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  • TouchWiz

    12 26.67%
  • Nova

    29 64.44%
  • Apex

    3 6.67%
  • Go

    1 2.22%
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    Default Nova or TouchWiz?

    Now that i'm on the official ATT JB, i've been using TouchWiz. Prior I was on Nova. They both seem to have pluses and minuses. Just curious what others are using and why?
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova is way better
    - Way more customizable (Change icons, colors, hide notification bar)
    - Faster than Touchwiz
    - Better Effects
    - Easier to use, looks better
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Example of Nova capabilities

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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    What are the widgets you're using? They're pretty slick and cool.
    Last edited by alwaysaryne; 01-14-2013 at 10:01 AM.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    I just started using nova from touchwiz. It's my favorite so far. Give a try and see if you like it.

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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova is the best launcher available in my opinion.

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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    I use apex and like it. It runs smoothly and I'm also not really that big into widgets so I'm fine with something thats simple, works and provides me with customization where I want it most.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova was very nice, but I lost my 4x4 Samsung calendar widget and there just wasn't enough there to make me keep it as a trade off since I use that widget every day.

    I also organize all seven home screens from left to right by category:
    Settings, Shopping, Navigation, Communication, Music and Video, News and Office, Calendar

    Perhaps if I accessed my apps mainly through the app drawer or only used 3 home screens like my wife, then I would be more impressed with a launcher like nova.

    Also I'm a total freetard so I typically won't pay for anything unless there is a REALLY GOOD reason.

    edit: Oh yeah, and I use a widget or two on almost every home screen.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    I only have I think 4 or 5 screens and one is blank. I too don't pay for apps unless its absurdly awesome. I didn't like novas folders which is pretty much all that matters to me and nova wouldn't allow you to hide apps without paying and I didn't see anything nova did that apex didn't do that was particularly important to me..
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    I really like go launcher. Is Nova really "better" than go or what??
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova has one feature I wish Android supported natively so other Launchers could take advantage of it...GLOBAL Badge Notification (because SMS, GMail, Calls aren't enough!)
    Here's how--> [HOW-TO] Guide to Global Badge Notifications
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova hands down. I use it on my n7 and s3. Love it! So much customization stuff!
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Using factory set up. No issues and works well for my needs. I don't like over tweaking things that I feel don't need tweaking.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samsunglover View Post
    I really like go launcher. Is Nova really "better" than go or what??
    Go launcher is really nice but ws just too bloated for me

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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    I used to use Go Launcher with my Captivate. I liked it, but I had heard some grumblings about the company excessively mining data from their users. They're a Chinese company, so I didn't feel like gambling when I got the GS3. I tried Holo Launcher and couldn't figure it out. Tried the free version of Nova and haven't looked back. After about a month, I happily forked over the cash for Nova Prime. The only thing I don't like about it is that we can't get widget previews or the stock Samsung/TouchWiz weather widget.

    Otherwise, I freaking love it.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by KreepyKen View Post
    I used to use Go Launcher with my Captivate. I liked it, but I had heard some grumblings about the company excessively mining data from their users. They're a Chinese company, so I didn't feel like gambling when I got the GS3. I tried Holo Launcher and couldn't figure it out. Tried the free version of Nova and haven't looked back. After about a month, I happily forked over the cash for Nova Prime. The only thing I don't like about it is that we can't get widget previews or the stock Samsung/TouchWiz weather widget.

    Otherwise, I freaking love it.
    This is how I feel and what I did. Except I don't care about the TW weather widget.

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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    What is it that so many people like about nova over apex??
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Nova Prime is worth the money
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by whymista View Post
    What is it that so many people like about nova over apex??
    Honestly, I never tried Apex. I looked at both Apex and Nova, and just decided to try Nova first. Loved it, and didn't bother with Apex.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    same here, never tried Apex after installing Nova. Did try Go Launcher. Hated it
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by whymista View Post
    What is it that so many people like about nova over apex??
    Ran both on my S3 and by far Nova was much faster and smoother. Apex had a tendency to stutter when scrolling, and constantly withdrew.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPowah View Post
    Ran both on my S3 and by far Nova was much faster and smoother. Apex had a tendency to stutter when scrolling, and constantly withdrew.
    deffantly
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Used and liked Apex on my GS2 last year. Then after a stock upgrade, it started crashing my device. Switched to the free Nova and really liked it. Plus at the time it was optimized for 4.0 while Apex wasn't. Liked it so much I bought Nova Prime. Love it and will be difficult to convince me to switch to anything else.
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigoldthor View Post
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    Liked it so much I bought Nova Prime. Love it and will be difficult to convince me to switch to anything else.
    Yeah, I have the paid version of Nova, Apex & ADW so I can try all their features but keep going back to Nova!
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    Default Re: Nova or TouchWiz?

    Thanks for the recommendations... After reading this thread I went ahead and downloaded Nova and loved it so much I got the paid version.
    Galaxy S4 - Telus / T-Mobile
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