2011-09-06 11h07_54

I've always been a huge fan of software customization and theming; back in the early days of Windows XP, I would change themes, wallpapers, and icons almost daily, focusing on every detail to get that perfect look. Over time, I've become a huge fan of the minimal style on all of my devices, and there's no better place to get inspiration to re-theme a tired layout than by looking at other screenshots.

Fortunately, there are several resources dedicated to such things, one of which is the newly opened myColorscreen beta site. MyColorscreen differs from other sites, as it focuses exclusively on mobile homescreen customization, highlighting the various tools that the submitter used in creating the look.

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Left: normal; Right: Hovered to expose the clock widget name

One of the coolest features of myColorscreen is the ability to hover over the various elements in the screenshot and see the widget information (if the author uses this feature, that is). You can look through the various screenshots based on certain criteria, including popular, most viewed, explore, screens of the day, or by specific operating systems (Android or iOS). If you find an artist whose work you consistently enjoy, myColorscreen has a Twitter-like feature that allows you to 'follow' the user so you're always up-to-date on their submissions.

The quality of the content on the site is overwhelmingly awesome, too. After spending just a few minutes looking through the various shots, I was already inspired to grab my phone and start theming (alas, I am working). If you've been looking for a place to gather with like-minded folks and show off your creative side, myColorscreen is definitely the place to make it happen.

At the current time, myColorscreen is invite only, but if you want in on the action, we have nine invites to give away. We'll send those out to the first nine people to leave a comment below, so make sure to use a legit email address! Well, that was fast! We'll get the invites out shortly!


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • WeeSiong

    i want! =D love themes!

  • Zebov

    I'd love an invite

  • Hotmann

    Heck Yeah I want in on that

  • http://ericcamil.com Eric

    OH IM EXCITED! PLEASE CAN i have an invite. I broke my caps-lock key momentarily.

  • alejandro


    I want an invite!

    Thank you

  • Chris T

    An invite would be great! I love customizing my phone.

  • Sean

    ohhh new stuff to play? i would like an invite please! :D

  • http://www.argyre.hu argyre

    I'd love to check this one out!

  • Nick

    Looks great. Cant wait to try.

  • Andy

    An invite would be great

  • 420Man

    Been wanting a good resource for themeing for a while now and have some good ideas. Thanks!

  • topaz

    i wannna have it !!!!

  • stephen

    Help me start theming

  • David

    You're just like me! I love customizing my screen and clock too! The program you made, it's just perfect for a person like me. I'm sure lots, and I mean A LOT of people will like this app too.

  • Luke Woodward

    me please id love one

  • Alex

    I'll take one of those off your hands...

  • GeneWola

    Please add me to the invite list, if possible. Thanks.

  • Ryan

    Love an invite!

  • DudeGuru

    I'd love an invite

  • Barotse

    Count me in please.

  • http://androidactivist.org Nathan

    guess i missed out on the invites, too late. but awesome site, can't wait to get in.

  • Kok Kee Yap

    Come on give me!

  • crunchysoft

    Wow, this look great!

  • scorpus

    Does someone above who received one of the first nine invites get to have invites of their own? if so, could someone be kind and pass one along?

  • Mike Saunders

    I would love an invite if you get some more

  • Leo Benveniste

    any chance anyone here sends me an invite?

  • joonsunn

    an invite for me too, please.

  • mastermind26

    would one of invitees be able to extend and invitation? If so, me please!

  • mskks64

    can we get invited from the people who got invites?! if so i want please!

  • Errepunto

    Hello, I want an invite, please.

  • https://plus.google.com/115702592090481623913/posts?hl=en micc

    Someone invite me :)

  • psych2l

    Invite pls if there are subsequent rounds!

  • Spencer Rosengarten

    Keep me in mind for future invites, please. :-)

  • skylander

    Um,can I like please be invited ..I so like customizing my phone ....totally! ;)-

  • VoodooXTC

    I'd love an invite too :D

  • http://tgbmusic.com Ryan Duncan

    I'd love an invite!

  • Jon

    Invite please
    thank you

  • Steven

    Did I miss this?

  • Wr3ck

    Please invite me whoever has invites :D

  • Eric

    Did anyone asking for invites try signing up for one? I did at about noon psd today, and I got one at 5:25pm.

  • Brian

    I want an invite so bad!

  • http://thisisthe6.blogspot.com/ brian

    give me all invites!!!! (or just one would be rad)

  • Jon Garrett

    I want want too

  • Ronaldo

    I would like one as well.

  • mike