Ben Elliott · Sep 24, 2010 at 03:00 am

Bring Life to your Start Menu with IconHelper

Well-finished icons can bring a finishing touch to a well-themed device, but it’s often hard to find a corresponding icon for a relatively unknown application.

Created by XDA member poksh, IconHelper is a building tool that replaces and generates icons for your favourite shortcuts.

The application, which is available both in English and Russian, allows you to apply effects such as transparency and reflection to a start-menu icon simply by holding your finger down on the icon you want to change.

IconHelper is currently only at version 0.14 as its initial release was only a few days ago, but the developer has some interesting features planned for the application’s future. If you would like to try the app out, it is available in the original thread.


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