Power of app widgets is one of the reasons why Android remains on top of other mobile phone operating systems. Widgets can be placed in your phone’s home screen and locked screen. It makes information available in real-time seamlessly and also they look nice and stylish.

Here we present: Must try 10 great Android phone widgets in category of weather, news, utilities and notes. They might turn your Android phone & you more powerful.

Category “Weather & Clock”

Widget-1: Beautiful Widgets
It’s a weather and clock widget with various themes to choose from. Free version comes with limited customizing options and the paid full version gives you customization freedom to a greater extent for $1.99 (USD).

Beautiful Widgets for Android

Beautiful Widgets for Android

Widget-2: Animated Analog Clock
It’s a nice looking colorful animated clock ticks the time just like a pretty good wall clock.

Animated Analog Clock for Android

Animated Analog Clock for Android

Widget-3: 1Wheather
1Weather is a detailed weather widget with lots of features. The good news is; it comes for free.

1Weather for Android

1Weather for Android

Category “News”

Widget-4: Scrollable News Widget
The widget is capable enough to load RSS news feed in chronological order and can be pinned to your home screen. All you need to do is scroll through the news feeds and stay updated, as simple as that.

Scrollable News for Android

Scrollable News for Android

Widget-5: Reddinator
For the people who loves reddit and its news forums, Reddinator would be a good choice. It displays top stories from the chosen subreddit.

Reddinator for Android

Reddinator for Android

Category “Notes”

Widget-6: Google Keep
Note app from Google. The Google Keep widget is a nice one, it displays the saved checklist, photo notes and text notes in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest order). Quick access button comes handy to make the note-taking quick and easy.

Google Keep for Android

Google Keep for Android

Widget-7: Evernote Widget
A must have widget for Evernote fans. It gives a sneak peek of the recently access files and documents. Also it comes with app settings shortcut, reminder and notes.

Evernote for Android

Evernote for Android

Category “Utilities”

Widget-8: App Dialer
It’s for those who are sick and tired of browsing through the whole list of apps to launch the one they are searching for. The widget uses the old T9 method of finding app, key in first few letters of the app and you will be provided with the matching app.

App Dialer

App Dialer

Widget-9: Slider
It’s a customizable set of system setting shortcuts to quickly access them right on the home screen. Ringer volume, screen brightness, connectivity and much more can be adjusted without going through series of settings screens.

Slider

Slider

Widget-10: NiLS
This widget gives you complete visibility to your latest notifications right on your phone’s locked screen. You no longer require unlocking your phone every time just to check the latest notifications. Isn’t that cool? It is!

NiLS

NiLS

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