How is BetterCut?

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  1. tu3218
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    For those who have this, is it worth it? Do the icon themes offer a good change and just overall would you recomend this. I just got a new theme(flavor ice) and some new icons would be nice.
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    Yes, I love it
    here is a screenshot
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    I have changed it up quite a bit since then but you get the idea
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    oh yeah that looks good. Now does bettercut actually offer themes or is that just the application that allows the use of the other themes that show up in the marketplace when I search bettercut. Also, is it easy to change the icons?
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    they don't do themes from what I can tell. its pretty simple to get icons, just search icons in the market and you will get tons of hits
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    I'm confused. I downloaded bettercut an a theme. Now what do I do to apply the icons?
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    longpress on space on screen
    select shortcut
    bettercut
    activity
    pick an icon on your home screen (you might need to clear some space to get it to work properly, it doesn't pick ones out of your app drawer)
    change icon
    pick from either a picture or icon pack you download
    change name if desired
    hit save
    you now have a shiney new icon :icon_ banana:
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    I've seen so many good things said about Bettercut but I just couldn't make it work. Don't quote me on this but I think it doens't work (well) with all the various home replacement apps. At least that was my experience with GDE. YMMV.

    If you want to look at other options check out Folder Organizer. I have the full version of this and it works very well.
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    my question is weather or not there is any lag while opening an app.

    like when i click on contacts it opens write up. Well with bettercut and the shortcut will this simple task take longer. And is so how much.
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    Hi everyone my first time posting, I have a question I'm using bettercut to create icons but having a problem finding the short cut for vibrate mode. Beautiful widget has that mode but I cant find it any where, if someone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.
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    One of the few apps I have paid for. And worth it. I am not rooted so without Bettercut my screens would be a little boring. With Bettercut and Helix I have my screens pretty much the way I want. I have just recently started making my own icons as well.
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    very cool. any recommendations for icon packs I should download? Is it hard to make your own icons btw.
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    Not sure about how hard it is to make them...or if it's a PITA, but here is a link to a thread of a bunch of custom icons. The guy who made them won't be doing anymore updates, but it's a great start and covers a lot. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/28538-customized-ibox-icons-matth3w.html
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    After changing the icon, can I go back to the original icon?
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    Same here, I was wondering if there is a way to go back to the original icon? Thanks in advance
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    first off yes you can go back to your original icon. you just drag the icon into the trash and then put it back on homescreen. It shows up as stock icon again.

    @papy the problem you are experiencing is because you have to put the icons you want to show up on your home replacement scfreen on the native homescreen.

    In other words go back to your stock screen and for demo purposes only lets say you only want 2 icons.

    place those 2 icons on the homescreen then choose your homereplacement as default homescreen. Go into Bettercut and change those 2 icons. Your done : )

    Those 2 icons will now be changed. If you dont place them on your default home you wont be able to change them on your homereplacement screen.

    I hope that helps.

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    Cereal...is this also true when dealing with the Helix Launchers as well? I need to use my normal home screens, set my icons up, then default to my Helix launcher and change with Better Cut? I've had a few issues with Better Cut, and overall it's nice...but still...have had some problems.
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    Makes sense. Sadly I'm a lazy git, and jumping through those hoops just to edit some icons seems too much like real work. FolderOrganizer is so much easier and works with any replacement screen.
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    Ok I just bought Bettercut, and now I need to add my icon that will allow me to make calls. How do I find this?
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    hey thanks from b4 those ones you gave me were sick you still have that link where they were all at?
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    -Open Bettercut
    -Click new shortcut
    -Click activity
    -Scroll down to phone