Nova Launcher Prime

Nova Launcher Prime

The highly customizable, performance driven, home screen

Additional Information
  • Current Version: 2017
  • Updated: December 15, 2016
  • Requires Android: 4.0 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Accept no substitutes! Nova Launcher is the original and most polished customizable launcher for modern Android

Nova Launcher Prime
Unlock the following extras by purchasing Nova Launcher Prime
• Gestures - Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favorite apps
• Unread Counts - Never miss a message. Unread count badges for Hangouts, SMS, Gmail and more using the TeslaUnread plugin
• Custom Drawer Groups - Create new tabs or folders in the app drawer
• Hide Apps - Keep a clean app drawer by hiding never used apps
• Icon Swipes - Set custom actions for swiping on app shortcuts or folders
• More scroll effects - Such as Wipe, Accordion, and Throw

Nova Launcher Prime acts as a license to unlock these features in the free Nova Launcher App. You will need to install Nova Launcher first.


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  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Si Mulgrave Published date: December 28, 2016

    I'm an ex iPhone user that enjoyed jailbreak for the customisation. I wanted similar on this Edge. But it's not easy to find a decent method. But your launcher is just the ticket. Thank you. Further to the above... Still loving this app. I enjoy a clean wallpaper, my apps along the bottom, I have made them the smallest possible, no labels, and the maximum quantity. Seven. Will you please consider eight. Or even better, somthing I do miss on a jailbreak iPhone... a scrolling dock. Now, one thing I'd like you to help me with... is there a way to customise the apps into a colour or theme? Thank you. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Juan Antonio Goslinga Arenas Published date: March 4, 2017

    This launcher is amazing. I always stuck to the default launchers (first Sony and then Google Now with my Nexus 6P), until a couple of weeks ago when I decided it was enough of the Google Now launcher which hasn't even been updated since 2015 and I jumped to Nova Launcher, it was definitely a great call, I just love it! I went for the Prime one and it's so good, the available customizations are endless, if you get tired of the way the launcher looks, you just need to head to the settings and change whatever you want: icon size, drawer style, google bar style, animations, literally anything! Even add unread notifications badges! And the launcher runs smoothly! Doesn't lag and hasn't given me any issues at all! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    John Apple II Published date: May 11, 2017

    I've tried other launchers and experimented with them, but I always come back to Nova. It's awesome - well designed, efficient, simple, beautiful, updated, and very customizable. IMHO, this has got to be the go-to launcher for anyone who wants something better than the stock OEM launcher that their phone came with. I've tried others, but I keep coming back to Nova. Great work and thank you, devs! Edit 2017-05-12: After 3 years of custom launchers, I keep coming back to Nova - none are quite as clean and well-engineered as this one. Devs, you are awesome! Thank you for making this an amazing tool for us, and for the KLWP optimizations! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Eric Clements Published date: May 23, 2017

    No matter what android device I use, I've gotten so used to and comfortable with my settings that Nova goes on every android device. By the way, I'd love to see the Nova developer or team create a theme or window manager for Linux Mint or any distro really since I use Slackware, Mint, and Debian. Having all these customization options in a single app is really nice on Android as opposed to say Linux Mint where you have to adjust and tweak several programs and configs. But the Linux thing is more a wish haha. I have Nova on tablet, phone, and 5 Alcatel Android phones I rooted and ripped the phone part out to use as little servers or navigation or music since I collect old phones and turn them into little net appliances, and Nova goes in first after a factory reset and rooting. Thank you for a great product! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Nate River Published date: June 9, 2017

    The absolute best launcher I've used. Smooth, flawless, and very high quality - completely changes the look of your phone (in a good way!) and gives you complete control over its appearance. Such careful attention to details, neat tricks that improve ease of use and appearance - some personal favourites are the night mode, changing app icons, folders, font choices, transition animations... It's all there. I don't think I could ever go back to vanilla android after having this, it'd be like eating a pizza without any cheese on it. Many blessings to the developers behind this. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Yadhu Mj Published date: December 27, 2016

    Best ever launcher :) A very smooth and easy to customize launcher. Works like a charm in my SG Note5. Lots of customisation features and genuine trendy updates. I recommend keeping the unread count badge as a default option so that we don't need to install Tesla separately. Overall a good approach. Good Luck Team :) Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    A Google User Published date: December 23, 2016

    Nice Update/Keep It Up The app and options menu look great. Nice and polished ui (user interface). Makes a big difference in the feel of the app. The options and control of the launcher has always been one of the big draws with this. Hopefully as Android changes Nova will continue to do so. So far so good. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Aidan Horn Published date: June 15, 2017

