my drawer to launch apps. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Tom Kelly Published date: September 24, 2017

    Pixel XL (Android 8 Oreo) running pretty good. One crash but auto-reset over the course of hours of configuration. I have been replacing "Next 3D" Launcher which appears not longer supported. I was able got achieve very similar features so I am quite happy. In summary very impressed. Very responsive and intuitive UI features. Congrats well done! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Null Published date: May 11, 2017

    This app was completely worth the 5 dollars I paid for it. The interface is beautiful, it has so many useful features. There are only a few things I can think of that would make this better. First off, I think it should cache the list of activities for the activity shortcut, because depending on the amount of installed apps, it can take a very long time to load. I also think there should be multiple ways to sort the folders (reverse name, date installed, etc) and an undo button. Other than that, this is my favorite launcher by far. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Fas Jackson Published date: December 17, 2016

    Used to be number 1 Action Launcher is giving Niva a HUGE run for its no EY and has many newer features like the new pixel phone and nougat/Pixel implementation etc. I think k I'm done with Nova. Action Launcher has way more of what I want plus most of the stuff Nova has so best of both worlds. AL ROCKS now.....Nova no longer in top. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sara Baeten Published date: January 3, 2017

    The standard I have always preferred Android for the ability to customize, but the last time I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S5), I was lazy and didn't bother digging into my options. After a friend introduced me to Nova, I seriously cannot believe I used the default launcher for so long. I tested the free version, which got me hooked, so of course I had to buy pro to have access to all the features. It is a great value, because it makes every interaction with my phone more efficient. Indispensable. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    john kuhlmann Published date: August 23, 2017

    Nova launcher has consistently outshined any stock Android launcher or any other third party launcher. I know everyone has their own preference, but I urge you, if you truly enjoy having your tech personally customized then Nova will not disappoint. I've used a ton of launchers over the years, and nothing ever compared to Nova. Very simple Ui, and yet the perfect blend of customization for a truly unique experience. I don't ever make purchases on applications, but I was more than happy to "show my support". Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Vikas Sharma Published date: December 18, 2016

    Android launcher par excellence. Tried all launchers and came back to this everytime. Allows us to reduce icon sizes. Permits us to modify the label text fonts. Utilizes very less battery and storage space. Launches fast. Allows to assign different actions to gestures like double tap, swipe up the screen, or down etc. This App has more customization than you have hair on your head. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Chris Parrish Published date: March 4, 2017

    Started using this launcher after a friend of mine recommended it. Took a few days to get used to it but I ended up buying it. There are so many different customization options but haven't had the chance to try them all out yet. I'm loving this launcher and highly recommend it to anyone who loves having endless customization options. I mean that's why most of us choose Android over the competitors. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Hockeyman John Published date: December 26, 2016

    Still one of the Best! The stock launchers are boring and plain. Nova Launcher Prime is one of the very best and popular launchers and will continue to be, I'm sure. So many customization apps, widgets and templates are available and there are a ton of tutorials and videos of how-to's, tips and tricks that you'll never run out of cool and interesting things to do on your Android. Keep up the good work, eh? Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ankit Shah Published date: March 13, 2017

    This is the best Launcher I've used. It is fast, highly customisable and doesn't slow down the system. Couple of things I'd recommend as improvements: 1. Make background Blurry when opening a folder or app drawer 2. Create option of a universal search bar that integrates with the system after getting permission to access contacts, media, etc. Overall, great job team! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Si Mulgrave Published date: December 28, 2016

    I'm an ex iPhone user that enjoyed jailbreak for the customisation. I wanted similar on this Edge. But it's not easy to find a decent method. But your launcher is just the ticket. Thank you. Further to the above... Still loving this app. I enjoy a clean wallpaper, my apps along the bottom, I have made them the smallest possible, no labels, and the maximum quantity. Seven. Will you please consider eight. Or even better, somthing I do miss on a jailbreak iPhone... a scrolling dock. Now, one thing I'd like you to help me with... is there a way to customise the apps into a colour or theme? Thank you. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: July 4, 2017

    Best launcher available! After I tried lots of alternatives, I use Nova for many years now. There is just no better one. Rock solid, never fails, lots of useful and fun features, highly customisable, worked on every Android phone and version I ever owned. Although the free version already has more power and features than I need, I bought the Prime version three years ago. These developers deserve to be paid for this quality product. Thank you! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sheshadri V Published date: December 29, 2016

    Good I love this launcher. It gives one of the best UI experience. I have found an issue that keeps interfering many times. Whenever I use whatsapp for long chats, the keypad will become completely black. But the keys will work. If exit the app, then also it persists. If I exit whatsapp and then use it in a different app, then keypad doesn't pop up. I have to forcefully stop the keypad app in the system settings and start all over again. Idk whether it is OS issue or the nova launcher issue. Fix it plz. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: April 28, 2017

    Love this! Got it on the Christmas sale last year, only thing is that once i updated​ my Z5 to Nougat when i press the home button a 2nd time i don't get into the mode where i can edit my home panels and such, and i already have that setting on where the 2nd tap on the home button should action, also, love the gestures!! Just wish for gesture screen lock there​ was an option to lock the screen immediately and still be able to use fingerprint unlock, otherwise, this launcher is awesome!!! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Lee Riley Published date: September 9, 2017

    The best Launcher around. Powerful. Not cluttered. Highly customisable. Sadly it lacks any decent fonts, has no universally applied icon sizes (to save time) and has zero AMOLED features. Only a few things can be turned true black, but sadly not everything can. It's getting there and fortunately this Launcher hasn't yet been ruined by an in app store, but until there are a few more customising features I cannot give 5*. Edit: Nova Launcher prevents icon theme pack changes regardless of the settings in Nova Launcher itself. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Richard Untera Published date: June 2, 2017

