Awesome Icons: Customs icons on ANY Android launcher

We all know that Android users love personalizing their Android devices, with icon packs, wallpapers and third party launchers. Therefore it’s easy to achieve the look and style you want from your device. What if you wanted to blend two different looks into one, but they aren’t compatible? Luckily, there’s a solution for that.

The majority of third party launchers will allow you to change your devices icons with a simple tap, pick any which we have covered in the past. The only problem is that you can’t change one icon individually; it’s more of an all-or-nothing affair. So if you wanted something like CandyCons then you’re stuck with CandyCons. Until Now.

Awesome icons, lets you mix and match icons packs to your heart’s desire. Say you like the twitter icon from CandyCons but prefer the Instagram icon from Polycons. Now with Awesome Icons you can use whatever icon packs you want, with any launcher you want, Even Google Now Launcher.


First thing to do is download the app from the Play Store. Make sure that you have some icon packs installed on your device; you can download these from the Play Store as well.


When you first open up Awesome Icons app, you will see a list of all your apps which you have downloaded on you device. It will also show you what icon packs you have installed with a preview underneath the app. There is another tab which gives you recommendations of icon packs to install if you don’t have any already.


To add an icon app shortcut to your homescreen, press any of the app icons on the screen which you want, and then press ok and it will add the custom icon app shortcut to your homescreen.
What’s really cool is that Awesome Icons even lets you create your own custom icons. If you’re really creative, you can do something like draw icons on paper, use your devices camera to capture them, and use them on your phone, the possibilities are endless.


You don’t even need a custom launcher for this either, as you can see I am using the GoogleNow launcher and it works seamlessly. The app is completely free, too, with no paid versions or trials. The bad news is that you have to go through apps on an individual basis to get the exact look you want, but it brings personalization to the next level.


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Sachin is an Editor at Bane Tech, where he loves exploring the latest in the Android/Google universe. When he's not buried in words, Sachin is a student at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK studying his first passion which is training to become a culinary arts Chef.