Nova Launcher Update: Fun with Swipe Actions on Icons!

A recent update to Nova Launcher added a new feature for Nova Launcher Prime users - swipe actions on Icons. What this means is that you can set any icon to perform a different behavior if you swipe up on it.

To configure an Icon:

  1. Long Press on the Icon
  2. Select "Edit"
  3. Change the "Swipe Action" to whatever you want it to be (another app, an Activity, etc.)

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For example, I just modified my dock in the following way:

  1. Tapping the "Foursquare" icon in the dock opens Foursquare normally. Swiping up on the icon automatically takes me to the Check In activity
  2. Tapping the "Dolphin Browser" icon in the dock opens Dolphin Browser. Swiping up on the icon opens Chrome.
  3. Tapping the "Maps" icon in the dock opens Maps. Swiping up on the icon opens Navigation

I made a quick video to illustrate:

Those are just some ideas I had right out of the gate. Please feel free to share your own!

PS -

I also love Nova's new "Alphabetical List"-style app drawer:

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