Niagara Launcher ‧ Home Screen

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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
Feb 15, 2024

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

92.7K reviews
Alix Dorsher
May 16, 2024
Still getting used to it, but the forced minimalistic, single homepage has indeed increased my productivity. I won't lie, it was a shock at first, and I didn't really like it, but now I can't imagine using anything else.. And seriously, thank you devs for keeping it low cost! - this might be the only yearly subscription I actually renew. Just one request.. I kinda miss saving websites to my homepage or in a "pop-up". This launcher still allows it, but the process could use some tweaking.
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Veronika Vartanova
April 27, 2024
Love this launcher; has been mostly happily using it for a couple of years. I wish there was an option to not show app icons & album art in the media widget (making it pure text + prev/play/next buttons), for a more minimalist, cleaner look. I also can't find an option to display not only events but also tasks from my Google Calendar on home screen & in the agenda (which pops up when tapping the weather widget on home screen) - otherwise it seems a bit pointless, missing half the info I need.
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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
Erich Fischer
May 4, 2024
The app suggests trying it for long enough to change my habits. Did it. I'll never never go back. This improves Android more than any app I've ever used. Customized shortcuts, links, and folders wherever they're most intuitive. For me. Or you. Need some geek patience to get this up and running. If you want to love Android again, this may be your ticket. I almost went back to Apple before trying Niagara 😳. Hooray.
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