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  1. jpr's Avatar
    Neither! Adw Ex allows you to switch back & forth with NO clearing defaults (I am not 100% but i don't thnk Nova or Go L allows that... (I am sure if i am wrong, y'all will advise : ) BTC
    You can set an activity shortcut on the homescreen to TouchWiz Home and leave Nova default. Or leave TouchWiz default and use the app shortcut to Nova.
    11-12-2014 05:33 PM
  2. BOSSY TEXAS CHICK's Avatar
    well then it appears it's same as ADW... Good to know, thanx! BTC
    11-12-2014 05:45 PM
  3. JawjaBill's Avatar
    I was a happy Go user but it seemed that they were always taking functionality from it and then trying to sell it back to me especially with their messaging app. Haven't looked back since Nova Prime.
    11-12-2014 05:51 PM
  4. neonworm's Avatar
    Definitely Nova Launcher. Go Launcher is extremely bloated, and it seems like they are always trying to sell you something.
    11-12-2014 05:53 PM
  5. hawkwind212's Avatar
    I would be happy to recommend ADW EX, but that launcher is considered abandoned. Ander Webb hadn't made any updates since Jelly Bean first came out. Now, as they say, nova rules the day, it's a solid launcher which I'm currently using. APEX is similar to nova, so go with either you will be alright. But if you really like go launcher, and you're not so sure about it because what people are saying about the bloatwares and all that, try next 3 D launcher. That is my goto launcher when I get sick of using apex or nova. It's also made by the go team but without the infamous bloatware. It's perfect for a device with the hd display and a big screen.

    Sent from my LG-E980
    11-12-2014 07:00 PM
  6. Trigati's Avatar
    I've tried many launchers - Apex, Smart, Go, Nova, ADW, and a few others. I always keep coming back to Nova.

    So, my suggestion is Nova (and the Prime features are worth the small fee to unlock).
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    11-12-2014 07:00 PM
  7. spinalpap's Avatar
    I love Nova. Very customizable. I've tried Apex, Go, and Smart, and Nova has been the most impressive to me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-12-2014 09:03 PM
  8. NikzzM's Avatar
    I've been using Go Launcher for the longest time now but I wanted to give Nova L a try since it has a lot of good reviews,. However on my Note 4 Nova L lags a lot, whenever i press the home button or go to apps. Is there someting that i can do about that? thanks
    11-12-2014 10:41 PM
  9. Greg C's Avatar
    I would definitely go with Nova Launcher. The customizations available are endless. I had Apex Launcherbbefore and decided to give Nova a try. I never looked back.
    11-13-2014 01:42 AM
  10. Preach2k's Avatar
    I like Nova Launcher Better!!!
    11-13-2014 03:06 AM
  11. saiyyasuka pon's Avatar
    I wanna make it as a poll but i dunno how to do it, so now nova launcher leading as a best launcher

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-13-2014 03:21 AM
  12. neonworm's Avatar
    I wanna make it as a poll but i dunno how to do it, so now nova launcher leading as a best launcher

