Nova Launcher updated to version 2.0 with several new features

Just last month we completed some testing of launcher apps on tablets to replace what users may have received on their devices. Among our favorites was Nova Launcher, which just got an update to version 2.0 in the Google Play Store. Nova Launcher‘s developer, TeslaCoil Software, has included several new features in this latest version with many of them being available in the free version.

For the Prime version, users can select a custom icon size and use swipe actions on any desktop icon. Both versions of Nova Launcher get custom wallpaper cropping, an increased grid size, an infinitely scrolling drawer, an alphabetically listed app drawer option, and a small icons option for the dock. Under the hood, the launcher promises lower memory usage, better scrolling performance, an “aggressive desktop setting” to keep track of running apps, and various other fixes, optimizations and tuning.

If you want to give Nova Launcher a try, use one of the download links below.

QR Code generator

Google Play Download Link

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Danny Dodge

    Been on it since beta4, best launcher ever. S3. 4.1.2

  • Chris

    love this app

  • Trel

    Sadly the custom wallpaper cropping appears to be broken.
    I tried cropping it using the portrait pre-set, but it results in a very zoomed in portion of the selected area.