Smartphones haven’t been around for long but have already managed to become an essential part of our lives. Some users see them as nothing more than tools for simplifying the tasks they have to perform on a daily basis, such as checking their mail, following a schedule, making calls, etc. However, most people tend to see their smartphones as something personal and individual, like an accessory that helps them make a statement about themselves in a matter of seconds. Thus, customizing yourRead full review
Zedge: Customizing Your Phone Has Never Been Easier and More Fun
Smartphones haven’t been around for long but have already managed to become an essential part of our lives. Some users see them as nothing more than tools for simplifying the tasks they have to perform on a daily basis, such as checking their mail, following a schedule, making calls, etc.
However, most people tend to see their smartphones as something personal and individual, like an accessory that helps them make a statement about themselves in a matter of seconds. Thus, customizing your phone with wallpapers and ringtones no longer seems to be a kids’ prerogative. If you often spend hours online, searching for the best wallpaper and the funniest ringtone, you should try a mobile app called Zedge to make the most out of your time and your phone.
Zedge can probably do anything that you’d expect from an app that helps you find ringtones/wallpapers. It is a popular app both for Android and iOS, and it has stood the test of time and earned a reputation for being the go-to platform for personalizing your phone.
Initially, Zedge could only be used to find wallpapers and ringtones, but now Android users can get a lot more from it. Thanks to the most recent additions to the app’s functionality you can customize your phone’s app icons, as well as install some cool free games straight from Zedge. If you find something that you like and wish to use on your phone, you don’t even have to leave Zedge, because you can set new wallpapers and ringtones straight from the app. You can even set individual ringtones for every person in your contacts list without exiting Zedge.
Another cool feature is the ability to create a Zedge account. You can add any Zedge ringtone and wallpaper that you like to favorites, and then access them from any device by simply logging into your account on it. This feature is particularly handy if you own multiple devices or if you’re switching to a new phone/tablet.
If your phone’s screen resolution isn’t common like 960x640, 720p or 1080p, you’re probably hard-pressed to find wallpapers that you like, and that fit your phone’s screen. Fortunately, with Zedge, you’ll no longer have to use wallpapers that you don’t really like just because they were available in the right resolution. Zedge wallpapers are automatically adjusted to fit your screen resolution, be it Full HD or QVGA, so you can finally enjoy each and every wallpaper without worrying about how it is going to look on your phone’s screen.
What else can you do in Zedge? You can make good use of Zedge widgets, which allow you to quickly access your preferred items straight from your device’s launch screen. If you install games through Zedge, they will be automatically added to the games widget, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time looking for them. The same is true for Zedge wallpapers: a single tap on the wallpaper widget allows you to change your wallpaper.
Finally, Zedge doesn’t want you to deal with huge bills for the Internet, especially if you browse the content using the mobile network. Thus, you can listen to all ringtones Zedge has to offer before you download them. You won’t have to open every wallpaper option in a full-screen mode either due to an improved preview mode, which will help you decide whether the image is worth a closer look or not.
If you like the way Android OS looks on your phone, you’re probably going to like Zedge design as well. It is devoid of everything unnecessary and fairly functional, and yet it lacks a certain individuality that would have prompted to give it the highest rating. The interface looks sleek and is easy to navigate, so you won’t be stuck looking for a certain function. You can swipe through screens to access different categories of wallpapers and ringtones, which is fast and convenient, but takes some time to get used to. Overall, the design of Zedge is minimalistic, easy-to-use, and attractive, so it deserves the high grade it got.
Zedge is really easy to navigate even if you aren’t a pro when it comes to technologies, which is obviously an advantage. Setting up an account is fast and easy and will add a lot to the app’s functionality in the long run.
Zedge won't take up a lot of RAM on your phone, so it will hardly interfere with the operation of other apps and the system itself. This also means that Zedge will run smoothly even on older phones with less RAM and slower CPUs, which is great for those users who are reluctant to update their phones every year or so. However, some older devices might be incompatible with the newer Zedge updates, so you’ll have to be content with the newest version that can still be installed on your phone.
Cross-Platform Use 10/10
You can have Zedge apps installed on virtually every “smart” device you own. Whether it is an Android phone or tablet, an iPhone, an iPod touch, an iPad, or even a Windows Phone – you can still enjoy the benefits of Zedge on all of them, as long as they run compatible OS versions.
Zedge is a free app, and all Zedge downloads are free as well. You can’t make any in-app purchases, not even if you were willing to get rid of the advertisements within the app.
If you are a junkie for customizing your phone in every possible way, Zedge will be a great addition to your installed apps. Zedge free ringtone storage contains over 400,000 ringtones, which is more than enough even for a really picky user. In addition, you can choose from more than 6000 free Zedge wallpapers. The developers are constantly updating the app, redesigning it and adding new features, so you can expect that some new exciting changes are going to come to Zedge even in the nearest future.
Zedge is really a must-have app for anyone who wants their smartphone to represent their individuality and be a personal thing.
Pros : lots of free, high-quality content;
images are automatically optimized for your phone’s screen resolution;
sleek design and user-friendly interface;
convenient preview modes;
custom app icons for free;
no need to leave the app to update the ringtone or wallpaper.
Cons : the app won’t work in offline mode;
no possibility to purchase an adfree version.
Cross-platform use 5.0