There are a lot of really great music players out there. Unfortunately the widgets those players come with are often clunky, don’t re-size well, and clash with just about every home screen you throw at them. Here’s what to use instead.
Some people break out the same ornaments and garlands every year. Android Central's resident themer breaks out the same icon pack and wallpaper and decks Android in holiday cheer. Get the theme she's spent years refining.
There’s a lot of launchers out there. They all have their uses (hopefully), and one of the most varied and complex uses for a launcher is theming. These are the launchers that taking theming and launchers as a whole to new levels.
From all the changes that come with Android Oreo, the most immediate and perhaps the most noticeable change users see isn’t the new emoji or multi-window: it’s all that horrible white on their app icons.
One of the many launcher-based goodies in Android Oreo is Adaptive Icons, which hope to help eliminate app drawer ugliness once and for all. Adaptive Icons require a launcher that supports them, and now we have one more that does.
Theming is fun, but let's not kid ourselves, it can be time-consuming. Well, it doesn't have to be. Action Launcher, the launcher that puts quick in just about everything it does, has put the quick in Quicktheme.
Theming on Android is often associated with rooting, because many of the deepest and darkest theming arts require system permissions everyday users simply don’t have. But after years of laying framework, that's about to change.