Customization has been at the very core of Android OS since the beginning, basically. Android always offered more options in that regard than iOS, a lot more. Third-party launchers managed to become quite popular early on, and along with them, icon packs. That is the case to this day, and icon pack support is now provided by many OEM skins / launchers as well. In many cases, you do not even need to download a third-party launcher to use icon packs. In this article, we’ll talk about the very best icon pack apps for Android.
There are tons of icon packs available in the Google Play Store. Some of them are free, some are not. There are various different offerings available, so we cannot really list all of them that are good, that would take ages. We did, however, trim the list down to 10 of our favorites, to present to you. We did our best to keep this list somewhat diverse, so there’s something for everyone included here. Down below, you’ll see a list of 10 icon packs, along with descriptions, required Android versions, and more.
Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best Icon Pack Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.
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Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.
All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.
Moonshine has been available in the Google Play Store for a long time now. It has been one of the more popular icon packs around, and it has over 80,000 reviews in the Play Store. This app is free, though there is a paid version available. The app delivers over 900 icons, and 28 wallpapers to your device. It is supported by a ton of launchers, including Nova, Apex, ADW, Smart Launcher, Action Launcher, and more.
As you can see in the image above, this icon pack delivers really nice, colorful icons, which are also flat at the same time. These icons are not uniform, which is something that most people will like. The developer did its best to stay true to the original icon design for apps, so that it’s easy to recognize the apps you’re looking for. At the same time, he improved the design of many icons.
If you want to keep things extra simple, and do love the white color, this is the icon pack for you. Whicons are all-white icons. They offer that uniform look that some of you like so much, though the shape of icons is different, depending on what app they’re made for. This icon pack has been around for a long time as well. It has over 30,000 reviews in the Play Store, and it comes with in-app purchases, though you’re not forced to buy anything.
The app consists out of 7,018 icons, so chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for without a problem. Some wallpapers are also included in the app, and you can also request new icons via the app. This icon pack also supports a ton of launchers, including Nova, ADW, OnePlus Launcher, Smart Launcher, Solo, and so on. Whicons work best with a dark background, so keep that in mind.
Rondo is also a colorful icon pack, though, unlike Moonshine, this icon pack delivers uniform, circular icons. All the icons included in this icon pack are circular, and are the same size, so they’ll look great if you like that uniform look. The developer did its best to keep that flat look in place, and it did a great job at that. All the icons included in this icon pack look simple, and great at the same time.
Each icon also comes with a shade that goes from the center to the bottom-left corner. That adds an additional spark to the icons, to the way they look. Rondo comes with 25 different icon categories, and you can make icon requests as well, though that’s a part of the paid version of the app. There are 20 wallpapers included in the app as well. Rondo supports a wide range of launchers, both OEM and custom ones.
Darko is an icon pack that delivers darker icons, but not exactly black ones. These icons combine darker shades with saturated colors, basically. Depending on the icon, some will be more colorful than others. The thing is, this design works, they combine really well, as the developer did a great job of adapting the overall theme. These icons work with both darker and lighter wallpapers, they fit in really well.
You will find over 3,500 icons in this app, and over 66 wallpapers that have been made to work well with this icon pack. There are some alternative icon options for some icons, which is always welcomed. The app works with a ton of launchers, including Action, Nova, Apex, GO, Smart, Solo, and so on. Do note that the Darko icon pack is not free, it’ll cost you $1.49. It is well worth it, though.
If you love to keep things extremely simple, this icon pack may appeal to you. Lines is kind of similar to Whicons, but instead of offering solid whites, you only get white lines here, with hollow insides. The icons are quite simplistic in general, and the fact they’re presented with only lines make them ideal for staying out of the way. They are ideal for emphasizing wallpapers of your choosing.
Over 2,100 icons are included in this package, and over 200 wallpapers as well. These icons work great with the provided wallpapers, that’s something you’ll quickly realize. The icon pack itself is free, by the way. This icon pack works with a long list of launchers as well, including Nova, Action, Apex, Atom, GO, Solo, Smart, and much more. Lines is definitely not for everyone, but some of you will love this icon pack.
CandyCons is a really nice, colorful icon pack. It is somewhat similar to Moonshine, and I’ve even combined the two on occasion. Each of the icons has its own shape here, and the icons are nicely designed. Some of them offer more detail than others, but all of them are colorful, and look extremely nice. This is a free icon pack, by the way, anyone can download and use it.
Quite a few icons are included here. You’ll find 1,127 icons on the inside, along with 20 wallpapers which are made for these icons. CandyCons do support Muzei, in case you’re using it, while the app also supports various third-party launcher. You can apply this icon pack from Action, ADW, Apex, Go, Nova, and many more launchers you’ll find in the Play Store. The developer even designed some alternative icons, in other words, some icons come in several different designs.
Verticons, as you may have guessed from their name, are vertical icons. Instead of being landscape ones, or 1:1 ones, these are vertical, portrait icons. Considering the extra real estate the designer had to work with, these icons also offer a lot more detail than most icons out there. For example, the Facebook icon is not just a logo, but a part of the top toolbar as well. The Gboard icon has Google’s logo on it, but also a minimalistic keyboard.
These are really nice-looking icons, without a doubt. If vertical icons fit in well with your setup, you should definitely try them out. They are free to download and install, while the designer included over 2,000 icons here. If you decide to pay up, and buy a paid version, you’ll also find a ton of generic icons inside, and quite a few wallpapers as well. The paid version also delivers quite a few alternate icon styles to choose from.
Contrary to Verticons, Reacticons are landscape icons. Much like Verticons, though, they do deliver quite a bit of detail, as there’s much room to work with. The Instagram icon has the Instagram logo in it, plus a toolbar. The Pinterest icon has the company’s logo, and a pin on the side. In fact, you can even combine Reactions with Verticons if you want to create a rather interesting setup, the styles are kind of similar.
This icon pack has over 4,900 icons included. You will also gain access to 80 UHD wallpapers. The developer did include quite a few custom folder icons, and custom app drawer icons, just inc case you need them. You can request icons if you want, and Reactions come with support for Muzei Live Wallpaper. These icons also support a wide range of launchers, so chances are you’ll be able to use them.
The Superhero icon pack is kind of unique on this list. It doesn’t really represent any particular apps like the others do. All icons included in this icon pack represent superheroes, though. So, if you’d like to mask your regular apps with icons based on superheroes, this is the way to do it. It will take a while to get used to, that’s for sure, but nobody except you will know which icon launches what app.
You’ll find around a dozen icons included in this icon pack. You’ll find Captain America, Iron Man, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Hulk, and so on. Do note that the app is free, and if you choose to donate, you’ll get access to some extra icons. This icon pack is also supported by a wide range of Android launchers. You can use it with Action, Atom, GO, Nova, and various other launchers.
Paper is an icon pack that is kind of self-explanatory. Icons in this icon pack imitate a wrinkled paper look. Their shape is also quite interesting, as it looks as if someone tore a piece of paper, and painted an icon on it. These icons will give your device a fresh new look, without a doubt. The icon pack contains over 5,000 icons, and new ones are still being added. There are also quite a few generic icons included here.
The developer does provide over 40 HD wallpapers to go with these icons. Alternative designs for some icons are also available. All icons are 192×192 in resolution, and if you do pay up, and get a premium version of the app, you’ll also be able to request new icons. Paper comes with support for a wide range of Android launchers, including Aviate, Nova, Apex, Smart, Trebuchet, and many more.