Android phones come with many useful widgets pre-installed, yet one can’t have too many of them – Google Play has so many free widgets that we can’t resist the temptation to try some of them on our phones. Here are the top 5 free widgets I’ve found during the last months – they’re very useful for me, and I hope you’ll like them, too.
1. Powerful Control
Powerful Control is one of the best homescreen widgets I’ve ever seen. It contains toggle switches for different things, so it can quickly turn on/off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Internet and many other things. Since the app comes for free, it has built-in advertisement, too, which is perhaps the most annoying thing about it. But you can still try this widget despite anything, and if you like it, wait for a pro version that’ll remove the ads.
2. Tiny Flashlight + LED
Did you know that you can use the LED flash on your phone’s back not only for illuminating photos, but as a usual flashlight, too? I didn’t know it until I stumbled upon Tiny Flashlight + LED – a cool app coming with a homescreen widget that can turn your phone’s LED flash into a flashlight. Rather useful, right?
Very often we need to write down something important. Of course, many Android phones have built-in Notes apps, but there is a cooler one out there on Google Play. I’m speaking about the Memento Widget, which gives you the opportunity to write “sticky notes” on your phone. It’s easy to use, fast and accessible from the homescreen.
4. Onavo Count
If you’ve bought your smartphone with a data plan, Onavo Count will be very useful for you, since this widget monitors your data usage – it will tell you how many MBs or GBs you’ve used, which app or website has consumed them and so on – very useful for those owning phones on contact.
5. Analog Clock Collection
I was very disappointed in analog clock for Android after I discovered that the built-in one in my Samsung Galaxy Ace didn’t work correctly. But then I found the Analog Clock Collection widget. It has more than 40 analog clocks of different kinds and designs, so you’ll no doubt find one according to your taste there. And the best thing is – it WORKS, and it works much better than Android’s built-in analog clock…