Android might still have a long way to go ahead of its rivals like iOS and Windows Phone 8. However, the biggest advantage that this OS has over other platforms is the widgets. Let us find out most popular Android widgets that you can install on your Android device.
Widgets to home screen
Beautiful Widgets, as the name suggests is all about beautifying the screen of your Android with widgets. This will cost your $3 with a pack of animated widgets of various sizes including weather, clock, toggle and date widgets. You can also customize them accordingly by creating your own skins. Additionally, you can download at least 10 themes with this widget apart from the pack you get along with it.
If you want to avail the advantage of full version and in-app purchase then you need to shell out $3.50.
HD Widgets provide you with customizable toggle buttons that can be used for various options. You can use toggle buttons for tilt lock, Wi-Fi and screen brightness control level. Apart from it, you get the usual weather, clock and calendar widgets.
You also get the option to customize colors and various theme designs to choose from like modern fonts and aero-style skins. Download these widgets for $1.99.
For all those who are inclined towards remaining up to date to the news scenario will love Pulse News app. You will be able to get the latest news briefs from all the news websites including magazines, blogs and online newspapers. The display of news will be in a simple reading style format. Just click the headline to read the entire news story.
Managing audio levels
AudioManager is available for free that enables you to fetch information about the volume levels of all your programs on your Smartphone. You will be able to get information on the audio levels of media, alerts, alarms, ringer, voice calls and system. As soon as you tap the widget, you will be re-directed to the app to make relevant adjustment to the individual audio level.
Widget for weather
Aix Weather Widget is a widget for your home screen that enables you to find out the exact temperature, the level of precipitation in the air with correct measure and even the timings of sunrise and sunset. This means that now you have a complete weather report in the palm of your hands. You can schedule an important meeting or your flight timings accordingly.
A widget for car
At times, it is essential to answer your call or look at the text that you receive while driving your car. A Car Widget comes handy just for this purpose while keeping you safe. The screen comprises of direct dial option, Gmail folder and open an app icons. The pro version of this app will cost you $2. This version will help you with making customized settings and in-car detection of running options accordingly.
Voice to text
Google Voice comes handy for making cheap overseas calls, text messages, and in converting voice to text. You can even use this service as your primary service for voicemail. Your voicemail will be displayed in text format and text messages in voice format, just tap to listen.
Evernote is a good note taking app with simple UI. Evernote gives you the options like picture and memo. The widget can be customized accordingly. Your home screen will have short cuts to various options like Speech-to-text, Snapshot and Audio Note. Additionally, your recent notes too will be displayed within the short cuts.
We often wonder about correct use of a word while constructing an e-mail or a message. Other times while reading something we need to find out the meaning of that new word. Keeping a dictionary handy in your Smartphone like Dictionary.com is the best way to go about it. You will get all the help required with thesaurus, online dictionary and searching a specific word.
Data tracking and monitoring
At times, you need to check out the exact data usage just to figure out if you are not exceeding the limit. Onavo Count is just the app for you that enables you in finding out the exact amount of data used. A list displays the apps and programs that are consuming your data.