Pattrn – download & set some cool pattern backgrounds for your Android!
Aug 7, 2012 2:19 PM –
Pattrn is a beautifully designed Android app that showcases the gorgeous patterns created by COLOURlovers community members. You can favourite the ones you like to create your own gallery, as well as add them as your wallpaper. There are hundreds to explore and the whole app is designed around Google’s ‘Holo’ design principals.
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Loads of patterns to explore!
- Beautifully designed app!
- Easy to use!
- Search by similar colours!
- Ability to save favourites!
- Showcases the patterns from COLOURlovers rather than being a community app for COLOURlovers users. Essentially you can see the pattern has comments but you can’t see them. You also can’t log in, add your own or tweak existing patterns.
Pattrn brings you all the lush patterns from the COLOURlovers website. In a polished ‘Holo’-designed app, you can scroll through the latest patterns, the most popular and the ones you have favourited. Tap a pattern to view it in full and star it to add it to your favourites. Beneath each pattern you see a selection of colours that appear. You can then search according to that colour and find more patterns- great if you have a colour in mind and want to find similar designs.
You can share the pattern you like via a handy share icon at the top, or make the design your wallpaper with another icon. It’s all very intuitive and user-friendly. Pattrn is a very responsive app and you can search through patterns quickly and conveniently. I really liked the way you can easily add favourites by tapping the star, and then all these patterns are saved in your own little gallery of preferred designs.
While the patterns come from the COLOURlovers website, don’t be fooled into thinking this is a community app, perhaps like Fancy. It merely showcases the designs and lets you save them as wallpapers and favourites. While you can see that certain designs are popular, you can’t comment on them or interact with the main website in any way.
Pattrn – Popular
Pattrn – Latest
Pattrn – Favourites
Pattrn – Search for patterns based on colour
Pattrn – Opened pattern
Pattrn – Lots of original designs
Pattrn – Wallpapers
Pattrn – Set as wallpaper
Pattrn – App will automatically update wallpaper for you
For a more original selection of stylish wallpaper designs than you get with most wallpaper apps, Pattrn is really nice. I found it took a fair bit of searching to find the ones I liked, but there’s plenty here for everyone.
Ease of Use:
The app is beautifully simple to use and the navigation is a breeze. The tabs and icons make it simple to explore and the whole application is extremely user-friendly.
Wallpapers are quite personal things and, while some people change their wallpapers on a daily basis, many users have the same wallpaper for weeks at a time. The app is fun to explore but, as it’s really just showcasing potential wallpapers for your device, it might not be used all that much compared to other personalisation apps.
Designed around Google’s own ‘Holo’ principals, the app is clean, polished and looks very slick and usable.
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