08-25-2016 11:58 AM
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  1. RichBrown68's Avatar
    This is going to seem like blasphemy... daring to attack nova launcher, but there are several reasons why I prefer the touchwiz launcher to it. 1) I like that if I download several apps, until I remember their names, I know exactly where to find them: at the end of the app drawer. When I'm ready to alphabetize them, I can click the sort option. 2) The google search bar on any other launcher always looks ridiculously fat. Only touchwiz makes it somewhat more slender, which I prefer. 3) I like the option to give almost any wallpaper the 3d parallax effect. 4) With touchwiz, I can create a note in Samsung notes and then send it to the home screen. This doesn't work in other launchers. 5)Finally, here is one that I just discovered today that I've already fallen in love with. In touchwiz, I can rotate amongst the various home screens without even touching the screen. I just hover the S pen above the bottom of the screen, move it to the right and the screen scrolls.

    --RICH
    Can I get a moderator to edit the title to say you, not thou.
    akhil8, beh and BearlyFloats like this.
    08-22-2016 10:04 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Mod note: title changed upon request.
    08-22-2016 10:15 PM
  3. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but I think u can do those things with Nova too... I had Nova on my Note 5 I could do some of the things ur say u can't do
    08-22-2016 10:23 PM
  4. RichBrown68's Avatar
    I could be wrong, but I think u can do those things with Nova too... I had Nova on my Note 5 I could do some of the things ur say u can't do
    No, I really don't think so.

    --RICH
    08-22-2016 10:28 PM
  5. ctychick's Avatar
    I really tried to stick with Touch Wiz, but after about a day I went back to Nova. The deal breaker for me was the inability to choose cover icons for my app folders on my home screen. I can't stand having the folder contents visible as either stacks or in little grids. Way too busy. Nova allows you to choose any icon for the folder "cover" that best represents the contents of that folder. Ie, I have a filmstrip icon on the cover of my folder containing my Netflix, YouTube, HBO apps, etc. I don't think you can do this in TW, and it's one of my favorite Nova features.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    lv2bsilly, TJA3500 and Law2138 like this.
    08-22-2016 10:44 PM
  6. athenatp's Avatar
    I'm sorry but I tried every other launcher and I always return to TW... I read all the so called bad things that people post about it and I honestly don't get it....I guess to each it's own....I have had Samsung since the Note 2 came out, so I am pretty familiar with all the launchers out there. And none of them impress me that much to steer me away from TW.
    drewood31601, dlgus, beh and 1 others like this.
    08-22-2016 10:50 PM
  7. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Currently using TW and finding that I love it.
    PlaybookFanatic and MsMichele like this.
    08-22-2016 10:59 PM
  8. EnemiesInTheEnd's Avatar
    I really like Microsoft's Arrow launcher.
    Todd Anthony1 likes this.
    08-22-2016 11:02 PM
  9. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I'll probably eventually go back to Nova, but I'm definitely impressed with TW
    08-22-2016 11:29 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Glad you enjoy it. I always use Google Now Launcher. Changing my mind won't be easy .
    PapaGary likes this.
    08-23-2016 12:34 AM
  11. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I been using Nova for my past 3 phones, Nova is great
    This time, I told myself I'll stick with Touchwiz because it got more customization features. So far I'm loving it!
    Although, I do miss the 5 icon dock
    08-23-2016 01:02 AM
  12. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    Disagree. I finally changed today from stock to Nova today and the performance boost alone has been worth it. And that customization...awesome. Samsung has done well with touchwiz but it's not quite there.
    Carlo Villa, Connert and Issemann like this.
    08-23-2016 01:23 AM
  13. Dimas de Leon's Avatar
    I tried TW, Go Launcher, Themer, Google Now, Yahoo Aviate Launcher and Apex. Nova Prime is the best. Can't imagine me using anything else.
    08-23-2016 01:35 AM
  14. mona5804's Avatar
    Nova really is the best for me. The name touch wiz makes me cringe just hearing it. My note 7 flies like it's a nexus device. Wouldn't have gone back to android if nova wasn't an option.
    Highrisedrifter likes this.
    08-23-2016 01:40 AM
  15. iimthomas's Avatar
    you guys are making it hard for me to decide what to go with. doing the switch from iphone to android once again. it's been a long time. there weren't any launchers when i had android. i guess i will have to try them out and see what i like when i get my note 7 tomorrow morning
    Carlo Villa likes this.
    08-23-2016 01:44 AM
  16. Stealthieone's Avatar
    I tried to like tw but nova won me back... It feels faster... Can fit more icons on the screen... Etc... Only thing I'll miss is the wallpaper effect of tw.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-23-2016 03:19 AM
  17. boss.king's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question but does the S Pen work the same over any launcher?
    08-23-2016 04:04 AM
  18. RichBrown68's Avatar
    This may be a stupid question but does the S Pen work the same over any launcher?
    For the most part, but not entirely. On the touchwiz launcher, you can use the S pen to hover over a screen and scroll from one screen to the next. You can also use the S pen from Samsung notes to create a note then send it to the home screen. You cannot do either of these with other launchers.

