We’re huge fans of changing the home screen around a bit and creating a new user experience for our Android. In fact, we love it so much that we have an 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!
If you like to keep a semi-minimal and stripped layout on your home screen, then you may enjoy this Android makeover. This goes double if you’re a fan of Star Wars. There’s not too much you’ll need to do if you want to configure this look, but if you’re a tinkerer, you’ll have fun.
Why pay for some of these apps?
You might put in a few bucks to get things rolling but you’ll be glad you did in the long run. The sheer level of configuration and customization behind a few of these titles means endless designs. If you’ve been doing the custom home screen stuff for a while, you may have already purchased some of these apps already.
A couple of things to note for this specific design: We have the desktop grid at 8×6 icons with the Zooper Pro widget (Ziggy) at 2×1 blocks and scaling set to 100 percent. There was a little bit of customization done in the widget on the right as we removed the calendar and weather and also played with colors and fonts. We opted to remove the notification bar and dock from displaying in the home screen.
You’ll see there’s another look here on the left with icons across the bottom and a different clock widget. You can swap in and out your favorite icon packs to get your preferred look. As for that circular clock widget with the alarm and battery indicator, that comes in Zooper Widget Pro, too. We venture to say that if you’re phone has physical keys, it might look even cooler!
You will find there are myriad possibilities with the apps here so do play around! What sort of design have you come up with?