    I love the relvolving door transition between home pages and app tabs, the ability to put apps in more than one folder, and the ability to make app icons large and rename them, especially how folders can pop up with large icons. The multiple dock pages is neat. The one disadvantage is that my Samsung tablet S2 often doesn't load the app folder preview icons for large folders, instead giving green android icons. Secondly, Nova Launcher sometimes doesn't start when I press the home button, and Android then asks me which launcher I want to use when I press the home button the second time. Minor bug: I tried to sleep my tablet when the home page was upside-down, by pressing the button on the side, but it could only sleep when the home page was the right way up. I'm not sure if that's possible to fix. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Cliff Woolfork Published date: January 5, 2017

    Still at the Top... #1 Launcher Quick, easy to use, and highly customizable. I've used Nova (+Prime) for years now and it's never failed me. One of the best benefits to Nova has to be the ability to take an older device, say a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini that'll forever be stranded on Android KitKat 4.2.2 and give it a facelift to Nougat 7.1+ in a mere minute or two. Well worth the few bucks for Nova Prime. Currently using Nova and Prime with an old S4 Mini, Moto X Pure Edition (6.0), and Nexus 5X (7.1.1). Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Jon Phipps Published date: May 30, 2017

    This app is great I have been using it now for about 4 years. I work for a cell company and recommend it to not only co workers but customers. As a beta testers i enjoy all the perks early. If your someone that switched phones a lot this apps for you. Every time I get a new phone I simply back up my last set up and import it to the next phone this keeps my folders the same for quick and easy set up Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: January 4, 2017

    Awesome Launcher Well worth the money for this app. The customisations that can be achieved are almost never ending and it does everything I like without chewing the hell out of the battery. It may not be as pretty as some of the latest launchers that are now available, but it is so practical that I doubt I will ever change to another. A huge thanks to the dev team and love the latest update. Keep it up and I will always rate Nova as a 5+. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ben Klann Published date: April 13, 2017

    Have now used for around 3 years, have tried others but Nova seems to have it all. Currently have this on an LG V20 but have tried on 3 other LG flagships and a Samsung Galaxy S7 (hate the touchwiz launcher). I love that even on different branded phones, both can look similar. Simple backup feature, unbeatable customisation and feature packed, really great programming! All the options might seem a little daunting at first but well worth it. Don't be cheap, get the prime version, worth it just for the notification badges. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Brandon Ryckeley Published date: December 18, 2016

    Great for all users Wonderful launcher - clearly the best on the app store. This is useful for anyone from your most hardened customization geek to me, a mildly tech savvy person just wanting to spruce up a phone. Easily worth the price. Thank you to the developers! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sara Baeten Published date: January 3, 2017

    The standard I have always preferred Android for the ability to customize, but the last time I got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S5), I was lazy and didn't bother digging into my options. After a friend introduced me to Nova, I seriously cannot believe I used the default launcher for so long. I tested the free version, which got me hooked, so of course I had to buy pro to have access to all the features. It is a great value, because it makes every interaction with my phone more efficient. Indispensable. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    D4n21 Published date: March 5, 2017

    I have been using Nova Launcher for a long time now, but I finally decided to try out prime. All I can say is AMAZING! I didn't think getting prime would be so useful at first but now my phone is SO CLEAN. My desktop is now just one homescreen with access to the calender by clicking the date. (this is a regular feature of nova). But then I also went to my app drawer and hid ALL the apps not on the apps bar on the bottom of the homescreen. Plus it allows you to group apps into folders I your app drawer. I also removed the app drawer icon and just a use a swipe up gesture and now I use swipe down to get to settings. I'm incredibly impressed at the minimalism I've been able to achieve with Nova Prime Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    John W. Bakas, Jr. Published date: May 18, 2017

    Samsung S8+ I use Nova Launcher prime on my Nexus 6P which is virtually full of apps and love it. Then I began using the Samsung S8+ as the device with only my most essential business-related apps. After several weeks of using the Samsung S8+ I couldn't get used to the stock acting launcher. I missed the efficiency of Nova Launcher. Although I had thought Nova Launcher was great primarily for its attractive appearance, I realize Nova Launcher manages so many desktop settings so well, my S8+ with only the apps used in my business now also has Nova Launcher included as one of the handful of most needed apps. And it looks super too. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Tim ECV Spurger Published date: April 3, 2017

    Great app, no lagging or adds to deal with, Customization capabilitys are great! Aesthetically pleasing and super easy! Worth purchasing 💯 I use his launcher on all my devices and definitely recommend it to both new and advanced launcher users! **I also use the smoke and glass app for my homepage applications and wallpapers, another worth while app to use (best for devices with high graphics/pixel resolution) #best_combo_ever Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Mike Carson Published date: June 9, 2017

