Best of Android widgets for your smartphone's home-screen

Make your home screen more aesthetically appealing by getting these widgets.

    A widget is a simple application extension that is often part of a larger application already installed on your device. In other words, widgets let you access an app without opening it. Widgets come in all shapes and sizes, are customizable, and add aesthetic appeal to your phone's home screen. An example is the Calendar widget, which provides you a quick view of your upcoming calendar events without opening the Calendar application.

    Best of Android widgets for your smartphone's home-screen


    On Android phones, widgets are flexible as well as versatile. We have made a list of seven best widgets that are perfect for Android-based mobile devices. In fact, some of these widgets are better than the ones you get on iPhones. And if you don't like them on the home screen, you can delete them any time.

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    You just need to touch and hold on the widget, then drag it to the Remove (delete) bar and release it. Anyway, without further ado let's check out the seven best Android widgets.


    While several weather apps offer Android widgets, 1Weather is our favorite. Besides than its stylish look, 1Weather provides detailed readouts and a number of customization options. You can also specify which information you want, and choose any layout.

    Battery HD

    It is very important to keep a tab on your smartphone's battery level. Battery HD provides a lot of details except for just showing you how much battery is left in your phone.


    Evernote is one of the best note-taking and project-organizing app on Android, if not the best. Its selection of widgets adds is what makes it stand apart. These give you quick access to your existing digital notebooks so that you create new notes on the go.

    Google Calendar

    If you need to remember birthdays, anniversaries, important meetings, public holidays, and other events, the Google Calender widget will be really useful. You can choose to viewing the whole month on the screen and/or some agenda.

    Google Maps Directions

    This Google Maps widget not only has a beautiful layout but also comes really handy. When you place the widget on your home screen, it'll ask you to enter a single address (people usually put their home address). Then, you just need to tap on that icon and it will give you instant directions to that pre-programmed location.

    Elixir 2

    With Elixir 2 widget, you can get to see any information regarding your device on the home screen. You can also customize the display with battery status, available storage, processor and memory load, network connection strength, running apps, integrated sensors, display properties, or whatever details you want to see.


    Thanks to this widget, you can "Netflix and chill" with just a tap of your finger. Depending on the size of the widget, you can continue with the show you were just watching, check out any new content that Netflix is promoting, or both.

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