Kovdev’s Audax Icon Pack Released to Google Play for $1.99

The kovdev team is back again with another icon pack, this time tackling their vision for what round icons should be. If you did not already know, kovdev is headed by Dave Kover, who you might catch around the DL sphere from time to time. He has been pumping out quality icon packs and themes on Android for quite some time, such as Nox and Stark, so we always get a little giddy when he releases new work.  (more…)

5 Fresh Icon Packs: Alos, Sawyer, Etched, Balx, and Tenuix

Within days of posting our last “5 fresh icon packs” feature, another 10 or so quickly popped up on our radar to be featured in the next round-up. I feel like I say this almost every time, but icon designers just keep getting better and better even though you would figure that ideas from this scene would plateau or stall for a while. Thankfully, that hasn’t even come close to happening, which is evidenced by the five packs we have to feature today.

We have packs that carry a vintage vibe, others that put a better spin on Apple’s flat iOS theme, and even one that puts to use the floating circle button from Google’s Material Design. If you can’t find a pack in this round-up to slap on your phone, then I’m not sure you have any taste.  (more…)

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

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(more…)

Show Off Your Home Screens Day! [August 2014]

Having received quite a few requests for this post, here is your chance to show off your beautiful home screens to our community. Home screens can be an ever-evolving feature of your smartphone, and with new icon packs and wallpapers being released daily, there is no doubt that your device’s look has changed since the last time we did this in February.

For those new to this concept, this is how it works. Setup your home screen the way you like it, grab a screenshot of it (Power+Volume Down on most phones, Home+Volume Down on Samsung phones), and then upload it through Disqus (comments) along with a description of your apps, launcher, wallpaper, and clock.

Here is a look at all of ours to get you started. If you might need a little inspiration, check out our icon pack posts(more…)

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

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(more…)

5 Fresh Icon Packs: Ivory, Voxel, Luna, Banded, and Black Moonshine

It has been almost a month since we last gave you a handful of fresh icon packs to get busy with, so here are another five. You do need new packs to check out, right? In the Android customization game, a true pro never stays still for too long. A home screen change-up is necessary on an almost-weekly basis. OK, that might be overkill, but the icon addicts in the building know exactly what I am talking about.

In this month’s batch, we have some with long shadows (the trend still lives!), one with a round and colorful palette, another that is dark and simple, and others that are their own category.

Here they are, five fresh new icon packs to check out.  (more…)

Beautiful Icon Styler Lets You Use Custom Icons on Stock Launchers Without Root

Let’s say you own an Android device, yet aren’t thrilled about running a 3rd party launcher, but still want to swap out the icons in your stock launcher for a more customized look. What are your options? I hate to break it to you, but you don’t have many. Beautiful Icon Styler is one option, an option that doesn’t even require root to work.

With Beautiful Icon Styler you can keep your Google Now, BlinkFeed, TouchWiz, and Motorola launchers, but still get that custom look with icons that other launchers provide. The app, without root, allows you to swap out individual or full sets of icons with the press of a couple of buttons. Should you decide that you don’t like the look, simply revert or choose another icon pack to apply. It works with Nova/Apex-ready icon packs. (more…)