Custom Tiles–Updates and New Features

One thing that people saw about Windows Phone sometimes, is that it is not very customizable.  While I disagree whole heartedly, I also like to make it a little simpler for people to add customizations to their Windows Phone devices.  With my Custom Tiles web app you have customizability that no other phone has.  You can add a lot of color, custom icons, and custom text to your WP home screen while also making them work as useful links to the websites that you use everyday.


Help Tips

You will notice that I added a ? to the top right of so that you can quickly see the steps it takes to start adding some flare to your WP home screen.  Tapping on the ? will open an easily listed out set of instructions for adding your favorite websites to your home screen with a heavily customizable tile.



Unicode Character Help

I made Custom Tiles support Unicode Characters a long time ago but, I know that many people do not realize the power that this added.  So to help you all out I added a quick access panel to a variety of different Unicode characters that will help you to customize your WP7 or WP8 home screen.  I will also take requests from people to find more specific Unicode characters and add or remove certain ones from the quick list.  To access the quick list of Uni’s you simply tap on the ‘Title’ input box and it will appear at the top of your screen for you.  Then all you have to do is tap on the Unicode Character that you like and the rest is magic.



Have fun customizing your home screens.  If you would like to share some of your creations, it would be greatly appreciated.  Also if you have any feature requests, feel free to submit them in the comments or on Twitter @Brad_Billman.