BITS™ Widget

BITS™ Widget

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

Pros
  • Interesting and useful
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • After 14 days, limited features
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Customize your homescreen to your taste"

Reviewed by / Jun 03, 2011

Change and add things to your homescreen thanks to this widget

BITS is an Android widget, so after installing you need to press on a empty space on screen, choose Widgets and the BITS size you'd like to use. Then you can begin to customize things, such as Location, Date, Time, Weather, Temperature, Clouds, Wind, Alarm, Battery and many more.

A little thing that's very annoying: "You're using a trial version of BITS widget. You will be able to use all the features of BITS widget for another 14 days...". This message appears every time you access to the widget and you'll soon get tired of it. It simply states that after the 14 days, BITS will continue to work with limited features but it'll never stop working completely.

BITS Widget is the creator of this app and seems to have a very promising future ahead of him.

Really interesting widget that allows you to change your homescreen to your taste and it's also really easy to use. Download if you're tired of your default homescreen and want to personalize it a bit more.

Tags: cornelius t badger, bits widget, desktop temperature widget, bits widget maker, bits widget pro, codigo bits widget, windalarm.

Developer's original description available here
This is the free version of BITS Pro. Some features are not available in the free version. All Pro features can be permanently unlocked in the free version with a single one-time, in-app purchase.

============= NOTE =============
If you have any trouble and want help, please leave a message at http://www.bitswidget.com/help. We really do want to help. Unfortunately, we can't respond to reviews, so unless you're just trying to lash out, please don't leave a review that says that "it doesn't work" when it obviously does for so many people. Thank you.
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BITS is a DIY home screen widget creator with a WYSIWYG editor that allows you to make your own multi-functional widgets. You can add, remove, edit, arrange, re-size and color bits of information on the widget face. Each bit can be set to launch any shortcut when touched.

Create a widget that shows the time, date and current weather conditions and then assign shortcuts so that touching the time opens a clock app, touching the date opens a calendar app, and touching the weather opens up a weather app. Or, load a photograph from the SD card and assign a shortcut so that touching that photo automatically calls that person, sends a text message, or opens that person’s phone book record.

The Pro version of BITS is also completely integrated with Tasker, with the ability to show the value of any variable in Tasker and to have Tasker trigger on-screen updates.

Each widget created with BITS can show information from a unique location which can be set using GPS or manually locked to a single location. One widget can show time and weather where you are while another shows the time and weather "back home" or somewhere else.

Bits Is The Stuff™

Currently the widget can show the following bits of information:

Date
Time
Shortcut (any supported by OS)
Location (from GPS or locked to specific one)
Moon Phase (graphic)
Sun or Moon Phase (graphic, sun during daylight, moon phase at night)
Sun or Moon Phase with Weather (same as above with weather conditions superimposed)
Temperature (C° or F°)
Cloud conditions (text)
Precipitation conditions (text)
Other conditions (text)
Combined All Weather conditions (text)
Humidity
Air Pressure
Wind Speed (in kt or mph)
Wind Direction (in deg or cardinal directions)
Weather Station
Sunrise (time at location)
Sunset (time at location)
Next Alarm
Free RAM
Free file space
Free SD Card space
Battery Level (percentage)
Battery Charging (“full”, “charging” or “”)
Battery Temperature (C° or F°)
Battery Voltage (mV)
Rectangle (squared or rounded)
Last Weather Download (time and date)
Last Weather Observation(at the weather station, time and date)
Tasker Variable (Pro)
Graphic from SD card (Pro)

New bits are added all the time.

Advanced features are free for 15 days and then can be purchased in-app or by buying the pro version.
- Unlimited bits
- Restore saved layouts

Pro features are only available when unlocked or in the Pro version.
- Tasker integration
- Resize home screen cells
- Launch any shortcut from any bit
- Use graphics from SD card as a bit

More information and free online support available at http://www.bitswidget.com

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.44
Fix- setting the shortcut for a non-shortcut bit would turn it into a shortcut bit.

Version 1.43
Bits to show battery temperature (C° & F°).
Bit to show battery voltage (mV).
Bit for shortcuts that shows the shortcut icon.
Bit that was called "Conditions" split into two.
Bit to show precipitation conditions.
Bit to show conditions other than clouds and precipitation.
Bit to show any conditions - clouds, precipitation or other.

See full log at http://www.bitswidget.com/changelog


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Comments and ratings for BITS™ Widget
  • (67)

    by anjani kumar on 28/10/2013

    So

  • (67)

    by Paul Zahorosky on 01/02/2013

    I have tried to use Bits several times since it was released and I see no improvements at all. The interface is terrible, can't center text or even place static text. Buttons are tiny and impossible to press accurately on HD device. Quickly started eating power. Lacks a lot of features is a pain to use.

  • (67)

    by Christopher Spitz on 27/01/2013

    Weather is awsome

  • (67)

    by Heather Jolley on 21/01/2013

    Forces you to rate

  • (67)

    by Daniel Ryder on 11/01/2013

    Finally found a way to have wind speed/direction accompany my transparent weather widget. Hell, I even threw in sunrise & sunset times to boot. Thx all involved. Always wished I could replace the date w/wind info in the widgets; This comes close.

  • (67)

    by Prakash Mahour on 03/01/2013

    This app very nice