WITH AN INTERFACE very similar to the stock Android UI, Nova is one of the most popular third-party launchers around. This highly customisable launcher is not resource hungry and does not slow down the phone. There is a toggle notification bar that hides with a simple touch. It shows previews of all homescreens and notification can be expanded without dragging the bar from the top. Plus, there is a toggle dock to remove the default icons at the bottom of the screen. Widgets can be added to the homescreen and resized. A backup of settings can be created in case you want to restore later. A paid version costing ` 246 gives access to gestures, folders in app drawer and unlimited custom tabs.