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Best new Android widgets (January 2015)

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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.

This is exactly why we decided to inform you about the more interesting new widgets that landed on Google Play every two weeks or so. 

Plastix - Zooper Widget

Download ($0.99)

This add-on for the popular Zooper Widget tool brings about a few good-looking themes, which are obviously inspired by Google's Material Design guidelines. Might suit go along with your theme quite well, provided that you're also into Material Design.



Plain Clock Widget

Download (free)

No surprises here - Plain Clock Widget is... a plain clock widget that's actually pretty good. It's a no-frills way to adorn your home screen with a customizable digital clock.



Golden Clocks - Zooper Widget

Download (free)

Forget flat and minimalistic, Golden Clocks is an add-on for Zooper that relies on gold and extravagant design that might work quite well along the unorthodox home screen theme you've been trying to compile the past few days.



Neon Clocks - Zooper Widget

Download (free)

If you dig the style of the 80s, the ultra-bright and most extravagant decade of the last century, then this add-on for Zooper Widget might easily make you feel like home.


How Long Widget - Time Counter

Download (free)

This widget allows you to create handy countdown timers on your home screen, which allow you to keep tabs on whatever you want.


Paper Circles - Zooper Widget

Download ($0.99)

You'll find a surplus of different widgets inside this skin for Zooper Widget. From the looks of it, they will suit most Material Design-inspired home screen themes.

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    21 November Best new widgets for Android (November 2016) We know, in this day and age, widgets are not as popular as they onde were and fewer people are likely to head to the Play Store and download such auxiliary apps on their Android devices...
  • Best new widgets for Android (October 2016)
    10 October Best new widgets for Android (October 2016) Do you use widgets on your Android device? If yes, good for you, if not, why not? After all, widgets are one of Android's fundamental features and not utilizing them is like driving your supercar to the local Walmart only - a waste of potential! It's true that other operating systems support similar UI features, but let's face it, none is as advanced as Android's take on the matter...
  • Best new Android widgets (May 2016)
    30 May Best new Android widgets (May 2016) Do you use widgets on your Android device? If yes, good for you, if not, why not? After all, widgets are one of Android's fundamental features and not utilizing them is like driving your supercar to the local Walmart only - a waste of potential! It's true that other operating systems support similar UI features, but let's face it, none is as advanced as Android's take on the matter...
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    18 April Best new Android widgets (April 2016) #2 Do you use widgets on your Android device? If yes, good for you, if not, why not? After all, widgets are one of Android's fundamental features and not utilizing them is like driving your supercar to the local Walmart only - a waste of potential! It's true that other operating system support similar UI features, but let's face it, none is as advanced as Android's take on the matter...
  • Best new Android widgets (April 2016)
    4 April Best new Android widgets (April 2016) Do you use widgets on your Android device? If yes, good for you, if not, why not? After all, widgets are one of Android's fundamental features and not utilizing them is like driving your supercar to the local Walmart only - a waste of potential! It's true that other operating system support similar UI features, but let's face it, none is as advanced as Android's take on the matter...

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