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  1. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I was hesitant to switch because of the thought of having to go in and set everything up the way I wanted. Than after reading about Nova in other posts I decidedit wwould be worth it. I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw that I could port my settings over from Apex to Nova. I think you will be happy with Nova if you give it a try.
    Thanks! I'm curious so I'll probably try it now.
    07-15-2014 05:42 AM
  2. dc9super80's Avatar
    I use Nova Prime. I hear APEX is very similar, but I have had no reason to make an additional investment. Nova is very fast, and quite customizable.
    07-15-2014 07:13 AM
  3. PainFX's Avatar
    One thing i believe APEX can't do is Nova can create shortcut actions on swiping any icon OR folder upwards. This is brilliant, for example my dialer icon if i tap it opens the dialer keypad as normal, if i swipe the same icon up i've got it setup to launch my contacts. I have a similar thing for email and SMS, tap them they open as normal, swipe them up they open up a new message. You can set it up to launch anything pretty much. A simple idea yet so convenient.

    You can also backup the backup settings to Dropbox and a like so you can do versioning and then you can choose different layouts for different days
    If you are talking about to control an icon to open another app by swiping up, it is possible on APex
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    07-15-2014 11:39 AM
  4. PainFX's Avatar
    I'm really happy with switching to Nova Prime. It really is a lot more polished and it seems snappier than Apex. There are many more customizations available with Nova than with Apex. $4.00 very well spent!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S5
    Greg, you were the reason why I chose Apex Launcher lol. What made you wanna switch?

    I've tried Nova launcher before Apex. The graphics are not bold as Apex I notice. That's at default setting. My wallpaper becomes slightly dull.

    I will admit that Nova launcher is slightly faster if I set it as no animation.

    Did you turn off animation in Nova or are you using Nova's animation?
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    07-15-2014 11:43 AM
  5. bIOforger's Avatar
    If you are talking about to control an icon to open another app by swiping up, it is possible on APex
    ah ok, is that in the pro version? its free in Nova.
    07-15-2014 11:55 AM
  6. PainFX's Avatar
    ah ok, is that in the pro version? its free in Nova.
    i got apex pro so i don't know if it has it in the free version.
    07-15-2014 12:52 PM
  7. Amia BooMaster's Avatar
    I use nova prime because it has every feature I could want in a non gimmicky launcher. Although if we're comparing free ones I believe Apex has more features in the free version.


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    07-15-2014 02:57 PM
  8. PainFX's Avatar
    I use nova prime because it has every feature I could want in a non gimmicky launcher. Although if we're comparing free ones I believe Apex has more features in the free version.

    This is the reason why I chose apex in the first place. But I would like to know Apex pro vs Nova Prime.
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    This is the reason why I chose apex in the first place. But I would like to know Apex pro vs Nova Prime.
    07-15-2014 03:58 PM
  9. yyyy2999's Avatar
    Nova is far more customizable especially with colors, you can pretty much change the color for everything including fonts, app drawer tabs, folders, ect. You can set custom colors too, not just pre selected ones. Apex locks you to one "Theme" color only, and they only come with icon packs in the play store
    07-15-2014 06:58 PM
  10. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Nova is far more customizable especially with colors, you can pretty much change the color for everything including fonts, app drawer tabs, folders, ect. You can set custom colors too, not just pre selected ones. Apex locks you to one "Theme" color only, and they only come with icon packs in the play store
    I wouldn't say it's "far more customizable." I think they are pretty much identical feature wise. I was using Nova for about a year and switched to Apex yesterday to try it out. It's awesome that they are similar enough that they will transfer your settings when switching between them.

    The reason I switched was in hopes of fixing this bull**** freezing issue that's going on with kitkat. My s4 was doing it, now my brand new s5 does the same thing. Totally ridiculous. I also read that the developer for Nova is going to stop supporting his apps so it's going to die out.

    For now, you can't go wrong with either launcher but I fear going forward, Nova will become obsolete.

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    07-15-2014 09:12 PM
  11. yyyy2999's Avatar
    Abosworth007

    I never had and freezing issues with nova, I also have an s5. The only reason I tried apex is because my favorite weather widget, yahoo weather, doesn't load properly, works once in a while.

