Change up the look of your icon badges with Badge Customizer

By , Mar 29, 2013

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Today we’re going to be taking a look at Badge Customizer, a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize the look of your app icon badges in iOS 6. You can alter their color, size and where they are positioned on your Home screen icons.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Cody, there’s already tweaks out there that do this.” And you’re right. There’s AppTag, and I’m sure a few others. But I don’t know how many of them work with iOS 6. Besides, it never hurts to have options…

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Badge Customizer is as easy to use at it sounds. Once installed, simply pop into your Settings app to start configuring all of the different options. Again, you can completely change the look of your badges, customizing their color, size and position.

In fact, there’s so many options it’s actually a bit overwhelming. Inside the Badge Color pane you can choose from 15 Blend Modes, and change the color—which is done with 3 RGB sliders—and the alpha. Luckily, there is a handy Preview button.

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In addition to the Badge Color pane, there is also a Badge Size slider, which [obviously] let’s you change the badge’s size, and a Badge Position menu. Here you’ll find 9 options for badge positions including top left, bottom left and middle right.

I don’t usually keep around customization tweaks, as I have a fairly minimal jailbreak setup. But I’d consider keeping this one. It works great and is extremely stable. If you’d like to try it out, you can find Badge Customizer in BigBoss, for free.

Have you tried Badge Customizer yet? Be sure to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/aa71217 Adel Ali

    Very Useful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mustafahamidchaudhry7 Mustafa Hamid Chaudhry

    Great tweak! it makes the badges look more attractive

  • http://twitter.com/oo7plasma Brandon Weidema

    it annoys me that the preview isnt realtime, having to press the button is annoying when youre trying to get a certain colour

  • http://twitter.com/BouchardAnthony Anthony Bouchard

    I like the color of the badge you have in the preview picture. But you’ve cut off your screenshot showing your color settings :(

    • http://twitter.com/RyanB823 RyanB

      Blend Mode: Multiply
      43, 184, 255 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    I liked this tweak but I found it was pretty annoying to customize the colours.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771542783 Mikael Gryholt

    How do you get the Circle around on the Badge’s ??

  • http://www.facebook.com/orlando.r.diaz Orlando Rafael Diaz

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE CREATE A CROSSFADING TWEAK FOR THE MUSIC APP!! ITS THE ONLY THING THE MUSIC APP IS MISSING!!

    • AMB_07

      That and a true landscape mode to replace the horrible coverflow

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001809600195 Nada Tosnas

      Yes, I’m for that too. On a separate note, why do people type EVERYTHING in capital letters? Is it laziness? Poor English skills?

  • tariq haidari

    FINAALLY a NEW USEFULL TWEAK!

  • iospixel

    Coming to Springtomize soon. One wishes! I mean fillipo manages to incorporate so much into that tweak it wouldn’t surprise me.

  • http://twitter.com/Remaxer Manuel M. Andrade

    For those asking, Cody is using the Blend Mode “Exclusion”
    :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/alejandro.arredondocastro Alejandro Arredondo Castro

    We miss Jeff, well I miss him for the reviews of cydia tweaks:(

    • jose castro

      what happen to him? any buddy know, haven’t seen a video form him In a while.

  • Matt10.26

    Hard to use in general. Finding the color you’re looking for is a ludious task overall.

  • Jimothy

    It is amazing, easy to use and very sleek. 10/10.

  • maverick

    Very nice tweak!
    It also has On / Off switch as all good tweaks.
    It will be perfect if:
    - fix RBG values to show on the white surface on right side of the slider. Right now they are squeezed on the left side almost outside the screen.
    - add “Reset to Default” option after playing too much with the settings. Default settings for the tweak make very nice looking badges.