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Talking [APP][4.0+] Nova Launcher - 2.3beta3 November 15

Nova Launcher is a highly customizable launcher replacement based on the stock Android 4.x Launcher.
http://novalauncher.com/


Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4+
Features include:
Custom Grid
Configure the rows and columns to fit all your app and widget needs.
Scrollable Dock
Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.
Scroll Effects
Enjoy eye candy when scrolling your desktop and drawer. Effects include Cube and Cardstack and more for Prime users.
Infinite Scroll
Never be far from your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously.
Folder Icons
You can chose a background, preview style or even replace the whole icon.
Backup/Restore
Export your settings and layout before a wipe to quickly get back up and running.
Nova Launcher Prime Features (Paid version)
Gestures
Quickly start Nova Actions or Apps from gestures on the desktop, such as pinching, swiping or two-finger swiping.
Hide Apps
Keep a clutter free drawer by hidding never used apps.
Dock Swipes
Get more use out of your dock apps by setting swipe-actions
Additional Scroll Effects

Vote for features at the Nova Launcher User Voice. Search before posting a new feature request!



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You can access Nova Settings by App Drawer > Menu > Nova Settings or long-press in empty space and tap the wrench.


Permissions:
INTERNET/ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE/ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Optional & Anonymous error/usage reporting.
CALL_PHONE: Only used if you place a direct-dial shortcut on the homescreen.
Wallpaper/Vibrate/Status Bar : Standard Launcher functions
BIND_APPWIDGET: Only if installed as a system app or root. Required for adding widgets from app drawer.
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Backup/restore and beta updates

Download links:

If interested in beta testing please join the beta community at https://plus.google.com/communities/...53667195874971

then opt-in at https://play.google.com/apps/testing...oilsw.launcher and you will receive beta updates through the Play Store.

Play Store

Alternatively you may manually download the latest APKs
Release APK:
Nova Launcher APK
Beta APK:
Nova Launcher Beta APK


Theme Developers
Check out the example theme at https://github.com/teslacoil/Example_NovaTheme . Also consider adding "#Nova.Theme" to your Play Store description.
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Beta Updates are available at http://novalauncher.com/beta or Settings > Check for updates > Menu > Beta or

2.3beta3 Nov 15, 2013
  • Fix folder preferences not sticking
  • Fix folder and drawer disappearing
  • Fix FC
  • Updated translations

2.3beta2 Nov 15, 2013
  • Google Kitkat icon theme (replaces Stock Jellybean icon theme)
  • Small autohiding tabs in app drawer (Nova Settings - Drawer - Small Tabs)
  • Configurable drawer Menu action (Nova Settings - Drawer - Menu Action)
  • Improve transparency on KitKat
  • Improve error reporting
  • Fix offcenter scroll indicator
  • Fix managing backups
  • Fix FCs

2.3beta1 Nov 11, 2013
  • Kitkat scroll indicator (Settings > Desktop > Scroll Indicator)
  • Kitkat folders (Settings > Folders > Light Background and Folder Background > Light Circle)
  • Kitkat font (Settings > Look and Feel > Icon Font > Condensed, requires Android 4.1+)
  • Kitkat app drawer (on by default, get the old style by long-press > Edit > tap the icon > Built-in)
  • Transparent system bars on Kitkat (Settings > Look and feel > Transparent Notification Bar)
  • Transparent nav bar on Moto X (Settings > Look and feel > Transparent Navigation Bar)
  • Drawer tab indicator scrolls during tab change
  • Drawer scroll indicator is relative to current tab
  • Scroll indicators animate properly for infinite scroll
  • Backup/Restore from external sdcard (on devices with sdcards)
  • Fast scroll for vertical app drawer
  • Fixes and optimizations

2.2.3 Sep 17, 2013
  • Fix some layout issues after leaving landscape apps
  • Fix wallpaper flicker after unlock on some HTC devices
  • Fix root not being detected on some devices

2.2.2 Sep 4, 2013
  • Fix drawer overscroll not showing
  • Fix drawer squishing on some Samsung devices
  • Fix for Textra unread counts not showing on the desktop
  • Minor other fixes and optimizations
  • Changes since 2.2.2beta3
  • Fix SuperSU with alternative icon being removed from folders
  • Workaround Cube U9GT5 rotation during drag and drop issue
  • Fix importing from Trebuchet

2.2.2beta2 Aug 27, 2013
  • Fix icon pack FC

2.2.2beta1 Aug 27, 2013
  • Fix invisible drawer during overscroll
  • Fix some animations not finishing
  • Fix FCs and cleanup

2.2.1 Aug 20, 2013
  • Add transparency control to dock background
  • Fixes and optimizations

2.2.1beta1 Aug 15, 2013
  • Fix item order in folder not sticking
  • Add transparency control to dock background
  • Accessibility fixes
  • Fixes for some Samsung devices
  • Fix some dock widgets not showing in landscape


2.2 Aug 5, 2013
  • Custom Dock Styles
  • Custom Unread Count Badge Styles (Prime)
  • New scroll effects (Prime)
  • Optimizations and fixes


