Nova Launcher 3.0 enters beta

Nova Launcher is one of the most renowned Android launchers available, with millions of installations and users. Kevin Barry over at TeslaCoil software announced the availability of the first beta of the 3.0 version.

Here’s a part of the changelog:

Subgrid positioning, snap widgets/icons to half cells. Greater control of placement/size without shrinking/cropping app icons
Support Today Calendar’s dynamic icon, also supported by icon themes from kovdev including Domo, Lumos and Tersus and PHLASH’s new KEX theme.

Custom label colors (desktop, dock, drawer)
Individual drawer tab colors (tap on the tab and select Edit)
New tab style Colorblock
Vertical drawer scrolls under transparent navbar
Backup/Restore using Kitkat’s Document Provider (supports ext-sdcard, Drive, Box, etc)
Full 4×1 widget support in dock
Individually toggle widget padding (long-press on widget and select Padding)
Nova Action for First Item In Folder (Use with swipe/tap action of folders)
Honeycomb style persistent searchbar available on phones
Slight visual refresh (settings screen, menu icon, color picker)

Fix Samsung KitKat bluetooth settings shortcut
Fix home button action on Verizon Motorola
Restore “Force” wallpaper scrolling for HTC KitKat
“Show Shadows” on HTC One M8 perfectly blends from semi-transparent system bars

So what are you waiting for? Download the APK, join the community to opt-in for betas or, just download the latest stable relase (2.3)

Source: Google+

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