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Commonly Used Widgets

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By fliparsenal, Senior Member on 22nd August 2010, 03:19 AM
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NOTE: I've noticed that people have began to repost this thread on other forums. While this normally does not bother me, this was not a sole work and many have contributed to this. So if you have reposted this, please give credit.

One of the greatest strength of Android is user customization. This is what makes our favorite OS unique. No two homescreen are alike. Widgets, wallpapers, and icons, almost everything you see can be replaced, themed and modified. However, the number of themes and widget are many that it becomes daunting and a little bit intimidating. So without further ado, this thread will help you maximize your ability to theme and create your very own take on the Android experience. Enjoy!

Ever wonder how to make your Android home screen look like this?

This thread is dedicated to show you how widgets can help create a look to your homescreen. Keep in mind that some might not be free and some have been modded (transparency, color changes etc.) to look different from the original.


There are many icons lying around the internet. These are my favorite as they give the phone a minimalist look like so:

They are provided by Ultralinx and can found here


There are a number of launcher available but the two most popular are ADW launcher and launcher pro.

The launchers can change the features and outlook of your homsecreen like so:

(Awesome dock Courtesy of zHk3R )

See this Lifehacker article to find which suits your taste and needs

Now for what you all came for-
Comprehensive List

My Homescreen with other widgets

First Screen:

BattStatt (with black background): tells you the current percentage of your battery

Minimum Icons (check bottom of post for .apk free app but if owner wants it removed i will)
(Use Better Cut to replace icons)

Home Screen:
Digital Clock by Maize with black background
Pure Messenger (facebook)

Right Screen:
Messaging Widget

Last Screen:
Widget: Cal widget

Launcher: Launcher Pro
Launcher Icons by UltraLinx

Theme: Celadon. Lost the link but do a quick search
Launcher:Launcher Pro with Weiss bacground

Clock: Led Clock
Music Widget:Music Mod
Widgets: Battstatt and tjam

Main Screen
Theme: Elegance
Clock: Animated Analog Clock
Call Notification: Last Call
Calendar: Smooth Calendar (modded)
Weather: Weather Forecast (modded)
Battery Meter: Battstatt

Screen 2
Calendar:Cal Widget
Phone Controls:Extended Controls

I have attached the .zip file that contains transparent widgets from this theme. Flash from recovery.

This lockscreen can be achieved by using "Desktop Visualizer"

More can be found (including the images used) on this thread (French)

The above theme was further innovated into a windows seven phone like theme:


ZUNE! This actually scrolls downward

The Following Images:

"Text Widget"
"White Board"
"Simple Text"

Now that you've finished, share it with other Android users here!


timmmah.l (for comprehensive list)
Ultralinx (Icons, screens etc.)
REVOlution theme creator for transparent widgets
Minimal Icons creator
Attached Files
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File Type: apk Minimum Icons 1.0.apk - [Click for QR Code] (831.8 KB, 22789 views)
File Type: rar Walls.rar - [Click for QR Code] (4.22 MB, 23816 views)
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22nd August 2010, 07:59 AM |#2  
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thanks for this, i often search for new widgets but it would take years to find exactly what im looking for in the screenshot thread. i can see this helping many new and old users alike. especially ones like me who dont really participate in the forums and just kinda skim through every so often

one suggestion i have is that you categorize the widgets that you/others post in the first post.

-digital clock by maize
-weather widgets(flip clock)
-LED clock

-weather widgets
-the weatherchannel

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22nd August 2010, 08:25 AM |#3  
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Beautiful widgets seems to be a commonly asked after one, as does genie widget, and music player widgets.
22nd August 2010, 08:50 AM |#4  
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thank you too!, i couldnt figure out what the name of genie widgets was, ive been trying to figure it out for some time! i just never want to ask cause i feel like im being bothersome
22nd August 2010, 11:48 AM |#5  
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Thank you for the credit dude and you did the right thing for giving a link to my blog instead of just the thread.

Do you think you could post this screenshot up and say what everything is, they're my modded apps and EVERYONE keeps asking about them...

Just give a link to my blog.

Cheers buddy.
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22nd August 2010, 01:17 PM |#6  
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There are some widgets here:
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If I could make a suggestion, it might be a bit easier to do a screen capture of the widget itself using snagit or something similar and then providing a QR to the market link and a link to the mod if applicable.

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Thanks guys I'll keep updating it. Sorry I've been working
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23rd August 2010, 12:57 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by fliparsenal

Thanks guys I'll keep updating it. Sorry I've been working

No need to say sorry, everyone has a life outside of android...I think :P

BTW the first screenshot, I think you might want to remove it. It's a WidgetLocker Mod. I won't be able to share it because it's not a free app.
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