With widgets, you have data shortcuts and functions on your Android smartphone. Small control elements are placed on the start screen and allow quick access without having to enter the long setup menu. Here are 5 widgets that every Android user should install on their device.
Preliminary note: As many experienced Android users already know, some widgets consume a lot of device battery life. So use them sparingly and choose the ones you will actually use.
1. Widgets every Android smartphone should have: Onavo
The first essential widget for those who need to have control of their data plan, ie almost all of us. With Onavo, you can configure your plan type (recurring or prepaid), data limit and due date. Next, you select data usage warnings and alerts for when you are approaching the limit. The app supports both 3G and 4G, and its widget comes in two formats: 4×1 for general use and 4×2 for consumption of specific app plans.
Compatibility: From Android 2.2
Onavo Count | Data Usage
2. Widgets every Android smartphone should have: Weather 360
This weather forecast app is a few months old and offers a well-kept look (with Material Design) and animations for every type of weather. The best of the app is its configurable and really customizable widgets. In addition to numerous widget formats, it is also offered the possibility to change the theme and color of each element. In addition, it also has a notification bar that shows the current temperature and weather on the lock screen. Be warned, though: This widget can consume more battery power from your smartphone.
Compatibility: From Android 4.0.3
Weather 360: Weather Forecast
3. Widgets Every Android Smartphone Must Have: Dash Clock Widget
The Dash Clock Widget has long been in the list of most downloaded widgets from the Google Play Store. It unifies a simple clock with several notification functions, for example for emails, weather and missed calls. Even calendar appointments are shown in the widget. After installation you can determine what the widget should display. It is also possible to change the size of the widget window and Dash Clock gets interesting functions regularly.
Compatibility: From Android 4.2
4. Widgets Every Android Smartphone Must Have: Google Keep
Anyone who likes to have a notebook should always try Google Keep. Similar to Evernote, you can take notes with Keep in voice, text or image format. A handy widget makes app access a lot easier. In it, the first notes are already shown, and you can choose whether they are all displayed or just those of a particular day.
Compatibility: From Android 4.0
Google Keep Notes and Lists
5. Widgets Every Android Smartphone Must Have: Animated Photo Frame
This widget integrates a photo frame with your home screen, so your favorite images no longer have to be in the background. After installation you can configure the look of your frame and select the photos to display. This app has a free version and another Pro, which has no advertising and allows the interval setting of each photo slide. Please note, however: this widget is not suitable for those who want to save energy on their smartphone.
Compatibility: From Android 3.0
Animated Photo Widget
In your opinion, what other widgets should every Android user try out?
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