10 great Android widgets you should try
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.
1. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I effing LOVE Power Toggles! I've been using it for a few weeks, and it works flawlessly!
4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I'd recommend Notification Toggle.
Same thing, but it's in your notification shade, which you can pretty much access in any app.
5. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
You are my hero for recommending this. I love it
6. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Power Toggles is running in my shade. It's not a normal on-screen widget ;-)
7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Oh, well I NT is really cool too. :D
3. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
Of the ones on this list, the only one I use is Dictionary.com. I only need a power toggle for my WiFi hotspot, so Power Toggles is overkill for me. I use The Weather Channel's widget for weather.
8. Nexu5 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
This is why i love andoid. It is about personal CUSTOMIZATION. Especially pure google ui. One nexus not going to look the same with other nexus :D
10. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
They need to come out with a bathroom Porn widget. ( o Y o ) Get in the stall and one touch access to your favorite passtime.
11. Acanthopis (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
What are the other widgets in screenshot n.1 of Minimalistic text? Also where did you get those nice backgrounds? :)