Keep on Customising

Keep on Customising

We love our mobile phones, and when you happen to spend that much time with a device, it's only natural to want to make it completely unique. That's where customisation apps come in. Android phones allow you to personalise almost every aspect of them, so if you happen to have one, take advantage and download these cool apps. They'll make your phone more efficient, more distinctive, and well, more you.



By Janice Rodrigues

Published: Fri 14 Aug 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Fri 14 Aug 2015, 10:22 AM

That's where customisation apps come in. Android phones allow you to personalise almost every aspect of them, so if you happen to have one, take advantage and download these cool apps. They'll make your phone more efficient, more distinctive, and well, more you.

Snowball
It's nice getting notifications - until you start getting too many of them. Snowball is really handy because it personalises your notifications column and reveals all the important stuff, while hiding away those you don't want to get notified about. The app automatically hides information such as '5 apps have been updated' while messages from friends are displayed right at the top. Rest assured, you have full control over deciding what is important and what isn't. The app learns to take into account what you prioritise, and will display that to you, over time.

Cover
It's important to have adequate security systems on your phone (especially if you have everything from bank information to gossip on it). But sometimes, unlocking apps for each and every thing gets annoying, not to mention inefficient. If you've ever had that problem, Cover is a smart lock screen app that allows you instant access to all the apps you need. The intelligent app actually uses your WiFi and GPS to figure out where you are, and provide you with your apps accordingly - so you can easily view Whatsapp at home, and Gmail while at work, through the locked phone. It does, however, eat up your battery, so watch out for that.
 
Light Flow - LED & Notifications
If you have an Android phone, you must be well-versed with the light that blinks whenever you get a notification. Light Flow offers you hundreds of colours to choose from, which means you can have your light blinking a different colour when you get messages from different people. You can also control the flash rate, the duration of the notification and what notification should be flashed, in whichever order you prefer it.

Yahoo Aviate Launcher
Like all other android launchers, Yahoo Aviate Launcher overhauls your home screen and app drawer, to give you an easy Android experience. What's great about this particular one, other than the fact that your homescreen and apps are such more organised and easier to navigate through, is that its home panel changes according to time and place. So in the morning, it shows your schedule for the day, when at work, you get a look at your email and calendar. This one takes a little getting used to, but it's worth it.
Compiled by Janice Rodrigues


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