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Old 27-04-2013, 08:25
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Other than the normal weather, clock,alarm or music player?

I use live soccerscores. Brilliant football app and widget. Initially slightly confusing to set up but really good to track your teams games and get alerts on goals of whatever other games you want to follow.

I now use google keep and it syncs post it notes between mine and wife's phone. Also our calendar linked through Google account keeps synced with one another.

Always on the lookout for interesting apps and widgets that I haven't thought of, so interested in what other people use.
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Old 27-04-2013, 08:35
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Zooper widget. Completely customisable, and sorts my clock/weather/calendar all in one widget.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:07
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None.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:08
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How come? Just nothing of interest or feel its using too much resources?
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:13
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S calender
Sky news
BBC news health
Settings Toggles
UK bus checker
Google drive
YouTube
What's that song?
Appy Geek
Video player
Google now
Google search bar
Customisable beautiful widget that has the weather, clock and calender combined
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:29
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Dash Clock widget is just the best widget I have ever used and it is the only one I have on my lock screen. Other than that as I have only one home screen I have a small Beyond Pod widget.

The fact is most midgets are, IMHO, crap. I have tried many over the years.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:39
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The fact is most midgets are, IMHO, crap. I have tried many over the years.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:47
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Dash Clock widget is just the best widget I have ever used and it is the only one I have on my lock screen. Other than that as I have only one home screen I have a small Beyond Pod widget.

The fact is most midgets are, IMHO, crap. I have tried many over the years.
I guess they have many shortcomings...
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:52
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AIX Weather.

On a slight tangent I have just started playing with TSF launcher and that has some quirky widgets
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:52
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Haven't got many widgets, HD widgets for quick toggles of wifi, bluetooth etc, ever note, Google now, and Google keep. I have dash clock on my lock screen.
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Old 27-04-2013, 09:59
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I personally don't get having toggles on screen as its so quick to drag top screen down. Unless this doesnt allow that on older androids
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Old 27-04-2013, 10:28
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I personally don't get having toggles on screen as its so quick to drag top screen down. Unless this doesnt allow that on older androids
I use a nexus 4 but I use toggles through old habit. Just installed scoccerlive scores. Looks good wish I'd have heard about earlier in the season.
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Old 27-04-2013, 10:31
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How come? Just nothing of interest or feel its using too much resources?
To be honest just never really felt the need to use any.
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Old 27-04-2013, 10:48
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My phone is still running ICS so doesn't have the full range of settings toggles in the top bar.
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:02
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Other than the normal weather, clock,alarm or music player?

I use live soccerscores. Brilliant football app and widget. Initially slightly confusing to set up but really good to track your teams games and get alerts on goals of whatever other games you want to follow.

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Just installed scoccerlive scores. Looks good wish I'd have heard about earlier in the season.
I prefer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ZS53YzIwMTAiXQ..
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:26
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Will take a look at that other soccer one to compare
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:39
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Will take a look at that other soccer one to compare
Thats the beauty of the App store, lots of choice, theres something for everyone in the store
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:45
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I use that for push notifications of score changes and it works really well.
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:26
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Its very similar to livescores in how it works other than its missing the widget to monitor just the games you're interested in. In its place having a news widget.
Ive a feeling I'll stick with livescores but monitoring games today with the other one.

WOnder where it keeps the ref whistle sound as would like to keep that if I uninstall

EDit-found where the sound was and copied it to my sd. Just need to find where standard notification tones go now
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:49
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To be honest just never really felt the need to use any.
Yes, me too. They take up a lot of screen real estate and can any of us truly say we're so busy that we need to save that one second of time to swipe to the app itself? I can see them disappearing soon as having been a passing fad.
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Old 27-04-2013, 15:09
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none. they r crap & use up ram (totaly not needed for a few extra clicks PURE LAZYNESS.
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:34
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Oh well. Each to their own. Possibly if you have limited ram to start with then I guess best not used. Seem to work fine on mine for now.
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:36
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Just a weather one on my main screen - otherwise I'm just not interested enough to bother with one. The only one I could be interested in would be a new headline one but I'd rather just open the app itself to check them.
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Old 27-04-2013, 18:19
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none. they r crap & use up ram (totaly not needed for a few extra clicks PURE LAZYNESS.
Everything uses ram

Spare unused ram is just a waste when a decent phone has 2gb. I have many widgets open and my ram usage out of 2gb is 600mb...

Oh they also aren't crap.
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Old 27-04-2013, 20:04
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I have never ever heard a widget being described as crap unless of course it is a crap widget.

Widgets are what differentiates Android from that static, boring, plain looking iOS. Widgets mean we dont have to litter the homescreens with app icons, they can stay in the app drawer.

Also, how the hell can using widgets be classed as laziness? Does that mean Windows desktop shortcuts (represented by an icon) is also a sign or laziness? Should we all delete our desktop icons and access our applications by means of the long winded Start, all programs or by navigating to the install folder and double clicking the executable?
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