Best new Android widgets (February 2015)

If you're a dedicated Android fan and not making full use of widgets, then you're totally not using the full potential of Google's platform. See, if we take away widgets out of the feature bag, we are easily stripping it from one of its defining features.

That's why we are giving you tips on the noteworthy new widgets that have arrived on Google Plat during sometime in the previous fortnight. Naturally, 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, and naturally, we find it a hard and cumbersome, too (due to the sheer numbers of these kind of apps). 

Here are all the new notable widgets that arrived during the first week of February and the last week of January. Note that some of the widgets inside might require Zooper Widget installed, a pretty powerful customization app, in order to work properly.

EXO - Weather For Zooper

Download ($1.12)

This skin for Zooper Widget will display weather information right on your skin, yet it's biggest asset is the somewhat-material UI design.

Matte Zoopers

Download ($1.14)

Looking for a Material Design widget to complement your new Lollipop-inspired home screen setup? Look no further than the Matte theme for Zooper Widget.

L for Zooper

Download (free)

If you really dig the revamped notification drawer of Android 5.0 Lollipop, then this Zooper skin will allow you to endow your home screen with a similarly-looking widget.

Pop It! - Zooper Skins

Download (free)

Say what you want about Pop It! - colorful, vivid, minimalist, modern, you name it. It requires Zooper Widget to be installed on your device. 

MatPop for Zooper

Download ($0.99)

Fed up with Material Design-inspired skins for Zooper Widget? This is the last one, we promise! MatPop comes with 6 different widgets, each one available in a handful of different colors.

Funpack Zooper Theme

Download ($1.50)

We hope that you like minimalist clocks on your home screen, because that's what you get with Funpack Zooper Theme!

Weather Watch Face

Download ($1.04)

Own an Android Wear device? This widget allows you to customize its watch face!

Notification Monitor

Download ($0.99)

This handy widget will make sure that you never miss a notification - thanks to it, your screen will light up every time when an app requires your attention.

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1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So, what you're saying then, is "Zooper"? Zooper, got it.

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

The title of the post should be changed to "Best new Android Zooper widgets". The 2 last items should be removed.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You might want to add you need the Zooper app for these (and I'm not sure the free version will suffice).

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1140; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Zooper is the best clock widget app IMHO.

4. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Feels like an ad for Zooper, just like how XDA "collaborated" with Themer (although they do look good). If it's not a standalone app then no I don't want it. What do these widgets need Zooper for? Can't they integrate the dependencies into their own package?

5. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

in the Notification Monitor screenshots, does anyone know what power toggles widget that is in screen shot 3?

6. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Power Toggles?

8. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

no, i don't think so. the icons on the toggles themselves look different. could you find out please Peter? :)

10. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

I'll try, but don't keep your hopes too high!

13. tonyv

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

thanks Peter!

9. Skizzo

Posts: 432; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

Zooper ad?

12. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

phonearena becomming ad contributer for phone cases and app introducer instead of investigating in technology .. i'm done with russians !

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