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5 Fresh Icon Packs: Nimbus, Aurora UI, KooGoo, Noventa, and Lunar UI

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It has only been a couple of weeks since we last brought you five fresh icon packs, but in that time, we received another five that are just too good to not share immediately.

As you all know, we are on a never-ending quest to find the next best icon pack. We have our favorites for sure, but the quality of work that continues to come from some of our favorite icon gurus just seems to keep going next level. These five packs are all awesome in their own right. And guess what? Only one utilizes somewhat of a long shadow! We are evolving, in a good way.

Here are the next fresh five icons


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Nimbus

The long-shadow trend for icons may be on the outs, so that means a new trend must arrive. It looks like that could be the center-crease, similar to what we saw with Kovdev’s Domo. Nimbus, uses a similar center fold and bottom edge, to give dimension to a pack that deploys a tasteful array of colors. I wouldn’t describe any of the 1,000+ icons as necessarily bright, but they have just enough color pop to standout on a home screen without overwhelming it. You get a left-focused lighting that drapes a minimal shadow over the right side of each, all which carries rounded corners to fit both rectangular and rounded setups.

Nimbus also includes 8 wallpapers.

Nimbus includes a control panel app and works with popular launchers like Nova, Apex, and GO.

Play Link ($1.99)

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Aurora UI

As you can tell from the top image, I am currently using Aurora UI on my One (M8). This icon pack is beautiful, with its rounded, pastel-like style on over 1200 icons. Many of the icons use that long shadow trend that I just said was dead, but it isn’t the standout feature of these icons – the colors and gradients are. You get color pops that let your icons take center stage, all sorts of alternate colors for some of the most popular icons (like phone or the app launcher), and a set of wallpapers that accents the pack better than most. It may come off a little iOS-like, but hey, it looks great in my book.

The developer of Aurora UI also put out this really hot Zooper Widget to go along with the icons.

Aurora includes a control panel app and works with popular launchers like Nova, Apex, Action, Next and GO.

Play Link ($1.64)

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KooGoo

KooGoo brings you rounded icons, bold colors, and edge shadowing that somehow give them a bubble-like depth while allowing the set to work in almost any situation, but especially on dark or black backgrounds. There are over 1,700 icons in the pack, along with over 80 wallpapers and a bunch of docks for Nova Launcher.

KooGoo includes a control panel app and works with popular launchers like Nova, Apex, Aviate and GO.

Play Link ($1.89)

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Noventa

If you want to completely leave the realm of shadows, pastels, and rounded corners, take a look at Noventa. This icon pack includes 700+ pure square icons with natural colors and a design language that has kept the icons in a familiar state, though it happens to be a flattened one. When you look at the Instagram icon, you know what it is. Same thing with the Hangouts, Chrome, or Google Calendar icons – you know exactly what they are. Often times, we see icon packs get so wild with colors and restyling, that it’s tough to figure out what they are. Noventa is there for traditionalists that still want some flavor.

Noventa includes a control panel app and works with popular launchers like Nova, Apex, Aviate and Action.

Play Link ($1.69)

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Lunar UI

Like Nimbus, Lunar UI uses creases or folds through the center of some of its icons, while casting a subtle shadow from left-to-right. But Lunar UI differs because of the cartoonish-like styling of the icons and the randomness to its choices for shadowing. There are many icons with long-shadows, others with the crease, and some that have neither. Lunar UI is a mixed bag, yet somehow works, for the most part, some of the time. I like Lunar because of its bright attitude and beautiful set of HD wallpapers, but my OCD might take over if I used it for too long.

Lunar UI includes a control panel app and works with popular launchers like Nova, Apex, Aviate and Go.

Play Link ($1.28)


You can see all of our past icon coverage here. If you have new icon packs that you would like to see featured, be sure to drop us a tip.

  • JDMendiola

    here’s what ive been using for the past 2 days . . something different and fresh . .

  • Jprime

    Am I the only one who likes the stock icons? I think it’s cool they are not all uniform like ios

    • JoshGroff

      The beauty of Android is the ability to change things you like to something you like better.

    • Reginald Spence II

      The stock Google icons look great. It’s just that a few apps out there have pretty lame icons out of the gate, and some people like a little uniformity in their home screens and app drawers. That’s the main reason I use icon packs. But like JoshGroff said, it’s all about changing things to your liking.

