View Poll Results: Curious what launcher you are using and why

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  • TouchWiz

    12 26.67%
  • Nova

    29 64.44%
  • Apex

    3 6.67%
  • Go

    1 2.22%
Multiple Choice Poll.
01-19-2013 12:30 AM
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  1. spartanrob1's Avatar
    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?
    12-11-2012 12:16 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Nova is way better
    - Way more customizable (Change icons, colors, hide notification bar)
    - Faster than Touchwiz
    - Better Effects
    - Easier to use, looks better
    12-11-2012 12:19 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Example of Nova capabilities

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
    Attached Thumbnails Nova or TouchWiz?-uploadfromtaptalk1355250065129.jpg  
    spartanrob1 likes this.
    12-11-2012 12:21 PM
  4. alwaysaryne's Avatar
    What are the widgets you're using? They're pretty slick and cool.
    01-13-2013 11:55 AM
  5. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I just started using nova from touchwiz. It's my favorite so far. Give a try and see if you like it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    01-13-2013 04:29 PM
  6. TheIowaKid's Avatar
    Nova is the best launcher available in my opinion.

    Sent from my SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    01-13-2013 04:36 PM
  7. whymista's Avatar
    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.
    01-13-2013 04:38 PM
  8. repligation's Avatar
    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.
    01-13-2013 04:57 PM
  9. whymista's Avatar
    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..
    01-13-2013 05:55 PM
  10. Samsunglover's Avatar
    I really like go launcher. Is Nova really "better" than go or what??
    01-14-2013 12:44 AM
  11. Lanhoj's Avatar
    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
    01-14-2013 12:54 AM
  12. charkzilla20's Avatar
    Nova hands down. I use it on my n7 and s3. Love it! So much customization stuff!
    01-14-2013 01:36 AM
  13. OhAlfie's Avatar
    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.
    01-14-2013 09:54 AM
  14. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    whymista and rong21 like this.
    01-16-2013 07:26 PM
  15. KreepyKen's Avatar
    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.
    01-16-2013 09:17 PM
  16. bigoldthor's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    01-16-2013 09:59 PM
  17. whymista's Avatar
    What is it that so many people like about nova over apex??
    01-16-2013 10:10 PM
  18. dirtbikerr450's Avatar
    Nova Prime is worth the money
    01-17-2013 03:27 PM
  19. KreepyKen's Avatar
    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.
    01-17-2013 08:53 PM
  20. rong21's Avatar
    same here, never tried Apex after installing Nova. Did try Go Launcher. Hated it
    01-18-2013 04:52 PM
  21. MangoPowah's Avatar
    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.
    01-18-2013 04:55 PM
  22. dirtbikerr450's Avatar
    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
    01-18-2013 08:21 PM
  23. bigoldthor's Avatar
    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.
    01-18-2013 08:33 PM
  24. Lanhoj's Avatar
    ...
    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!
    01-18-2013 08:38 PM
  25. leanneleg's Avatar
    Thanks for the recommendations... After reading this thread I went ahead and downloaded Nova and loved it so much I got the paid version.
    Uncle Reemus likes this.
    01-18-2013 10:51 PM
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