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App Of The Day: Simple Text

Saturday’s App Of The Day was Timeriffic. Hope everyone had a chance to take a look at it.

Today, I am writing up an app called Simple Text. This app is for users who are looking for a change up from standard icons or for those of us who like minimalistic styles (Kellex). To use the app you do have to have LauncherPro,  ADW, or Go Launcher. (In the pictures above I am using LauncherPro Plus.) The app is about as straightforward as they come. There are two words you can edit. One is on top (see “SIMPLE” in pic) and the other is on bottom (see “TEXT” in pic). Just type in any word you want for top and bottom then customize size, scale, position, color and font. Save the icon and apply it to the launcher icon of your choice.

Here are his exact instruction per market:

How to use with ADW Launcher or ADW Launcher EX:
1. Long-press an app icon
2. Select “Edit”
3. Tap on the app icon
4. Select “ADWTheme IconPacks”
5. Choose Simple Text
6. Create your icon
7. Press Menu, then “Save Icon”

How to use with other Launchers ( LauncherPro, GO Launcher… ):
1] Run Simple Text in your application list
2] Create your icon
3] Press Menu, then “Save Icon”
4] Use your launchers specific change icon option and browse to your images ( stored in /sdcard/Simple Text )

Market Link

*Today’s free paid Amazon App Store app is: Aces Bubble Popper.

  • dickyboos

    Brilliant!!! Got rid of all my icons and replaced them with text. Cooooool. Vertical text option would be nice!

  • tomNasty

    Bad thing is if you change the app icon to this text on LP the app icon is no where to be found to change back

  • http://www.facebook.com/redphx Rờ Phê

    Hi,
    I’m the author of this app. If you have any problems please contact me via redphoenix89@yahoo.com :)
    Next version will have some big features. Hope you guys will like it ;)

  • GraveHypothesis

    It would be awesome if I could freakin find this on the market… cuz this is what I have been waiting for.. :( 

  • http://profiles.google.com/crimsonation21 Patrick Chapman

     I am loving it. Looks really really great on my phone!

  • Ice2097

     What clock widget is that?

  • Ice2097

     What clock widget is that?

    • Anonymous

      Fancy Widget Pro

    • Anonymous

      Fancy Widget Pro

  • Angiulo

    It will not let me see this app in the Market.  I am on DX running the leaked 595.  Anyone else with this issue?

    • Anonymous

      I brought up a note the other day stating that not all apps show on the 588-595 fingerprints as they have not been fixed by moto. You will have to fix your fingerprint back to 340 until moto releases ota gb with the updated fingerprint

      • Angiulo

        Thanks Mark2134.  And how exactly would I revert the fingerprint?   

        • Anonymous

          You can manually change your build.prop fingerprint to the 340 fingerprint. Find a 340 build zip and copy the fingerprint from it then paste it into your 595 build.prop. There is also a “market fixer” app available that does it all for you. You can find it by searching around the forums. :)

          • Angiulo

            That is what I thought.  Thanks for confirming it! 

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Got this last week and can’t seem to get it working with lp+, both in the dock at the bottom as well as with long press, shortcut, application, choose an application, tap icon to customize.

    Has anyone else been able to get this working on lp+, and if so, would you mind sharing your steps to get it working?

    Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      My write up states that I took the pics on LP+. Create the icon in simple text, save the icon in ST, then long press on icon in dock. Select change icon. Select custom icon. Browse to SImple Text folder on sd card. Select image.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        Thanks, and sorry that I missed the obvious in your write up.

        I was able to get it working, but I believe I found why it wasn’t working for me.

        When I created the first icon and immediately tried to assign it, it failed in LP+ no matter what I tried. However, I tried creating another icon in simple text, and the once created, the assignment worked.

        So then, on my non-rooted thunderbolt, assigning simple text icons when MULTIPLE png’s exist in the simple text directory SUCCEEDS. However, when only ONE png exists in the simple text directory, the assignment fails in LP+. Odd.

        Anyone else feel like seeing if you can reproduce this issue?

        • Anonymous

          It failed for me the first time but I never checked out why. I would assume it fails because it unmounts then remounts the sdcard in order to create a new folder. It does it all in the background and that first one I think misses the updated content. I’ll see what I can find out.

          • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

            Thanks. I was able to reproduce this after I got it working simply by deleting all png’s but one in the simple text directory. Multiple png’s? Success. Only one png? Fail. Easily reproduceable for me.

        • tjhrulz

          LP+ Sometimes will not atach a icon to a specfic spot, if you are going way to fast and it just loaded up, until you restart the app or do something else 

  • Thatsjared87

    This is spam for some shopping website. Don’t click. 

  • Beka

     Very cool!  I’ve played around with other clock widgets, but Minimalistic Text is always my “go-to” because of the customization!  Now an icon app!  I’m very excited to give this a try!  This will make searching for icons a non-issue, because I can just make them myself!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. And if you like Minimalistic Text, I have an app in the chamber I think you will totally be into. I will get it in this week.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for getting in early and giving us East coasters something to read early!!!  =) 

    • Anonymous

      :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    worst tease ever.

    • Anonymous

      Whatta mean? This was the big news he referred to. It’s not big enough? :P
      I kid, I kid.

    • Anonymous

      Whatta mean? This was the big news he referred to. It’s not big enough? :P
      I kid, I kid.

    • Mrpicolas

      The tease isn’t over…only beginning :-)

    • tjhrulz

      but dude this is so epic and amazing, this is the biggest news I have ever heard!!!!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    worst tease ever.