Welcome to the Mister Icon Gallery, where we show a variety of sample home screens made using some of Mister Icon's text-based icon labels. These images demonstrate many of the unique setups you can achieve with the Mister Icon app, and I hope that by exploring this gallery you will be inspired to use my app and make your own home screens look a bit snazzier.
I am considering adding some user-submitted images to this gallery, so if you have used Mister Icon to create some unique home screens of your own and would like to share your results with others, please send me an email via firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks and enjoy!
This sample home screen from an iPad demonstrates a very simple, yet effective way to use the Mister Icon app.
It uses a white “Work” icon from the “Open White” icon set, along with a plain black wallpaper.
A single icon in the top-left position works well on all devices, and can be used to clearly describe what is on the home screen in question.
Large screen iOS devices (iPhone Plus and iPad models) have the ability to rotate their home screens, and during this rotation, the home screen icons will move positions. But there are two positions that will never change, regardless of your device's orientation: top-left and bottom-right.
On iOS devices, the bottom-right position requires you to have a fully filled home screen, which is often undesirable, so that makes the top-left position the ideal one to use for all basic Mister Icon setups.
If you're just getting started with the Mister Icon app, I suggest trying to add an icon to the top-left of each of your home screens, then work from there to customise your device further as you see fit!
This sample home screen uses multiple icons from the “Open Space Grey” icon set.
Organising apps into rows like this can be a neat way to group similar apps and make them easier to find.
App folders can be a good way to add extra apps to a row if you need more space. Simply drag one icon on top of another to create a folder, so that multiple apps can take the place of just one normal icon.
Page number icons in the top-left corner can make it easier to know exactly where you are when swiping through your home screens. The little indicator dots at the bottom of the home screen perform much the same function, but having it clearly spelled out that you are on “Page 10”, for example, can be very useful at times.
For a demonstration of how this sample home screen was created, please take a look at the video on the Mister Icon homepage.
Sample Games page with icon labels from the “Vibrant Red” icon set
By using red icons against a silver wallpaper background, the labels stand out.
If a red wallpaper was used instead, the labels would blend in rather than stand out.
Version 2.0 of the app introduced the ability to access a range of simple wallpapers in colours that match those of the icons. Just scroll down the left-hand side of the app and look for the ‘paint roller’ to get started.
Blank red icons have been used on the left and right, to enable the main icon labels to be centred on the iPhone screen.
This home screen uses 4 icons from the “Vibrant White” icon set, down the left-hand side, along with a ‘Left Stripe’ wallpaper in white/silver.
I think this provides a very cool effect, along with a clear delineation between the icon ‘labels’ and the actual apps.
Note that due to iOS limitations, not all wallpaper colour combinations are able to pefectly blend in with icons of the same colour.
If you'd like your icons to match in perfectly with the background (like how these white icons match in perfectly with the vertical white stripe in the wallpaper), be sure to look for the green ‘seamless’ dot when selecting a wallpaper in the app.
This home screen setup is unique to iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR, as it provides a way to hide the camera/sensor ‘notch’ at the top of the screen.
By having black at the top of the ‘Top Stripe Hidden Notch’ wallpaper, the notch blends in, and the screen looks like a neat rounded rectangle.
The effect only works while your wallpaper is visible of course, so as soon as you launch an app, the notch will typically ‘reappear’ once again.
Sample home screen with icons from the ‘Central Red’ icon set, with a matching red wallpaper.
This home screen is set up to act like a contents page, providing information about what type of apps are on each home screen page.
The top row of this home screen uses 4 blank red icons, with captions added to the middle two icons during the “Add to Home Screen” installation.
Please note that if any of these icons are tapped, your iOS device will simply reopen Safari to the relevant unique icon installation page from the Mister Icon website. Apple does not currently provide the ability to automatically jump to a specific home screen page, so it is not possible to use the icons like shortcuts to a specific page.
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