1. Aj Irawan's Avatar
    So, as the title stands. Just got my N5 for couple weeks since I lost my S4. I've used nova Launcher on my S4 and loved it(and the fact that I hated TW) . Now with the KitKat stock Launcher features and all, I wanna know what you guys prefer as your Launcher. Your custom or pure KitKat?

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    01-26-2014 02:26 AM
  2. Daden04's Avatar
    Still running stock on mine. I've played with other launchers and can't get into them just yet. Probably out of pure laziness but I haven't wanted to tinker with any of their options yet as I really just like stock KitKat

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    01-26-2014 09:45 AM
  3. bembol's Avatar
    Stock is great but I like display clean and love the gestures Nova Prime gives me.

    I have Two Finger Counter Clockwise gesture that brings me back to stock so I can use, "Okay Google."
    01-26-2014 10:39 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Stock for me. At first I wasn't crazy about the default size of the icons, but they have quickly became normal-looking to me.
    01-26-2014 12:16 PM
  5. emilioaponte's Avatar
    On my LG G2 stock AT&T I use Holo Launcher HD. Still on Jelly Bean, waiting for Kit Kat update via OTA. Go to Google Play Store and check out free versions launchers; ADW, Appex, Rocket, Zeam, Next. I like vertical movement at the apps drawer and on my formers and current android phones the stock launchers only have horizontal movement at apps drawer.

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    01-26-2014 01:10 PM
  6. merv69's Avatar
    Nova launcher ftw.

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    01-26-2014 01:30 PM
  7. andriver's Avatar
    I like the stock launcher but do switch to action launcher and nova. I like the ability to change.

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    01-26-2014 02:38 PM
  8. anon(4903109)'s Avatar
    I'm using stock launcher at the moment. I'm fairly new (as in haven't been with Android in a very long time) so I decided to make sure to get used to stock first before running into the custom launchers.
    01-26-2014 02:52 PM
  9. Aj Irawan's Avatar
    Stock is great but I like display clean and love the gestures Nova Prime gives me.

    I have Two Finger Counter Clockwise gesture that brings me back to stock so I can use, "Okay Google."
    That's a smart way to use gesture, never thought about that tx!

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    01-26-2014 03:07 PM
  10. Aj Irawan's Avatar
    But nonetheless, having N5 in my hand I just feel the necessity to use KitKat stock Launcher itself coz after all that's the reason we got this phone from the get go (pure android experience)

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    01-26-2014 03:33 PM
  11. Gekko's Avatar
    Nova - it is critical that i remove that persistent search bar and free up that screen real estate.
    01-26-2014 05:16 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Nova - it is critical that i remove that persistent search bar and free up that screen real estate.
    I'm curious--does Nova emulate the KitKat launcher in appearance now, or is that still only the beta release?

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    01-26-2014 05:43 PM
  13. bembol's Avatar
    That's a smart way to use gesture, never thought about that tx!

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    Why I love Nova.

    Hopefully, they can release an update that support Ok Google.
    01-26-2014 11:26 PM
  14. Gekko's Avatar
    I'm curious--does Nova emulate the KitKat launcher in appearance now, or is that still only the beta release?

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    yes it does (or i should say - it can - at your request).
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    01-27-2014 06:44 AM
  15. danjash's Avatar
    -- disclosure: I work in a startup that owns a launcher --

    as part of my job i have tried most launchers + kitkat + any vanilla, and i know i am super biased but these days i can't last even one day with something that is not our launcher.
    and (secret) it will soon be out of beta and will become super contextual, if that the kind of thing you are into (aviate and such).

    01-28-2014 05:16 AM
  16. Algus's Avatar
    The one great thing about alternate launchers like Nova is that they add tabs on the app drawer so you can organize your drawer better. For instance, I have a tab for just games on mine to keep them sorted from my other apps. In all other aspects I pretty much keep my phone looking like the stock launcher (which is pretty good imo) but even if you don't want some of the eye candy and stuff the other options bring, tabs in the app drawer is a killer feature for me.
    01-28-2014 05:40 AM
  17. Goodfella1978's Avatar
    Action Launcher for me! As much as I love stock KitKat launcher, AL just feels like it makes everything more efficient, finding apps etc. And their 'covers' are such a clever feature!

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    01-28-2014 02:04 PM
  18. Gwaron's Avatar
    Stock GEL.
    01-28-2014 03:13 PM
  19. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm still using the stock launcher since release. Don't have needed want to switch back to Nova at the moment.

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    01-28-2014 04:56 PM
  20. krifor03's Avatar
    I love Aviate. It's simple, it works, it gives me what I need when I need it. I went back to the stock launcher for a few days but it's too easy for it to become a cluttered mess. Aviate FTW

    Nexus 5 4.4.2
    Got sideload?
    turbodmac and andriver like this.
    01-28-2014 06:22 PM
  21. gorebash's Avatar
    Tried a few but ended up back with stock launcher. Works great with all the google now functionality. So i will stick with it.
    Gwaron and TraderGary like this.
    02-01-2014 06:50 PM
  22. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    -- disclosure: I work in a startup that owns a launcher --

    as part of my job i have tried most launchers + kitkat + any vanilla, and i know i am super biased but these days i can't last even one day with something that is not our launcher.
    and (secret) it will soon be out of beta and will become super contextual, if that the kind of thing you are into (aviate and such).

    Have to admit, I was intrigued especially after looking at the video. I installed it and I really like it, but the big problem on the Nexus is that the nav bar overlays the dock!

    Edit : Looks like the dock just needs to be up a bit higher. I tried to take one of the icons out of the dock and was successful, but when I tried to put it back, it got stuck (kinda not quite in the dock) . I rebooted twice to fix it, but had to reinstall the app to fix it. If this is fixed I will definitely give it a go! Great idea!

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    02-02-2014 08:15 PM
  23. turbodmac's Avatar
    Tried a few but ended up back with stock launcher. Works great with all the google now functionality. So i will stick with it.
    I 2nd Aviate. Nice and clean. And OK Google is always available by swiping up from the home button.
    02-03-2014 07:29 AM
  24. papelet's Avatar
    Stock its ok but I'm running Next Launcher, runs as smooth as it gets. I also own SPB Shell 3d but the lack of updates keeps preventing me from using it
    02-03-2014 07:04 PM

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