As a rule third party launchers are far and away better than the launchers offered by manufacturers. Here at Ausdroid our launcher of choice is Nova Launcher and the good news is that it is now on sale for a limited time.

Nova Launcher is available as a free app but Nova Launcher Prime is required to unlock every piece of functionality in the app. By purchasing Nova Launcher Prime the added functionality you will receive includes:

  • Gestures – Swipe, pinch, double tap and more on the home screen to open your favourite 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 is normally priced at $5.99 but for a limited time, believed to be seven days, it is on sale for just 99 cents. Considering the added functionality you receive from it it is easily well worth the money.

For those who already have it like I did but purchased it before family groups came into effect can purchase it again using one of your family members’ accounts, thus now making it available to the entire family. Considering the amount of work and the constant updates it receives it is a dollar well spent (and if you have Google Rewards installed it won’t take long to earn that $1).

Head on over to the Play Store and check it out. If you don’t use it already we recommend considering it seriously and finding that spare loose change to purchase.

Nova Launcher Prime
Nova Launcher Prime
Developer: Nova Launcher
Price: $4.99
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Dicky See

Best money you’ll ever spend on an app for the reasons in the article. Have had it since my first android phone (Nexus One) and never looked back.

Daniel Narbett

I’d totally second that! Nova launcher more or less *is* Android as far as I’m concerned