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  1. HOLLYWOODANT215's Avatar
    Just got my note 4 I couldn't fight it i need to use gestures i downloaded nova

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-23-2014 11:03 PM
  2. kedesa's Avatar
    Nova user on Note 3 but I am going to give Touchwiz a try
    10-23-2014 11:10 PM
  3. pstellato73's Avatar
    I'm going to download Nova but will try to see what touchwiz has to offer. I use Nova on my S4 now. I'll give tw a fair shake and see if there are any real changes with s-pen functionality.

    Posted via Android Central App
    10-23-2014 11:25 PM
  4. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    I have been using the Note 4 stock as it came out of the box since day 1. I have not used touchwiz since the GSII, so it's been a while. I have been very pleased at the performance and functionality that touchwiz has to offer. The device has not lagged at all, and is fast and fluid.
    10-23-2014 11:29 PM
  5. JW0914's Avatar
    Touchwiz is awesome, but lacks some crucial features like customizing icon layout size. There's no reason 5.7' of screen needs to be filed up with 5 a 5x5 icon layout... unless you are extremely old or have extremely bad eyesight. Then again, that same complaint goes towards LCD density... there's no reason a 5.7' screen needs to have a 640 LCD density and it would function great at 320.

    I personally like the flipboard billboard, and it's a bummer that feature isn't available on 3rd party launchers. I picked up my Note 4 yesterday, used TouchWiz for a few hours, then went back to Apex Launcher... there's simply no excuse at this stage of Android development for Google and manufacturers to not include a customizable icon layout up into the 20's. The lack of that feature alone guarantees most will use a 3rd party launcher... it's the equivalent of Apple selling music for iPods/iPads and not including a way to sync the music with the devices. It would be different if their were IP rights preventing Google from incorporating a launcher with capabilities higher than 5X5, but there isn't.

    Unacceptable at this stage of Android development... what a waste... Touchwiz could have been awesome
    . What's even worse... how many hundreds of hours were spent improving Touchwiz to have no one bother to add a fairly simple feature to what could have been a great launcher. I find it hard to believe any Touchwiz developer would use Touchwiz on their own devices due to the non-existent icon layout capabilities.
    10-24-2014 08:33 PM
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    10-24-2014 08:34 PM
  7. GtoJon's Avatar
    I had hopes for Touchwiz It still sucks! Nove rocks! Even backed up my setup from the Note 3 & restored to Note 4 & saved me days of setup ... not really, but I would have tinkered for days!

    Cheers, Jon
    10-24-2014 09:03 PM
  8. ohioboy32's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with touchwiz but i went nova a couple days after unboxing so i could unlock download booster..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-24-2014 10:15 PM
  9. noordzy77's Avatar
    Why don't you not get a Samsung phone since you don't like touch wiz really where do you people come from im sure they'll love to take your money over at apple

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    hmmm... to me this is the EXACT reason why we buy Samsung, or less specifically Android phones. Customizability is key for us.
    10-24-2014 10:24 PM
  10. thegame161's Avatar
    Just downloaded nova and all the s health, note and weather widgets are available
    10-25-2014 02:48 AM
  11. pstellato73's Avatar
    I tried touchwiz for a few days. I like touchwiz. Seems like it got much better. But my biggest problem with it is the 4x4 layout. Just not enough room for this big *** screen. I went back to Nova launcher for this reason only. Plus my gestures routine was kind of hard to break. But all functionality still seems to be available on the note I'm sticking with Nova for now. I might try and go back to touchwiz again but for now, it's Nova for me.

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    10-26-2014 09:18 AM
  12. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Nova right out of the box for me. I'm happy with the 4 icons per row, I shrink them down a bit, to me I don't want my screen full of icons like iPhone, I want to see my wallpaper also. I want the gestures, resize icons, scroll dock, icon label color, icon theme and such. Plus I like the idea if I get a samsung, LG, or Motorola I can keep the familiarity of my launcher on either phone.
    AC Wokas likes this.
    10-26-2014 09:50 AM
  13. peter9553's Avatar
    Took all of 10 minutes before i changed try to get this with touchwiz y dont they have adjustable icons never been able to understand itNote 4 Sticking with touchwiz or nova?-screenshot_2014-12-07-11-38-25.jpgstand it
    12-07-2014 02:56 AM
  14. naira1's Avatar
    Call me crazy but I keep coming back to TW. Within the last three weeks I had my phone, I've used both Nova and buzz launcher. Both very good and customisable but for some reasons I keep reverting back to TW.

    Sent from my SM-N910C using Tapatalk
    12-07-2014 03:05 AM
  15. vasekvi's Avatar
    Day one on my phone had Nova Prime. Note Edge not Note 4 but close enough right?

