It is part of the history of Android because it accompanies the first years of the platform, being one of the first high-value apps that focused on personalizing mobile devices. This was very new at the time, since it was an aspect that was not taken care of as much, or something that users did not trust too much.
A pioneering catalog of wallpapers for mobile phones
At first glance it seems that the ‘boom’ of this app has passed, as if it were the song of the summer. Nevertheless, Zedge it has survived all of this, and it is gaining more and more downloads. The application of ringtones and wallpapers founded in 2003 and which established its headquarters in Norway in 2007 was included six years later, in 2013, by Time magazine in its list of 50 best ‘apps’ for Android; And now, years later, it is still one of the most downloaded on Android despite the fact that there are infinite ways to download a song or access a quality photograph to choose as a wallpaper.
It offers photos and videos of very good quality and functionalities that allow their customization through ‘stickers‘ Zedge makes available to its users a wide catalog among which you can find images of brands such as ‘Nike’, banners from different sports clubs, snapshots of exotic animals, cars, ‘Fortnite’ scenarios or, in its category Spiritual ‘, wallpapers that aim to evoke tranquility in addition to a long list of images of the kings of the internet, the kitties. Everything can be filtered by recent, popular, or featured.
When accessing each section we will have different types of preview depending on which elements we are viewing, as well as a system of gestures to see the different backgrounds through a slide on the screen. Thus, both in the backgrounds and backgrounds section animated we will find a gallery of images similar to the one presented, for example, by the Android default gallery. However, in the tones and alerts sections, when clicking on any element a small player is displayed that allows us to listen to the content. It is worth highlighting the speed with which the tones and alerts are loaded in preview mode, one of the strengths of the application.
One of the features that will help us the most to find exactly what we are looking for is the search tool, which works quite well, in addition to the ability to organize the elements according to different parameters. In addition, we can apply filters of different types, which will allow us to narrow down the search.
Zedge also has ringtones
Zedge is an application that started as a database of images to download and use as wallpaper. However, today it also offers animated wallpapers, notification tones, alarm tones and the possibility of using some of your favorite songs as a ringtone. It also offers a wide icon pack selection, ideal for those who have a Launcher installed on their mobile.
In addition to the festive or love motives, the current media and music seem to prevail. The ‘app’ has its catalog of ringtones and notifications with a list of very current songs that the user can download, including the most famous songs by Rosalía, Bad Bunny and La soundtrack of Game of Thrones plus a wide variety of ringtones that Apple sets as default on iPhone. This last option is, according to the disposition of the same application, one of the most popular among its users, as well as the tones of the notifications that iPhone installs by default in its terminals.
All this content, obviously, is not going to be free. The app has an advertising system that, despite being certainly logical to survive, is abusive. It is present everywhere, apart from having a fairly intense frequency. In addition, many of the funds are also downloaded with an advertisement, unless we can redeem the coins with which Zedge has, as if it were a game.