September 14, 2014

Get This Look: Umbra

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We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. So much so that we present our ongoing series of Get This Look posts. In a nutshell we show you a new layout, app, widget, or icon set for your Android handset and tell you which apps you’ll need to mimic the feel.

Some of these are a little easier to create than others and many of them can be tweaked to no end. The following details are but the ingredients to which you can create your own delicious Android dish; your results will vary. Which is awesome!

If nothing else, this is a great way to discover new apps, widgets, icons, and more!

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Umbra

Why we love this look:

We’ve long been in love with the designs that Ryan Kelly creates as each is created with the utmost attention. Whether it’s an icon pack, wallpaper, or something else, he’s one of those people we’ll buy from no matter what. At nearly 600 icons and growing, we love how Kelly is able to consistently merge flat designs with shadows and depth and still make it work in a circular shape. There’s not a ton of color going on here but that’ quite alright. It’s minimal without hitting you over the head and they look gorgeous against the 7 wallpapers included in the bundle.

The apps used in this design can be used to create some other fantastic layouts, some of which can be found in other Get This Look features.

What you’ll need:

You’ll want to load a custom launcher on your Android; Nova, Go, ADW, Apex, Holo, and Action Launcher Pro work great!  Once installed you’ll be able to adjust the icons or the look and feel of your respective theme.

Umbra Icon Pack | $1.99