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  1. bitek's Avatar
    1. Nova launcher because it offers many customizations and it is rock solid

    2. Runner up Microsoft arrow launcher because it is extremely simple and yet effective.
    05-03-2016 10:01 PM
  2. kramer5150's Avatar
    Tried Nova for a week. Couldn't get the double tap knock function to wake it up. Reverted back to stock Android. I did like how Nova would rotate my icons when I held the phone in landscape.
    05-04-2016 12:13 AM
  3. Tech-Newb's Avatar
    1.touchwiz. the new touchwiz in 6.0.1 is very nice, fast, and clean.

    2.nova. i have nova installed too on my phone but rarely use it. Its nice and near stock experience.

    Posted with ❤Love❤
    05-04-2016 05:53 AM
  4. LightaDroid's Avatar
    All about the Google luncher. Just love the stock Android look
    the tall guy likes this.
    05-04-2016 03:23 PM
  5. the tall guy's Avatar
    1. Google Now Launcher
    2. Action Launcher 3
    3. Nova Launcher.

    Currently using Nova on my G5 as AL 3 was quite buggy.
    gendo667 likes this.
    05-05-2016 04:57 AM
  6. gendo667's Avatar
    I've gotta Google Now Launcher/Action Launcher rotation. Love stock Android and Action Launcher to me is like a customizable stock launcher.
    the tall guy likes this.
    05-05-2016 07:11 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Nova launcher.

    - Gestures.
    - Swipe up actions.
    - Nova Actions & Activities.
    - Subgrid positioning.
    - Backup & import.
    TgeekB and badcat like this.
    05-05-2016 07:35 AM
  8. ab304945's Avatar
    TouchWiz

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-05-2016 08:36 AM
  9. Adam Zeis's Avatar
    Action! Quickdrawer, gestures, other assorted fun goodies.
    the tall guy likes this.
    05-05-2016 09:18 AM
  10. neonworm's Avatar
    Definitely Nova Launcher. I have been using it for years and have never found a reason to use anything else.
    05-05-2016 12:16 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am using Google Now Launcher right now. I have been for awhile. I enjoy having the Google Toolbar at the top and Google Now to the left for information.
    05-05-2016 12:19 PM
  12. gendo667's Avatar
    I am using Google Now Launcher right now. I have been for awhile. I enjoy having the Google Toolbar at the top and Google Now to the left for information.
    Agreed, on all accounts. Even changed the icons with Awesome Icons for more of a stock feel. Since my Nexus 5 (now two phones ago) I can't get away from a stock experience. I love it too much.
    05-05-2016 07:37 PM
  13. mth785's Avatar
    I like Nova and Apex but Action is my launcher of choice. I've tried using the Google Now launcher, It just doesn't work for me.
    05-09-2016 04:29 AM
  14. Rumblee1's Avatar
    NOVA all the way.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-09-2016 05:13 AM
  15. srkmagnus's Avatar
    NOVA all the way.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Why Nova over the others?

    I'm currently using Nova and like the customizability of it. Granted I don't theme much, I'm more comfortable with it than any of the others.
    05-09-2016 07:54 AM
  16. chanchan05's Avatar
    Nova. Just used to it and it handles my setup well plus very stable.
    TouchWiz is a close second. Had been using it a while, reverting to it now and then. Had used TouchWiz since the first Galaxy S. Never understood the hate. It had a lot of features, looked good, but is indeed a little slow. The new one is fantastic though. If it only supported subgrid positioning and gestures, as well as incremental icon size control, probably would have stuck with it.
    05-09-2016 08:44 AM
  17. Gbsa's Avatar
    Nova prime
    Lucid
    Total
    05-09-2016 09:04 AM
  18. LeoRex's Avatar
    I am using Google Now Launcher right now. I have been for awhile. I enjoy having the Google Toolbar at the top and Google Now to the left for information.
    This.... I use me some Now... The more I use it, the more it is useful. And while there are other implementations, nothing is as quick or tightly integrated (Now, like the Google launcher, is only an extension of the Google app).

    As for customization... yep, the Google Now launcher got bubkiss... but I don't have much of a problem with that. I used to use Nova, really liked it, but I found myself fussing around with launcher settings constantly. I could never quite get it the way "I wanted". Once I starting to use Google's I found that what I wanted was just a launcher that did its job.... stripped of all the extra config options, I found that I didn't really need them all that much.

    Simplify!
    05-09-2016 10:17 AM
  19. rocknrollover's Avatar
    I like the Google launcher just works.

    Posted via the Android Central App on my ZTE Zmax 2
    05-09-2016 07:38 PM
  20. Coraya's Avatar
    Still convinced that people who say Nova is the best haven't tried anything else. It doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, the icons are different and you change their sizes. Big whoop. Nearly everything else I've tried is better than Nova.

