App of the Week: Multicon

As Android users, we are free to customize our homescreens in any way that we want. Whether we would like to have apps, widgets, or apps and widgets, anything goes with Android. But that’s what we’re all about isn’t it? The freedom to customize as we please is what we Android users pride ourselves on. With Android we have customization, however, one of the things that we cannot customize on Android (right out of the box, that is) is how large or small our app icons are. We are stuck with the same size icon for every app. Unless, of course, a developer finds a way around this using a widget. Thus, Mulitcon was born.

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Multicon may be the most simple app I have reviewed yet, but is in no way inferior. Multicon is a downloadable widget. That’s it. Multicon is a widget that simply holds all of the apps you wish to put into it and places it on your homescreen. Think of it as a folder that you don’t have to open. The contents of your widget lay on your homescreen ready to be clicked with no opening whatsoever. For example, if you choose a 1×1 size Multicon widget, you can put, say, 4 apps onto your homescreen in the space that would usually be taken up by only one app. This is a brilliant idea that is masterfully executed by the developer of Multicon.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. No sir. Multicon takes it a step further by allowing you to have four different sizes of widgets: 1×1, 1×2, 1×3, and 1×4. This way you can keep all of your apps aligned and neat, but have many on one homescreen. How many, you say? Well, the standard size for Multicon is 4 widgets in the space of one. If there is enough space for 16 apps on the homescreen regularly, then with Multicon you can have 64 apps on a homescreen. However, Multicon also gives you the option to decrease or increase the size of the icons, so at maximum, you can have a total of 96 apps on your homescreen. At that point we’re talking about a homescreen that looks like your cluttered Windows desktop, but if that’s your thing then so be it.

Multicon is awesome. It runs smoothly and I haven’t had any problems with it whatsoever. I have heard of some people running into the widget disappearing on the HTC Evo, but other than that this app is fantastic. Multicon is currently one of the most helpful and most used apps that I have installed, and that is why it is this week’s App of the Week.

about the writer: Elijah Ketchum is a 16 year old sophomore in High School in Cincinnati OH. His Android experience started with the Motorola Droid. He enjoys everything about Android and convincing his iPhone fan boy classmates to switch. He recently convinced his father, a long term Blackberry user to switch to a Motorola Droid X. Like Elijah’s writing? Have questions? email [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ElijahIsMe

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