    Sent from my Samsung GALAXY Note Edge on AT&T
    12-07-2014 05:01 AM
  16. sparksd's Avatar
    I also went with with Nova Prime as I like the more extensive customization capabilities
    AC Wokas likes this.
    12-07-2014 05:50 AM
  17. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I attempted to just stick with TW, but I love being able to set up Nova the way I like it, especially gestures and secondary swipe up functions on icons. I also like 7 dock icons. I only keep three home screens. The main one with clock widget, a calendar widget one, and one for random widgets like flashlight, wifi hotspot, and Web shortcuts I need from Puffin Flash browser. With gestures I set it up to double tap for the app drawer, and I have a favorites drawer group to come up as default.

    Nova is hard to beat, and you really don't lose any functionality. It's all gain, no loss.
    AC Wokas likes this.
    12-07-2014 08:40 AM
  18. scallawag's Avatar
    All new note 4 owners how long b4 u replace touchwiz or is it instant u replaced it?

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    I don't replace Touchwiz but instantly set up Nova Prime. I do on occasion switch back and forth but like Nova better because I can have over lapping widgets, widget padding or not, widgets in back or in front, less or no lag and just more customizing. I don't lose anything I care to use even the Samsung widgets work.
    AC Wokas likes this.
    12-07-2014 02:01 PM
  19. scallawag's Avatar
    Took all of 10 minutes before i changed try to get this with touchwiz y dont they have adjustable icons never been able to understand itClick image for larger version. 

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    Ok how do I find the "Galaxy Apps" app I see on your home screen? I have side loaded a couple APKs supposedly of the "Galaxy Apps" app but they wont install or wont open if they install. I know there is a widget to the galaxy apps but I can't find the app like on your home screen. I am with Verizon if that makes a difference. Maybe some carriers preinstall it and some don't. Thanks
    12-07-2014 02:09 PM
  20. AC Wokas's Avatar
    Touchwiz is awesome, but lacks some crucial features like customizing icon layout size. There's no reason 5.7' of screen needs to be filed up with 5 a 5x5 icon layout... unless you are extremely old or have extremely bad eyesight. Then again, that same complaint goes towards LCD density... there's no reason a 5.7' screen needs to have a 640 LCD density and it would function great at 320.

    I personally like the flipboard billboard, and it's a bummer that feature isn't available on 3rd party launchers. I picked up my Note 4 yesterday, used TouchWiz for a few hours, then went back to Apex Launcher... there's simply no excuse at this stage of Android development for Google and manufacturers to not include a customizable icon layout up into the 20's. The lack of that feature alone guarantees most will use a 3rd party launcher... it's the equivalent of Apple selling music for iPods/iPads and not including a way to sync the music with the devices. It would be different if their were IP rights preventing Google from incorporating a launcher with capabilities higher than 5X5, but there isn't.

    Unacceptable at this stage of Android development... what a waste... Touchwiz could have been awesome
    . What's even worse... how many hundreds of hours were spent improving Touchwiz to have no one bother to add a fairly simple feature to what could have been a great launcher. I find it hard to believe any Touchwiz developer would use Touchwiz on their own devices due to the non-existent icon layout capabilities.
    Totally agree. I used TW for about a week with my Note 4 and really liked the Flipboard briefing template and the TW tweaks were all positive... and I really wanted to enjoy TW this time, but the lack of decent grid just make this untenable I couldn't fit the icons I needed and it just looked plain unbalanced.

    Back to Nova Prime with tesla count plugin. *sigh*

    PS: if anyone works or how to install Flipboard briefing (rather than a standard Flipboard widget, without rooting) please let me know!
    12-15-2014 12:11 PM
  21. AC Wokas's Avatar
    One week. I tried to love it, and I do miss Flipboard briefing.
    12-15-2014 12:13 PM
  22. tclementi1's Avatar
    Instantaneously, I highly dislike touchwiz

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-15-2014 02:21 PM
  23. IT_Architect's Avatar
    I was on Nova for a while. I went back to TouchWiz.
    What I like most about Nova:
    - I can stop My Magazine from popping up.
    - I can have 5 rows of icons on my home screen
    What I hate about Nova.
    - It makes a massive mess out of the app drawer
    - No folders with apps in them in the app drawer

    What I like about TouchWiz
    - I can organize the app drawer any way I want to.
    - I can make folders to organize apps in the app drawer, and put a short cut to the entire folder or just one of the apps in it, to the home screen.
    What I hate about TouchWiz
    - Only 4 rows of icons
    - My Magazine

    Summary:
    For me, TouchWiz limitations are less odious than Nova Launcher's.
    12-24-2014 01:51 PM
  24. MrMLK's Avatar
    What I like about TouchWiz
    - I can organize the app drawer any way I want to.
    - I can make folders to organize apps in the app drawer, and put a short cut to the entire folder or just one of the apps in it, to the home screen.
    You can do all of these things go in Nova.
    12-24-2014 02:16 PM
  25. George Collins1's Avatar
    I went thru a lot of launchers on my N3, and ended up back with TW. I'm sticking with TW on my N4.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-24-2014 03:19 PM
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