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5 Fresh Icon Packs: Elun, ClearPack, Saga3, Rifon, and KEX

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After a couple of month hiatus from the world of icon packs, we are back with another set of 5 fresh. There are probably more than five that we could cover today, but pay day isn’t until Friday, so we don’t want to overwhelm all of you just yet.

We keep thinking that icon designers are going to run out of ideas or that we will get bored with the trends, yet here we are with another set that we can’t possibly pick a favorite from. There are round icons in this five, square ones, others with long shadows, and some with clear parts. Most have HD wallpapers to match their themes, and all are incredibly well designed.

Here are the next fresh five icons


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Elun

This is the icon pack I am currently using, as can be seen in the image at the top of the post. This pack meets my needs at the moment because round icons are just my thing right now. Beyond being round the icons are fully flattened, aren’t going overboard with neon colors, and give you more than enough alternative color options for some of the most used apps out there, like the dialer, camera, or Hangouts. The icon pack is simple and classic, utilizes “stock” colors, and would work well with almost any setup.

There are over 2,200 HD icons and 31 HD, cloud-based wallpapers that work perfectly with the scheme. All of your favorite launchers are also supported, plus the wallpapers work with Muzei.

Play Link ($0.99)

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ClearPack

This icon pack isn’t actually all that new and has been on our radar for some time. ClearPack lets icons stand out for the app they represent, but then introduces a soft transparent circle as their background. This effect gives depth, a little shadow, and should let them play off of almost any wallpaper. You may not get a fully uniform look between all icons, since the icons do take on the identity of the app, but then again, you sort of do thanks to the standard transparent circle. It’s a great mix.

There are over 500+ icons, along with 1 HD wallpaper. ClearPack works with many of the popular launchers.

Play Link ($0.99)

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Saga3

Saga3 may utilize the overused long-shadow we have seen in so many icon packs over the last year, but it does so in a way that makes it fresh again. These icons are flat and square with solid-colored backgrounds, yet they have dimension thanks to a mini icon identifier tucked into their top left corner. That icon stands out from the background, allowing for a shadow to be cast over the full square. The color scheme is a mix of light greens, oranges, purples and blues, with some lighter whites tossed in for good measure.

There are over 1,800 icons in this pack, along with 13 amazing wallpapers. Saga3 works with all of your favorite launchers. At the moment, it is showing as free, though the listing suggests it may not be forever.

Play Link (Free)

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Rifon

Rifon is like the squared off brother to Elun, which makes sense since it was created by the same icon designer. These icons are as flat and simple as Elun, carry a similar color palette, and all sorts of alternate icons. Seriously, it really is the square version of Elun.

There are over 2,200 icons and 30 HD wallpapers. It works with the big launchers as well, plus has Muzei support.

Play Link ($0.99)

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KEX

Brought to you by Tha Phlash, KEX is an icon pack that explodes icon identifiers into your face. You know that the Hangouts icon is for Hangouts. You know that Instagram, even though it looks like a mushroom, is for Instagram. There are identifying attributes to all icons that make them easily recognizable, and KEX does a brilliant job of taking thoes attributes to a new level. Each icon is set on a pillowy box, but the references to each app are somehow raised above without looking like a 3D mess. It is a difficult effect to describe, so you’ll have to see them on-device yourself.

There are icons in this set for all of your favorite apps, along with 11 HD wallpapers. KEX should work with almost all of the most popular launchers.

Play Link ($2.99)


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.

  • droidify

    Vertumus is the man.Weekly updates are guaranteed. I have Cryten, Elun, Durgon and Velur. Even if I’m not feeling the icons I always buy them because his wallpapers are awesome too.

  • Teddy Chen

    I like Alos, it’s made by the same designer as Elun. I always have a thing for square icons with rounded corners.

  • techdude

    how can I get the icons to show those little numbers? does my nexus 5 have to be rooted?

  • Brian Eagen

    What’s that analog clock with Rifon? is that built in?

    • Andrew K

      I would like to know this as well.

  • Hobie Helbich

    I’ve tried out a lot of icon packs, but i consistently keep going back to Elun. They are simply too great, and the dev is absolutely amazing (instant reply via email for anything, updates every week, ect). I would also check out his new icons, which are on sale currently, Durgon: http://goo.gl/F4mHE5 and Alos: http://goo.gl/nuQOa7

  • Razma

    anyone have any experience with xposed framework? Im using the GEL on my moto x and I can’t customize my icons. but it looks like i can using this and an app called xposed GEL settings. not sure if i wanna risk it on my phone since i havent heard of it before

    • phyl0x

      i use xposed gel for icon (gotta have the premium version), its an amazing app that I highly recommend. it lets you pick an icon pack and then do icon overrides, not to mention the other functionality it has makes GEL so much better.

  • Mason Lammers

    How did they do the folder looking thing on the second picture of the Kex icon pack? I like it a lot.

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    This is what I’m rocking this week. Texty UCCW SKin, Lumino Square HD Icons.

    http://i.imgur.com/BFUxsXe.jpg

  • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

    I just don’t want to have to use a launcher so I haven’t purchased any icon packs, but I have been wanting to. Is there any way around using a launcher?

    • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

      With root there is, you use XGELS or Unicon.

