10 great Android widgets
Unlike other clock & weather widgets, Minimalistic Text displays information in a very simple, straightforward way. It can be configured to display time, date, battery and weather information. The looks of the widget can be customized to the user's preferences. Combine it with the Barcode Battery Bar widget for the ultimate minimalistic homescreen layout.
As the name suggests, Tasks is made to keep one's life organized. Place its widget on your home screen and you'll always have a quick access to your personal to-do list. The application can be synchronized with Google Tasks. While Tasks can be downloaded and used for free, there's a paid version that contains no advertisements.
Price: Free / $0.99
3. Google Keep
This is Google's answer to the popular Evernote application. It's made for keeping track of thoughts and ideas by putting them down on notes and lists. Voice and images can be attached to a given note as well.
Some Android launchers come with toggle buttons built-in. Some phones have a widget dedicated to the purpose. Yet no stock widget is as functional as Power Toggles with its 40+ switches that one can customize and rearrange.
Want something done right? Do it yourself! With this app you can create a widget of your own displaying time, date, battery or/and weather information. Best of all, no programming skills are required.
6. Battery HD
Here's a nice battery widget that displays not only a smartphone or tablet's battery level, but also tells you how much usage time you have left, depending on what's the device being used for.
Need detailed, reliable weather information delivered to your home screen? Then here's the app to download. It comes packed with customizable widgets of multiple sizes, displaying anything from temperature and wind speed to the forcast for the upcoming days.
8. Car Widget
This app makes it easier to access apps and features while driving, although you shouldn't really be using your phone behind the wheel anyway. It places huge, easy to press shortcuts to apps on your home screen.
This sneaky widget is for taking photos of things without the knowledge of the people around you. Use it responsibly and don't blame us in case you get caught!
In addition to being a great dictionary, this wonderful app comes with a widget for quick access to its database. Heard a word you didn't know the exact meaning of? Just look it up! Also, there's a "Word of the day" feature added to the widget.