Best new Android widgets (December 2014)

Best new Android widgets (December 2014)

Up until iOS 8, widgets were among the main showstoppers of Android. Indeed, this is the beauty of Android - the ability to add a handy and configurable small applications with limited functionality right on your home screen is surely among the most valued aspects of Google's OS. 

Surely, Google Play is the home ground of many a widget, and while we've already separated the wheat from the chaff numerous times, a multitude of new ones hits the app repository on a regular basis. That's why it's rather hard to keep tabs on all the new widgets that make the rounds for Android. Surely, even the most dedicated Android fans have a tough time keeping track of these.

That's why we decided to regularly keep you informed of all the notable new widgets that arrive on Google Play. Every two weeks, starting with this one, we'll present you the widgets that deserve your attention. Let's go!

Material Weather Widget

Download (free)

This weather widget is fully built around the Material Design guidelines. Apart from looking stunning, it's also quite useful and provides you vital stats about the local weather.



ACW: Amaze Clock Widget

Download (free)

A noteworthy clock widget that allows you to choose among numerous different clock themes.



Widgets toolbox

Download (free)

This widget allows you to add some nifty toggles directly to your homescreen. These can enable or disable various aspects of your device, such as Wi-Fi, mobile data, volume, and many others.



1028 Widgets

Download (free) 

Although it doesn't come with 1028 different widgets, this newcomer for Android allows you to control some of the more substantial settings of your device comfortably right from your home screen, be it Wi-Fi, mobile data, or others.



Round Clock Widget

Download (free)

A simple and streamlined clock widget, which comes with a broad selection of different themes and "watch faces". You can't go wrong with simple.



Air Horn Widget

Download ($0.99)

This widget allows you to play three different, quite loud, and mildly-interesting sounds of horns, because why not? You can also record and play your own sounds.



Prime For Zooper Widget

Download ($0.99)

This is a collection of some rather good-looking skins for Zooper Widget. Have in mind that they won't work with its free version.

Story timeline

FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

In before wp fan claims these are not as useful as tiles where the idea originated from bs. Tiles are crap as much as dead informing icons on another os.

2. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

Says Live Tiles on W10 will or may work like widget. At least MS still listens and learns.

12. Dastrix unregistered

You had to bring WP in an Android article. Keep it up!

3. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

What's the weatherclock widget in the article image? None of these look like that. :/

7. Nightwing

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

My thoughts exactly!

13. rocky001

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Its called "Minarch for Zooper Widget". Search it on playstore

14. 90ninjas unregistered

The one at the very top is called "Primium" for Zooper widget. It's just modified a bit.

16. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Thanks!

4. conspicuus

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

According to Eset Mobile security Widget Toolbox contains AdDisplay.Dowgin.Y

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Get zooper or uccw pack.... And tweak widgets to your wish... I do that ....

6. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Get zooper or uccw pack.... And tweak widgets to your wish... Its that simple...

8. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

The nicest one on here is the main article image, and its not even featured!

9. Simona unregistered

the worst widgets i EVER seen !

10. cozze02

Posts: 119; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

completely agree

11. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I clicked because of article's image.... LoL

15. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

My favorite widgets are DashClock and Power Toggles :)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.