2.2beta4 Aug 2, 2013
  • Fix screen preview FC introduced in 2.2beta3

2.2beta3
  • Animation tuning
  • Layout fixes
  • Fix nested folders being lost
  • Translations


2.2beta2 Jul 31, 2013
  • Additional fixes for apps on sdcard
  • Tuning of layouts and animations
  • Updated translations
  • Fix FCs


2.2beta1 Jul 27, 2013
  • Dock Background
  • New Unread Count badge options
  • New Scroll Effects
  • Optimizations & Fixes

2.1.1 Jun 10, 2013
  • Fix shortcuts installed from third party apps
  • Fix inconsistencies in drawer groups
  • Fix live wallpapers not showing on some devices
  • Misc fixes and optimizations
  • Changes since v2.1.1beta4
  • Minor fixes

2.1.1beta4 Jun 6, 2013
  • Fix FC

2.1.1beta3 Jun 5, 2013
  • Fix inconsistency in drawer groups
  • Translations
  • Misc fixes

2.1.1beta2 Jun 3, 2013
  • Fix uninstalled apps not being removed from folders
  • Fixed shortcuts added by external apps
  • Remove Talk from Stock JB Theme
  • Misc fixes

2.1.1beta1 May 12, 2013
  • Fix livewallpapers not showing on some devices
  • Fix setting icon from gallery not saving
  • Fix FCs


2.1 May 11, 2013
  • New icon and wallpaper picker. Swipe between pages of themes
  • Ability to change icons & titles of apps in drawer, independent of applied icon themes. Drag app from the drawer to the Edit icon
  • (Prime) Improved grouping of apps. Drag app from drawer to Edit icon
  • (Prime) Ability to drag a drawer folder to the desktop. Stays linked with drawer folder.
  • Settings > New Apps for adding newly installed app shortcuts to the desktop. More advanced than the Play Store setting.
  • Optimizations and fixes
  • Changes since 2.1beta4
  • Fix custom drawer group icons not sticking
  • Fixes for SGS4
  • Fixes
  • Translations

2.1beta4 May 9, 2013
  • Added setting for SGS4 status bar transparency (Look & Feel)
  • Fix duplications in drawer folders
  • Tune folder grid size
  • Fix FCs

2.1beta3 May 8, 2013
  • Add page indicator to theme picker
  • Improve drawer fade effect when opening folder
  • Fix icon editing going out of sync
  • Fix FCs
  • Arabic translations

2.1beta2 May 7, 2013
  • Fix nesting drawer folders
  • Fix apps not removed from drawer on uninstall
  • Fix folders in List style Drawer
  • Fix FCs
  • Fix wrong default icon being shown in theme picker
  • Reduce memory usage of theme picker

2.1beta1 May 6, 2013
  • BETA
  • Edit icons and titles of apps in drawer
  • Improved drawer group interface
  • Ability to add drawer folders to desktop
  • New icon and wallpaper picker
  • Improved settings for adding new apps to desktop
  • Support SGS4's transparent notification bar (Only on stock SGS4)
  • Fix drawer not reflecting locale changes
  • Fix for accuweather widget
  • Optimizations and fixes

2.0.2 Apr 5, 2013
2.0.2beta2 Apr 5, 2013
  • Fix for pure calendar widget

2.0.2beta1 Apr 4, 2013
  • Fix improper rendering of HD Widgets Colourform
  • Minor fixes

2.0.1 Feb 26, 2013
  • Just fixes and optimizations
  • Fix blank widget previews
  • Improve icon theme handling
  • Improve accessibility
  • Fix swipe actions for icons in folders
  • Reduce memory usage
  • Improve animations
  • Misc fixes and optimizations
  • Improve gesture detection
  • Changes since 2.0.1beta9:
  • Updated Translations
  • Improve handling of widgets with invalid sizes
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Subscribed I was looking for one that disables wallpaper scrolling to test live wallpaper performance.

Edit: Awesome stuff, apart from Microbes, no stuttering when swiping between homescreens with the new scrolling behaviour.
Using a 5x5 layout, marvelous use of that large screen.

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please add a scrollable "3-dock" mode like Go Launcher (and gestures if that's not too much work)

thanks!
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Just used the update.zip and all is great

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please add a scrollable "3-dock" mode like Go Launcher (and gestures if that's not too much work)

thanks!
I have to agree! I'm running CM9 on my D3, and really, the only thing that could make the experience better is having a scrolling dock! Downloading now, and thank you for the hard work!

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please add a scrollable "3-dock" mode like Go Launcher (and gestures if that's not too much work)

thanks!

yeah, gestures are very important for me too.
swipe down pulls the statusbar down and swipe up locks the screen...
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Installed and running fine, excellent replacement launcher!

Please add more scrolling effects like cascading, cross fading...

A novice question, is this launcher gpu accelerated? Or it's relying on the force gpu option?
 
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Wow excellent launcher! Nice work and thanks!

Just wondering if you could add the option to have the persistent google search thingy... I kind of got used to it.

Also the ability to stick your folders into the app drawer would be nice as well.



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