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Sponsored App Review: Ditoni Black – Icon Pack

November 13, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Ditoni Black is an icon pack from Raypho Design and it’s a relatively new addition to the icon pack scene. You might have heard of other packs like the Gaia Icon Pack from the same developer, and there are a good number of packs from him. Ditoni Black is based on another pack, Ditoni, and it focuses on, you guessed it – a dark theme with black and dark grays being used to make up the overall look and feel. There are a great many icons already included in the pack and it’s constantly updated with those requested by users and there are a few wallpapers included as well. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

How it Works: In order to get the dark look and feel of Ditoni Black on your device, you’ll need to download it from the Play Store. Once you’ve done tat, you can go ahead and open up the Dashboard app from your launcher of choice.

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You can either choose to set the theme directly from the Ditoni Black app or from your launcher. Otherwise, you can use the Dashboard app to take a look at the wallpapers included as well.

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It’s easy to take a look at what the overall look and feel of the icons are in the dashboard app, too.

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I’m using the Epic Launcher, so I can just change the theme in the settings there, this works with Nova Launcher, ADW Launcher, Aviate Launcher, Apex Launcher, Action Launcher, Smart Launcher, Holo Launcher and Next Launcher to name just a few.

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The icons do look good on my Xperia Z2 and with all of this colorful, Material Design going around, it was nice to get a breath of fresh air.

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Opinion: I’ve played around with a number of icon packs over the years and with Android 5.0 Lollipop being so colorful, it’s nice to see a darker, more brooding change for once. If you’re into your dark themes, then Ditoni Black is a nice icon pack to help you keep your launcher and device dark and professional. I do wish that there were some more wallpapers included, but this is a new icon pack and I’m sure that it’s only going to get better and better over time. If there are icons that aren’t included, you can go ahead and request icons nice and easily in the app, but I didn’t come across many gaps throughout the overall theme.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – There’s nothing wrong with the icon pack and how it runs on my Android devices, and the Dashboard app is nice and speedy as well.
  • Features (4/5) – While this is a new icon pack and there’s quite a bit to be worked on, it’s still good-looking and the icons will really help complete your look and feel.
  • Theme (4.5/5) – With some more wallpapers, Ditoni Black would be a more complete theme, but as it stands it ticks the right boxes and it’s a nice breath of fresh air in the face of all this color.
  • Overall (4/5) – As a fairly new pack, there is work to be done, but I’m sure that after a few updates or so, Ditoni Black will only get better and better.

Pros

  • Works with a good number of launchers and the dashboard app makes it nice and easy to apply as well.
  • Great for those that prefer something darker instead of all the bright colors from Android 5.0.
  • Easy to request new icons for those that might be missing.
  • High-resolution icons make them great for newer smartphones with great displays.

Cons

  • More wallpapers would be really nice to see.
  • Quite a few icons were missing, but these will improve over time.

Conclusion: Ditoni Black is a great dark theme for users that prefer a more subdued and professional look and feel to it. It’s a nice fresh approach in the face of this new bright color and for those waiting for Lollipop to hit their devices, this could be a way of going your own route when it comes to look and feel. Ditoni Black does need some work, but it’s a new pack and it’ll get better. Just like Gaia, Altaris and Titan from RayphoDesign, there’s some great work to come here.

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