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  1. Custom sorting in App Drawer

    Sorting folders and apps in custom way, like TouchWiz. Still allow the option to sort alphabetically and folders first, but make a custom sorting in both App Drawer and inside folders in App Drawer.

    9,698 votes
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      started  ·  361 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Drag and drop apps onto other app in App Drawer to create folders

      In the app drawer, dragging one app on top of another app would create a folder with those apps inside. (As seen in Go Launcher

      2,073 votes
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        24 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Auto App Organization into Folders and Sections based on Play Store category

        I like to keep my home screen clean by having all my apps organized into contextual folders (e.g. Games all in one place in a games folder). If you have a lot of apps though, doing this manually is time consuming, and you're always wondering if you missed an app when you install a fresh batch, especially with the 25 cent sale that's going on.

        My idea to all the launcher devs like Nova and Apex would be to incorporate a option that automatically sorts your apps into folders based on their play store location. Google's already done the hard…

        933 votes
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          11 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make drawer like on the last preview of Android 5.0! With the withe pane.

          For me Nova will be perfect when the drawer become like on the last preview of Android Lollipop! With withe pane !

          689 votes
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            13 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Locking the Hide Apps option with pin or pattern

            The Hide apps option in the app drawer must be protected with a pin or pattern so that no body goes in the hide apps without propler identification

            595 votes
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              4 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show recent opened apps in App drawer

              Instead of showing the recently installed or updated apps, show the recent opened apps. Or, make it configurable what to show.

              551 votes
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                14 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow long-press in drawer for uninstall, group or app information when the desktop is locked.

                When the desktop is locked, long-pressing apps in the drawer does nothing. It would be convenient to have the usual feature available so that uninstalling apps or killing apps is easier.

                264 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please bring back the widget tab...

                  Dear developers,
                  I love and use the Nova Launcher now for a very long time and have always been satisfied. Even now, I have almost nothing to complain about. But lately I miss the option to display the widgets in the app launcher. I would be very grateful if you could add these tiny optional setting. I think and hope that this is not asking too much. I have already purchased the Pro Key, but a donation in the amount of $ 10 would be me also value.
                  With best regards,
                  B. Franz

                  235 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 231 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • New app drawer list-view with letters in the side.

                      We see it in Aviate, Action Launcher and some other random apps.

                      It's this: http://i.imgur.com/8dr3r1Y.png

                      It's so convenient to press the letters, instead of sliding to find the exact letter. Don't have to remove current, maybe just add a fourth option in settings.
                      In a few hours there's already a lot of support from the Google+ community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MartinSanton/posts/QvtC4Jscywq

                      "Then use Aviate or Action Launcher" .. But I love Nova?

                      Thanks for an awesome launcher no matter what.

                      231 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please make the vertical scrolling similar to android Marshmallow.

                        With persistent app search toolbox at the top and the ability to scroll using the alphabet - the same as in list view.

                        212 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Option for automatically hide apps in the drawer if they used on the start screen

                          Would be a nice feature if all apps in the drawer are hidden automatically if they have a link on one of the start screens. In fact i do this all the time manually to keep the overview of all of my apps,.

                          179 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Gaussian blur to app drawer background

                            I have the transparent navigation buttons on my nexus 4 and instead I blur the wallpaper here to make it look nicer, be awesome to see the same blur applied to the background of the app drawer like background in ios7's folders. :)

                            177 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom sorting in App Drawer

                              please make alphabet and custom sorting!!

                              177 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to completely Remove App Drawer

                                There should be a option to completely remove App Drawer. I know app drawer is very important for many people, but there are also other who thinks app drawer is just a waste of time. It is rather unnecessary some time. Many manufacturers have their own UI where there is no app drawer .LG already has removed it by default on the G5(has option to add it back), Samsung has given option for it and Google is rumored to be removing it from Android N.
                                I know, I can customize and remove app drawer icon, But that's just lennthy(I will…

                                123 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • More Drawer Types (Example in Description)

                                  Another Drawer type like this
                                  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chrislacy.actionlauncher.pro
                                  I usually use Nova but discovered this. I am using this now, but really miss Nova featuers like themes. This would be awesome if you could add something like this to Nova

                                  107 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Shortcuts to specific tabs in App Drawer

                                    I would like to be able to create shortcuts to jump directly to custom tabs in the App Drawer.

                                    97 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Editmode for application drawer

                                      In the 3-dot menu choose to put drawer in editmode (same menu get functions for drawer until you choose "End editing"), so that you don't have to go into nova-settings to:
                                      - Hide or unhide apps
                                      - Transparancy
                                      - Style (Hor/Vert)
                                      - Widgets / App groups
                                      - Sort by to each group
                                      - Effect

                                      92 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Gestures in app drawer

                                        Add gestures in the app drawer like swiping down and up (when you got horizontal app drawer) and left/right (when you got vertical app drawer)

                                        91 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  App Drawer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to rearrange apps in the app drawer

                                          The ability to rearrange apps in the app drawer should be a commonplace with any Launcher. Both versions of Nova Launcher Alphabetize all apps in the app drawer or in a tab. There is no way to rearrange, sort, or reorganize the individual apps in the specific order or location of the users' preference. This feature is in the iPhone, most skinned versions of android and once again WebOS.

                                          88 votes
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