A Few Apps To Customize Your Android Phone – No Root Required
In our blog on How To Personalize Your Android Phone, we mentioned a few ways on how to customize your phone – with rooting, new launchers and drawer replacements. In this post we will take a simpler approach to the process and take a look at a number of apps that can help you quickly change the style of your phone by altering a few details – which, together, can make a significant impact on your device’s appearance.
Yes, changing just your camera is not a drastic alteration. But with the right new camera app, you will be able to set more interesting wallpapers and decorate your phone in any way you like with styled and themed photographs. Retro Camera is a hipster edition of a traditional smartphone camera that will let you take different kind of photos, which, you can, in turn, use as backgrounds on your screen or simply share your artistic photos on Instagram or Facebook.
Go SMS Pro
As you may have guessed, Go SMS Pro will help you personalize the way you write your text messages, as well as the way your recipients see them. The app offers various background themes for texts, which you will be able to choose from the extensive collection and from the in-app shop. You will even have the option of creating your own backgrounds – which, let’s admit, is the top when it comes to customization. Try playing around with themes and backgrounds – giving your messages a new look may spark creativity in other areas as well, or, at least, let you take a break from the default simple interface.
Dolphin Browser HD
As surfing the web is one of the key activities we indulge in on our smartphones, customizing the way we look at things online is an important step in overall customization. We already mentioned Dolphin Browser HD in one of the previous blog on 5 Different Web Browsers For Android You May Want To Try. One of the best features of the browser is gesture control. For instance, to reload a page all you have to do is draw a circle on the screen with your finger. As gestures help take control of lots of browser functions, the rest of the interface is clean and clear, and nothing will distract you from web content you are exploring.
Winamp is a replacement music player with a pretty simple interface, that comes with the integrated ability to listen to Shoutcast Internet Radio. If you haven’t heard about Shoutcast yet – you should hurry up – it’s a source with over 1000 online radio stations. The app will also grants you access to a number of free music download platforms. You will probably enjoy an extended set of listening option and the chance to expand your music collection. It is also a way to get a glimpse of a different way to present and organize your music.
AppKicker is a nice addition to your customization set. It is not as feature-rich as the other apps in this list and may not be a drastic change to the way your phone looks. But it adds one small, yet handy tool to the mix. AppKicker is a quickstarter for the apps you are likely to open next. How does AppKicker know that? You will be able to set different modes on how the applications are selected: “recently opened”, “most used” and even “sequentially opened” (apps that are usually opened one after another). AppKicker is a simple tweak, that can make your overall smartphone experience a bit more convenient.