Minimalistic Text: Widgets

Minimalistic Text: Widgets


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  • High customizable
  • Up to 15 different sizes
  • 30 languages support
  • Takes a while getting the hang of it
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"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

- Fixed OpenWeatherMap issues
- Fixed a strange "hanging problem" in Lollipop that some users had
- Fixed a Tasker configuration problem
- Bugfixes
- Fixed Croatian translation
- new Google In App API for donations
- changed german day names from 3 to 2 letters
- fixed potential full screen ad problem
- improved logging mechanism

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  • (48)

    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

  • (48)

    by chinese.burnster on 24/01/2011

    someone now how can i get the screenshot wallpapers?

  • (48)

    by José A. Aponte on 14/04/2015


  • (48)

    by Cornelius Günther on 12/04/2015

    Several font files doesn't work anymore after Lollipop update. Please fix it. Review will be updated afterwards. Thank you.

  • (48)

    by Paul Emsell on 12/04/2015

    Currently using a ridiculous amount of RAM for what is a simple widget. App details show a Google play InAppBillingService using nearly 100mb

  • (48)

    by Juan Augusto on 11/04/2015

    Easy to custom your widget, easy to read, simple, and i can learn english too!!thx alot!!

  • (48)

    by Cameron Taves on 09/04/2015

    using it as my home screen clock

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