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The Best Widgets On the Google Play Store

Widgets are the greatest feature of having an Android device. Because widgets are so popular, the Google Play Store has many that you can download. There are numerous amounts of apps on the Google Play Store that we decided to list the best 17 widgets that we found.

This list includes various widgets that are separated into five different categories.

Essential Widgets

In this category, the widgets are items that are essential for all phones and tablets. These widgets are in five subcategories:

  • Weather
  • Clock
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Battery Life

1Weather is a widget that shows more than just the weather. The widget also allows you to see a clock and a Google search bar. There are other features you can set with the widget such as location and customize features.1Weather-Widget-Android

This widget shows the weather in details as you can look at wind speed and precipitation.

1Weather is free, but its compatibly varies on the device.

Transparent Clock & Weather comes in two versions. The free download or the premium version which cost $2.83 to download.Transparent-Clock-Weather-widget

Both versions all users to customize the widget and set-up day and time, weather and location, and notifications. The widget shows more than the weather forecast. Users can see features such as a moon forecast, precipitation, and humidity.

However, the free app has very limited settings and there are ads. The premium version has all the settings available and there are no ads.

This widget is compatible with any device that has Android 2.3 and above.

Although it is newer compared to some other clock widgets, Minimalist Clock Widget sets itself apart from the others. This widget does that by having numerous customization options. This widget also lets users see time zones, weather, and battery life.

Minimalist Clock Widget is free and compatible with devices that are Android 3 and up.

Onca Clock Widget is great for those who like a simple, minimalist interface. This app is also lets users customize it.Minimalistic-Clock-Widget-Android

There are two versions of the Onca Clock Widget. The free one and the full version that you can purchase in-app. The free version allows users to do things like change font sizes and open certain apps. While the Pro version lets users customize the clock features like the design of the clock’s hours and minutes. Users can preview the features of Pro right before purchase.

This widget is compatible with Android 4.1 and above.

Event Flow Calendar Widget is a two for one widget since it is both a calendar and agenda widget. Both widgets are customization friendly, and users can choose what information is shown in the widget and any calendar on the device.

There is a free version and a full version that you can purchase in-app. There are features that are locked in the free version that are available in the full one. This widget is compatible with Android 4 and above.

Calendar Widget: Month is a cool customization friendly widget. Users can choose from over 70 themes and other calendar options such as lunar, and the calendar you want displayed.

This widget if free, but you can purchase more themes in-app. If you download this app and cannot find it, remember that it is under month. This widget is compatible with Android 4 and above.

Google Keep may not be everyone’s favorite note app, but it has an amazing function system. Users can easily add reminders, lists, audio, and other options to their notes by a push of button. You can also integrate notes to Drive, share and label notes.

The widget is compatible with Android 4 and above.

Sticky Notes+ is great for those who want to put notes on their home screen. This easy to use app contains a number of themes and functions like the ability to change the notes color and text size.

Sticky Notes allows users to sync their notes to Google Drive or save their notes to a SD card. Although the app is free, there are ads in this widget.

This widget is compatible with a device that has Android 2.3 and higher.

Battery Widget Reborn is a beloved and popular widget in the Goggle Play store. This widget includes graphs of the battery and a status panel in the notification bar. There are other features included such as power settings and stats.

There are two versions of this app, a free version with ads and a paid version that has no ads. The Pro version costs $2.25 to download. Both the free and paid versions are the same, but the only difference is the ads.

This widget is compatibility varies, and it depends on your device.

Battery HD is one the most popular widgets in the Goggle Play Store, and it is also one the best widgets you can download. This widget tells you a lot about your battery since it includes features like charge levels, voltage, battery health and temperature.

There are two versions of this widget, the free and a Pro version. The Pro version costs $4.24 to download, but it gets rid of the ads that appear in the free version.

Compatibility to this widget varies and depends on your device.


Press (RSS Reader) is a scroll friendly widget. This means you can scroll to the next article all from your home screen. This app has numerous features such as offline reading and sync. The widget supports Feedly, Wrangler, and Fever.

Unfortunately Press (RSS Reader) does not have a free version. To get this app you have to pay $2.99 at the Google Play Store. This widget is compatible with Android 4 and above.

App Launchers

Circle Launcher has four different versions. The three free versions — Swipe, Ads Included, and Light — and the ad free full version that you have to pay $1 to access. The widget has many customize options, and the paid version has even more customization options than the free versions.

This widget lets users do many functions. Circle Launcher allows you to do many things such as access your contacts, launch other apps, and access your bookmarks. You can also save your configurations with this widget.

Circle Launcher is compatible with Android 2.1 and higher.

AppDialer Pro Widget lets users find apps on their device with ease. The widget not only lets you search for apps, it also lets you search contacts and settings. The widget has customization features like a quick launch in the notification bar.

While there is a free version of this app, it is better to spend $3.99 for the Pro version. The free version is full of ads and it constantly tries to get you to buy the paid version.

AppDialer Pro Widget is compatible with devices that have Android 4.0.3 and above.

Custom Widget Makers

Zooper Widget lets users create widgets through many custom features. You can use the templates that the app provides or create your own custom features. This app also has its own editor that is similar to Photoshop and Gimp.

The widgets you can create range from the basic (clocks, time, battery usage) to WiFi details. Although there is a free version, it is better to buy the full version for $2.99 since the free version limits what you can do.

The Zooper Widget is compatible with Android 3.2 and above.

Minimalistic Text: Widgets is great for those who want to create simple widgets. You can customize every bit of the basic widget functions that this app provides such as the time and weather. You can change function options like the background, tap features, and the layout of the text.

This app is for free and you can make in-app purchases, but there are ads in this app. Minimalistic Text: Widgets compatibility varies on your device.

All in One Widgets

HD Widgets is a popular app and the makers keep it up to date with the latest Android update. This widget as all the basic features that people want in their widgets. It features a calendar, time, and other features.

There are themes that people can add to their widgets in this app. However, there is no free version of HD Widgets, so to use it you have to pay $0.99 in the Google Play Store.

HD Widgets is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and above.

Beautiful Widgets is a beloved and one of the oldest apps of the genre. This app has a wide range of widgets for both smartphones and tablets. Beautiful Widgets includes all basic widgets such as weather and time. Each of these widgets are customize friendly.

There is a free version, but it is limited. It is better to pay the $2.12 for the Pro version because you get more out of the app.

Beautiful Widgets compatibility varies on your device.

Despite the fact that there are many widgets in the Google Play Store, these widgets are the best. Give these widgets are try and hopefully you will have a great time using these apps.

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