Nova Launcher gets a major update to version 6.0, here is what's new

Nova Launcher gets a major update to version 6.0, here is what's new
Nova Launcher, one of the most popular launchers for Android devices, is now getting a major update that brings many improvements and a couple of new features. All the changes announced yesterday by developer Cliff Wade should already be available in the stable version of Nova Launcher listed in the Google Play Store.

Nova Launcher gets a major update to version 6.0, here is what's new
But before you update your Android launcher, here are the highlights of Nova Launcher v6.0. First off, the Settings menu layout has been improved, so you'll notice that the dock options are now part of the desktop. Also, settings hierarchy is more intuitive and easier to use. You can find below some of the other changes included in the update:

  • Nova Settings are now searchable for faster parsing.
  • More Adaptive Icon options available, including a new customizable shape.
  • Option to automatically match folder and app drawer icon size to desktop.
  • New window styles in folders: choose from windowed or immersive modes.
  • Folder background shapes now share the same options as adaptive icons: Round, Squircle, etc.
  • App drawer search bar can now be stylized like on the desktop.
  • Search bar provider can now be set to Google or Nova Settings by default.
  • Added vertical or horizontal scrolling options for folders.

Last but not least, if you don't have the Nova Launcher Prime, which includes some premium features for a modest price, you'll be pleased to know that the icon resizing is no longer among these premium features, so you won't have to pay for it.

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16 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1447; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

By far the best.

2. Ali888

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Nova was great when Android was sh*t

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 840; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

When was Android not good?

5. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Android's always been the sh*t!

7. Ali888

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Like you?

10. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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11. Ali888

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

I dig your comeback

12. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 636; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Thanks, I'm just playing around with you no beef intended. I used to rap like ten years ago, before I grew up and realized 99.9% can't make any real money doing it..

6. jellmoo

Posts: 2529; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Android was pretty much a hot mess before ICS.

15. shnibz

Posts: 505; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Preach

8. Ali888

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Everything before lollipop. The look oozed clutter. And everything skin was basically unusable

13. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

The early days were rough. Apple led back then. I've been using it since Cupcake. The growing pains were real.

4. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 489; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't understand why the update had to rearrange apps inside my custom folders, that's not cool.

9. monoke

Posts: 1126; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Was hoping for blurred background in app drawer, task switcher, folders,. Only thing it's missing.

16. KingSam

Posts: 1340; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Lawnchair has that.

14. warrenellis93

Posts: 525; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

The gestures should be free, at least the ones built into android already like swipe down anywhere to bring down notifications

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