Start Perfect

Start Perfect
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Matthew Miller

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Download size

2 MB

Last updated



Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • data services
  • movement and directional sensor
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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From the maker of Transparency Tiles comes the premier tool to get your start screen just right: Start Perfect.

We think that you shouldn't need 10 different apps to customize your start screen, so we've built everything you need into start perfect:

Transparency Tiles (the number one tool to get replace those ugly colored tiles like Music and Facebook) is built in, and includes support for even more apps, including OneNote, New Word Document, New Excel Worksheet, Songza, Battery, Moliplayer, Yelp, eBay, and more!  Plus the built in version of Transparency Tiles lets you to change the name on the tile to anything you want, even other languages.

Start perfect also lets you create transparent tiles for system settings, and websites, now with custom images!

Need to get the layout right?  You can make invisible blank tiles (which you can't see at all) or transparent blank tiles (which show off your background or theme color).  You can make your blank tiles flip to add a little animation.  And if you want to get organized, you can create label tiles, invisible or transparent.

But what good are all those transparent tiles with nothing to show behind them?  Start Perfect has the tools you need to create custom backgrounds using any solid color, a gradient, or a custom polyfill.  And if for a more personal touch, Start Perfect lets you choose one of your photos and tint it any color.

All tiles, layouts, and backgrounds in the screenshots below are made entirely in Start Perfect.  But they're just the tip of the iceberg.  The possibilities are endless.

Start Perfect will be updated regularly with new features.  Planned features include custom images for pinned sites, tinted tiles (e.g. the Facebook tile would have a slight blue tint but still show your background), and more.

NOTE Office, OneDrive, & Skype are not supported, and transparency tiles do not show updates.  WP8.1 is required for start screen backgrounds.
The first update to Start Perfect ( is here, and it's a big one:

New Features:
• Set a custom icon image for website tiles.
• Setting the URL for websites is now easier.  We'll check if you've included http:// and only add it if you haven't.
• Create LowPoly backgrounds and stay in control.  Choose the main color, and whether you want to keep it simple, or add matching accents.
• You can now create blank tiles that flip to add a little life to your start screen
• New apps in transparency tiles: SurfCube 3D Browser, eBay, AppDeals, Runtastic Pro, Youtube HD, Groupon, YouTube, MUSIC+, PhotoMagic, HERE City Lens, Foundbite, iMusic, adidas miCoach
• Games tiles can now flip and show your avatar on the back.
• Label tiles now support up to three lines of text.

• A few spelling errors
• Tint preview not visible after selecting an image
• Shazam was not visible in app list
• Tint and fill previews didn't match current theme if white theme was selected

Minor Update (
• Added free trial.  Trial version cannot save wallpapers or pin more than one tile.

Minor Update (
• A bug has been found in the trial experience where users have trouble viewing the app in the store to purchase it.  This update resolves that issue.

Minor Update (
• A bug has been found where pinned websites with custom images don't always properly use the provided image.  This update resolves that issue.  The custom image process will be improved even more in the next update, but we wanted to get a quick fix out to everyone right away, and here it is!
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  • by Emily 6/21/2015
    Love this app. Love that you can make blank tiles to fill in gaps. Only wish that I didn't have to have that silly star for when I want to put a website on a tile.
  • by Bogdan 6/18/2015
    Awesome, but please add more transparent tiles.
  • by emily 6/10/2015
    Needs Voxer and Ringtones+
  • by Boguslaw 6/8/2015
    Good😊 application
  • by L.J. Jon M 5/26/2015
  • by Lee 5/13/2015
    Should be able to remove the star on the website tiles. When you don't use pics.
  • by Josh 4/26/2015
    Needs apps added such as IMDB, netflix, duolingo, and others
  • by jesus 4/25/2015
  • by Jennifer 4/23/2015
  • by Ashley 4/22/2015
    Not sure what think of this just yet