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:
- Long Press on the Icon
- Select "Edit"
- Change the "Swipe Action" to whatever you want it to be (another app, an Activity, etc.)
For example, I just modified my dock in the following way:
- Tapping the "Foursquare" icon in the dock opens Foursquare normally. Swiping up on the icon automatically takes me to the Check In activity
- Tapping the "Dolphin Browser" icon in the dock opens Dolphin Browser. Swiping up on the icon opens Chrome.
- 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!
I also love Nova's new "Alphabetical List"-style app drawer: