Top 3 personalisation apps for Android

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Android is all about making things look and feel the way you want them to. Here are 3 personalisation apps that will help you customise your Android experience.


[notification type=”alert-info” close=”false” ]Update, 5 November: An update to Navbar Apps has removed the Halloween Decorations.[/notification]

Navbar Apps

As long as your phone has one, you see your navigation bar almost everywhere. Why not make it more interesting then? Navbar Apps is a simple tool that will let you do just that. It lets you change set the navigation bar to change colour based on the app that is currently open, set a static colour or add widgets (a battery percentage indicator, a custom image background or even Halloween decorations). All of this works very well and makes the navigation bar more useful and interesting.

Materialize

Isn’t it annoying when all of your icons follow Material Design and there is one which doesn’t? This can be easily fixed by using Materialize. The app lets you create new icons for apps using a very simple interface, where the new icon is just a few taps away. You can select the shape, padding and use either a white background or Auto fill, which expands the icon and usually does it quite well. If your launcher doesn’t support icon editing, you can place a new shortcut only on the home screen. If it does, you can export the icon to the gallery and use it from your launcher.

Wallpaper (Google)

Google has made the Pixel wallpaper app available to all Android users. With this app, you can find and set new wallpapers from your device or search through the the massive online library of images. There is a quite interesting feature here that lets you choose to get your wallpaper updated daily with new images from a selected category. If you are running Android Nougat, this wallpaper app also lets you set different wallpapers for your home screen and lock screen.

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Patrick is a student and tech enthusiast, mostly interested in UI design, Android modding and custom ROMs.