HD Widgets

HD Widgets

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Design
  • Tutorial
  • Highly customizable
  • Community
Cons
  • It should include more pre-installed themes & extras
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Expert's Review
8.8
Great

"Widget Master"

Reviewed by / Aug 19, 2014

HD Widgets unleashes all the power of Android widgets

Either if you are a widget nerd or you have never heard of them, you should take a look at HD Widgets. It's probably one of the most complete and most personalizable widget app on the store.

No matter if what you want is handy widgets for power toggles, clock or weather info. HD widgets includes all of them. But, and here comes the best part, it doesn't bring up presets of widgets: you can tweak background, switch type, active color, labels, text and icons so you create unique custom widgets.

In addition, there are dozens of theme packs you can download directly from the app and take advantage of presets other have build for the community. Oh, community, the magic word. HD Widgets has its own (and very active) community where you can ask anything and contribute with your own creations.

I can't finish this review without mentioning its excellent tutorial for both beginners, intermediate and advanced widget users.

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Developer's original description available here
Over 1 million users agree: HD Widgets is the most fun and easy way to add widgets to your home screen! Customizing widgets has never been easier! Just swipe and tap to select colors, icons, clocks, layouts, backgrounds and more!

Top 10 Android Apps - Techcrunch
"Android users swear by the HD Widgets app" - The Guardian
"Amazingly awesome and beautiful" - Android Community
"elegant and eye-catching" - Computerworld
"heavy on polish and detail yet light on the wallet" - AndroidGuys

Play Store Editor's Choice for over 2 years!

Widget Features
- clock, date, switches, weather, forecast, & location
- 50+ setting switches
- tap hot spots to open apps (clock / alarm, date, weather)
- phone sizes: 1x1, 1x2, 1x4, 2x1, 2x2, 4x1, 4x2, 4x3, 4x4, 5x1, 5x2, 5x3
- tablet sizes: 6x1, 6x2, 3x5, 8x1, 8x2, 4x7 (and all phone widgets)
- lock screen widgets

Theme Packs and Add-Ons
HD Widgets includes FREE Glass Gems theme pack with over 100 widgets for phones and tablets.

Add more theme packs and icons via Play Store:
- Kairo (40+ widgets)
- Kairo XP (60+ widgets)
- Colourform (30+ widgets)
- Colourform XP (50+ widgets)

Advanced Weather & Forecast
- the most advanced weather screen available on Android
- multi-source: AccuWeather, Weather Underground & more
- 12-36 hourly graph w/ temperature and chance of rain
- 7-10 day forecasts
- multiple locations

Useful Tips
- HD Widgets 4 requires Android 4.0.3 & up
- UNIVERSAL app made for tablets and phones! No need to purchase again =)
- changing grid size, resolution, firmware/rooting may affect performance
- we don't test ROMs
- FAQ: http://cloud.tv/apps/hd-widgets/faq/

Permissions
- camera: to use the LED camera light
- full details: http://cloud.tv/i/hdw-perms

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Anything else? Got ideas? Please tell us: hi@cloud.tv

♥ We respond to everyone!

Recently changed in this version

4.1
- Weather icon pack support
- WeatherBug removed
- new weather service: Open Weather Map
- battery / bandwidth fix
- cleaned up UI (preview, tablet weather)

Widgets disappearing during update? That was recently fixed. Please make sure you’re using the latest version of the Play Store app (4.9.13 or later).


Lists with HD Widgets

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for HD Widgets
  • (70)

    by Alejandro Sanchez on 19/08/2014

    Has worked on 4 phones and I still love and use it everyday

  • (70)

    by Richard Brookes on 19/08/2014

    About as good, flexible and modifiable as it gets. Turns vanilla android into a much more accessible and ruddy beautiful experience.

  • (70)

    by Bill Fischer on 19/08/2014

  • (70)

    by Devin T. O'Hara on 19/08/2014

    Great app, very happy with it overall. However, I use my phone for work and have a lockscreen pin/password and this app won't work correctly with my LG G3

  • (70)

    by Wayne Hines on 18/08/2014

    Some of the sharpest on screen widgets I have seen & lots to choose from & from my experience the weather is very accurate & it always locates your position spot on :)

  • (70)

    by Max May on 18/08/2014

    Works with no issues

  • (70)

    by Mark Louise Torres on 18/08/2014

    Best widgets ever :)