1. hkula's Avatar
    Are you using Nova Launcher with your Note 8?
    If so did you switch over after the Oreo update?
    05-20-2018 10:28 AM
  2. Dooki's Avatar
    yes.
    while the Samsung experience launcher is far better than it ever had been it is just not as good. with Nova I have home screen rotation and gestures. plus resizing widgets.
    05-20-2018 10:49 AM
  3. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Yes. Switch between nova prime, SE and one of the others randomly.

    Have just put nova back on after Oreo update.
    05-20-2018 10:56 AM
  4. Simon Benham's Avatar
    I'm using Nova, and i too think that whilst the Samsung launcher has improved year on year, I still can't help but fiddle around with it and ultimately swap it out with different launchers in the end.

    I was using nova before i received Oreo and i continue to use it. I have it setup to closely mimick the stock pixel experience (my previous phone).

    Can't really beat stock launcher with added tweaks imo.
    05-20-2018 10:59 AM
  5. imlegend84's Avatar
    I have been using Nova launcher since my s3 and it's never let me down
    msndrstood likes this.
    05-20-2018 11:40 AM
  6. gernerttl's Avatar
    I used it for a while. I switched to Microsoft Launcher. I like the way Microsoft Launcher can integrate between my Note 8, Tab S2, desktop PC, and Surface Pro.
    05-20-2018 11:58 AM
  7. hkula's Avatar
    I noticed BV there are two Nova Launchers.
    Nova Launcher &
    Nova Prime.
    Nova Prime has not been updated for a couple of years?
    Which one should I use on the Note 8?
    05-20-2018 02:58 PM
  8. Simon Benham's Avatar
    Nova prime is just the unlock apk if you pay for premium.
    05-20-2018 03:09 PM
  9. 103Softail's Avatar
    If you want to customise beyond what Samsung offers the go Nova prime.
    05-20-2018 04:34 PM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    With Nova, you can enable the left swipe to the Google page at the home screen correct? If so, anyone enable it and having any issues? Does it still require a third add-on in order to enable it?

    I have found the stock TouchWiz to be fine so not itching to try Nova except for the above feature since I disabled everything with Bixby except the long press to do things like change brightness.
    05-20-2018 07:27 PM
  11. Note8uzer's Avatar
    I think Action launcher gives Nova launcher a run for the money.
    05-20-2018 10:04 PM
  12. srgonu's Avatar
    With Nova, you can enable the left swipe to the Google page at the home screen correct? If so, anyone enable it and having any issues? Does it still require a third add-on in order to enable it?

    I have found the stock TouchWiz to be fine so not itching to try Nova except for the above feature since I disabled everything with Bixby except the long press to do things like change brightness.
    Yes you need to install add-on for google now to work. Tried different launchers and always end up with SE within a day or two. Only two things I miss with SE, desktop lock for icons and widgets to stay in place and gesture to acces recent apps. (Yes back button is to the right which i use mostly)
    05-20-2018 10:50 PM
  13. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    As for Nova Launcher... I have been using it since i forgot when....i even use Nova on my low end Samsung...
    05-25-2018 10:27 AM
  14. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Touchwiz has been getting better, but Nova is always one step ahead, and I also like the idea that no matter what phone I get I will be familiar with the operating system. That don't apply fo the iPhone of course.
    05-25-2018 11:11 PM
  15. mike104393's Avatar
    With Nova, you can enable the left swipe to the Google page at the home screen correct? If so, anyone enable it and having any issues? Does it still require a third add-on in order to enable it?

    I have found the stock TouchWiz to be fine so not itching to try Nova except for the above feature since I disabled everything with Bixby except the long press to do things like change brightness.
    Yes, I use it. The only issue I have with google now integration, is when changing nova settings, the phone needs a restart to get that feature working again.

    Been using it since my very first Samsung device, way back when. Combine it with bkdisabler to disable toichwise from running in the background, which reduces memory usage and the need for two launchers to run at the same time.

    Got my Samsung almost running close to stock around by disabling a lot of the bloatware.
    05-26-2018 12:10 AM
  16. Dooki's Avatar
    TouchWiz doesn't run in the background.

    why don't you just use a basic gestures for Google now. I set mine up for double tap. no extra apps and it works with no drama. but I cannot stand not having home screen rotation.
    05-26-2018 02:01 AM
  17. NiffiIsenguard's Avatar
    I like nova because I can declutter my screen more. where as I like what they did with touch whiz it's getting better. but the custom row and dock sizes with smaller icons is what I like. I can fit my calender wiget and some icons without it taking away from the phones clean look if that makes any sense
    05-27-2018 11:28 AM
  18. TabGuy's Avatar
    I prefer Nova for two reasons...

    1. When I move to a new phone I can email my settings from the old phone to myself. It's just a matter of restoring those settings and I'm up and running.

    2. Hidden menus. Looks and acts like a single app icon so that it launches the app when you tap it. However, if you swipe up on the icon it acts like a menu. It declutters the the screen and keeps the casual user from getting to menus you don't want them to.
    05-29-2018 05:16 PM

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