Checkout the best apps to customize and personalize Android devices.
As soon as we get our hands on a new phone or tablet, we all want to customize the device so it resembled everyone’s personal preference. From lockscreen to the home screen, app shortcuts, widgets and every little tweak of personalization make an android phone just look better and make it more quick accessible for a user.
Customizing Android Lockscreen:
Personalizing your android device starts from setting up lockscreen. Stock android lockscreen is simple and great but if you want to make it more elegant and get access to more item then try the following apps.
GO Locker : One of the best app to personalize android lockscreen with a huge collection of themes to match with your style. Allows to define shortcuts and various widgets.
Holo Locker : Another Simple and fast lock screen replacement based on stock jelly bean OS. Add up to four shortcuts for apps. There is also a Holo Locker Plus version available.
Customizing Android HomeScreen:
This is the second part of customizing Android. As soon as you unlock the device it should impress with a great wallpaper and fresh app drawer to access apps quickly. We recommend the following apps.
Photosphere Live Wallpaper : As the name suggest this app allows to set up a Photosphere (360-degree panoramic photo) as your live wallpaper. Use your own images or download a gorgeous image from internet.
Apex Launcher : One the most popular Android launcher comes with a big list of features including customizable icon grids, scrollable dock, fancy transition effects, folder preview styles, multiple drawer styles, customizable icons for apps and folders, homescreen gestures and more.
GO Launcher EX : The most simple and flexible Android launcher with great customization options and a huge number of themes to download. Customize your android home screen any way you can imagine. Latest version of Go Launcher also allows to add custom gesture.
Customizing Notification & Widgetized:
The great notification system in Android is the real winner against other smartphone operating system. The notification bar and widgets in Android keep users up to date with everything. Let’s make it better.
Light Flow Lite – LED Control : Many android smartphone comes with a LED. If you have one then Light Flow Lite can take control over the led and allows to assign different patterns for almost any notifications.
AppKicker : A simple Android widget which makes a list of your frequently used apps so you can access them quickly next time you want to open the app. The app also predict the app you may want to open next and put it in front of the list.
Beautiful Widgets Free : The huge successful android widget app has been a paid app and now we rejoice as the developer decided to make a version available for free. There is no better android widget set than this.
Custom ROM – Ultimate Solution:
The apps we listed above met the basic need to customize Android for anyone. But if you are an advanced user and had some knowledge to experiment with the system then there is a range of Custom ROM available with al sort of custom tweaks and modification for a better look and user experience. Among them the most popular are cyanogenmod known as CM, ASOP, AKOP and MIUI.
CM : This is the most popular and most downloaded after-market firmware for android based on stock android. It’s very sleek and all bloatware removed. Follow the link below to see which version of CM is available for your device.
MIUI : The most simplest Android ROM you can get on your device. Very Light-weight and flat designed MIUI ROM is also another popular solution. Give it a try.
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