  • JoshGroff

    For those who want something a little more subtle, there’s Glasklart. It’s also free.

  • Corey Dimick

    Anyone know what clock skin that is under the Nimbus screenshot?

  • DanSan
  • trixnkix637

    I’m loving the Offcorner Round Icon pack right now.

  • CivilDroid

    Damn kellen, you’re killin me with all these icon packs! THE GOOGLE REWARDS SURVEYS AREN’T COMING IN FAST ENOUGH!!

  • Joe

    You know its a slow week when icon packs are brought back up…….

  • Scott Capodice

    Luxx is still my fav

  • QuadKore

    Wow I thought I already had every icon pack that I like… Idk how I missed 2 of these. Diggin the Nimbus! But I just picked up a really cool set called ZADE yesterday, so Nimbus will be next I guess…ICONADDICT!

  • Gato Mafioso

    Samer Zayer and Andrea Corvi (djskarpia) have been putting out some pretty great icon packs.

  • MichaelFranz

    Any good new clock widgets. Been using elegante for a while, feel like i need a fresh change. Somethign minimal and not cluttering, but nice

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

    Not as good as the past few icon episodes. Will stick with what I have for now.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byos88GaB67wZ2lTS0h3TEZoUm8/edit?usp=sharing

  • Jinesh Shah

    All of these icon packs look great, but all you guys do is show icon packs that are already similar to other more popular ones. I work really hard to develop icon packs that are different from everyone else. I’m the developer for IcoPack and ClearPack (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shah.icopack), and I know my icon packs don’t compare in size to these larger ones, but if anything, they refuse to be just like every other icon pack. All I ask is that you guys show off the little guys who try to be different.

    • http://www.NickSaulino.com Nick Saulino

      That link add a ‘)’ to the end, so it takes you to a Not Found page.

    • Adam

      You really should put some more app icon previews in the play store listing. It is really hard to get a feel for the icon pack when only 1 of your 4 pictures includes the icons, and that only includes 10 apps total.

      That, and don’t end your link with a “)” as Nick said so people can click your link correctly.

    • QuadKore

      ^^^YES!^^^ I own both ClearPack and IcoPack and I love them both! Love your work man!

    • Raven

      Not really the look I am going for with my current theme, but I do love your use of semi-transparent backgrounds in ClearPack. I wish more developers would take advantage of that. It is like so many developers have forgotten (or never learned) how to properly use the alpha channel. Makes me want to learn how to make an icon pack so that I can get just the look I want.

    • John Clausen

      Dude, nice icons. Going to buy both now. It’s nice seeing some that actually look different for once. All of Kovdev’s (while they are nice) look pretty identical. Keep up the good work! :D

    • Zwulf

      I own both Icon Packs, they are just great! Keep up the fantastic work!

    • cizzlen

      Dude the play link does’t work. I NEED THAT LINK!

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    • Higher_Ground

      I really like the clear pack, just maybe without such a prominent shadow. The way you have the icons images overlap the round background is very unique and appealing.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      props to you for posting here and getting your name out there for dlife community to show u love…smart dev…def give it a look

    • Ruvim

      picked up clearpack…really liking it. More icons would be nice :)

  • Brady

    “Naxos Taz” is new-ish set too…pretty cool (IMO).

    • Colton

      +1

  • Sean

    What launcher is that?

    • meinecke.justin

      I’m also curious which launcher allows you to squeeze all the home screen apps so close together in the center of the screen. I use Nova Launcher, and I’m almost certain I can’t do that.

      • tuname1t

        Yes, you can, just change the grid size in the settings.

        • meinecke.justin

          In Nova you can change the grid size slightly, but not nearly as much as is shown in all these screenshots I see on here; like the first photo at the top of this page.

          • JoshGroff

            6 column with sub grid positioning can pull it off.

          • meinecke.justin

            Wowwwww, I was just not thinking outside the box. Thanks guys, you just made my day.

  • Kyle Null

    Meh, icons aren’t for me.

  • Sixy

    Velur is still my favorite.

    • Will P

      Using this now. Really liking it.

    • Ray

      Yep mine too

    • Rocketjrb

      Are you sure you don’t mean Velour?

  • Akiih

    ***OFF TOPIC***
    Which is better?
    Motorola Camera app or Google camera? Using Moto G.

    • trixnkix637

      Google imo

      • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

        does it turn on with the twisty hand thing? bc if it dont i cant use it