Unless you’re one of those iPhone owners with a jailbroken phone, there’s not a lot you can do in terms of customization of the layout and interface design. However, personalization is a big deal for many folks who spend a lot of time with their phones. And even if you’re not a tween girl who loves to accessorize, looking at the same, boring wallpaper or home screen background can be a bit of a drag.
Luckily for you, Apalon has come to the rescue with Pimp Your Screen, which features a massive collection of screen savers, icon frames, and snazzy decorations for your iPhone screen. But the big question is should you spend a dollar to download a collection of pretty pictures for your phone when a simple Google search will yield results that are just as satisfying?
Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to that question. It all depends on a few factors: do you change your phone wallpaper often? Does searching the web for iPhone wallpaper and then figuring out how to save that wallpaper to the correct folder and sync it to your phone sound too cumbersome? If you answered, “Yes” to both questions, Pimp Your Screen is probably right for you.
Pimp Your Screen features dozens of gorgeous, hi-res backgrounds for your iPhone. No question about it, the artwork included in beautiful, slick, and easy on the eyes. You’ll find everything from soothing landscapes to futuristic neon designs. There are borders to surround your app icons, making them “pop” visually, and virtual shelves for them to rest upon.
In addition, Pimp Your Screen can be updated, which means that by the time you’ve cycled through all the backgrounds, chances are there’ll be new ones added to the service.
However, if you’re not someone who’s afraid of scouring the internet for new background art, or are happy with simply taking a picture of your kids and slapping that on your phone screen, Pimp Your Screen will not be worth your time or money. While the art is top-notch, backgrounds of similar quality are just a Google search away.
Bottom Line: Pimp Your Screen provides gorgeous backgrounds and wallpaper for your iPhone. But free artwork is available online for those willing to search for it.
Pimp Your Screen is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.