The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...
Float Widgets over Any Application with Widgets Everywhere
We can all see how having to exit to your home screen to access your widgets equates to user inconvenience. And since widgets, in concept and design, are supposed to be the epitome of convenience on an Android device, it’s left some people questioning their practicality. Overlays answered the call, an app that literally overlaid widgets on top of running applications.
Well, there’s now an alternative application called Widgets Everywhere that takes a more familiar approach. Developed by XDA Senior Member sak-venom1997, Widgets Everywhere incorporated XDA Senior Member pingpongboss‘s StandOut librarys to allow for widgets to be floated over your running application. This means once you’ve selected your widget, you can move it, and resize it all you like with a ‘pinch-to-zoom’ gesture. Multiple widgets can be activated, and can be overlapped on one another. As for deleting a floating widget, this can simply be done from the app’s main screen.
Sak-venom1997 has developed an app that addresses the home screen issue well, and a worthy alternative to Overlays. Still in beta, Widget Everywhere’s free moving and forming aspect combined with its compatibility with multiple widgets means (almost) endless possibilities. It’s compatible with any device running Android version 2.1 or newer, and is ad-free and free exclusively on the XDA forums. For more information and download, check out the application thread.
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