Castro is the first Android system information app that's legitimately pretty

Castro is the first Android system information app that's legitimately pretty
Hardware info apps for Android devices have two things in common. First, they show you all there is to know about your device's innards. And second, they are as ugly as any app that's about spewing out lines of obscure-sounding text! But for Castro, only the first part applies. The second part is wonderfully dealt with, thanks to a colorful Material Design interface and some pretty illustrations! 

Castro app looks so good, it could have been made by Google designers! But it's also really simple, even though it shows data that's as detailed as every other serious system info app. The data is split into Main, CPU, Kernel, Device, Battery, Memory, and Network modules, with each giving you necessary infos. For example, the CPU Information page tells you the CPU type, Vendor, Architecture, number of Cores, and real-time CPU load. Neat!

If we have a not so nice thing to say about Castro, it's only that the app could benefit from even more pretty illustrations such as the one in the swipe menu. How about a different illustration for each category? That would make the app very rich!

If you want to try Castro, grab it for free from Google Play. It's also free of ads and other impurities.

Developer: Item StudioDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free



1. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015


2. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

sorry, the waste of space in all new Android "redesigns" is nothing but UGLY! If I where to ever make a design based on what some people deem "pretty" I am going to make sure to fill all that blank space with obscene images! There will be a note at the bottom (again in the wasted space) that says "coulda had important information or icons here but instead this design calls for wasted space!"

3. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Glad you're not the android designer. I prefer simple and uncluttered look

4. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

You're right, Hammer. I don't mind the visual style in theory but they've gone too far simplifying things and moved into Apple territory of dumbing down instead.

5. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

this is nice, but what's wrong with the good ol' & reliable System Info for Android?

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