Minimalistic Text

Minimalistic Text

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

  • High customizable
  • Up to 15 different sizes
  • 30 languages support
  • Takes a while getting the hang of it
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Expert's Review

"Do it minimalistic, do it your way"

Reviewed by / Mar 07, 2013

Minimalistic text is a highly customizable widget app

Minimalism is trend, and this app is for those who want to follow it by placing cool minimalistic widget in their homescreen. The added-value feature of this widget app is that it's highly customizable. There are up to 15 different size widgets, from 1x1 to 6x1. You can control almost everything: set color, font family, bold, italic, size, letter style, wdiget name, show background or make it transparent, widget direction, predefined layout (or what to show): time 12/24h, weather (ºC or ºF), battery bar, date... You can even set color and text style for the different words that the widget includes: normal accented and non-accented.

In addition, you can choose the language in which the widget is displayed (up to 30). Likewise you can set time zones, disable or enable action on tap or start another activity when tapping on the widget.

In a nutshell, one of the best minimalistic widgets regarding customization. Recommended.

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Developer's original description available here
Minimalistic Text is a widget app that displays information in a minimalistic way.
It can be configured to display time, date, battery and weather information. The layout of the widget is highly customizable through the layout editor.

YouTube videos:
Barcode Battery Bar:
Use custom fonts:

Thanks to Willie ( for the Youtube promo video!

Supported languages:
* English
* Danish
* German
* Greek
* Dutch
* Polish
* Norwegian
* French
* Croatian
* Serbian
* Czech
* Spanish
* Estonian
* Italian
* Portuguese
* Hungarian
* Russian
* Swedish
* Simplified Chinese
* Traditional Chinese
* Slovak
* Afrikaans
* Slovenian
* Hebrew
* Bulgarian
* Catalan
* Korean
* Turkish
* Finnish
* Ukrainian
* Arabic

Explanations for the permission requests:
** android.permission.VIBRATE **
used in the layout editor to give feedback that an item has been dragged
** android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION **
used by the weather service to get your coarse location and retrieve the weather for it
** android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE **
needed to determine if the weather data can be fetched
** android.permission.INTERNET **
needed to actually retrieve the weather data and to get the name of the location you are
** android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED **
needed to be able to wait until the phone booted before initializing
** android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE **
to gain access to your SD card and save the preferences to it
** android.permission.GET_TASKS **
used to determine if the home screen is currently active. This is used by the automatic rendering option
** android.permission.CHANGE_COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE **
To enable / disable widget sizes
** android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE **
To support WiFi variables
** android.permission.READ_CALENDAR **
To support calendar events
** **
To support In-App donation
** de.devmil.minimaltext.permission.USE_DIRECT_CALL_ADDON **
allows Minimalisitc Text to use the Minimalistic Text direct call addon (if it is installed)

If you have any problems, write me an email!

Now with Buzz Launcher support! Minimalistic Text can be restored exactly the way it has been packed using the Buzz Launcher. This way you can share your complete Homescreen easy with other Buzz Launcher users!
Download Buzz Launcher here:

Please don't use the comments for feature requests or bugs. You can write me an email ( (Of course you still can rate lower due to bugs or missing features)

Tasker integration:
1) add a Locale variable to your layout and set the variable name (click it)
2) in Tasker select Plugins -> Minimalistic Text for an action
3) Click "Edit", a new activity starts
4) enter the name of the variable and the text that should be displayed for this variable (you can use Tasker variables)


Recently changed in this version

- Improved Widget update mechanism for Jelly Bean+ (decreased memory usage)
- Translation updates

Lists with Minimalistic Text

Some lists where this application appears: Evo Apps and such, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Weapons of mass customization.

Comments and ratings for Minimalistic Text
  • (69)

    by hrpetina.smeca on 16/02/2011

    The level of customization is excellent. Would like to see more apps trying to rival it in that regard ...

    great app

  • (69)

    by chinese.burnster on 24/01/2011

    someone now how can i get the screenshot wallpapers?

  • (69)

    by suresh kumar on 13/07/2014

    Trust me when i say this, i was an iphone fanatic. Now, having tasted apps like this which customizes my home screen in anyway i can think (within reason) . I am no way going back. Love this app

  • (69)

    by Monica Biddle on 12/07/2014

    Nothing happened! Kept asking me create widget, like Dah!

  • (69)

    by Vinodhbabu Dharani on 12/07/2014

    Thanks to this awesome app! Would be great if they allow a sign in option so that I can login and have similar kinda home screens in all of my android devices. Expecting it soon

  • (69)

    by Mohammed Bharmal on 11/07/2014

    Not user friendly editing

  • (69)

    by Justin Chum on 08/07/2014

    Very controllable and does exactly what it should do. Edit (20140707) : crashes constantly when adding widget.