Nova Launcher is one the best launcher that I ever used. If you are using the custom launcher on your android phone then you should give a try to Nova Launcher. Because it gives you more features to customize your android phone. The Nova Launcher comes with free and paid version also. If you want to use all features of it then you have to buy Nova Launcher Prime, It’s worth to buy.
Now you want to customize and want to make your android phone beautiful then I suggest you use Zooper Widget with Nova Launcher. Zooper Widget is an android app which allows a user to add beautiful widgets on the home screen.
So In this article, I am going to show you Nova Launcher Tips & Tricks you didn’t know about. If you are using this launcher then this post will helpful for you.
Nova Launcher Tips & Tricks
So here are top 5 tips and tricks for nova launcher you should know. Let’s have a look!
Use emoji instead text
If you create any folder or change the name of any app then you simply change the name with text but instead of using the text you can use emoji, it looks attractive. you can also use the emoji on apps drawer tab.
It is very simple to do. If you want to change the text of any app then long press on an app and then you can delete current text and use emoji here instead of text.
But if you want to change the apps drawer tab’s text then you need to go Nova settings >> Apps and Widget Drawer >> Draw Group. Now tap on the pencil icon and use emoji here.
Apps Drawer tab
This is the very interesting feature of this app. You can arrange your apps with their categories. When you open apps drawer then you will see all apps in one place. By using this feature you can manage all apps. Just create a category and add apps there.
For adding tabs you have to go Nova Settings >> Apps and Widget Drawer. Now enable tabs bar, select Drawer Groups and here click on the + button to create your category. Add apps here which you want to show in this tab.
Scrolling effect is one of beautiful feature you will get while customizing your android screen. On the home screen and apps drawer, scrolling effect made android more attractive. So In this launcher, you can easily change the simple scrolling effect with the good looking effect.
To apply these changes, go to Nova Settings >> Desktop and scroll effect. Here select for Wipe and that’s it. This effect will be applied and you can see the change.
Nova Launcher gives the facility to double tap on the screen and it will lock the device for you. This is the best feature of Nova and you didn’t know about this. Now you don’t need to press your smartphone power button to lock screen. Just you need to enable this feature and you can easily lock your device.
For enabling this feature to your phone go to Nova Settings >> Gestures >> Double tap. Here select the lock screen and go back to your home screen and double tap to see the changes.
Swipe on apps
I know you probably did not know about this feature. It is one of the best trick of this launcher. As you know you can open any app by clicking on its icon. But in Nova launcher, using a feature, allow a user to open another related app. you can swipe any app to open the secondary related app.
I really enjoyed this feature of Nova Launcher Prime. To enable it, long press on the app and select for swipe action. That’s it, now select any app.
Nova Launcher Alternative
Here are some best alternatives to Nova Launcher. Let’s have a look!
This is one of the best alternatives of Nova launcher, it is a very minimalist launcher. By just writing the first letter of your app, you can access the app. It is the best feature of this app. Download this launcher and see how cool it is.
This launcher is developed by the Nokia and it has millions of downloads and 4.2 ratings out of 5. I really enjoy using Z Launcher.
It looks similar to the Nova Launcher but some features are different in the Apex Launcher. You can get both paid and free version of this app. In the free version, you will get some limitations as you know. So if you want to use all features of Apex Launcher then download the paid version of this app.
Apex launcher developed by Android Does. It got 4.3 ratings out of 5.
The next launcher in our list is Arrow Launcher. This launcher comes with tons of features. This app is developed by the Microsoft Corporation. Yes! by the official Microsoft Corporation.
Arrow Launcher has last updated on 8th June 2017 and it has lots of downloads on the Google’s play store. It requires 4.0 and upper version of Android.
This is the first launcher that I used. It comes with lots of new themes and wallpapers. Have a look at this launcher it comes with inbuilt wallpaper and themes. So you can change your theme daily without changing the launcher.
It has 4.5 ratings out of 5 and works well with all android versions. It has lots of downloads on the play store and this app developed by the GOMO Limited.
These are some best launcher available on the google play store but personally, I am recommending you Apex Launcher and Z Launcher by Nokia. If you like clean home screen then Z launcher is for you.
So these are some tips and tricks of Nova launcher you did not know about. If you know more tips then let us know via comment section below, and if you found this app helpful then share it on social media sites. Thanks!