Nova Launcher 4.0 brings Material Design and more

In the beginning of March the folks behind Nova Launcher released a beta that showed off the new Material Design overhaul, and gave users a taste of some of the new features. The update is now available for everyone through Google Play, and it brings quite a number of changes along with it.

Version 4.0 offers:

  • Full Material Design
    • All settings screens/dialogs
    • More animations
    • Edit Shortcut dialog tinted based on colors of the icon
    • New icons
    • Bundled wallpapers
  • Rebased on top of Launcher3
  • Individual icon layout settings (size, font, etc) in Desktop, Drawer, etc
  • Max icon size boosted to 150%
  • Widget Search
  • Pull down in the drawer for search
  • New grouped Widgets drawer
  • Support for Android for Work (Lollipop)

This update is available as a free download through Google Play, though to unlock all of the features you will need to also purchase the Nova Launcher Prime as well, which is $4.00.