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.

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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