    Best launcher, hands down!! I would like to see the use of animated wallpapers come into play, the stock ones work but if you change the lockscreen or the homescreen, one or the other becomes disabled. Also the use of custom icons on the lockscreen would be cool too, as I can only see the default theme icons until the screen is unlocked. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    James Mashiri Published date: June 21, 2017

    Current version: Had Nova for my older SGS2 & 3, but then no need. With the pure, fast and excellent experience of my OnePlus 3T I wanted to tweak and customize it a bit. 1+ allows for this and it works like a dream. Nova/Tesla is the best ever. Bought premium back in the days (2012) and it's still updated and works perfectly. Previous: Having been happy with GO Launcher pro for a long time I decided to try based on reviews. No regrets, change came with better performance, less FCs, and nicer looks with gr8 themes. also happy to get rid of the other GO apps. Was getting bloated... Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Julie Hudson Published date: February 14, 2017

    What's NOT to 💜?!?! Nova Launcher is By FAR the very best at what it does. I've been a Prime customer now for quite awhile and never, not Once, encountered any stutters, glitches, problems of any kind. That's a rarity among apps in This Play Store. Developers are among the 1st to update with features that comply with every new Android update and are always trying to think what their customers might need/want next. And as a result, they definitely provide the best home launcher experience one could ask for. Have a go, see for urself..! U will Not be sorry. 😉 Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sarah Harvey Published date: December 31, 2016

    Amazing I used Nova Launcher on my last phone (galaxy s5) and I loved it... I immediately reinstalled in on my S7 after I set it up, no regrets. I love being able to customize the colours and transparency of things, change the size of the font, and everything else this launcher offers! I was happy with the free version but I get so much out of the app that I wanted to upgrade!!! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Howard Bamber Published date: February 11, 2017

    I've used from the start. I've had a spell of using others, but nothing comes close to the quality and features of the Prime version. The only thing I want is the ability to change the colour of the menus. The red is terrible. That's trivia when you compare it with say the Google stock launcher. It's gradually picking up the odd feature from Nova but it's miles behind. While there is a great deal of customisation its easy to use and well thought out as it's grown organically. I've had it on dozens of phones and seriously doubt I'll get rid of it ever. It's as near to perfection as one can get, so get it! ESPECIALLY PRIME, NOT ONLY DO YOU PAY FOR THE HARD WORK YOU UNLOCK SOME SUPERB FEATURES.... Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Steve Clayton Published date: March 7, 2017

    I tried the rest - this one's the best! Highly configurable, flexible, usable - this launcher has something for almost everyone, no matter how staid or outré your needs. The infinite scroll feature is wonderful as well! Stable on every custom or stock ROM I've tried (Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - N910T), rooted or unrooted. Someone finally got aftermarket launchers RIGHT! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Ashley Miranda Published date: January 12, 2017

    BEST BEST BEST Not sure how many times I have written this review. But just had to say it again. It's difficult to explain how intricacy and simplicity can be part of the same package. It's blooming brilliant!!! Soooo fast!!!! One suggestion please improve the tesla badge count - it lags to show straight away the number of unread messages. Otherwise thank you devs. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Joz Jonlin Published date: March 26, 2017

    If you want options, this is the way to go. I've used this on every device I've purchased since it came out and Nova has never failed me. Thanks for the quality work on this and all your other apps! As a feedback on the new dynamic badges. Is there a way we could explore experimenting with the ability to have them even larger? This old man's eyesight isn't getting any better! Thanks! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: February 7, 2017

    Awesome app. Saves your home screen settings and organizes apps so that you don't lose your mind due to Android's cluttered way of handling apps. One of the best features is the ability to lock the home screen (and easily open it by long pressing a button) so that your icons don't disappear to other screens (or nowhere), as they are wont to do on Android. I was about 1 day from giving up on Android and defecting to the iPhone when I found this app! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    kaushik jagtap Published date: January 21, 2017

    Okay, good things first...Nova is the best launcher that i ever used. I really loved it and every single buck spent is worthy. Now disappointing features......After the recent update when I use swipe down shortcut on my home screen( Selected swipe down to drop down the notification bar) it is functioning very badly. The operation is damn slow. You know it is kinda irritating. Please fix this problem. Thank you. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Dr Mark Helfand Published date: May 23, 2017

    I had used "Go" apps for 2 years with their sloppy programing and lack of support. Pretty outside, sloppy inside. I am so thankful that I changed to Nova. While it may not have everything that "Go" does, they have more than enough for most people. And they have some that "Go" doesn't. Most of all, it doesn't cause problems or interfere with my other apps. But unfortunately, support isn't perfect. It's good, just not perfect. But since the app is so good, 5 stars! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Eric Perry Published date: June 17, 2017

