Niagara Launcher ‧ fresh/clean

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About this app

The traditional home screen we know was made more than a decade ago when phone screens were smaller than your credit card. Smartphones keep growing, but not your fingers. The minimalist Niagara Launcher makes everything accessible with one hand and lets you focus on what matters.

🏆 "The best Android app I've used in years" · Joe Maring, Screen Rant

🏆 "It changed the way I look at the full device—big time" · Lewis Hilsenteger, Unbox Therapy

🏆 Among the best launchers of 2022, according to Android Police, Tom's Guide, 9to5Google, Android Central, Android Authority, and Lifewire

▌ Top reasons to use Niagara Launcher:

✋ Ergonomic efficiency · Access everything with one hand - no matter how big your phone is.

🌊 Adaptive list · In contrast to a rigid grid layout used by other Android launchers, Niagara Launcher's list can adapt to your needs. The media player, incoming messages, or calendar events: everything pops in when it needs to.

🏄‍♀ Wave alphabet · Efficiently reach every app without even having to open an app drawer. The launcher's wave animation does not only feel satisfying but also helps you navigate your phone with just one hand.

💬 Embedded notifications · Not just notification dots: Read and respond to notifications right from your home screen.

🎯 Stay focused · The streamlined and minimalist design declutters your home screen, reduces distractions, and is super easy to use.

⛔ Ad-free · Having to endure advertisements on a minimalist launcher designed to keep you focused does not make sense. Even the free version is also completely ad-free.

⚡ Lightweight & lightning fast · Being minimalist and fluid are two of the most important aspects of Niagara Launcher. The home screen app runs smoothly on all phones. With just a few megabytes in size, no space is wasted.

✨ Material You Theming · Niagara Launcher adopted Material You, Android's new expressive design system, to make your home screen truly yours. Set an awesome wallpaper, and Niagara Launcher instantly themes around it. We went one step further by bringing Material You to everyone by backporting it to all Android versions.

🦄 Personalize your home screen · Impress your friends with Niagara Launcher's clean look and customize it to your needs. Personalize it with our integrated icon pack, fonts, and wallpapers, or use your own.

🏃 Active development & great community · Niagara Launcher is in active development and has a very supportive community. If you ever have a problem or want to voice your opinions about the launcher, please join us:

🔹 Twitter:

🔹 Discord:

🔹 Telegram:

🔹 Reddit:

🔹 Press kit:


📴 Why we offer an accessibility service · Our accessibility service has the sole purpose of letting you quickly turn off your phone's screen with a gesture. The service is optional, disabled by default, and neither collects nor shares any data.
Updated on
Jun 23, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

73.7K reviews
Henry Firth
September 15, 2023
Excellent, simple launcher, and they fixed my issues with PWAs! However one feature that I find a little lacking is the calendar. I frequently will move and/or delete events throughout the day, and it can take a good bit of time for those changes to be reflected on the niagra widget. Would be nice if changes were reflected more quickly, or I had a way to manually trigger a sync myself.
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Peter Huber
February 3, 2023
Thanks for your review, Henry. Sorry to hear that. Some shortcut bugs were recently fixed, but it could be that the shortcut's ID is changed by its source. Feel free to reach out to with more details. —Mug
Matt Hansen
September 7, 2023
Just the best launcher out there. I like trying out different launchers, but I can't really bring myself to leave Niagara for very long. It's just the perfect balance between minimalism and customization. It can be super simple or fairly customized. I saved up my Google opinion rewards credit and bought the pro version. It's expensive but I don't regret it at all.
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Peter Huber
March 30, 2022
Thanks for the positive review, Matt. The launcher should be very lightweight. Can you check in your system's resource/battery monitor how much battery Niagara uses? If there's an issue please contact ~mug
Veronika Vartanova
August 23, 2023
Love this launcher; has been using it for months and wouldn't want to go back to Nova, despite some limitations. I wish there was an option to not show app icons & the album art in the media widget (making it pure text + prev/play/next buttons), for a more minimalist, cleaner look though. Another setting I wasn't able to find is to just keep the "all installed apps" list always alphabetical, so the usage rate won't influence their order. I get the idea behind it, but would appreciate the option.
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Peter Huber
February 10, 2023
Hi Veronika, thanks for your review! The dim wallpaper effect is used in the app list for readability as the user is searching for apps, meanwhile the favorites are usually more muscle memory or easily identified so it seemed unnecessary. We try to limit configuration to keep the launcher as simple as possible, but I'll forward the request. —Mug

What's new

📚️ Introducing Widget Stacks
Use multiple widgets without sacrificing screen space
Learn more on our blog:

Our latest update also improves the overall stability and performance.