One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs. Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyday user. Some of just want to change the home screen around a bit and create a new user experience. To that end, we present our weekly series of Get This Look posts.
In a nutshell we will show you a new look for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need if you want to mimic the feel. Note that the following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish – results will vary. But that’s awesome. In fact, many of the designs we highlight tend to use the same apps.
Spinning Cube by georgiexe
WHY WE LOVE THIS LOOK:
This is one of those flexible designs that lets you easily swap things around without affecting the overall design, something we really appreciate. It’s a nice blend of color and grayscale and we’re fans of the way white and black text seem to complement each other. The fonts are sharp and the icons are straightforward, both lending to an overall appearance that is very easy on the eyes.
This is the first theme we’ve highlighted that integrates a 3D aspect for accessing apps that doesn’t fully commit to the cube design. In what feels like a ‘hidden door’ panel, we appreciate being able to get to popular or favorite apps without pulling up all titles.
Finally, we also like the fact that the apps used to get this look are free to use and offer tons of flexibility.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Nova Launcher (FREE)
- Ultimate custom widget (UCCW) (FREE)
- DeviantArt (FREE)
- Phoney Icon Pack for Nova Launcher (FREE)
- For step-by-step setup and implementation, be sure to check out the source page at MyColorScreen
There’s a wonderful website that we’ve long appreciated called MyColorScreen which is dedicated to the great ways you can modify your home screens.