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…)
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…)
People may disagree with me, but ever since Dave Kover — also known as kovdev — stopped slinging icon packs onto Google Play, it’s sometimes a struggle to find a new pack I want to deck my phone up with. Thankfully, there appears to be new talent popping up all over the place, and an icon pack called Artius from Shamrock Studios suits my needs quite well. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Update 2: The Slou dev has responded and stands by his work. As we mentioned, we aren’t the icon police, so I’ll let you make your own decisions after reading his rebuttal.
Update 1: After featuring this icon pack, the origin of it was brought into question. We are not the icon police, so I’ll let you read the accusation and make your own judgement. The Play store link to this pack has been removed.
I know that we have been quiet on the hot icon pack front, but I think we are going to make up for it with today’s feature, Slou. This is hands-down, one of the most complete, unique, and purchase-worthy icon packs I have seen in months. (more…)
Admit it, your life has been missing some heat. Icon heat. Icon hotness. The “Hot.”
Paris Hilton. Today, we bring it all back with a 3-pack. Yes, these icons are hot.
We were only slightly busy over the last two months covering a couple of devices you may have heard of, the Galaxy S6 (review), S6 Edge (review), and HTC One M9. With two of the three out of the way, we needed a break for a minute, which is code for – we needed to freshin’ them up with an icon pack or two. You see, when we do reviews, we almost always review a phone without a third party launcher, so that we can give you our thoughts on the stock experience a manufacturer intended. Now that reviews for the new Galaxys are out of the way, Nova is on and so are some icon packs.
Here are the three I am currently juggling. (more…)