Sometimes cleaning up your Android phone is matter of tweaking the aesthetics. For instance, sprucing up the main foyer of your smartphone: the homescreen. You can use these tips to group apps, add awesome-looking widgets, and access just about anything (contacts, web bookmarks, etc.) from your Android phone’s main launch point.
Keep reading for 3 Tips to Organize Your Android Homescreen, the third installment of our six-part Android Phone Makeover series.
1. Make Folders
Nothing says organized like a well-labeled system of folders. Group apps into bunches for games, readers, Web browsers, apps for movies, productivity or whatever works best.
For phones with Ice Cream Sandwich:
2. Add decorations
Many Android apps (including Fast Reboot) include widgets that look great on a home screen and help you do more without drilling down to launch an app. To see which widgets are available:
TIP: Download Beautiful Widgets ($2.89) to get location, time and weather info on your home screen.
3. Launch apps, bookmarks and contacts with style (pictured)
With Circle Launcher ($0.99) you can group applications, phone contacts or Web bookmarks around a launcher on the home screen. It works as a widget and can be fully customized with a variety of launcher icons and any label you choose. Check out Circle Launcher in the Android Market.
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