One of the strongest points of the Android OS has been the support for widgets and this is one of the things which the iOS lacks. With several widgets available in the Google Play Store, you can completely customize your home screens the way you want. However, some widgets tend to use a lot of battery and if you use a lot of widgets on your home screens, your battery can run out quickly, especially with widgets which use the internet connection for refreshing. Here are 5 FREE and Useful Android widgets which will make your home screen a bit more lively.
5 – MiniStocks
This is one of the best Stock Market apps for the Android OS and it provides a very simple, yet attractive, user interface. The widget can display information of up to 10 stocks. It also features stock search, price changes and profit changes based on your stocks. The app can be downloaded here.
4 – Power Toggles
Another free widget is Power Toggles and it is one of the most useful widgets on the Android OS. Power Toggles lets you toggle between different power settings including Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC, Syncing, Airplane mode and several others. You can directly toggle from your homescreen without going to the settings app. Power Toggles can be downloaded here
3 – Pulse News
Another fantastic widget is Pulse News and this is one of the most attractive looking news widgets on Android. Pulse News, basically, displays news on the home screen from various sources including Time Magazine. You can download Pulse News here.
2 – Battery Widget Reborn
Having a battery widget is a must have for most Android users as most Android devices don’t display the battery percentage on the status bar. Battery Widget Reborn is an attractive customizable battery widget which also features a battery monitor. It can be downloaded using this link.
1 – 3D Weather and Clock
Clock and Weather widgets are also among some of the most popular Android widgets. The 3D Weather and Clock widget is a beautiful addition for your home screen as it displays time and weather in a cool looking 3D widget. The widget also displays the date and system info. This app can be downloaded from here.