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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

App Review App Icons

Whenever you use Safari and decide to "Add to Home Screen", a shortcut is neatly created for you which will take you back to that page. Unfortunately, the icon that goes with the shortcut is a miniature representation of the page; not necessarily the most helpful thing. App Icons allows you to assign individual icons to each of your shortcuts, thereby making it far easier to recognise what you are looking for.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The initial screen prompts you to enter a web address. It is prudent to copy and paste it from Safari (or any other browser you are using); obviously this needs to be exactly correct. Next you get to choose a background (most importantly, including a photograph from your camera roll), shape, foreground, and border. You then simply hit the "create" button and then tap "Add to Home Screen" and you now have your personalised icon. It really is as simple as that.

Cost
There is a free version, limited to three shortcuts, and containing adverts. Once you are convinced the App is for you, it is a low cost purchase for the unfettered version.

Indispensability
Of course you can live without it but, if you have (many) shortcuts on your homescreen, this makes them so much easier to find.

Dependability
I have not encountered any problems whatsoever.

Security
Unless you are bashful about your shortcuts there is no issue. If you are not using private browsing then, as ever, be very careful as anyone with your iOS device also has access to your login information.

ACIDS Test Rating:
A helpful little utility.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get App Icons here.

2 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    bug fixes

    ReplyDelete

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