An iPhone is legally yours once you buy it, but it’s not truly yours until it reflects your style, interests, and way of organizing things. In short, your iPhone isn’t yours until you customize it. The basic customization options included the phone let you change your wallpaper, use animated Live and Dynamic Wallpapers, display your battery’s charge as a percentage, or make folders. But, by using the apps in this list, as well as some of the built-in features of the iOS, you can go far beyond those simple changes (or at least give the appearance that you have).
iCandy Shelves & Skins
Many of the customization apps available for the iPhone work in roughly the same way: combine images, icon skins, and shelves into different styles, then save those images and use them as your wallpaper. iCandy Shelves & Skins ($0.99) does this but also adds some other features that, surprisingly, make it less useful. First, it offers many more images than other apps I tested, including the ability to download more from the web. With so many images, though, actually browsing them all is next to impossible (and slow). More interestingly, it gives you the ability to add text and clip art to your wallpapers, which I hadn’t seen before. That’s a nice touch, but it’s not enough to overcome the app’s problems.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars