5 (+1) apps to customize Android
Android becomes more and more popular, which means that a lot of people have phone that looks the same as yours. Luckily, Android is really flexible and allows you to change the look and feel of your phone. This article will help you with that.
1. LauncherPro (Plus)
LauncherPro is a homescreen replacement, which means you can replace you default homescreen of Android. The nice thing about LauncherPro is that it is easy to modify. For instance you can select the number of screens, so you don’t get stuck with 5 screens HTC and/or Google decided for you. LauncherPro also lets you modify the dock (the bar in the bottom). This means you can give it another skin and add your own icons. The paid version ($2.99), LauncherPro Plus, adds a couple of Sense like widgets and gives you the possibility to resize your widgets.
2. Minimalistic text.
Minimalist text is a widget that displays information in a minimalistic way. It can be configured to show time, data, battery and weather information. The best thing about this widget is that you can make your own layouts in a layout editor. It also supports 15 different languages.
3. Desktop Visualizer
This widget makes shortcuts or widgets on your homescreen. Of course, this alone is nothing special; this is a feature that comes with Android. What makes it special is the possibility to use other icons and even pictures out you gallery to visualize the shortcut. This way you can put screen wide pictures of your loved ones on your homescreen or make a mosaic of pictures linking to your favourite apps.
4. WidgetLocker Lockscreen
This app gives you the possibility to customize your lockscreen. It allows you to add Android widgets to your lockscreen, which not only make it look better but also puts your information one button away. Another nice thing is that you can customize the slider; you can give another skin or add other functions to slider (like starting the camera)
5. SiMi Clock
Simi Clock is a minimalistic clock widget. The app has many customization options, so it fits almost every theme. It also includes a weather widget and a battery widget with the same minimalistic look.
SlideScreen is also a homescreen replacement app, only one that differs a lot from your default homescreen. It creates a meaningful hierarchy out of your information and by this it helps you deal with all the incoming information. It handles your phone, sms, email, calendar, facebook , twitter, news feeds and stock by default. The only downside is that you can’t use widgets with this app. However there are plugins available for Slidescreen, which allow you to expand the functionality of this homescreen replacement