BITS Widget



    BITS Widget's review

    Published: 2011-06-03, by .

    Change and add things to your homescreen thanks to this widget

    • Interesting and useful
    • Easy to use
    • After 14 days, limited features

    "Customize your homescreen to your taste"

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

    Ana Appszoom logo

    by Ana , Appszoom

    Jun 03, 2011


    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.

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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:

    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)
    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

    Users review

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    Users comments for BITS Widget

    Eric Martin

    by Eric Martin

    Feb 22, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Never did get it to work for me force closes Samsung Galaxy s6.

    Autumn Brown

    by Autumn Brown

    Nov 20, 2015  |  "Poor"


    Rahul Raj

    by Rahul Raj

    Feb 08, 2015  |  "Awesome"

    It's so trendy.......

    Lakshya Sharma

    by Lakshya Sharma

    Jul 13, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    It made my living more easy

    Christopher Worthy

    by Christopher Worthy

    Jun 10, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    Cool application

    Tim O'Donnell

    by Tim O'Donnell

    Feb 02, 2014  |  "Poor"

    Very difficult to use. Wanted to delete the clock and found no way to do so. Instructions say to use device menu to delete. My device has no menu and there was nothing amongst their menus called device menu. I have Droid Maxx which has settings menu, not device, and the settings can't be accessed from widget customization box.