Wednesday, September 16, 2015

[APK] Nova Launcher Beta Update Normalizes Odd Icon Sizes, Adds Marshmallow Search Bar

 

An update rolling out now to Nova Launcher Beta attempts to make your desktops look much more uniform should you have an icon or two that stick out in weird, shapely ways. It also includes a new Marshmallow-esque grayscale search bar, incase (like most of us) you aren’t a fan of that colorful disaster that Google pushed out a few weeks back. 
With the new “Normalize Icon Size” feature, Nova Launcher tries to make all of your icons look like they belong together by scaling down large icons to Material Design guidelines. If you are an icon addict, you can probably already visualize how useful this feature will be.
Left : New / Right : Old
As for the search bar, you can find the new grey scale option in your Desktop>Persistent Search Bar options. You can either download the Beta APK or opt-in for Beta updates from Play Store. 
The beta is live now. If you aren’t a part of the beta program.
What’s New:
  • 4.1.0-beta1 Sept 15
  • Normalize Icon Size – Nova Settings – Look and Feel – Normalize icon size
  • Marshmallow, and Marshmallow grayscale style search bar – Nova Settings – Desktop – Persistent Search Bar, or Long-press in empty space – Widgets – Nova Launcher – Quick Search Bar
  • Runtime permissions on Marshmallow
  • Optimizations and bug fixes
Play Link and APKMirror for the APK.