Show Off Your Home Screens Day!

Over the weekend, shortly after posting up the latest in “hot” icon packs, I started looking for the last time we did a “Show off your home screens day!” As it turns out, it’s been well over a year, which is kind of shocking. It’s not like we stopped customizing phones in 2015, so I’m not sure what took us so long to get one of these together. Either way, it’s a home screen day today!  (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Fresh by Stealthychief

Calling all folks in need of color. While browsing Google Play, I came across an icon pack from Stealthychief, a well known designer in the Android community. The pack is called Fresh, and honestly, it’s a darn good descriptor for what this pack offers to those who apply it. Coming from the stock TouchWiz icons on the Galaxy Note 5, Fresh is just what I needed to get me back into using Nova Launcher and custom icon packs. It’s a breath of fresh air.  (more…)

This Icon Pack (Could Be) Hot: Marshmallow Icons [Beta]

What’s the next potentially hot focus for icon designers? It could be Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Assuming Google tweaks some things here or there as its Material Design ideas evolve, we could see a revamping of something like the stock icons that are used on Android. Maybe. So far there are no signs of that, but if that happens, then hey, we should see a flood of new Material-esque, Marshmellow-inspired icons to take over our phones.  (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Sunshine Icons

Need some more Material Design in your world? Sunshine Icon Pack is a set of icons that is not only free, but one that should turn almost all of your icons into Material Design beauties.

This is an icon pack that is straight forward in its approach, which is to adhere to  Google’s latest Material Design guidelines and palette. Icons are familiar, yet refreshing and new, plus there are all sorts of color options for some of the most popular icons, like Hangouts, the dialer, or the camera app.  (more…)

This Icon Pack is Hot: Glif

You need your weekly fix of icons, don’t you? This week’s hot icon pack is called Glif. I don’t think there is any hiding the fact that this icon pack is a playful take on an old-school comic book. Each uniquely designed icon sports black outlines, slightly washed colors, and a “glistening” white stripe.

At this time, Glif is still very much a work-in-progress. After an update that was issued last week, the pack is closing in on 400 icons, so we are obviously a long way from the 3,000+ that other packs contain. Still, the designer (onyxdev) seems to be incredibly focused on getting out as many icons as he can and is openly accepting submissions for icons you need themed.  (more…)

These Icon Packs are Hot: Polycon and Elun

What do you say we start off the week with a couple of icon packs to freshen up your home screens? After taking a mini break from icons that we consider hot, we get the feeling that a number of you missed this little ongoing feature of ours. So, we’ll try to be better about sharing the best in Android customization.

To kick things up again, we have two icon packs that are well worth the effort of installing. The first is called Polycon, a Material Design-heavy icon pack that brings a new flavor to the abundance of Material packs. After that, we wanted to draw some attention to an old favorite called Elun. We first showed you Elun almost a year ago, but it deserves a second look today, if anything, just to support the developer. Remember that icon pack we featured last week? As it turns out, the icon designs there may have been completely lifted from Elun, only sporting a new color scheme. That’s not exactly something we like to see, especially when it comes to the icon world, where your original designs and hours of hard work are what help you stand out. So if you feel like spending a buck to support the cause, give Elun another look. You can read all about the back story here.

Here we go!  (more…)