    --RICH
    08-23-2016 06:42 AM
  19. jmk32's Avatar
    I tried to set up TouchWiz the way I had my Note 4 with Nova, but it lasted me less than a day and 1/2 until I had to go back to Nova.
    Widgets just looked bad in my opinion on touchwiz (amber weather, Yahoo Sports,etc) and couldn't be resized correctly (lots of flexibility in Nova) plus icon size flexibility, and the mass customization (swipe from mid screen to pull notification bar instead of from the top of the phone for instance) just won me back to Nova
    recDNA likes this.
    08-23-2016 06:58 AM
  20. jlczl's Avatar
    Yup, just swiping down from anywhere on the screen to pull down the notifications is enough for me to stay with Nova (especially on a phone this large). But then you add the fact that I like to resize my icons, like to use custom swipes and gestures for actions and to open my apps, I like to hide labels, like to have limitless columns and rows, like to hide the notification bar.

    There is just nothing TW does that isn't possible in Nova that I find appealing. I don't need to stick notes on my home screen, nor do I like effects on my wallpaper, nor do I need to use the pen to hover to swipe since I use only one home screen with everything on it, nor do I use a Google search bar (though it can be customized to look differently).

    At any rate, since we all have different preferences it's great we have options unlike the simple grid of icons on iOS.

    via S7 Active Beast -- Peerless Note 4 -- Beautiful Note 7
    race4life and Carlo Villa like this.
    08-23-2016 07:12 AM
  21. spasell's Avatar
    Glad you enjoy it. I always use Google Now Launcher. Changing my mind won't be easy .
    I'd like to do this as well. I used it on in Note 5. But does it consume more battery than normal? This was my favorite launcher and the only one that I stayed with vs TW.
    08-23-2016 07:21 AM
  22. Aquila's Avatar
    Does the launcher consume more battery?
    08-23-2016 07:30 AM
  23. Dukins's Avatar
    There is another method (app) to get the parallex effect in Nova. Use 3d Image Live Wallpaper https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ech.image3Dlwp

    I love Nova for a couple of reasons. Unread notifications on most, if not all apps. TW you get a few unread notifications, how did Samsung forget an unread notification for Gmail? And the other is customization, you can truly change just about anything in Nova specifically unlimited scrolling through homescreens. Too much to name in favor of Nova.
    08-23-2016 07:38 AM
  24. RichBrown68's Avatar
    There is another method (app) to get the parallex effect in Nova. Use 3d Image Live Wallpaper https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ech.image3Dlwp

    I love Nova for a couple of reasons. Unread notifications on most, if not all apps. TW you get a few unread notifications, how did Samsung forget an unread notification for Gmail? And the other is customization, you can truly change just about anything in Nova specifically unlimited scrolling through homescreens. Too much to name in favor of Nova.
    You can get an app to show you gmail notifications, just like you said you can get an app to give the parallax effect. I've tried to like nova, really I have. But every time I download several apps and can't remember the name of 1 of them, I get frustrated because nova automatically puts them in alphabetical order. I much prefer samsung's approach of putting them at the end until I decide to alphabetize them. I get to make that decision rather than nova launcher or samsung.

    --RICH
    08-23-2016 07:47 AM
  25. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Reasons I use nova...gestures, slide up for settings, down for notification window, double tap to turn screen off, these are customizable to user. Change icon packs. Change folder ave app drawer background colors. Resize widgets. Change color of label's, resize label's. Continuous screen scroll/dock scroll, can have more then one set of dock. Can lock home screen so you can't accident move apps around in shirt pocket. Can set up remember position in app drawer. Can change animation for scrolling home pages, app drawer. Can change speed of scrolling them.

    Nova is just too customizable not to use it. And the best part, no matter what phone I get, put nova on it and I know the launcher.
    08-23-2016 07:48 AM
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