What is Hangar?
Hangar is an Android app that provides easy, relevant shortcuts in your notification drawer to your most used and relied upon apps.
This lightweight notification bar gives you convenient access to these apps from anywhere in Android while intelligently updating the priority and order of the shortcuts based on your daily use.
With the new pinned apps feature, favorite apps can be pinned alongside the ones Hangar has set. Want a fresh look on those shortcuts? Hangar now supports custom icons, letting you set a stylized theme by installing one of the many gorgeous icon packs available on the Play Store.
Hangar also keeps track of app usage statistics and includes 2 highly customizable widgets.
- Auto-updating notification drawer shortcuts containing your most used and important apps
- Sort and display apps based on user specified weight factors
- Pin apps to always display
- Support for icon packs and custom icons
- Optional second row of icons
- Multiple page switching in notifications
- Blacklist unwanted apps
- Fully customizable! Change the number of shortcuts, icon color, icon size, background and more..
- Additional re-sizeable widget to launch apps
- Re-sizeable widget to view app use statistics with color coded bar graphs
- Widgets intelligently scale according to size and device
Q: How do I pin apps or select specific apps to appear in Hangar?
In Hangar go to Settings => Apps, select an app and "Pin app" from the menu.
Q: How do I customize the icons Hangar displays?
You can apply an icon pack by selecting "Icon pack" in Settings => Appearance. You can also manually adjust each app's icon in Settings => Apps by selecting an app and choosing "Change icon".
Q: How do I remove the statusbar icon?
You can change the position in the Settings => Behavior screen. If you select the bottom position, the icon goes away! One limitation of Android 4.4 and older is that on-going notifications require a notification icon in order to have TOP_PRIORITY as a notification. As a workaround, there are a number of icon choices (Settings => Appearance) which includes a Transparent icon. That icon creates a transparent gap, of course, but it's the best you can do without lowering the priority.
On Android L however you can have notifications set to display on the bottom and manually give them priority. This is done by longpressing the notification itself and manually toggling Priority in the settings page.
Q: I can't install Hangar in my country!
This is caused by Google limiting in-app purchase apps (which Hangar uses for donations) to exclude certain countries. However, since Hangar is open source, you can always install it via F-Droid. F-Droid is an open source app store that will automatically notify you and let you automatically install new versions when they come out. Go grab F-droid here: https://f-droid.org
Q: Will Hangar drain my battery?
No! It uses very little memory and very little CPU. It also only runs while your phone is awake and does not hold wakelock.
Q: Can I have the recency weight and in-app use stats last a week/month/6mos/etc?
Right now time is added forever. This is one of the highest priority features and will be coming in the near future.
Notification bar + widgets
Google+ community for beta testing and discussion:
Milestones, planned features and issues:
Hangar is licensed under the GPLv3 from the Free Software Foundation.
Hangar, App for all devices (see above for details)
Source Code: https://github.com/corcoran/Hangar
Current Stable Version: 2.7
Stable Release Date: 2016-10-25
Last Updated 2016-12-27