    Have used it for a few days now, i am very pleased with its performance (snappy/quick interface). Had only one issue. Facebook messenger didn't send any notifications but with a quick google search i learned that i had not yet given Nova some premissions for it to work properly. Galaxy S6 EDGE Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Aadi Bajpai Published date: January 14, 2017

    Great! Need an option to swipe from folder to a specific app drawer page like if I swipe from my socials folder it opens my social page in app drawer. And an option to fit the text in the Google pill widget even if it is in a custom font because right now it just pokes out and whole of it doesn't show. That's what keeps me from giving a 5 star. Please take note, thanks! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Martin Ruml Published date: September 17, 2017

    I have used i Nova Launcher Prime on my Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X and now on LG G6... It has been stable and highly customizable throughout all the time I've spent with these cellphones. Not so long ago added App search feature is just the cherry on top I was longing for. Thank you and keep up the good work! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    D4n21 Published date: March 5, 2017

    I have been using Nova Launcher for a long time now, but I finally decided to try out prime. All I can say is AMAZING! I didn't think getting prime would be so useful at first but now my phone is SO CLEAN. My desktop is now just one homescreen with access to the calender by clicking the date. (this is a regular feature of nova). But then I also went to my app drawer and hid ALL the apps not on the apps bar on the bottom of the homescreen. Plus it allows you to group apps into folders I your app drawer. I also removed the app drawer icon and just a use a swipe up gesture and now I use swipe down to get to settings. I'm incredibly impressed at the minimalism I've been able to achieve with Nova Prime Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Jamie G. Published date: December 15, 2016

    The best. Love it! Just checking in to say that this is indeed still the best launcher. I got my husband to use it, and he's an ex iPhone user that refuses to modify the "vanilla experience". He loves it too. He was sold when I pointed out that he won't have to get used to new random crap with phone updates lol. Simple to use but as feature rich as you want it to be. Great stuff! Keep it up, you're consistently awesome. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    M. Eric Bryner Published date: December 28, 2016

    Just bought this and really like it a lot. I love all the options and settings to customize and really enjoy the Marshmallow icons. There is one thing that needs to be added is some kind of auto hide nav bar from bottom or something like that it hides when not using phone and then brings the nav up when doing something on the phone. I would be even more happy if that feature was added. I will still give 5 stars for the app but please add some kind of auto hide nav bar to it. Kind of annoying to see the nav bar always there all the time. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ricky Webster Published date: July 2, 2017

    #1 Launcher- hands down. Now able to integrate Google Now using the add-on (Nova companion app) the best just keeps getting better; no resting on their laurels. Constant updates, bug fixes and improvements, Tesla really have their customers needs at heart. A sincere thanks. For those not using prime version yet, go for it- you will not be disappointed. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Damian Lopez Published date: September 2, 2017

    This is my first time ever customizing my android, I usually stay with the stock launcher/look! But, I heard that Nova has been the most popular upgrade for some time. I decided to give it a go...let me just say I don't think I'll be giving any others a try just yet haha! Soooo many more options and different ways of setting up the device to YOUR liking! Now I'm just experimenting with different icon packs and widgets. Thanks for the great product! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Me A believer Published date: January 3, 2017

    Good but Needs better folder layout e.g. like icon spacing in drawer & desktop, hence no need to go scrolling for apps in the folders. Sort by' in draw e.g. by date installed. Needs a fuction to compare desktop to drawer to find missing shortcuts.(1 device it never found any apps on import than when recreating folders on 1 page desktop if you put new app on desktop it deletes a app or folder!!!!) 👍Even better setup would be a ♡MULTI SELECT♡ in drawer than copy to or create new folder than copy to the folder. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    John Tedder Published date: October 8, 2017

    This is one of those apps that works so well you soon forget that it was ever added. It feels like it was always there from the start. Probably should have been really! One enhancement I'd like; I tend to group my apps on different home pages according to their functions (imaging, text generation etc) and it would be great to be able to organise the various home pages with page titles and underlines or line rules. Still that's just me and my ocd! Worked out I can do this with Zooper , happy days. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ben Klann Published date: April 13, 2017

    Have now used for around 3 years, have tried others but Nova seems to have it all. Currently have this on an LG V20 but have tried on 3 other LG flagships and a Samsung Galaxy S7 (hate the touchwiz launcher). I love that even on different branded phones, both can look similar. Simple backup feature, unbeatable customisation and feature packed, really great programming! All the options might seem a little daunting at first but well worth it. Don't be cheap, get the prime version, worth it just for the notification badges. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Adam Warlock Published date: March 28, 2017

    Is there no Samsung Icon support? I've long-loved Nova, and have used the free version for years without issue... until I downloaded a theme (via Samsung Hub) for my Samsung S7. It comes with a new set of icons, but Nova doesn't give me any option to apply them. I've tried applying them from Nova settings as well as long-pressing each individual icon, to no avail. Yet, both the stock TouchWiz and Google Now launcher apply them just fine. This was actually the main reason I purchased Nova Prime, but unfortunately it hasn't made a difference. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ashley Miranda Published date: January 12, 2017

    BEST BEST BEST Not sure how many times I have written this review. But just had to say it again. It's difficult to explain how intricacy and simplicity can be part of the same package. It's blooming brilliant!!! Soooo fast!!!! One suggestion please improve the tesla badge count - it lags to show straight away the number of unread messages. Otherwise thank you devs. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Anthony Schabel Published date: December 22, 2016

    A Great Launcher As someone who came from using the default launcher on my phone to this one, I am blown away. Everything is so much nicer as well as being quicker. If you like customization and avoiding Google changing the style of things every few months than this is for you! Not accidentally moving shortcuts is the best part IMO. Full Review