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Best new Android widgets (December 2015)

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Best new Android widgets (December 2015)
The time has come to show you some of the best widgets that have ventured to the Google Play Store during the past two weeks! As you have probably noticed, we have been running this bi-weekly column for some time now. As a result, we have formed a pretty good understanding on how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Although not every Android user makes full use of them (as it's entirely optional), the home screen widgets that are natively supported by Google's OS are one of its fundamental functionality features. In general, widgets are "miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the home screen) and receive periodic updates", and are usually regarded highly by the Android community.

It goes without saying that if you take away Android's widget support, you are essentially stripping it away of one of its defining features. And we don't want to do this, do we? On the contrary, we want to regularly present to you the best and most noteworthy new widgets that get released on the Play Store. As it's rather hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, we do the hard work for you and show you all the new widgets that you should know about once every two weeks.

Ruckus

Download ($0.99)

Get Zooper Widget, get Rucks and you have more than a hundred different widgets at your disposal. All of them support the OnTap feature of Zooper, which essentially enables you to assign a different action when you tap each one of these widgets, for example, launch an app or another widget. Well worth the $0.99 its dev is asking for it, if you ask us.



Micro stock widget 

Download (free)

In case you want and need to keep tabs on your favorite stock indexes at all times, this widget might be extremely helpful. Micro stock widget displays the current rates of a number of many stock indexes that are user definable. Apart from the abbreviation and the current rate for each one, the widget also displays a nifty graph depicting the recent trends for each index in the background.


Material Daze

Download (free)

Material Daze is a fresh new widget that displays the date and time straight on your home screen. Apart from this essential info, it also features the monthly artwork from Google's Calendar app. Have in mind that it requires Kustom Widget Maker Pro in order to make use of this one.

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