10 Best Android Widgets to Enhance Home Screen

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Widgets have been around for a long time. It was one of the features that made Android better than iOS. These days, our faith in widgets has diminished. Between better-designed apps, quick settings, app shortcuts, more powerful notifications, and always-on displays, there's not much reason to have them. However, some things, such as note taking, weather, calendar, to-do lists, etc., will always work better in a widget format. We just don't live in the times we once had, but that doesn't mean widgets are useless. Here are the best Android widgets.



  • Battery Widget Reborn
  • Month: Le Widget Calendrier
  • Google Now
  • Google Keep
  • 1Weather
  • KWGT Custom Widget Maker
  • M
  • Over drop
  • Weather Underground
  • T

Battery Widget Reborn

Battery Widget Reborn among the best android battery meter widgets. It provides a unique circular battery gauge widget. You can change the color and size to match your theme and home screen layout. The app itself also has battery information, shortcuts to settings like WiFi and Bluetooth settings, and it even gives you graphs showing battery activity in more detail. It's not too complicated. However, in times when smartphone manufacturers still don't always allow you to turn on the percentage in the status bar, apps like Battery Widget Reborn still come in handy.

Month: Le Widget Calendrier

Month: Calendar Widget and Agenda Widget are two Android Widgets from Candl Apps. The first is a fairly standard and minimal calendar widget. It includes over 90 themes, a minimal layout, Google Calendar support, and shows your various upcoming engagements. It looks and feels good, although power users may need something a little more powerful. Calendar Widget: Calendar is much like the other Calendar Widget app, but with more options. You can create widgets specifically for your calendar as well as any other upcoming events. Both widgets are free to use with a limited number of themes. You can buy more in-app purchases.



Google Now, Google Feed, Recherche Google

Google App has some decent Android widgets. The first is the classic Google search bar that we've all seen a million times. It's simple, functional, and lets you quickly search for things. The other widget 1 is a four by four widget. It shows you the weather with news cards with information related to things you love. It also provides a quick way to access Google Now/Assistant from your home screen. It's effective, it's free, and it works well as an all-in-one option. You probably also already have this app on your phone, so it won't take up extra space. This one works best when integrated directly into launchers like Pixel Launcher, Lawn Launcher, Nova Launcher, etc. However, it can create its own widgets for your home screen.

Google Keep

Google Keep is a simple and effective note-taking application. With it, you can create text notes, list notes, and even voice notes. It also gives you the option to share notes with other people for collaboration purposes. It also comes with a simple set of Android widgets that lets you create notes quickly. They vary in size from simple to complex, depending on your needs. It's basically all you need when it comes to widgets for note-taking apps. It's totally free. You can also access notes on Google Drive using any web browser.

1Weather

1Weather is one of best weather apps available in the market and it comes with lots of stylish looking Android widgets. It has the old flip clock and weather style widget which is also configurable and licking it takes you to the alarm app and clicking on the weather part takes you to the weather app. The app is free, but the free version comes with ads. You can remove ads by paying $1,99.



KWGT Custom Widget Maker

KWGT is one of the few do-it-yourself Android widgets. It uses a WYSIWYG editor. This makes it a little easier than you might think. You can make it do a variety of things and make it look almost the way you want. It also includes support for Zooper, Tasker, and other apps. Some of the items you can view include system information (CPU speed, network stats, etc.), time, battery, date, countdowns, traffic information, next alarm, location, etc. It's quite powerful, but it takes more work than with most widgets. To our knowledge, this is one of the few custom widget apps still in active development.

M

Muzei Live Wallpaper is a popular live wallpaper application. A recent update also gave it a new widget. It lets you move on to the next work of art. This is a fun little widget for those who like changing backgrounds a lot. Additionally, there are tons of apps that support Muzei, including launchers, other wallpaper apps, and even Tasker. It's not half bad for the low, low price of free. The selection of widgets isn't great, but it does what it should. It's also fair if you call it a live wallpaper app, because it kind of is.

Over drop

Ovedrop is one of the newer Android widgets on the list. Technically, it's just a weather app, but it has some surprisingly decent home screen widgets. This includes a forecast widget with a maximum duration of five days, a map-style layout that includes the date and battery percentage, and your basic current weather forecast widget. It uses Dark Sky as weather service provider and has basic weather app features as well. The app itself has a dark mode which we really like and the user interface is lovely. To be honest, there's not much wrong with that, and it's a great option if you want some pretty weather widgets.



Weather Underground

Weather Underground is one of the best weather apps out there. It also has some decent widgets. The app offers usual weather elements like current temperature, extended forecast and weather radar. You also get information such as pollen count, UV index and other useful statistics. Widgets come in different sizes, but they all work great. They are slightly customizable, which is usually enough for most people. We prefer the one that changes the color of the widget depending on the temperature. The app is completely free with advertising. You can remove ads with a subscription.

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Todoist has some of the most gorgeous widgets of any to-do list app. The whole app looks really good, actually. The developers do a great job of incorporating vibrant colors, comprehensive material design, and it's still relatively easy to use. The free version includes most basic features, including tasks, due dates, and some organizational features. The premium edition adds things like reminders and other features for power users. In terms of looks and Android widgets, this one is as good as it gets. Widgets are like the app. By that we mean they are colorful, easy to use and powerful. We also quite like Todoist's cross-platform capabilities.

Conclusion

These are the 10 best Android home screen widgets. Most of these widgets are totally free, but some are paid. You can't go wrong with any of these Android widgets and these widgets will make your smartphone more useful. Let us know your favorite Android widget in the comments section below. You can also consult the best android launchers on our website.


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