Every home screen is different, so why icons should be the same?

Adaptive Icons

Android O introduced adaptive launcher icons, which could display a variety of shapes across different device models. For example, a launcher icon can display a circular shape on one OEM device, and display a squircle on another device.

Each device OEM provides a mask, which the system then uses to render all icons with the same shape. The new launcher icons are also used in shortcuts, the Settings app, sharing dialogs, and the overview screen as per Android Developers.

 

source: Android Developers

Create adaptive icons with Android Studio

Android Studio 3.0 introduced support for creating adaptive icons using Image Asset Studio. Image Asset Studio generates previews of the adaptive icon in circle, squircle, rounded square, and square shapes, as well as a full bleed preview of the icon.
Image Asset Studio also generates legacy, round, and Google Play Store previews of the icon. Legacy icons are intended for use on devices running Android 7.1 (API level 25) or older, that don’t support adaptive icons as per Android Developers.
source: Android Developers

 

Adapticons to the rescue!

With Adapticons you can make your icons match your launcher theme or you can just use it to bring something fresh to your phone. Available customization options let you create amazing effects that you can apply to multiple icons at once.

With Adapticons you can:

– Create icons with one equal shape and style across all of the apps
– Use icon packs (and importing from gallery) to bring awesome and unique graphics to your icons
– Make icons match your device theme with few clicks
– Use icon packs in launchers from Google and Samsung (and others)
– And much, much more!

Check Adapticons and enjoy a new, fresh look of your launcher!

Anyone can then manually modify the size and position of the icon itself while also having the propensity to change the size and rotation of the icon photo-mask itself. You can pick out a color for the icon mask, change the icon, set a custom title under it, or make it grayscale. Unlocking the full application with the in-app purchase (of $1) also adds support for icon packs, importing icons from the gallery, removes ads, and lets you customize multiple icons at the same time, according to the guys at XDA Developers!

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