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[APP][5.0+] Niagara Launcher – fresh & clean

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By 8bitpit, Junior Member on 6th September 2018, 10:18 AM
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Niagara Launcher

Hey everyone, this is Niagara Launcher, a clean, smooth and fast launcher.

Key features:
  • List based for easy access and a minimal look
  • You can open Apps in a quick way due to the always accessible scrollbar
  • Enhanced notification “dots”: Read summaries right on your homescreen and swipe right to open them for every detail.
  • App shortcuts (Introduced in Android 7.1 – some of them are backwards compatible)
  • Media Player integration (notification access needed)
  • Hide Apps to remove bloatware/preinstalled apps
  • Icon Pack support

Some features, like widgets & folders, are still missing, because Niagara was only just released (to open beta) a few days ago. I’m trying my best to implement many more requests. If you want to look at them or file a bug report, go to Niagara Issues on GitHub (see the link below)

Get it on Google Play


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In such short amount of time I’ve got a very friendly & helpful Telegram Community: Join them for further details & discussion (see the link below).

Thank you for your interest and reading through the post – hope you enjoy Niagara!

Telegram Group: Join here
Feature requests & bug reports: On GitHub

XDA:DevDB Information
Niagara Launcher, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Maxr1998, 8bitpit

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 0.2 build 4
Beta Release Date: 2018-09-04

Created 2018-09-06
Last Updated 2018-09-06


XDA:DevDB Information
[APP][5.0+] Niagara Launcher – fresh & clean, ROM for the Apps & Games

Contributors
8bitpit
ROM OS Version: 2.3.x Gingerbread

Version Information
Status: Testing

Created 2018-09-27
Last Updated 2018-09-27
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6th September 2018, 10:18 AM |#2  
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6th September 2018, 12:05 PM |#4  
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Is it possible to share the apk on github ?
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6th September 2018, 01:14 PM |#5  
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Is it possible to share the apk on github ?

Great idea! You can download it right now on GitHub if you want to.
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6th September 2018, 01:46 PM |#6  
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After a few minutes of tests.....
Very nice laucher !
Is it possible to add option to show/hide date and time and also the names of the apps ?
(see my screenshot with the ugly red rectangles)
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After a few minutes of tests.....
Very nice laucher !
Is it possible to add option to show/hide date and time and also the names of the apps ?
(see my screenshot with the ugly red rectangles)

Thank you!

I tried hiding app names (in the favorite section) and noticed it was awkward. E.g., launching apps feels odd because you don't tap on the label, instead you go for the icon, but they are placed on the left and reaching the top one feels uncomfortable. The labels also do function as visual guidelines. If you've got some ideas to solve that problem, let me know!
However, hiding the date & time will be possible.
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6th September 2018, 06:07 PM |#8  
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I'm trying the launcher right now and i like the idea. Great work. What do you think to implement a new section (or an option for the favorite section) where to show the most used apps?
Tnx.
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6th September 2018, 07:11 PM |#9  
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..i really like the concept

I have another idea : what do you think to add the ability to launch an app without have to tapp the icon/name?
I'm thinking of something like this:
- you use the thumb to scroll thru the letters
- while you scroll you see only the apps starting with that letter (as it is working now)
- if you stay on that letter for more than a specified time the "focus" move to the app's list starting with that letter
- now if you start moving your thumb you scroll thru the apps and when you rise the thumb the app opens.

ok ... i'm rushing a little bit
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6th September 2018, 07:18 PM |#10  
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Great launcher, nice app selection scrolling thru the alfabet.
Was lookin for the wallpapers also tho.

Somewhere I can find them?
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6th September 2018, 08:01 PM |#11  
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Nice concept. I can definitely see myself using this over other pixel launcher clones but I am too used to have my Google feed at swipe away and "at a glance widget" or some implementation of that is a must have for any launchers nowadays (imo). Maybe some sort of pixel bridge like implementation in the future? Anyway, great job!
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