Widgets are a great way for Android users to get the information they want quickly, without having to open any apps. Just a quick glance at the home screen and you can know whatever it is you needed to know.
This is a great feature that Android devices have and, if you’re not taking advantage of them, then you are missing out. And not only are widgets easy to use and install, there are so many different kinds of widgets that you would be hard-pressed to find one that didn’t do what you needed to be done. Weather, productivity, fun: there is a widget for nearly anything you can think of. Here are a few of the best widgets available today.
Weather Live Free
This detailed weather app will tell you everything you want to know about the weather and more.
With the widget, you can set up what information you want to see on your home screen, including temperature, humidity levels, wind speed and direction, even sunrise and sunset times. With just a click of your home button, you can access any of this information for a quick glance at the day ahead. The widget also features the time, the “feels like” temperature, what to expect for the rest of the day and the high and low for the last 24-hour period.
The full app also has a weather radar that’s constantly updated and a seven-day forecast. If you want to know what to expect today, tomorrow and next week, Weather Live Free is a great choice.
Have a bit of a nerdy streak in you? Or do you just want to find out what a word means as quickly as possible? This dictionary app is a great way to stay in the know.
You can access definitions of hundreds of thousands of words right from your home screen with this widget. You can also read the Dictionary.com word of the day, use voice search, find synonyms and even play a word quiz to test your vocabulary. The best part is, the widget works even when you’re offline, so if you can get the definitions you need whenever and wherever you want.
If you have trouble keeping track of you To Do list or just have so many cool or important ideas that you can’t keep them straight, then Google Keep is definitely for you.
With this widget, you can quickly jot down ideas, To Do lists and more, and keep them organized in one location. The widget automatically creates topics to file your notes under, which you can search at any time. There is also a dictation mode if you want to stay hands-free in the car. You can sync this widget with all of your other Android devices so you’re never without your lists and ideas.
Try using these widgets and the thousands of others available to make you life a little easier.