      Without root, there is the “Beautiful Icon Styler” which can change your homescreen shortcuts, but that’s it.

      • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

        Thanks, I’m not really interested in rooting either but I appreciate the response.

  • BillyBalowski

    Do any of these have good icons for folders? Things like games, office, utilities etc?

  • Justin

    Velur ftw!

  • technobri

    Senso is actually pretty good

  • Cesar

    I’m using KooGoo right now. Lovely icons, and tons of awesome wallpapers.

  • Inspector Butters

    Can these not be used with the stock launcher? (LG G2)

  • Phil

    Still going back and forth from Lumos and Nox using Nox currently! Might give Elun a try though.

  • NorCalGuy

    Dont think i could leave knock off for a custom launcher on my g3 i know i can do the nav bar dbl tap but i have gotten into the habit of hitting the home button and dbl tap the middle to turn the screen off. Never use the power or even the vol rocker unless i am taking a screen shot.

    • Michael L. Schotborg

      Just download the app “Screen Off and Lock” and set that app to the Nova Launcher Gesture for Double-Tap. Works like a charm for me.

    • Kevin Vesga

      See if Beautiful Icon Styler supports your stock launcher.

    • Mackster248

      Nova has gestures to replace that. You can set up double tap on your home screen to an app that turns the screen off for you.

  • RedXander

    I’m a big fan of Glasklart:

  • Disqus_n00b

    I find the best packs are the ones that don’t force everything into a circle/square. The niche apps you use never look good when re-shaped. Just give me a new icon look and let my oddball ones be

    • http://about.me/rafaels14 Rafael Correia

      Try Domo. I know what you’re talking about, and kovdev finally nailed it with the (lack of) icon masks.

  • B. Andrew

    Elun, reminds me of ClickUI..

    I’d like to try Saga3, but i’m not a fan of the square icon format, Saga3 is nice though.

    • Cesar

      Same. I skip over anything with squares.

  • dannyWHITE

    What’s that green lil dot in your first screenshot for Elun? I’m assuming an app drawer button. If so how do I get it?

    • Suicide_Note

      It may be an alternate app drawer icon from Elun. I use a similar looking white dot from a different icon pack.

  • Raven

    I am not a fan of most of the flat icon packs that are popular around here, but if any were to make me a convert, it would be ClearPack as I love the tasteful use of transparency which seems all too rare these days.

  • George264

    KEX is really ugly in my opinion. There is a lack of original design and looks like something from gingerbread customization days.

    The rest are fantastic. Elun and Rifon look awesome

  • Walter Partlo

    I love that these posts usually match up well with my google play balances from rewards.

  • Quint

    What is that clock widget on the first screen on the Kex screenshot? I want that!

  • SeanPlunk

    Still rocking Lumos. I tried Umbra and Velur, but prefer Lumos with Muzei. Elun looks interesting though. I may give that a shake.

    • Arnold

      Domo is a solid successor. Been using that for a couple months coming from Lumos.

  • Trooper

    Meh, you guys missed some good ones.

  • Tim Wing
  • Dapke

    Been using Clear Pack for a few days now. Longest i’ve gone without reverting to Lumos. It’s a great set of icons.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

    Can’t leave Moonshine. Waiting for the “big update” to 1.7

    • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

      I am also a big fan of Moonshine but I have been really missing the round icons from the Flux Theme pack so I’m going to test out Elun and roll with that for a while. Funny thing about that is I used to hate round icon packs.

      • jbdan

        Once you go round….=)

      • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

        I used round icons for awhile (i dont remember which pack), but when i switched to Moonshine, i found that i liked each app to have it’s own unique shape. makes them easier to find imo. but i also see the appeal of uniformity, so to each his own!

        I used to be in the same boat as you though, hated round icons!

    • Robzw

      I also use Moonshine. But what’s the big update?

      • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

        On the moonshine Play Store page, under What’s New, the Dev listed that 1.6 was a prep for a big update, 1.7. Supposed to include a ton of new icons I believe!

  • xzero425x

    Can someone tell me in the first icon pack, how it has the unread count of facebook,hangouts, etc. i would love that

    • Mech_Engr_09

      It’s part of nova launcher. tesla unread or something like that. If you have nova prime it’s in the settings.

    • Buur

      If you are running Nova you enabled unread count, which will prompt you to download Tesla or Missed It! I think it is only a feature in paid Nova. Guessing it works in Apex and others though I really only run Nova.

      • xzero425x

        ahh i have nova paid. but when i used the unread thing awhile ago it was only for like..gmail. ill check it out now thanks

        • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

          It covers a lot more apps nowadays

  • http://www.bloodflame.com/ Patrick

    A few days ago, I manually set my homescreen icons to Elun, but have Alos set as my launcher theme for the app drawer. Alos is basically the middle point between Elun and Rifon. Square with rounded corners, also by the same developer.

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    In case you don’t own it yet, Stark is on sale this week for $0.99! kvdv.co/stark

    • Bane

      Stark is weak. He merely adopted the armor. I was born into it, molded by it. I didn’t even see repulsor rays until I was a man.

      • Reginald Spence II

        Bravo! :D

  • MichaelFranz

    Still Rocking Domo, havent left that one yet