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Accompanist is a group of libraries that aim to supplement Jetpack Compose with features that are commonly required by developers but not yet available.

Accompanist is a labs like environment for new Compose APIs. We use it to help fill known gaps in the Compose toolkit, experiment with new APIs and to gather insight into the development experience of developing a Compose library. The goal of these libraries is to upstream them into the official toolkit, at which point they will be deprecated and removed from Accompanist.

For more details like, why does this library exist? Why is it not part of AndroidX? Will you be releasing more libraries? Check out our Accompanist FAQ.

Compose versions

Each release outlines what version of the Compose UI libraries it depends on. We are currently releasing multiple versions of Accompanist for the different versions of Compose:

Compose 1.0 (1.0.x) Maven Central
Compose 1.1 (1.1.x) Maven Central
Compose UI 1.2 (1.2.x) Maven Central
Compose UI 1.3 & 1.4 (1.3.x) Maven Central

For stable versions of Compose, we use the latest stable version of the Compose compiler. For non-stable versions (alpha, beta, etc), we use the latest compiler at the time of release.

⚠️ Ensure you are using the Accompanist version that matches with your Compose UI version: If you upgrade Accompanist, it will upgrade your Compose libraries version via transitive dependencies.


System UI Controller

A library that provides easy-to-use utilities for recoloring the Android system bars from Jetpack Compose.

AppCompat Theme Adapter

A library that enables the reuse of AppCompat XML themes, for theming in Jetpack Compose.

Material Theme Adapter

A library that enables the reuse of MDC-Android Material 2 XML themes, for theming in Jetpack Compose.

Material 3 Theme Adapter

A library that enables the reuse of MDC-Android Material 3 XML themes, for theming in Jetpack Compose.


A library that provides utilities for building paginated layouts in Jetpack Compose, similar to Android's ViewPager.


A library that provides Android runtime permissions support for Jetpack Compose.


A library that provides easy-to-use modifiers for displaying a placeholder UI while content is loading.

Flow Layouts

A library that adds Flexbox-like layout components to Jetpack Compose.


A library which provides Compose Animation support for Jetpack Navigation Compose.


A library which provides Compose Material support, such as modal bottom sheets, for Jetpack Navigation Compose.

Drawable Painter

A library which provides a way to use Android Drawables as Jetpack Compose Painters.


A wrapper around WebView for basic WebView support in Jetpack Compose.


A library providing a collection of utilities for adaptive layouts.

Test Harness

Utilities for testing Compose layouts.

Insets (Deprecated)

See our Migration Guide for migrating to Insets in Compose.

Swipe to Refresh (Deprecated)

See our Migration Guide for migrating to PullRefresh in Compose Material.

AppCompat Theme Adapter (Deprecated)

See our Migration Guide for migrating to the new artifact in Accompanist.


Any of the features available in this group of libraries may become obsolete in the future, at which point they will (probably) become deprecated.

We will aim to provide a migration path (where possible), to whatever supersedes the functionality.


Snapshots of the current development version of Accompanist are available, which track the latest commit. See here for more information.

Why the name?

The library is all about adding some utilities around Compose. Music composing is done by a composer, and since this library is about supporting composition, the supporting role of an accompanist felt like a good name.


Please contribute! We will gladly review any pull requests. Make sure to read the Contributing page first though.


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