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Niagara Launcher adds support for foldable phones like Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 3

Niagara Launcher is often regarded as one of the best Android launchers out there. Developed by XDA Member 8bitpit and XDA Recognized Developer Maxr1998, Niagara Launcher is a breath of fresh air from the usual Pixel Launcher lookalikes flooding the Google Play Store. Instead of keeping your apps behind an app drawer, it lays out...

Nova Launcher’s long-awaited rewrite is now available as a public beta on Google Play

Nova Launcher's latest release, version 7, is finally available as a public beta on the Google Play Store. The team behind the popular homescreen replacement app first announced the release earlier this year in January, which featured a complete rewrite, new animations, and a host of design tweaks. Over the last few months, the team...

Niagara Launcher gets folder support and app pop-ups with latest beta update

In February this year, Niagara Launcher finally hit the stable channel after a successful beta run. A month after the stable release, the third-party home screen replacement app received its first major update, which introduced an updated weather widget, new animations, and more. Now, the developers are rolling out another significant update on the beta...

Android 12 adds a new device search API for third-party launchers

Google released the second Android 12 Developer Preview last month, and it gave us a glimpse of several upcoming features. Among these was a new Search widget for the Pixel Launcher that would let users search for apps, contacts, settings, and more on their device. It now seems like this functionality won't be limited to...

Niagara Launcher adds a beautiful weather widget and more in version 1.1

After a successful beta run, third-party home screen replacement app Niagara Launcher launched on the stable channel early last month. However, the app's developers didn't include any new features in the first stable release to ensure a smooth transition. To make up for the lack of new features, the developers are now rolling out Niagara...

Niagara Launcher is a fresh take on the Android home screen, and it’s now out of beta

The average screen size of phones has grown exponentially over the last few years, making one-handed operation a struggle for many users. While some OEMs have implemented native one-handed modes in their custom Android skins to ease this issue, the problem is still widespread. Thankfully, the Google Play Store is home to several third-party launcher...

Rootless Pixel Launcher 3.6 released with theme selection and notch support

The Google Pixel launcher comes preloaded on Google's flagship devices, and it's a favorite launcher of many. While it boasts fewer features than the likes of Nova Launcher, it's simplistic and supports features such as "At a Glance" and the Google feed panel. Amir Zaidi figured out how to port these features to other devices...

ASAP Launcher Proves that Innovation For the Home Screen Still Exists

If you are a reader of this site, and an Android enthusiast, your home screen launcher is probably run by one of three applications. The default Google Launcher is an excellent but simple choice that sees continued usage since it has the Google Now panel to the left of the home screen, something other launchers...