Best new icon packs for Android (September 2016)
In case you've been around long enough, you've surely noticed that we here at PhoneArena are suckers for outstanding Android icon packs. Most people swear by "stock is best", and we can see why, but there's something alluring to a well-made icon pack — it just overhauls your interface so well.
Of course, for an icon pack to capture our attention, it needs to be exceptional right out of the bat. We don't care if it comes with 300 or 3,000 icons; we actually care about the visual presentation the most.
As usual, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder
With Google Play seeping from the cracks with new icon packs every week or so, we've taken upon ourselves to separate the wheat from the chaff and highlight the notable new icon packs that grace Android. Here are our most recent recommendations:
This one is amazing. Utilizing round icons, Rovo truly shakes things up by introducing a rather interesting iconography design. We had a nice time trying to match some of the icons with the lesser-known apps they represent. Thanks to it's uniform look, Rovo is definitely an outstanding icon pack that you should give a try if you're into icons.
We like Aris and we can't lie, it's got both the looks and the quantity, though you might find it a bit lacking if you're an... app-o-holic? With over 800 icons on board that showcase an intriguing variation of Google's Material Design, Aris reminds us of the most popular custom icon packs, like Moonshine. Anyway, a top pick!
Just in time for the fall, you can adorn your Android interface with an icon pack that somewhat reminds of the autumn season with its color palette of choice, which gravitates towards the brown part of the spectrum. We definitely like it, though we are not particular fans of the icons themselves - they could have been more uniform.
Snackable is a great icon pack. The squarish icons with subtly rounded edges will fit nicely in almost any homescreen setup out there, we guarantee you that. This icon pack is intended for people who are not willing to experiment, but would gladly rely on a more traditional set of icons. In this regard, Snackable delivers - it feels both exciting and familiar.
Just like its name suggests, Pastel comes with a distinct color palette that has an unsurprising property - it's calming. This no-frills icon pack does not aim to make your interface a strikingly unique one, no. What it does is simple - provide a uniform look for all of your apps, with no compromises in terms of design.
Now, on the surface, NOU appears to be just another Material Design icon pack, but once you delve inside you'll quickly realize that it's actually a very well designed icon pack. Definitely a worthy pick for those who cherish the looks of stockish Android icons.