    Well, it is the most interestly "Spy-Game" Like Desktop Launcher going!? Well, of the ones I have tried! It is definitely my favorite device tool, because it GIVES YOU Control of your System's Device!? I now get why the Prime NOVA Launcher has gone from a Great 4.6 rating months ago, back Up to an Phenomenally High 4.8 rating... I've never seen the Numbers Rise So "NOVATIBABLY"!!!? Thanks Team Tesla!!! *ps-Latest Update is RUNNIN' much more contiguously congruent w/All my various systems! By:SirHumoDroidnaut aka- RainbowFenix🤔✊ Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Published date: December 30, 2016

    I regret ignoring all the good comments I have read about this launcher! I should have known from the very start. This launcher was the very thing that gave me 101% of satisfaction. After installing it on my beloved HP 8 G2 Tablet with an outdated Kitkat 4.4.2 who would notice that updates to Android L nor Android M was not willfully given by HP though All Winner released SDK Android L last 2014. I'm sorry! I am out of the topic. I am just so glad and happy! Need I say more? I bought prime. Can I buy you some beer? 😅 Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Kevin Overall Published date: January 12, 2017

    No Brainer!! lol This is by far the best, I mean the best after market launcher accessible through Google play! Extremely pleased! Very customizable and yet not at all too much to deal with. I love nova launcher. If it'd come pre-installed on a phone or tablet I'd have no problem being one of the first to buy it. Solely based on the launcher! Great work, TeslaCoil Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Pedro Daccarett Published date: January 2, 2017

    Best launcher out there! I was skeptical on installing this app since I've been using action launcher 2 pro for quite a while. I had no idea how much you can customize Nova launcher to make the Android experience truly unique! I decided to give it a try and can attest its simply outstanding and there is no substitute to this launcher. I downloaded the free version but immediately knew I had to go with prime, which I did. The UI is awesome and the customization seems endless. You'll love it! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sheshadri V Published date: December 29, 2016

    Good I love this launcher. It gives one of the best UI experience. I have found an issue that keeps interfering many times. Whenever I use whatsapp for long chats, the keypad will become completely black. But the keys will work. If exit the app, then also it persists. If I exit whatsapp and then use it in a different app, then keypad doesn't pop up. I have to forcefully stop the keypad app in the system settings and start all over again. Idk whether it is OS issue or the nova launcher issue. Fix it plz. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Sij Cecilio Published date: December 21, 2016

    One last thing... I absolutely love that you added pixel launcher features to this launcher. However, it would be so much better if you add a setting to adjust the position of the pixel style search bar because for me, it is just too close to the notification bar and looks a bit odd. It would also be nice to have the google now shortcut from the left side of the home screen just like in Pixel phones. Those key features are what's keeping me from giving 5 stars, but nonetheless this is still the best launcher ever. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Richard Sjoberg Published date: February 21, 2017

    1. Would like the option of having nine homepages again it would look really nice with the cube animation 2. With the option of having different home pages, be able to customize each page for each variety of apps you have on that page. such as a media page with a background of music symbols or tv background. A game page with the background of Super Mario OR Pokemon. 3. Allow to use icons or create icons for folders, Instead of the folder app previews. Overall the options this app provides is great. it allows just about any customization, but I'm still wanting more and willing to pay a little bit more for it. Love the different swipe actions. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Cameron C Published date: June 19, 2017

    The best launcher possible. The free version is good enough, but there's one particular reason I got prime (besides supporting the devs): gestures. I can launch apps by double tapping the home screen, double tapping and moving my finger up or down, swiping two fingers up and down, and so on. It's saved me a ton of time. If you're on the fence about this: buy it. You won't regret it. Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Felipe Santa Published date: April 7, 2017

    Feature packed without bogging down the phone (Nexus 5). Only one suggestion, in addition to being able to change the transparency on the app drawer, an option to make the background out of focus. That'd be sweet, keep it up devs Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    ArtistChibi Published date: June 3, 2017

    Thank you. I love this app. While the app on my tablet won't change the app drawer to what I want, it does work on my phone, which is the device I use for EVERYTHING! Plus, I love that it allows me to pull images from themes for other launchers, which means ZELDA FOR DAYS! :D No need for rooting, or jail breaking, or anything. Love it! Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Karol Pawlowski Published date: May 29, 2017

    I didn't expect to LOVE IT THIS MUCH!! Genuinely the best, most stunning and only launcher i've ever used. Filled with custimizabilities and the icon packs make it look even better not to mention the awesome transiton effects that give your phone an extra feeling of awesomeness! 100% worth the money :) Full Review

  • Nova Launcher Prime
    Gabriel Brent Published date: December 23, 2016

    Get the paid version of this app I was hesitant on getting the paid version but if you like to really customize your phone and every interaction with icons, folders, widgets; it's the way to go!!! personally I really love all the gestures. It makes it easy to call loved ones with one Simple Touch of the screen. Full Review