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 app updates? Please be sure you have the latest version of the Play Store app, then reinstall HD Widgets.

Note: Play Store DRM bug mainly affects new Samsung S5 & Note 4 devices. If you see it happening with other devices, please let us know.


Lists with HD Widgets

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

Comments and ratings for HD Widgets
  • (70)

    by Me Chelle on 03/12/2014

    I really like that this has many sizes and styles of the clock and date displays to select from either separate or together, make it whatever color you want to as well as choosing the fonts style and color for each area of the widgets. Easy to launch your clock and calendar without any other setup. It's a beautiful option for more than just a clock and calendar too.

  • (70)

    by Wayne Sheedy on 03/12/2014

    Great widgets that I've been using for ages, but since upgrading to Android 5.0, after a few hours the widget fails to display the correct time.

  • (70)

    by Francis Bourgeois on 03/12/2014

    Like the title says. Can't give it more then two stars if it doesn't give accurate time. Looks really nice though. DON'T BUY UNTIL THEY FIX

  • (70)

    by Dinu Morar on 02/12/2014

    this application deserve 5 star

  • (70)

    by Simon Taylor on 02/12/2014

    These lovely widgets don't update any more :(

  • (70)

    by Szymon Ordys on 02/12/2014

    Widgets have stopped updating completely, other than that great set of widgets.

  • (70)

    by Derick Kohler on 01/12/2014

    So far they have yet to produce a widget with as many choices in application and design.