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You can't make a poll from the Android Central app. You have to do it from your computer.
    tarsins likes this.
    11-13-2014 12:42 PM
  13. 1812dave's Avatar
    NOVA PRIME + TeslaUnread Plugin.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    11-13-2014 12:45 PM
  14. IT_Architect's Avatar
    Intentionally deceptive advertising of Nova Launcher Prime features is my the issue. It states about the Prime version:
    "Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer"
    You can make folders in the settings, and they show up in the App Drawer, but you cannot drag apps into them, like you can with the stock TouchWiz launcher. You can only drag them to a home screen, and then drag apps into them. There is little need for folders on home screens. Home screens contain normally used apps. The App Drawer contains all of your apps.. Here Nova Launcher removes all of the apps from their stock TouchWiz folders, throws away the folders, and alphabetizes the apps, so you pick up pages and pages of apps in your app drawer. Now try to figure out which apps are whose. Gone is the organization that comes with the standard TouchWiz where you have the Google apps in the Google folder, the Samsung apps in the Samsung folder, the Amazon apps in the Amazon folder, the Tools in the tool folder, the wireless provider's apps from their folder, and any folders that you may have made to organize your apps. This deception is intentional. If you do a little searching, you will see they have been getting comments from angry users for a long time from people getting deceived on this point. It was for the most part the reason they paid for Prime. However, they would sell very little Prime if they were honest.
    12-22-2014 03:58 PM
  15. jpr's Avatar
    Intentionally deceptive advertising of Nova Launcher Prime features is my the issue. It states about the Prime version:
    "Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer"
    You can make folders in the settings, and they show up in the App Drawer, but you cannot drag apps into them, like you can with the stock TouchWiz launcher. You can only drag them to a home screen, and then drag apps into them. There is little need for folders on home screens. Home screens contain normally used apps. The App Drawer contains all of your apps.. Here Nova Launcher removes all of the apps from their stock TouchWiz folders, throws away the folders, and alphabetizes the apps, so you pick up pages and pages of apps in your app drawer. Now try to figure out which apps are whose. Gone is the organization that comes with the standard TouchWiz where you have the Google apps in the Google folder, the Samsung apps in the Samsung folder, the Amazon apps in the Amazon folder, the Tools in the tool folder, the wireless provider's apps from their folder, and any folders that you may have made to organize your apps. This deception is intentional. If you do a little searching, you will see they have been getting comments from angry users for a long time from people getting deceived on this point. It was for the most part the reason they paid for Prime. However, they would sell very little Prime if they were honest.
    So you don't know what you are doing and instead of learning how to do it you decide to trash an app that does allow you to do exactly what it says it does. If you had asked instead of throwing a fit and falsely slandering the devs, I would have been happy to tell you how, but I think I'll pass.
    12-22-2014 04:12 PM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    So you don't know what you are doing and instead of learning how to do it you decide to trash an app that does allow you to do exactly what it says it does. If you had asked instead of throwing a fit and falsely slandering the devs, I would have been happy to tell you how, but I think I'll pass.
    A bit harsh but about right.

    Two different things. I don't know any way to IMPORT your drawer folders from TW to Nova. And you don't add apps into a drawer tab/folder just dragging them.

    Said that. You can create tabs and folders in your drawer with Nova Prime. The process is this simple.

    Go to nova settings - drawer - drawer groups. Once there select tab, folder, widgets ... Press + to create one and the pencil to add/change the apps included. You can choose to keep the apps in the main tab as well or not. Just check the box besides each app to include it.

    Done. Nice and easy. Ask if you need any help.
    12-22-2014 04:45 PM
  17. sparksd's Avatar
    I am using Nova Prime on a couple of devices now, my stock Note 4 and my custom ROM'd TF700T tablet and I am really happy with it.
    12-22-2014 06:04 PM
  18. thetonyclifton's Avatar
    Nova is great, I just switched to try Apex and it is nice too, I just wanted to try something different and check on some Nova battery drain posts I read.
    12-22-2014 06:33 PM
  19. Rally Android's Avatar
    Nova Prime user. Really nice and customizable. TW was OK, but Nova's is way ahead.
    12-22-2014 08:42 PM
  20. KreepyKen's Avatar
    I'll throw my 2¢ in for Nova Prime, too. I've been using it since it came out, and I love it. I experience no lag and no appreciable battery drain.
    12-22-2014 09:57 PM
  21. RexdaleNap's Avatar
    Nova although I prefer touchwiz.
    12-23-2014 03:31 AM
  22. FullAuto67's Avatar
    Nova.
    12-23-2014 11:24 AM
  23. Kronko's Avatar
    And the winner is….. Nova Prime!
    FullAuto67 likes this.
    12-23-2014 02:44 PM
  24. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I just play nova setting and what i see gesture mode only for nova premium.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It's worth the small cost to upgrade to premium. Remember one thing: You've got a $700 phone. Don't start counting pennies when it comes to software that will add value to your investment.

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    12-23-2014 05:47 PM
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