Transparent App Icons is the easiest, simplest way to customize your iOS 14 home screen with icons that are set against the Home Screen background wallpaper to look like they’re transparent. Transparent App Icons lets you create images to use as Shortcuts bookmarks on your Home Screen, so you can achieve previously impossible Home Screen layouts and custom icon spacing, using a simulated transparent background.
- Upload wallpaper images and automatically create icons with the correct cut-out so that icons blend with the wallpaper seamlessly
- Automatically crop uploaded images to your phone’s wallpaper size
- Quickly create icon images for entire home screen pages
- Overlay transparent images to create a see-through logo effect: 2200+ logos and symbols included in the app
- Transparent App Icons is a one time purchase, paid up front: no subscriptions, no selling data, no need to log in
- Absolutely never, ever, ever any ads
There’s no corporation trying to extract ad dollars here - I’m just one developer, and I hope Transparent App Icons can help you create creative and aesthetic iOS 14 home screen layouts! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @TransparentIcns - thank you!
Thank you for your support of Transparent App Icons! This version includes a critical bug fix for an issue where icons on iPhone 12 Mini would become misaligned. Also:
- Adds another recommended app in settings
- Adds improved anonymized analytics so that it’s easier to resolve user-reported bugs
Thanks again everyone, especially those of you who have reported bugs - I appreciate so much support for this app! As always, feel free to reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org or @TransparentIcns on Twitter.
Ratings and Reviews
Saves so much time!
All it takes is a screenshot of your background, a few taps, and you get a transparent app icon that blends in perfectly with your background! Super easy! Plus, it already comes with so many of the most commonly used icons, so you most likely don’t even have to make/find your own transparent icon. But using your own is an option too! Great app!
Lack of features
Overall this is a great app but I am disappointed that you cannot use your own icon over the background in the customization feature. Your app makes it so simple to use the pre loaded icons but I have a few of my own designs that have transparent backgrounds that I would like to use over the wallpaper screenshot, but to do that I have to make it myself from the screenshot in procreate. Just an unnecessary step if you would just allow an upload feature. If I’m missing something or this is changed I’d happily change my review to 5 stars!
Developer Response ,
Hi there! You'll be happy to know that it's possible to use your own transparent overlays in Transparent App Icons, though the process is a little bit more complicated. You'll need to copy your transparent image to the clipboard, then after selecting the icon placement you want in Transparent App Icons, select "Customize" then the blue "..." button, then "Paste Image". The reason this is necessary is that sometimes the iOS Photos app automatically converts transparent backgrounds to white, so it's necessary to paste instead of just selecting a photo.
I hope that clears things up! If you have more questions or have problems with pasting the image, don't hesitate to reach out at email@example.com and we'd be happy to help further. I've also put a note that the way to paste in a custom icon is hard to find, so we'll improve that in a future app version. Thank you!
Made a painful process less painful
This app does exactly what it claims do - generates “transparent” icons that match the wallpaper image of your choice. You still need to set up relevant shortcuts and bookmarks, but the images for the icons are created for you. The transparent icons work perfectly even on photos.
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- Noah Gilmore
- 11.4 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
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- © 2020 Noah Gilmore
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