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MyColorScreen's Themer is already an impressively powerful app for making your phone look cool. But for something that's supposed to encourage customization, it's surprisingly limiting - you can choose from a wide variety of user-created homescreens, but there aren't many options for tweaking them. With the latest update, Themer gives end users the ability to add some flair of their own via icon packs.


Themer should work with the vast majority of icon packs that are already in the Play Store and designed for more typical launchers like Nova and Apex. There are literally thousands of them, some with hundreds and hundreds of custom-made app icons, in both free and paid varieties. You can apply icon packs in the "manage app drawer" section of the Themer settings menu. Alas, there doesn't appear to be any way to manually assign icons to apps - many of the more robust packs include generic icons for apps that aren't explicitly labeled for just this purpose. Oh well, there's always the next update.

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Other additions in version 1.38 include better Mandarin and Spanish translations, as well as various bug fixes for icon alignment and the Zooper widget. Themer is still technically in beta, so don't be surprised if it has a few kinks to work out. The app is free for phones (not tablets) running Android 4.1 or later.

Source: Themer blog

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Param Patni

    What is the icon pack in the picture to the right of the top picture. Looks like Nokia icons , please can you gimme the name of em ?

    • Hicham

      Belle ui

      • Param Patni

        Oh, thanks :)

  • Régis Knechtel

    I would like to see it become more fluid. Sometimes it seems to lose framerate on my Moto X.

  • John Smith

    Do these theming apps cause a phone to slow down at all ?
    I'd like to update the UI look of my GalaxyS4 - but not if it causes degraded performance.

    • Marco Agas

      Hi John, if you're running a high-end phone such as the S4, you'll hardly notice any or even no reduction in performance. That being said, our developers are still continually improving Themer to reduce the bugs/crashes as well as upgrading the performance and RAM optimization.

  • Jahoy Jahoys

    how do you install new icon packs in the app drawer?

    • Marco Agas

      Once you have downloaded an icon pack from the Play Store, do this:
      1. Open the app drawer.
      2. Tap the Apps header - Manage App Drawer.
      3. Set Icon Pack - then choose your preferred pack :)

  • [S]unjay Burn[s] Red

    The original looked better.

  • Mario E Hdez

    I wish the launcher itself or more specifically the app drawer was customizable. I like nova launcher way too much.

  • Druzeljubljiv lik

    Much needed? Really? What about multidpi? This is must have! A-really-must-have.

  • Cetatean UE

    Waiting for support of higher DPI. Is this a future plan?

  • david lehart

    I had themer beta on my samsung mega before and removed it. Now I'm trying to use it again and playstore says its uncompatible. Why?

    • aya maher

      Maybe you had an old version so after it was updated it's not compatible with your device any longer.