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Lollipop and Marshmallow users get adaptive icons thanks to Adapticons

This free Android app known as Adapticons allows its users to bring Android O-style icon customization options to older versions of Google's mobile operating system, starting with Lollipop.
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One of the more interesting UI-related features that Android 8 promises to bring is the ability to use custom icons for the home screen based on various styles. This feature is called Adaptive Icons, and some custom UI skins already offered similar capabilities in the past. Now, Adapticons brings this feature to users of pure Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat ROMs.

Adapticons is a free app that requires a payment of US$1 to remove ads and to unlock support for icon packs. This tiny payment also brings the ability to import icons from the gallery and to customize multiple icons at once. The list of features provided by the free edition includes manual size and rotation adjustment for the icon masks, three icon shapes to choose from, custom titles, and so on.

All in all, Adapticons is a good choice for those stuck with an older Android version who would like to spice it up by adding Android O-style icons. Although it has been recently added to Google Play, this app has been downloaded by more than 5,000 users already and holds a 4.2 rating after 149 user votes.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08- 7 (Update: 2017-08- 7)