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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Ben Elliott

ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above.
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