Beautiful Widgets for Android, The Ultimate Customization App!
One of the flip sides of owning an Android smartphone is the sheer amount of customization it offers. There really isn’t anything in the OS that’s immune from some form of customization. However for an average user, system deep customization isn’t nearly as thrilling as getting new clock or weather widgets. For most people this is the first thing they change in their phone, and the most frequent one as well. Luckily for these people, there’s an app in the marketplace that will satisfy them and then some more. It’s called Beautiful Widgets.
The app costs 2.8$ and can be downloaded from the Android Marketplace. It offers an endless amount of clock and weather skins. Some of its features include the inclusion of high Definition Super Clock widgets that are available in many sizes and many layouts. It also comes with the ability to display weather widgets, which includes weather alerts. There are over 15 different weather animations available depending on what weather conditions are. These can be viewed when the phone is unlocked or the widget is tapped. Both the clock and weather widgets have a near unlimited amount of skins, which can easily be downloaded through the application free of cost. It even has live wallpapers that change according to weather conditions. These are OpenGL accelerated ensuring you get the smoothest experience. The widgets come in different sizes depending on how much space you have on your screen. These can be 4×3, 4×2 or 4×1. Apart from display weather, you can also have toggles for Wifi, Bluetooth, Mobile, Brightness, GPS (shortcut), Silent, Vibrate, Plane Mode, 4G (only for a few HTC devices), Rotate, Pattern (below android 2.2) and a Timed Silence function. Inclusion of such shortcuts makes using the phone that much more convenient. While the widgets themselves are rather light on resources, the weather animations can take its toll on phone performance and battery alike. So if you’re looking to get more out of the phone you’d be better off with these animations turned off. However even with no animations, there are enough skins available to keep your home screen lively.
Even though the app does cost a hefty 2.8$, those looking for endless customization for their phone, it’s a price worth paying. There are some alternatives available however they don’t offer the same amount of customization as Beautiful Widgets.