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Nova Launcher 2.0 update brings loads of new features

The popular home screen replacement app, Nova Launcher, has received a new 2.0 update. The update brings with it a load of new options and functions for both free and prime users.
January 2, 2013
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As Nova Launcher Prime user myself, I was very pleased to discover that my favorite home screen replacement has received a large, feature filled update. There’s a large list of changes for both prime and non-prime users, so let’s look at what’s new in the free version first.

There have been a few changes to the general desktop, noticeably the addition of custom wallpaper cropping, so you can easily use any sized image as your wallpaper. They’ve also increase maximum desktop grid size, so you can have more shortcuts on a single desktop page. There are new options which allow for infinite scrolling and an alphabetical list view of the drawer, the ability to make the dock items smaller and the option to force the launcher to be kept in your phone’s memory for faster access.

Nova Launcher now also displays a warning if you’ve accidentally left another launcher app running on your phone, and has improved memory usage, scrolling performance and general optimizations as well.

Now if you’ve paid up for the Prime version you will be able to customize the size of your icons and gain the ability to add swipe actions to any desktop icon, on top of all the other features above.

The free version is definitely worth checking out, and the Prime upgrade brings even more features to improve the functionality of your device. If you need to manually install the update, or want to take your first look at one of the most popular customer launchers, then head over to Google Play right now.