View Poll Results: What Launcher are you using?

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  • Touchwiz

    15 22.06%
  • Nova/Nova Prime

    37 54.41%
  • Google Now

    6 8.82%
  • Action Launcher

    1 1.47%
  • Apex

    6 8.82%
  • Other (Post in thread)

    2 2.94%
  • What is a launcher? Launcher Smauncher

    1 1.47%
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  1. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I tried to stick with Touchwiz, then restored my Nova Prime set-up. I'm curious what others are using and why.
    12-11-2014 02:53 PM
  2. muzzy996's Avatar
    Nova Prime.

    Custom gestures for any icon, half-grid icon/widget placement, widget resizing and disabling of widget padding are the primary reasons why. With all of that the entire screen real estate is leveraged.
    akutch34 likes this.
    12-11-2014 03:10 PM
  3. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Nova Prime.

    Custom gestures for any icon, half-grid icon/widget placement, widget resizing and disabling of widget padding are the primary reasons why. With all of that the entire screen real estate is leveraged.
    What is padding?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-11-2014 03:18 PM
  4. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I am back and forth between TW and Nova Prime. Since I found an app that let's me pick and choose icons for TW, nova isn't much more attractive anymore, especially since you lose the Samsung functions.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-11-2014 03:19 PM
  5. ESTEEB's Avatar
    I'm a huge Nova Prime fan, although admittedly, someone recommended it when I first got my N4 and I had no reason to change it. Coming from iphone (since the 3G), android and Nova were a whole new customizable world. I like that I can hide my app drawer icon and use gestures/ swipes instead (Up with 1 finger for app drawer, Up with 2 for Nova settings, down with 2 for phone settings, etc).

    My wife is less tech-savvy and, initially, she was feeling overwhelmed with the switch from ios to android. I put the Google Now launcher on her S5 and threw a couple of widget pages (facebook, pinterest), then she was all about it.

    Different strokes and all that.
    12-11-2014 03:34 PM
  6. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    sad sad...just paid for Nova a couple of months ago for my S5....I don't want to lose any samsung functions but damn it sure was nice....
    12-11-2014 03:35 PM
  7. Ticojpunk's Avatar
    I really feel like using Nova is all gain and no loss.
    12-11-2014 03:38 PM
  8. muzzy996's Avatar
    What is padding?
    Padding is the margins around items on the home screen. Specifically, with Nova one can disable padding to allow a widget to go right to the edge of the screen or two widgets that are adjacent to each other actually touch.

    I am back and forth between TW and Nova Prime. Since I found an app that let's me pick and choose icons for TW, nova isn't much more attractive anymore, especially since you lose the Samsung functions.
    You're not alone, many people like some of the features that are lost. It's a personal preference thing. Personally I haven't found much value for them as opposed to the benefits I get from a 3rd party launcher so on every Samsung device I've owned I've nixed the stock launcher immediately upon initial setup. On my Note Pro I had high hopes for the magazine stuff when it was announced but it only took me 5 minutes of playing with it after I bought it to realize I'd never have full control over the content being displayed so my main attraction for keeping TW went out the window quick.
    12-11-2014 03:39 PM
  9. LaTuFu's Avatar
    I use Nova Prime. I have switched back a couple of times, but I find I keep coming back to Nova.
    12-11-2014 03:41 PM
  10. jmk32's Avatar
    Nova Prime. Tried to stomach Touchwiz for a couple days out of the box, but couldn't stand the bad use of space and responsiveness. Set up Nova in a few seconds to what i had on my last phone (S4) and love the flexibility to use gestures (including double tap the screen to turn it off which is cool, and swipe down from anywhere to get the notification bar down instead of the LONG reach to the top of this big phone!), fit more apps in the grid in the app area, fix padding for widgets, resizing app icons on the screens, add quicker response, etc, etc.

