Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Since I made a post about Android customization apps, I thought it was only fair to do one for iOS too. I currently own an iPod Touch and it’s the only Apple device I have now. I love it for its pocketablity, and I always have it on me when I do chores. I’m either listening to Pandora or a tech podcast while cooking and washing dishes. It makes housekeeping much, much easier for me (I really hate doing the dishes) .
iOS doesn’t normally allow for much customization unless you jailbreak your device. I’ve never had to jailbreak mine, and you won’t have to for this purpose of this post. Nonetheless, Winterboard themes are really cute! But for me, I use two apps to customize my homescreen.
I mentioned Line Deco in the Android post. It also works for iOS! You can mix and match different deco packs, and each pack comes with a wallpaper bundle. I’m using the Spring Memories icon pack. How cute is it?
There are a few cons for Line Deco. Not every app is customizable. For example, I couldn’t assign the Camera app with a custom icon so I’m stuck with the default one. But I consider it essential so I just keep it on my screen anyway. A lot of apps are excluded at the moment, but here’s to hoping they get updated soon. You also can’t remove the default app icons from your screen, since that equals to deleting the app. I have them hidden away in a folder on my second screen where I can easily ignore them. If you’re a stickler for organization though, that’s something to consider.
My second app is PettatoMemo. It’s like a memo widget. It lets you create an icon with notes in it, and you can choose the design to match your screen. I have mine placed on the bottom left of my screen. Creating the memo isn’t as streamlined as it is on Android, but it’s nice that Apple is catching up in terms of personalizing your device.
I hope more customization apps come out for iOS. I love personalizing my devices. I know Apple already has a beautiful design language going on, but I insist on more cute things. I hope this post helps you Apple owners. Let’s make everything cute!