Nova Launcher 3.0beta1
Subgrid positioning, snap widgets/icons to half cells. Greater control of placement/size without shrinking/cropping app icons
Support Today Calendar's dynamic icon, also supported by icon themes from kovdev including Domo, Lumos and Tersus and PHLASH’s new KEX theme.

Custom label colors (desktop, dock, drawer)
Individual drawer tab colors (tap on the tab and select Edit)
New tab style Colorblock
Vertical drawer scrolls under transparent navbar
Backup/Restore using Kitkat's Document Provider (supports ext-sdcard, Drive, Box, etc)
Full 4x1 widget support in dock
Individually toggle widget padding (long-press on widget and select Padding)
Nova Action for First Item In Folder (Use with swipe/tap action of folders)
Honeycomb style persistent searchbar available on phones
Slight visual refresh (settings screen, menu icon, color picker)

Fix Samsung KitKat bluetooth settings shortcut
Fix home button action on Verizon Motorola
Restore “Force” wallpaper scrolling for HTC KitKat
“Show Shadows” on HTC One M8 perfectly blends from semi-transparent system bars

Subgrid Positioning allows a lot of possibilities. We all want lots of control over our desktop, but using big grids to carefully layout widgets makes icons awkward, and grid less launchers are often unwieldy. Subgrid allows much greater control without the negatives. Along with the toggle for widget padding, there are a lot of new possibilities to layout widgets.

Nova Launcher has evolved considerably since I started it in November of 2011. I've mostly avoided removing settings or making changes that conflict with previously possible configurations. However this adds a level of complexity to updates and there have been some features that were barely used since their introduction that need pruning. I don't believe many users will object to these changes, but I do apologize to those that don't like the changes.
• Tab configuration is a bit stricter. Previously it was possible to remove the All Apps tabs (in which case newly installed Apps would be inaccessible) or add multiple All Apps or Widgets tabs (duplicating content). Now one and only one All Apps tab is required, and zero or one Widgets tab can be used. These tabs can be renamed and recolored. Unlimited App Group tabs can be added as always.
• All Apps tab dropdown menu no longer includes filters for New/Downloaded
• The dropdown menu indicator has been removed from the tabs, though the menu still exists (with some modification)
• Persistent Search Bar is either enabled or disabled, the landscape only option has been removed
• Persistent Search Bar style is consistent between landscape and portrait
• Icons are now centered vertically in their cells, rather than being top aligned
• Phone landscape mode fills available space horizontally, rather than reserving space for the search bar/dock even if those elements were hidden.
• Honeycomb style search bar no longer includes the menu button (which was not authentic to honeycomb anyway)

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Latest Stable APK: 2.3 Dec 10, 2013

+Jack Underwood +Dave Kover +Phlash Tha 
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