As many of you know, Material Design was a concept introduced by Google in 2014. Slow to see adoption early, it is now seeping into apps, games, and other aspects of the mobile experience. But, not everything we see on our Androids is Material Design. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense, like in the area of games. Where do you add or incorporate that in a game?
The notion of Material Design may not be a big deal to some people but for its fans, it certainly is. Take, for instance, icon packs. You download what looks like a pretty well-designed bundle with all these pretty icons and then suddenly there’s an Angry Birds icon that just doesn’t match.
Take a look through the Play Store and you’ll see there are quite a few with Material Design in mind. Some are done really, really well while others didn’t quite hit the mark. We have combed through the Play Store in search for what we feel are some of the best icon apps with Material Design.
Candy Cons: More than 1,000 icons, nearly two dozen wallpapers, and support for just about every launcher you’ll find. The dynamic calendar option is a cool touch and shows a different corresponding date each day. Throw in the Muzei support for the wallpapers and we’re digging it. Price: Free
Polycon: Over 600 icons and 20 beautiful wallpapers, 14 App drawer icons and 12 folder icons Polycons will certainly brighten up you screen. Price: Free with some in-app purchases
Glim: Featuring long shadows and vibrant color ripped straight from the palette of Material design, Glim has over 1500 HQ icons and support for cloud-based wallpapers with Muzei. Spring for the upgrade and you can get over 2500 icons that feature variant colors of popular apps. Price: Free/$2.79
Moonshine: The original Material Icon pack and still the best. With 925+ icons and 28 homemade wallpapers it has from start embraced Material design and continues to improve. Price: Free
Materialistik Icon Pack: With over 3300 stunning icons, Materialistik also supports Muzei. In order to use this pack, you must download a custom launcher. Since the support 29 launchers, this shouldn’t be an issue. If you act quickly you can catch the sale price. Price: $.99 (sale)
marshmallow-Icon Pack HD: With a long list of supported launchers marshmallow is a subtle, minimalistic & elegant theme. It’s certainly bound to keep your screen looking nice. Price: Free
Urmun: As of right now Urmun is half off…that’s right half off. This gets you 73 beautiful wallpapers, 3,730 icons, and a clock widget. It also supports a dynamic calendar, which is always nice. It’s also updated weekly. Price: $.99 (sale)
MaterialOS Icon Pack: This one is a small one but still packs a big punch. It features 450+ icons and wallpapers from many talented designers. There is also multi launcher support. Price: Free with some in-app purchases
Cygnus: Sleek and sexy, two words to describe this pack. Rocking cloud-based wallpapers, 8 Zooper templates, oh and…800+ icons. Price: Free with some in-app purchases
Clix: As described by the dev, clean, simple and flat. It’s another small pack that features 400+ icons. However, it does have a dynamic calendar and cloud wallpapers. Price: Free