Let’s face it, iDevices are usually not that much customization friendly as a result of Apple’s closed policies unless you are going to jailbreak them. But not all people are interested in having their iDevices jailbroken and you can even live without that for sure! There are still ways to give a shiny new look to your iPad’s both Home Screen and Lock Screen using designated apps or simply by browsing quality wallpaper websites to find the ones that match your taste. To ease this process for you here are our curated iPad apps and classy wallpaper resources for the stylishness of your iPad.
iPad Customization Apps:
Pimp Your Screen
Pimp Your Screen is one of the most popular iPad customization apps around which enables you to give your iPad a new look by choosing from a large collection of backgrounds, icon skins, app shelves, and neon combos. It also supports the Retina display for the new iPad. One good point about this app is that with its instant preview feature you don’t need to apply the changes you make each time to see how it would look on your iPad Homescreen. Pimp Your Screen‘s current version hast a 4.5 stars rating and is available to download for $0.99. (more…)
Customize Your OS X Lion’s Dashboard, Mission Control and Login Screen Background Images with “Lion Designer”
Have you ever been trying to customize your Mac OS X Lion’s different design elements such as the mission control or login screen backgrounds? Sure you could do these using hacks and tricks that required a little manual file editing and replacement, but now thanks to German developer Moritz Wette, You can easily do the customization with a free app called “Lion Designer“.
Here are some of Lion Designer features:
- Customize new Dashboard background image
- Customize new Mission Control background image
- Customize folder icons of the new Launchpad
- Customize folder background of the new Launchpad
- Customize the login screen background image
- Change the icon (apple) at the top of the login screen
- Customize the size of the launchpad icons
Watch this quick tutorial to learn how to use the Lion Designer app.
We have previously mentioned the awesome Mac desktop customization tool, Geektool, in several posts. Fortunately the developer of this app has released GeekTool App on Mac App Store, and it had gained a lot of popularity only in a few days.
Geektool app comes with three default plugins:
- File plugin to monitor MacOS X activity with /var/log/system.log, or any file that you want to follow.
- Shell mode to launch custom scripts or commands like “df” to check space left on filesystems or “uptime” to monitor load on your machine.
- Finally, image mode helps you monitor bandwith usage, CPU load, memory availability on your server with tools like MRTG or RRD.
The screenshot of Geektool on Mac App store features the Awesome Clock and Sand Desktop we had previously covered. So if you are interested in replicating this beautiful desktop check this video tutorial.
Omnimo is a windows desktop customization tool that overlays your desktop with a beautiful tiled interface similar with Windows Phone 7. It enables you to add useful widgets for weather, Gmail, calendars, news feed, Twitter, system monitoring and many other things to your desktop. The best thing about Omnimo is that you can easily drag and drop the widgets through its setup to customize your desktop depending on your taste and style. (more…)
There are several desktop customization tools available for Windows but not all of them are as versatile as Rainmeter. By installing Rainmeter you will be able to access lots of cool widgets and applets which neatly float on your desktop and give you quick information such as CPU usage, calendar, weather, RSS feeds, emails, Tweeter activities and application launchers. What makes Rainmeter a powerful customization tool is the large community of active developers and designers which make provide Rainmeter users with a wide variety of skins, themes and options to choose from.