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Best Apps for Customizing Your Android

Steven Blum
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Bored by your homescreen? Think your icons could use a bit of a freshening up?  Fret not. You don't need to fork over a bunch of cash and buy a new phone to tweak your Android experience. There are a range of apps that can help you customize your phone so that you'll never get bored by your phone's stale looks. 

Go Launcher Ex:

In the battle for the title of best customized launcher, the Go Launcher undoubtedly wins. With a range of great skins, you can also use Go LauncherEx to choose how many homescreens you want, hide apps in an app drawer and create transition effects. 

Widget Locker:

If you're like me, you're the kind of person who wants to know the time / weather before you unlock your device. Widget locker allows you to customize your phone's lockscreen so that you don't need to fiddle around with your phone to find important information. You can also customize the slider feature so that it automatically turns your ringer off or does something else – basically, whatever the hell you want it do.

Beauitful Widgets:

It may not seem like much, but the clock on your Android can add a lot to the look and feel of your UI. With Beautiful Widgets, you can customize your clock and weather widgets so that they look mighty fine. Add a five day forecast, choose from over 1,000 clock and weather skins and make your UI look as pretty as HTC's.

SPB Shell 3D:

It doesn't come cheap, but SPB Shell 3D has been a smashing success nonetheless. The app offers users an easy way to organize their widgets within a 3D carousel. You can also easily enlarge certain widgets and the app comes with a very cool 3D weather feature.

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  • Michael Heller Sep 26, 2011 Link

    Not even one link to the Market for any of these apps. Honestly guys, the little things make a big difference.

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  • Steven Blum Sep 26, 2011 Link

    Very good call, Michael. Sorry about that...fixed!

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  • Michael Heller Sep 26, 2011 Link

    Cool.

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  • Trisha Friedman Sep 26, 2011 Link

    Good thing we android fans are out there fighting the good fight keeping those bloggers up to the high standard of quality we expect of them!

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  • Lilly Righteous Sep 26, 2011 Link

    Anyone have any experience with Beautiful Widget? I saw it kind of mimics HTC Sense and wanted it because of that but Im not sure I want to drop $3 just for a clock!

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  • Kobi Sep 27, 2011 Link

    I bought beautiful widgets a while ago. It's functions include clock, battery meter, and weather. It comes with about a dozen widgets; different sizes and a mixture of features on each. A couple of the widgets can be customized from a list of maybe close to 100 skins. It's a really nice widget package. In my opinion with the money.

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