If you watched today’s DL Show, we briefly touched on this exciting news, being the support of custom third-party icon packs on the Galaxy Note 7. Typically, to use custom icon packs, you would need to use a third-party launcher that supported them. On the Note 7, however, themes you download and use on the device will have support for them, bringing more customization options to owners. (more…)
Funny you mention it, Felix, because I just so happened to spend some time this weekend looking for a new icon pack to give me a fresh home setup. So, yeah, we have a new icon pack that is indeed hot and worth a look, if anything because it’s free. Mmmm free.
Today’s icon pack is called Saturate. I don’t know why, since the listing says that there are “strong splashes of color” in some places, yet then “desaturated” in others, but we’ll go with it, because it’s nice.
The pack features almost 1,500 icons with 150+ matching wallpapers, icons to support Marshmallow’s settings shortcuts, dynamic calendars, a matching clock widget, all sorts of icon alternatives, and built-in launcher support for your favorites. Did I mention you get all of that for free? Yep. Sure, there are ads, but we’re talking about all of those goodies for free. (more…)
It’s a new year full of new phones, which means you need new hotness in your life. Trust me on this. To piggy back on the Nova Launcher Prime sale going on, I want to introduce you to Glim. I saw a few comments on the Nova sale post asking which icon pack I was using, so here you go.
Glim is a great take on flat icons, but still delivers a colorful punch and unique twist to app icons. The pack, which costs $2.79 on Google Play, features 2,500+ icons to choose from, with tons of alternative colors for those who have a certain theme in mind. The pack features dynamic Calendar support, a “smart” icon request tool, as well as cloud-based wallpapers that support Muzei. (more…)
We’re still pouring over all things Samsung Galaxy S7 at the moment, since our hands-on time won’t come until tomorrow, but we found something that icon enthusiasts may appreciate in the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz. Not only has Samsung rounded off all of the icons for its stock apps (they are calling the shape “squircle”), they are also icon masking the rest of your apps to help match their appearances. (more…)
In our last episode of “This icon pack is hot,” I made an off-handed comment about the world not needing anymore Material Design inspired icon packs. For the most part, I still stand by that comment, because seriously, there are so many icon packs that are some variation of Google’s icons, only they differ by offering a tweaked color scheme or palette or vibe. Where we need to see Material Design put to use is in packs like the one we are featuring day.
This is Material Cards. (more…)
Now this is a cool icon pack that is completely different from anything we have featured in recent memory. It’s called IMMATERIALIS and it’s brought to us by sikebo, the designer of Materialistic, another of our favorite icon packs.
With IMMATERIALIS (last time I’m capitalizing it all), you get some 3,000+ square icons with rounded corners that are all 192×192 and carry dark grey tones in some form. They are highlighted by familiar icon imagery, toned down pops of color, and a sort of matte finish. I think what I appreciate so much about them, is they aren’t just another free floating, “Material” set. Honestly, how many more of those do we need? (more…)
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…)
You need a fresh icon pack to take you into the weekend, I knew it. So here is one! Artico icons, recently released to Google Play, are a playful concept on Material Design-styled icons that are indeed hot. (more…)