    1. Action Launcher 3
    2. Aviate
    3. Google
    4. Hola

    Nova is probably number 6 or 7 for me. It doesn't offer nearly as much as people make it seem.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2016 11:57 AM
  21. TJA3500's Avatar
    Still convinced that people who say Nova is the best haven't tried anything else. It doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, the icons are different and you change their sizes. Big whoop. Nearly everything else I've tried is better than Nova.

    1. Action Launcher 3
    2. Aviate
    3. Google
    4. Hola

    Nova is probably number 6 or 7 for me. It doesn't offer nearly as much as people make it seem.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Nova does 50 times what TouchWiz will do. There's more options and settings than any other launcher. I have tried every launcher on the market. Nova can hide your status bar and dock. You can make your status bar transparent. You can make your status bar have light or dark icons. You can uninstall an app from the home screen by long pressing on it's icon. You have many folder options. You can hide apps in the app drawer. You can change a folder to an icon so it does not look like a folder . You can swipe up on an icon as a gesture to open another app. You can have many different gestures on your home screen to open apps or perform other activities. You can apply different icons to your dock and your home screen at the same time. You can place widgets on your dock. You can place widgets in a folder. You can have up to five dock pages. You can have up to 7 icons in the dock and you can create folders on the dock. You can have up to 12 X 12 grid for your home screen. You can go into activities and change many settings without root that would usually require root access. You can change the color and size of the font on your home screen. You can have different colored fonts in your app drawer, and a different color font in your folders and a different color font on the home screen all at the same time. You can change the animation settings for your apps. You can change how fast your applications open. You can backup Nova settings and if you need to reset your phone you can put your home screen wallpapers icons and everything back like they were. I could write a small book on everything Nova Launcher can do.
    badcat and calicocat2010 like this.
    05-11-2016 08:12 PM
  22. Coraya's Avatar
    Nova does 50 times what TouchWiz will do. There's more options and settings than any other launcher. I have tried every launcher on the market. Nova can hide your status bar and dock. You can make your status bar transparent. You can make your status bar have light or dark icons. You can uninstall an app from the home screen by long pressing on it's icon. You have many folder options. You can hide apps in the app drawer. You can change a folder to an icon so it does not look like a folder . You can swipe up on an icon as a gesture to open another app. You can have many different gestures on your home screen to open apps or perform other activities. You can apply different icons to your dock and your home screen at the same time. You can place widgets on your dock. You can place widgets in a folder. You can have up to five dock pages. You can have up to 7 icons in the dock and you can create folders on the dock. You can have up to 12 X 12 grid for your home screen. You can go into activities and change many settings without root that would usually require root access. You can change the color and size of the font on your home screen. You can have different colored fonts in your app drawer, and a different color font in your folders and a different color font on the home screen all at the same time. You can change the animation settings for your apps. You can change how fast your applications open. You can backup Nova settings and if you need to reset your phone you can put your home screen wallpapers icons and everything back like they were. I could write a small book on everything Nova Launcher can do.
    You're telling me that Nova has more options that Action Launcher? No way. You're only talking about aesthetics. You can do nearly everything you just mentioned in Action Launcher and more. Functionality is far above anything Nova can offer with shutters and gestures. Try something different. Nova is not the only thing that's out there.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2016 07:31 AM
  23. TJA3500's Avatar
    I never stated anywhere that Nova Launcher has more options than Action Launcher. I was referring to the comment " It doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, the icons are different and you change their sizes. Big whoop." I did state that Nova has more options than any other launcher. In hindsight I should have said based on my observation Nova may have more options than any other launcher.
    In my opinion Nova's the best launcher out there. I'm only 57, but I have tried everything on the market since the beginning of smartphones and launchers.
    If someone thinks that Nova Launcher doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, that's their opinion.
    I was just trying to show others that it Nova Launcher does do much more than TouchWiz.
    05-12-2016 05:53 PM
  24. Coraya's Avatar
    I never stated anywhere that Nova Launcher has more options than Action Launcher. I was referring to the comment " It doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, the icons are different and you change their sizes. Big whoop." I did state that Nova has more options than any other launcher. In hindsight I should have said based on my observation Nova may have more options than any other launcher.
    In my opinion Nova's the best launcher out there. I'm only 57, but I have tried everything on the market since the beginning of smartphones and launchers.
    If someone thinks that Nova Launcher doesn't do much more than TouchWiz, that's their opinion.
    I was just trying to show others that it Nova Launcher does do much more than TouchWiz.
    Point made. I would take Nova over TouchWiz. Touchwiz is bleh.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2016 07:05 PM
  25. hotdogchilli's Avatar
    Nova launcher! I've tried a lot of them and this one suits me the most!
    05-19-2016 08:55 AM
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