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Clockr – Text Based Clock Widget for Android
If you fancy a change from the default Android clock widget, why not try out Clockr – a text based clock widget developed by XDA forum member zehro.
Clockr is a simple home-screen widget that displays the current time in a readable text format. The dev states that there are no other widgets available that present the current time in this way, hence the reason that Clockr came into being.
Clockr is supported on all current devices running Android 2.1 or higher, although zehro mentions that he aims for backwards compatibility.
For more information, head on over to the application thread. Clockr is available to download free in the Market.
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