    So regarding lost functionality from chucking TouchWiz - the one I'm aware of is posting S-Notes to home screens won't work. What else is lost?
    kurt p likes this.
    12-11-2014 04:04 PM
  11. LegalAmerican's Avatar
    Google Now Launcher. I had it on my Nexus 5 and loved it. Sure the icons are big, but so is the Note 4 screen so it doesn't bother me. I love having Google Now one swipe away, and I love the app drawer icon being in the middle of the icon tray.
    Ed Briggs, SteelGator and ESTEEB like this.
    12-11-2014 04:07 PM
  12. MightyMike's Avatar
    Just bought Nova Prime today. Love the gestures. Great!

    Sent via the Next Big Thing, My Galaxy N4
    12-11-2014 04:19 PM
  13. dunamis's Avatar
    Nova Prime...can't live without gestures. Opening apps...and double tab to turn off.
    12-11-2014 05:01 PM
  14. Katrina White1's Avatar
    Nova Prime...can't live without gestures. Opening apps...and double tab to turn off.
    How are u turning off with double tap? I don't see that as an option. I'm jealous!

    SGN4 :-D
    12-11-2014 05:11 PM
  15. dunamis's Avatar
    How are u turning off with double tap? I don't see that as an option. I'm jealous!

    SGN4 :-D
    use double tap gesture. I use the app by Katecca on GP.
    Marium Khan likes this.
    12-11-2014 05:24 PM
  16. UniQue WerkX's Avatar
    How are u turning off with double tap? I don't see that as an option. I'm jealous!

    SGN4 :-D
    The option is in Nova Prime. You can select which option you want.

    Sent from my SM-N910T using Tapatalk
    12-11-2014 05:26 PM
  17. SteveISU's Avatar
    Google Now Launcher. I had it on my Nexus 5 and loved it. Sure the icons are big, but so is the Note 4 screen so it doesn't bother me. I love having Google Now one swipe away, and I love the app drawer icon being in the middle of the icon tray.
    You lose any s-pen functionality?
    12-11-2014 05:47 PM
  18. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    I wonder....WWPD (what would Phil do)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-11-2014 07:34 PM
  19. worwig's Avatar
    I used TouchWiz on my S3 for a long while.
    I used TouchWiz on my S4 for a long while.
    I had planned to stay with TouchWiz on the Note 4. But they are 'locked' into this ridiculous 4x4 icon matrix on the desktop screen. Really! I mean this thing has a HUGE amount of screen space. I'm comfortably using a 5x4, and I suspect a 6x5 wouldn't even be to crowded.
    I have a few widgets that display a lot more content in this format. And I haven't found anything yet that I am losing out on with Nova.
    12-11-2014 07:37 PM
  20. rdroyer's Avatar
    Anyone have any experience with Buzz Launcher? I just installed it and there's a lot of customizability with it as well as a lot of user created themes, gestures too.
    12-11-2014 07:38 PM
  21. Ambivalencetech's Avatar
    Google now launcher. Came from a nexus. Natural for me
    12-11-2014 07:48 PM
  22. Rod Ruppenthal's Avatar
    I'm a huge fan of Nova Prime. I love all the customizations and flexibility. I also use Themer. Love the categorized app drawer and how it makes your phone look totally unique.
    12-11-2014 08:49 PM
  23. Lambertoid's Avatar
    Has any one noticed nova takes up a bit of ram??

    i hate big phones thats why i got a.. (phablet)
    12-11-2014 09:51 PM
  24. jennifer's Avatar
    Anyone have any experience with Buzz Launcher? I just installed it and there's a lot of customizability with it as well as a lot of user created themes, gestures too.
    yep, i use it exclusively. perhaps you can do the same stuff with nova but i'm already used to the buzz launcher and widget interface. i customize using very few icons and i keep everything suuuper tiny and buzz works perfectly for it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-12-2014 05:23 AM
  25. Duncan1982's Avatar
    Tried action launcher 3 and while its good, it lacks customisation especially in icon packs.

    So reverted back to my favorite Apex launcher :-)

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-12-2014 07:50 AM
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