of the key advantages to Android’s openness is the ability to customise
the look of the OS to your liking. With third party launchers, widgets
and themes, you can give your Android device a beautiful new look with
just a few taps. No wonder third party launchers like Nova, Apex, and
GoLauncher are among the most popular apps on the Play Store.
These launchers also support icon packs, allowing that extra level of
customization. If you’re bored with the stock icons of your Android
device, you can use icon packs to give your device a brand new look
within minutes. Considering that there is no shortage of beautiful icon
packs in the Play Store, we’ve chosen ten of the best to get you
If you are not a fan of flashy icons, and are looking for something
simple then the SMPL White icons might just be perfect for you. The
icons are etched on a white background, and have a transparent look. The
icon pack consists of more than 1200 icons, with over 4500 icons themed. It also contains a theme for Go Launcher users.
If you are not particularly fond of white, the developer also has icon
packs available in different colors and shapes (square or round).
Love the Sense 5 icons or trying to achieve the Sense look on your
Android device? Sense 5 icons consists of more than 100+ icons that are
inspired from the stock Sense 5 icons on the HTC One. The developer has also included a couple of Sense 5 wallpapers to help you achieve the Sense look on your Android device.
MIUI is a very popular custom ROM based on the Android source code, but
looks similar to iOS. UI wise, it can be argued that MIUI looks much
more polished than even stock Android. If you are looking for a MIUI
inspired home screen, MIUI 5 icon pack from tung91 is exactly what you need.
The icon pack consists of more than 300+ icons, all inspired from icons from the MIUI ROM.
Tersus contains more than 900 custom icons with full HD resolution for
extra clarity even on extremely high resolution devices like the Nexus
10. The icons are squarish in nature, and while they don’t look like
stock icons, they still have the essence of the stock icons. This allows
you to recognise your apps instantly from their icons. The icon pack
works across a range of launchers including Nova, ADW, Apex, Action
Launcher and Holo launcher.
The developer has also bundled some wallpapers that should go along very well with the icon pack.
While I am not particularly fond of them, DcikonZ is among the most
popular icon pack available on the Play Store. The icon pack is among
the largest on the Play Store with over more than 2000 HD icons and
growing. Unlike some other icon packs in this article, DcikonZ does not
keep the essence of the stock icons. Instead, all the icons look very
much different from the stock icons of their respective app.
Considering the price of the theme (free) and the wide variety of launcher it supports, DcikonZ is a must have.
It can be argued that some of the icons in the Stark icon pack look very
familiar to Minimal UI icons, but then there is a limit to how much
icons of the same shape (square) can differ in their looks, while not
deviating too much from the stock look.
Even then, Stark includes some beautiful icons that make it worth a buy.
Looking for an icon pack in which the icons are smaller than stock? Tiny
White icon pack is what you need then. The icon pack consists of more
than 1000 icons; each made in white, and are much smaller than the
default icon size generally used in Android devices.
Holo Icons follow the Android design guideline to deliver a “simple,
flat and unobtrusive design that can be seen throughout the UI”. The
icon pack consists of more than 350 icons, and has been made only for
XHDPI (Nexus 4 and other 720p) devices, so they might not look that sharp on the HTC One and other Android devices with 1080p resolution screen.
Minimal UI is hand down the most popular, and stunning icon pack
available on the Play Store. The icon pack was earlier known as Minimal
MIUI, but was removed from the Play Store due to some copyright issues
with the name.
Minimal UI packs more than 600+ icons, with a resolution of 96*96 each, so they all look super sharp even on the Galaxy S4, HTC One or the Nexus 4. If there is one icon pack you must have on your Android device, Minimal UI is the one.
So, which icon pack do you prefer? Did I miss a must have icon pack in this list? Drop in a comment and let us know!