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Icondy: use icons from multiple icon packs

Isn't it a bit annoying that Android, being so open, forces you to only use icons from one icon pack at a time? Say goodbye to this limitation!
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June 12, 2015

Android is awesome for many reasons, but true fans can’t deny customization happens to be one of its most attractive attributes. You can make your Android phone look however you want. Every true Android tinkerer has played around with some icon packs. If you are part of this club, would I be wrong to say it’s extremely frustrating to have to stick with one icon pack at a time?

It’s a limitation we have come to accept, but we don’t really have to anymore. XDA senior member FemBlack has put together an app that allows you to use icons from multiple icon packs simultaneously. You can opt to use a Chrome icon from one pack and a Facebook icon from another, for example. It’s truly liberating.

And yes, I know some of you have figured out ways to do this by rooting your smartphone, but this method works for non-root users, so it is a first. The app is called Icondy, which is a bit of an odd name, but it does the trick well. Let’s go over how it works real quick.

Requirements

  • Android 4.0 or above.
  • You need your own icon packs (at least 2 – this app comes with no icon packs).
  • A custom launcher. For now only Lucid Launcher is supported.

If you meet those requirements, everything else is a breeze. The app works by mixing your icon packs and allowing you to select which icon you prefer to use for each application. You can select to mix two packs if you have the free version, while paying $2.50 will unlock the ability to mix up to 3 or 4.

After the packs are merged, you can simply start making your icon choices. Simple as pie! Go ahead and download the app straight from the Google Play Store if interested.

By the way, this app is not really exclusive to Lucid Launcher, it just happens to be the only launcher which supports Icondy right now. Other launchers can start supporting this awesome app if they so choose to. The developer has provided an API for launcher creators to use, sot there’s no excuse. Bring Icondy to all launchers!

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