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So it looks like a lot of you were excited by Themer, MyColorScreen's custom launcher which promises no-hassle installations of some of the fantastic homescreens featured on the site. After a month in closed beta the service is now open, so you no longer need a code to get access to those sweet, sweet themes. The free app is available on smartphones (and only smartphones) running Android 4.1 or later.

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MyColorScreen was eager to share two key statistics with us after four weeks in full operation. One, a whopping 550,000 users applied for invitation codes to the closed beta, proving that there's quite a market for these beautiful and easy-to-apply custom themes. And two, those who managed to get into the beta downloaded over 1.5 million custom themes altogether. The app update adds a few small features to the app drawer, including background transparency, hidden apps, and a favorites menu.

The app is still very much in the beta stage - a lot of users are reporting issues with individual themes and problems with the universal settings, among other things. But the developers have been updating the app steadily since its debut, and I have no doubt that they will continue to do so. Themer is commendably simple to use, but if you'd like an in-depth peek before downloading, check out Ryan Whitwam's hands-on look at the initial release.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Leonardo Farage Freitas

    I'm really loving using Themer.. Great idea from the devs!

  • Nizar GHRIBI

    I loved using themer on my smart phone, and now looking forward for compatability with tablets and bigger screens.

  • Michael Nguyen

    It's a great app - much better organised than that horrid BuzzLauncher. There are some performance issues that I'm having with some themes, but I'll stick with this for a while.

  • AJH

    Great App. I'm going to wait for the themes to become a bit more polished before I consider using it daily, though. Found a lot of themes seemed to be missing features, or needlessly wasted a home screen. But the app works quite well and I'm sure the themes will seem more finished in time.

  • Ary D.

    Not for me, at least until they change their answer to FAQ no.2

    I simply hate working in 240/320dpi on any device with >4' display.

    And worse is that Themer can't be fooled by XPOSED App Settings module and a like.

    I think Devs should remove this limit. Let us (the obviously no common people) handle the fact that OTB themes will require our attention in personalizing them to fit our favorite resolutions.

  • ram

    YEah...themer is a good app, but not great (as of now) ...because of the limited number of themes and some bugs...it has lots of potential..would love to use that in Future..

    Now, I'm very happy to use the Aviate launcher (simple and amazing to use) ... looking for the Cover app in the near future....:) :)

    • Frank Urbanski

      I agree. I was using Themer at first and while it's definitely still in BETA, it has amazing potential. Then I discovered Aviate and man on man, I am in love.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ninjustin ninjustin

        Did you mean to say "man oh man" or is your comment way more sexual than one made about a phone launcher?

        • Frank Urbanski

          Haha whoops! Best mistake ever.

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        • kfestus

          I just peed a little laughing at this.

  • Dominick White

    I enjoy using this app, but i wish it was more compatible with third party apps

  • Tranziq

    Still No support for LG Optimus G :(

  • http://royblumenthal.com/portfolio royblumenthal

    It's a lovely app with a big future.

    I've had to stop running it though, cos it was a humongous battery drain. It was depleting my fully-charged Zero Lemon 9300mAh battery in three hours. Uninstalled, and my battery life is 1.5 days.

    Was probably something in the theme I was using. Probably checking weather every second. Or something like that.

    But that's a beta issue. I'm sure things will improve with each new tweak.

    It's going to change people's experience of their phones.