10 great personalization apps for Android
10 great personalization apps for Android
Bring your home screen to life with a beautiful wallpaper – a fantasy paper cut-out landscape that changes according to the time of the day. The app already features a number of built-in scenes, but those who choose to go PRO ($0.99) will receive a ton of extra customization options and additional themes.
Beautiful Widgets has been a paid app since its introduction, but a free version of it (with in-app purchases) is available now for everyone to enjoy. It is an awesome pack of widgets displaying time, weather, and other useful information. Alternatively, here's the full, paid version of the app.
Here's a widget that makes a list of your most frequently used applications and automatically keeps that list up to date. Furthermore, it attempts to predict what app you are most likely to launch next.
Want to have custom vibrate notifications assigned to your favorite contacts? Then Vybe's the app for the task. Unlocking the full, ad-free version of Vybe costs $0.99.
Speaking of notifications, here's an app that can take total control over your RGB LED notification light, assuming you have one. A different color can be assigned to many events, such as incoming/missed calls or text messages, new email, calendar reminders, and many more. On top of that, you can set the LED's flashing rate, and with the paid version ($2.49) you can make it chance color every 2.5 seconds.
Missing an important call just because you didn't hear your phone ring can be frustrating. Failing to notice that you have a missed call is even worse. That's why this app can be so useful – it will beep and/or vibrate at regular intervals in case you have any missed calls or unread messages.
As the name implies, this app allows you to set a Photosphere (360-degree panoramic photo) as your live wallpaper. You can use your own images, or Photospheres you've downloaded from the internet.
A brand new version of Apex Launcher was launched just recently, so maybe now is the time to try it and give your homescreen an overhaul. It is fast, streamlined, and highly customizable with support for skins, themes, and icon packs. On top of that, Apex Launcher features a scrollable dock for all your frequently used apps, homescreen gestures, built-in back-up function, and lots more. The launcher can be downloaded for free, but a paid version ($3.99) with even more goodies is available as well.
And if you're into minimalism, this is the launcher you might want to try. All UI elements are positioned on the screen's side, which makes the interface suitable for single-handed use.
This free app will add rounded corners to any UI for that extra personal touch. The radius of the corner can be set manually.
1. IgorEfremenko (Posts: 32; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)
RoundR is really good.
And I'd add Minimalistic Text to the list (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.devmil.minimaltext).
2. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Wtf ? Nova launcher just has to be in the list, it has been proven to be much better than Apex launcher
5. Retro-touch (Posts: 257; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
Very true, Nova Launcher is faster, has more features and uses less RAM, shame on PA for not researching better
6. jroc74 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
+1 for Nova. At the same time...lots of launchers add great personalization. They coulda also mentioned SPB Shell 3D too. I also used Go launcher and Launcher Pro. TSF Shell too.
3. nirmik379kale (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)
ARE you SERIOUS?? no UCCW?? have u not realised what UCCW can do? IT CAN TURN ANY s**t INTO A ROYAL PALACE!! dont u know the channel mycolourscreen on youtube! look at thise videos! THE BEST HOMESCREENS and all are nothing but UCCW!!
4. D.Aceveda (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Whats the point of rounded corners? Who pays attention to their corners?
7. jroc74 (Posts: 4746; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Right now from that list I use Beautiful Widgets, used Apex and use Light Flow. Great thing about Android....all this is available with no need to root. Root will give some extra functionality for some of the apps, but its not needed.
8. dorianb (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
If they wanted to introduce us to NEW stuff I get the point of skipping Nova Launcher & Minimalistic Text, but that means Beautiful Widgets & Apex should of been passed on as well.
10. giri555 (Posts: 95; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
All these are nothing but Battery Drainers!