Every month we let you know about the best Android widgets published on the Android Market. We include a brief description of each one. If you want to read the full article you just need to click on the title of the Android widget and you will be redirected to it. In addition, you will be able to download the widgets using QR Codes.
Let’s take a look at the Best Android Widgets of October 2011
Make your Clock Widget
Make your Clock Widget lets you create your own Android widgets in a very easy way. This Android widget is the solution for people who are bored with the current Home screen and want to updat it with their own trendy design. Make your Clock Widget provides you with a Design Editor which is the tool used for developing Android widgets. This Design Editor lets you include clocks, weather and battery information, but you can only use the clock functions in the beta version.
Groupon Widget is a nifty little devil. If you’ve ever wanted your Android phone to be filled with amazing deals, this is the Android widget for you. If you don’t know what Groupon is, it would do you well to find out. But, of course, that’s why I’m here…
Groupon is a service that offers great deals for businesses in a city near you. The best part? It’s updated daily with new deals. These are typically discounts ranging from 50% to a whopping 90% off a variety of things. Now THAT’s a bargain!
Taptu – DJ Your News
Taptu DJ Your News Widget is the new sensation of the Android Market which allows you to read social news feed via RSS. This Android widget lets you get updated with the latest news on your favorite topics such as: technology, sports, social networks, business, gaming and more. Taptu Widget will convert the content of your most-loved sites and blogs into fantastic visual streams. You can also add your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to Taptu Widget, this way you will keep up-to-date with your different social media timelines.
Free up space on your phone’s internal memory and start moving programs easily to your SD card with App 2 SD.
The Android platform did a lot of great things with their operating system; However, in one area did they make things a little more complicated than it needed to be. On most Android phones, there is an internal memory area where you can stores applications, pictures, and everything else and a SD card installed internally. The default storage device is the internal memory, which can be filled up fast if you are an avid music downloader or enjoy playing a large amount of games on your phone. To make things more confusing, there are many Android widgets and applications that are only able to be installed on the internal memory and will not work on the SD card.
A common complaint many users have with their Android phones is that there is no way to change the bass, re-verb, and other levels when playing music. Equalizer Android widget now enables everyone to change the quality of their music for the better and has many unique and great features.
Equalizer is a simple Android widget that once added to the desktop, will let the user customize how the music sounds. The Android widget comes with a five band equalizer and several other useful additions.
If you want to run a widget with a simple yet effective feel, look no further than Retro Clock Widget
Retro Clock Widget is a very easy to configure and lightweight clock and calendar Android widget available now for Android enabled phones. The Android widget places a large font time clock and calendar right on your phone’s home screen and is easy to move around and configure. The displayed items fit and look great on any desktop background and will not interfere with your other icons. Retro Clock Widget is a widget and not a program so this means that to utilize Retro Clock Widget, you must click and hold down where you would like to place the Android widget on your phone’s home screen, and from the drop down list select Retro Clock Widget.
WiFi Manager is a gorgeous, lightweight program to manage all your WiFi connections all from your phone’s home screen.
WiFi Manger is a fairly easy Android widget that allows you to manage your phone’s wireless Internet connection with the touch of a few buttons. The interface of WiFi Manager looks similar to the wireless networks that you would find on a Windows computer, so if you are familiar with using a desktop PC to connect to wireless networks, than using this Android widget will be a smooth transition. The WiFi Manager is a solid app in itself, but the real benefit of using the program is the widget you can attach to your phone’s home screen. You can quickly switch networks from the home screen if need be so if you are entering a Starbucks or McDonald’s, you can quickly switch to their wireless Internet and not miss a beat on your browser or email.