Nova Launcher 5.4 Stable

It’s no secret: I love Nova Launcher. And it’s not just because of our buddy, Cliff Wade, who happens to be customer support manager for the massively popular homescreen replacement app, either. Despite fierce competition in the launcher game, Nova stands tall among its peers and is time and time again referred to as the best app of its kind in the business. And for good reason, too.

Nova Launcher 5.4 is out of beta now, which brings a number of new features out of testing and into the masses for public consumption. If you’re a beta user, there’s not a whole lot new here, but the new version is certainly worth mentioning to those who aren’t opting in as testers. For these folks, the most exciting addition here is going to be Sesame Shortcuts. You may remember, we gave Sesame a rundown on the site last month.

If you’ve yet to give Sesame a try, now it’s even easier to do so because it’s baked right into Nova!

Here’s a look everything new – I’m including all the 5.4.x changelogs for the beta versions, as those features are also in the stable version, as well.

Nova Launcher Changelogs

5.4.1 Sep 6, 2017

  • Bugfix

5.4 Sep 6, 2017

  • New App Search animation
  • Sesame Shortcut integration for long-press shortcuts and app search
  • Ability to hide navbar on Samsung S8 (Nova Settings > Look and Feel)
  • Update round searchbar style
  • Improvements for Android Oreo
  • Bug fixes and optimizations

5.4-beta4 Aug 28, 2017

  • Restore Play Store icon in app search window
  • Minor fixes

5.4-beta3 Jul 28, 2017

  • Minor fixes

5.4-beta2 Jul 25, 2017

  • Issue where app search keyboard was not showing for some users (fix)
  • Inability to disable dock (fix)
  • App search in Korean (fix)
  • Fix FCs

5.4-beta1 Jul 25, 2017

  • Sesame Shortcut integration for long-press shortcuts and app search
  • Ability to hide navbar on Samsung S8 (Nova Settings > Look and Feel)
  • Update round searchbar style

Download links for both Nova Launcher and Nova Prime are directly below. Prime unlocks extra features for $4.99. And while that may sound steep for an Android app, Nova is worth every single penny and then some.

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Price: $4.99
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