I've said it before - the beauty of Android is the ability to customize your phone any way you want to. My preference is to keep it as minimal as possible. I don't like cluttered homescreens; it's what I'm used to, and I actually want to see my wallpaper!
Instead of showing you screenshots, I wanted to show a video of how I use my phone.
As you can see, I keep my Robin clean. The wallpaper is from the latest Android N preview which actually looks nice with my Electric Robin and probably would look hot on Mint too.
Launcher: Like Alastair, I use Nova Launcher. Now why would I do that? Because I enjoy using gestures, and icon packs. With gestures, I only use two. The first gesture I use is a swipe up on the homescreen that brings up the app drawer. The 2nd gesture, double-tap, launches Voice Search. That's it!
Icon Pack: One thing I look for in an icon pack is how consistent the icons look across the board, and how many apps are supported. Right now, and it's been my favorite for a while is Alos. It has a flat Material look, and also has icon masking so if there's an app that isn't supported, then it will mask it and give it a border that is in the same shape as the others.
My top 3 apps: The apps that I can't live without: Relay Pro, because I'm always looking for new GIFs, and Android News. I love how you can customize the appearance and functionality of the app. ELI5 and OutOfTheLoop, anyone? My next favorite app is Swipe for Facebook. It's pretty speedy, and you can customize the appearance of Facebook if you don't like the stock look. You can also change your notifications and swipe across the different sections like your Newsfeed, Friend Requests, and Events. It also doesn't drain the heck out of your battery like the official Facebook app does! The last app that I really like using is Flipboard. I know that one isn't new, but I like how engaging the motion of flipping the news is. It's a nice experience and helps me stay on top of more official news.
What's your favorite icon pack? Let me know in the comments so I can bite your style.