Wow, Nova Launcher is 5 years old. What a trip. To celebrate such a joyous occasion, the team behind one of the better 3rd-party launcher apps available for Android launched a new update, labeled as Version 5.0. How fitting!
Inside this update, users will find the Pixel’s “swipe to open” app drawer, a new Pixel style Search bar, as well as a new Search view. In addition, there’s a new Timeout screen lock method, double-tap-swipe gestures, plus Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts. For anyone who rocks the Beta, a couple of these things may sound familiar.
To download, follow the Google Play link below.
- Swipe to open drawer (a la Pixel Launcher)
- New Pixel style searchbar
- New search view, with tabs for Frequent, Recent and New/Updated apps
- New “Timeout” screen lock method
- New double-tap-swipe gestures
- Android 7.1 launcher shortcuts
- Dock backgrounds to draw under navbar
- Quick start to easily change major settings (Nova Settings > Backup > Quick start)