Bored of the stock look of your Android smartphone or tablet? Want to make it truly yours by adapting its interface to your liking? Well, you've landed at the right web page!
There are tons of customization apps at the Google Play store and here we've listed ten of the coolest ones that are available. We're talking about pretty live wallpapers, useful widgets, custom launchers, apps for editing your device's notification settings, and more. Best of all, the apps we've selected are free of charge, although some of them have paid versions for those who want to unlock their full potential. Go check them out!
1. Paperland Live Wallpaper
Bring your home screen to life with a beautiful wallpaper – a fantasy paper cut-out landscape that changes according to the time of the day. The app already features a number of built-in scenes, but those who choose to go PRO ($0.99) will receive a ton of extra customization options and additional themes.
2. Beautiful Widgets
Beautiful Widgets has been a paid app since its introduction, but a free version of it (with in-app purchases) is available now for everyone to enjoy. It is an awesome pack of widgets displaying time, weather, and other useful information. Alternatively, here's the full, paid version of the app.
Here's a widget that makes a list of your most frequently used applications and automatically keeps that list up to date. Furthermore, it attempts to predict what app you are most likely to launch next.
Want to have custom vibrate notifications assigned to your favorite contacts? Then Vybe's the app for the task. Unlocking the full, ad-free version of Vybe costs $0.99.
5. Light Flow LED Control
Speaking of notifications, here's an app that can take total control over your RGB LED notification light, assuming you have one. A different color can be assigned to many events, such as incoming/missed calls or text messages, new email, calendar reminders, and many more. On top of that, you can set the LED's flashing rate, and with the paid version ($2.49) you can make it chance color every 2.5 seconds.
6. Prof Reminder
Missing an important call just because you didn't hear your phone ring can be frustrating. Failing to notice that you have a missed call is even worse. That's why this app can be so useful – it will beep and/or vibrate at regular intervals in case you have any missed calls or unread messages.
7. Photosphere Live Wallpaper
As the name implies, this app allows you to set a Photosphere (360-degree panoramic photo) as your live wallpaper. You can use your own images, or Photospheres you've downloaded from the internet.
8. Apex Launcher 2.0
A brand new version of Apex Launcher was launched just recently, so maybe now is the time to try it and give your homescreen an overhaul. It is fast, streamlined, and highly customizable with support for skins, themes, and icon packs. On top of that, Apex Launcher features a scrollable dock for all your frequently used apps, homescreen gestures, built-in back-up function, and lots more. The launcher can be downloaded for free, but a paid version ($3.99) with even more goodies is available as well.
And if you're into minimalism, this is the launcher you might want to try. All UI elements are positioned on the screen's side, which makes the interface suitable for single-handed use.
This free app will add rounded corners to any UI for that extra personal touch. The radius of the corner can be set manually.