10-31-2014 03:48 PM
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  1. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I am considering using the Nova Prime launcher. Not that there is anything wrong with the edition of touchwiz that's running on the Note 4, but i would like to mess around with different icon packs and such.

    What sort of functionality do you loose when you switch the launcher?
    10-24-2014 11:10 AM
  2. thegame161's Avatar
    Mainly just widgets like

    Calendar
    S health
    Facebook unread badge

    All the s pen features will work.
    10-24-2014 11:12 AM
  3. zeuswsu's Avatar
    Yeah just the widgets from what I've noticed.
    10-24-2014 11:24 AM
  4. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    Mainly just widgets like

    Calendar
    S health
    Facebook unread badge

    All the s pen features will work.
    Even the Screen minimizing feature?
    10-24-2014 11:25 AM
  5. thegame161's Avatar
    Even the Screen minimizing feature?
    Yeah all multitasking will work fine
    10-24-2014 11:30 AM
  6. Warmart's Avatar
    There's supposed to be a thumbtack like icon for saving action memos/notes to a chosen desktop screen but mine is missing (didn't try before I put Nova on and I'm not taking Nova off ). I do, however, get a count of notifications on my Facebook icon (I don't have Messenger installed so idk about it).
    10-24-2014 11:50 AM
  7. Willy_P's Avatar
    I recently switched from Apex to Nova Prime because Nova finally added a "Lock Desktop" feature. So far I haven't had a problem adding any of the Samsung widgets.
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    10-24-2014 02:43 PM
  8. Brandwin's Avatar
    Without starting a new topic - is Nova launcher the best one out there?
    10-24-2014 02:57 PM
  9. DreamSTi's Avatar
    I recently switched from Apex to Nova Prime because Nova finally added a "Lock Desktop" feature. So far I haven't had a problem adding any of the Samsung widgets.
    That's been available on Nova for a very long time.
    10-24-2014 03:14 PM
  10. Nitro211K's Avatar
    I spent all of 2 minutes with T-wiz before Nova made it onto my Note 4 . As for the Thumbtack/Note on Home Screen thing, here is a workaround:
    I minimize the note, that way it ends up as a bubble on my home screen, that reminds me that I have a pending note, and the great bonus is that it shows up on all screens.
    10-24-2014 03:18 PM
  11. AlusionL's Avatar
    Mainly just widgets like

    Calendar
    S health
    Facebook unread badge

    All the s pen features will work.
    Nova has its own badge features, I'll post my desktop in the next post

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-24-2014 04:04 PM
  12. AlusionL's Avatar
    Yes, I have to clean my Gmail. Just cleaned my Yahoo mail the other day.

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    10-24-2014 04:05 PM
  13. Connert's Avatar
    Without starting a new topic - is Nova launcher the best one out there?
    Very subjective, but I've used several and Nova seems to give the most options and works very well all around. I could be wrong but I believe it is the most popular of all the 3rd party launchers. It's definitely my favorite and suits my needs the best.

    So, to answer your question, I give you a definitive YES. 😆

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    Brandwin likes this.
    10-24-2014 04:28 PM
  14. Willy_P's Avatar
    Without starting a new topic - is Nova launcher the best one out there?
    I think Nova was the original launcher and it was my first. Then Apex came along and had some features that Nova lacked. I switched to Apex and didn't look back until I got the Note 4. Now it looks to me as if Nova has caught up with and passed Apex so I switched back to Nova Prime.
    Brandwin likes this.
    10-24-2014 04:50 PM
  15. shamdawg's Avatar
    Nova seems to make everything feel smoother. Plus the customization is great.
    Brandwin likes this.
    10-24-2014 05:25 PM
  16. marselisgn3's Avatar
    Without starting a new topic - is Nova launcher the best one out there?
    honestly its a matter of personal choice. But Nova and Google launcher are among the most favourite for Android users. And if you ask me I'd say Google. The far left home screen swipe that gets You to google now beats anything. But again its a personal choice. I like google now. But in the end I use touchwiz,
    10-27-2014 04:31 PM
  17. kabeeo's Avatar
    This is my first Samsung phone. On all of my Droids I always used Go Launcher EX as I found it to be the most flexible (changing the name, color and font of icon names; great transitions, etc). For now I am trying to hang in there with TouchWiz as it is all new to me.
    10-27-2014 04:45 PM
  18. Brandwin's Avatar
    I installed Nova Launcher Saturday night and I am really digging the smoothness of everything. Not sure what all I can do with it, so I need to read some articles or watch some YouTube videos.
    10-27-2014 04:50 PM
  19. Nitro211K's Avatar
    honestly its a matter of personal choice. But Nova and Google launcher are among the most favourite for Android users. And if you ask me I'd say Google. The far left home screen swipe that gets You to google now beats anything. But again its a personal choice. I like google now. But in the end I use touchwiz,
    If you want the best of both worlds, use the nova launcher, and put the Google Now widget on the far left home screen
    like so:
    How Does Nova affect the Note 4?-screenshot_2014-10-21-16-38-56.jpg
    steveinil likes this.
    10-28-2014 02:20 PM
  20. steveinil's Avatar
    iv hade my note sense sat and been using it stock touch wiz but have used nova prime on my last two phones touch wiz is ok on the note 4 but i miss the customazation of nova for sure being able to size everything and having the shortcuts double tap to do this swip up to do that is very nice one less thing on your home screens things you use alot i had google now on the swip up shortcut was always nice and fast getting to it on my s4
    10-28-2014 03:00 PM
  21. DarkUncle's Avatar
    What's the difference between Nova and the paid version a.k.a Nova Prime?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-28-2014 03:12 PM
  22. Katrina White1's Avatar
    I've noticed I can't use the lil swipe motion to reduce screen size on Nova. It just slides to another screen. I can use the side bar deal though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-28-2014 03:18 PM
  23. Dankees's Avatar
    Without starting a new topic - is Nova launcher the best one out there?
    Yes.
    10-28-2014 03:22 PM
  24. Dankees's Avatar
    I've noticed I can't use the lil swipe motion to reduce screen size on Nova. It just slides to another screen. I can use the side bar deal though.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I got it working just fine with Nova Launcher Prime.
    10-28-2014 03:22 PM
  25. turbo4dr's Avatar
    If you want the best of both worlds, use the nova launcher, and put the Google Now widget on the far left home screen
    like so:
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    10-28-2014 03:27 PM
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