Nova Launcher 5.4 is now rolling out with Oreo goodness on board

Nova Launcher 5.4 is now rolling out with Oreo goodness on board

Nova Launcher 5.4 has rolled out of beta and into the stable channel. Throughout July, early testers of the popular Android home screen replacement were treated to various improvements, such as a brand new and robust shortcuts system (albeit via third-party app integration), new animations, and the usual tweaks and added layers of polish that can be expected from every update.

The big star of the show is obviously Sesame Shortcuts – a third-party app that’s now deeply integrated into Nova Launcher and allows users to jump to specific apps, or even screens within apps, by simply using the search bar. For example, you can start typing “Whats” and you’ll get a list of suggestions, including “WhatsApp” and specific conversations within the app.

Sesame Shortcuts is a flexible solution for power users that has the potential to improve the Nova experience for many (especially power users), but it’s also not a free update, so you’re expected to fork out some cash if you want to take advantage of the new shortcuts system. We think it’s completely worth it, though!

And here’s the complete changelog for Nova Launcher 5.4:


Nova Launcher  |  Sesame Shortcuts

source: Nova



1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Nothing cool :/ (I'm in the Beta).


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This is the best launcher period

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Not only has Sesame settings functionality through the search bar, but it also adds long press options for apps that don't support long press functionality in Oreo yet. And brings it to Nougat users as well

4. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Yeah but after 2 weeks the trial ends and you get a message telling you to pay (even thought the app is still functional)

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

It's 5 dollars....

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It's beyond worth the asking price tag.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I like pixel launcher. No customizing bs

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