    I tried apex and immediately switched back to Nova, now I use dash clock and i'm satisfied so far.
    07-15-2014 09:37 PM
  12. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Abosworth007

    I never had and freezing issues with nova, I also have an s5. The only reason I tried apex is because my favorite weather widget, yahoo weather, doesn't load properly, works once in a while.

    I tried apex and immediately switched back to Nova, now I use dash clock and i'm satisfied so far.
    Yeah I realized it wasn't Nova causing the freezing as I got the same issue in Apex. It's a kitkat issue and happens under heavier use like having a lot of apps open. I just switched back to Nova again. Lol. There are a few aesthetic things I like better about Apex but they really are almost identical. I had a few more hoops to jump through with Apex regarding getting unread counts to work properly with Aquamail but it is a great launcher.

    I can't wait until they fix the crap kitkat mess. There are so many complaints with it it's not even funny. Samsung needs to address the issue and get an update out ASAP.

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    07-15-2014 10:06 PM
  13. PainFX's Avatar
    I wouldn't say it's "far more customizable." I think they are pretty much identical feature wise. I was using Nova for about a year and switched to Apex yesterday to try it out. It's awesome that they are similar enough that they will transfer your settings when switching between them.

    The reason I switched was in hopes of fixing this bull**** freezing issue that's going on with kitkat. My s4 was doing it, now my brand new s5 does the same thing. Totally ridiculous. I also read that the developer for Nova is going to stop supporting his apps so it's going to die out.

    For now, you can't go wrong with either launcher but I fear going forward, Nova will become obsolete.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Can you share where you got the info regarding Nova is gonna become obsolete?
    07-15-2014 10:12 PM
  14. PainFX's Avatar
    Abosworth007

    I never had and freezing issues with nova, I also have an s5. The only reason I tried apex is because my favorite weather widget, yahoo weather, doesn't load properly, works once in a while.

    I tried apex and immediately switched back to Nova, now I use dash clock and i'm satisfied so far.
    yahoo weather doesn't load on nova?
    07-15-2014 10:14 PM
  15. yyyy2999's Avatar
    yahoo weather doesn't load on nova?
    I had it for a good 4-6 hrs than it crashed, and never worked since
    07-15-2014 10:15 PM
  16. PainFX's Avatar
    I had it for a good 4-6 hrs than it crashed, and never worked since
    interesting.. i'm having problem with yahoo weather too. i think it's a bug because it never happened before with my apex launcher.
    07-15-2014 10:18 PM
  17. ABOSWORTH007's Avatar
    Can you share where you got the info regarding Nova is gonna become obsolete?
    I was reading around and found this.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comm...launcher_dead/
    07-15-2014 10:20 PM
  18. yyyy2999's Avatar
    interesting.. i'm having problem with yahoo weather too. i think it's a bug because it never happened before with my apex launcher.
    Unfortunate since that's the best weather widget IMO. Try getting dash clock and adding a shortcut to the yahoo weather, works great.
    07-15-2014 10:22 PM
  19. bIOforger's Avatar
    Yahoo weather works fine for me in nova

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    07-16-2014 04:49 AM
  20. archer23's Avatar
    So in order to get the unread counts on Facebook and other apps I have to pay the 4? Even though those apps had it previously>
    07-16-2014 12:15 PM
  21. yyyy2999's Avatar
    So in order to get the unread counts on Facebook and other apps I have to pay the 4? Even though those apps had it previously>
    Yeah. They want you to buy it.
    07-16-2014 12:17 PM
  22. PainFX's Avatar
    since nova is gonna die i don't see any point of getting nova prime. imma stick with apex pro.
    07-17-2014 12:34 PM
  23. neonworm's Avatar
    since nova is gonna die i don't see any point of getting nova prime. imma stick with apex pro.
    Why do you think it's going to die?
    07-17-2014 01:07 PM
  24. Jon Jackson's Avatar
    Why do you think it's going to die?
    I heard the dude that made it has other obligations, became a father etc, and does not have time to deal with it anymore.......don't know if that means "death", obviously there was a recent update to incorporate Ok google.
    07-17-2014 01:20 PM
  25. neonworm's Avatar
    I heard the dude that made it has other obligations, became a father etc, and does not have time to deal with it anymore.......don't know if that means "death", obviously there was a recent update to incorporate Ok google.
    It still seems actively supported though.
    07-17-2014 01:22 PM
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