Mobile Apps

Make The Most Of Your Smartphone Home Screen With Nova Launcher


One of the reasons I switched from my iPhone to Android was the home screen. On an iPhone (and iPad), all you can have are app and folder icons, all neatly arranged in a grid. While that kind of structure works for some people, I wanted more. With Android, I can put widgets on my home screens to get more information and functionality without opening apps. Still, I wanted more, especially after dealing with LG’s awful interface. Nova Launcher to the rescue!

With Nova Launcher, I have a ton of functionality at my fingertips. On top of the standard Android home screen goodness, I can:

– View my home screens in Landscape orientation
– Resize my widgets
– Have unlimited home screens with infinite scrolling in either direction
– Have up to five app trays at the bottom of my home screen, also infinitely scrollable
– Many more functions than I can possibly list!

Nova Launcher is available for free in the Google Play app store. To unlock full functionality, you’ll need to purchase Nova Launcher Prime for $3.99. There is also a free add-on called TeslaUnread which will display unread counts for apps like Gmail on their app icons.