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Use Widgets on Your Lock Screen with Widget Pager

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To make our devices more efficient, many have turned to the use of widgets. Developers who care about their users often decide to put lots of work into making widgets an integral part of their applications and services. Widgets debuted on Android home screens, but Google later allowed users to use them on their lock screens in certain versions of the platform.

In the versions of Android that allow for lock screen widgets, you can ordinarily use only one widget per screen, which is far from perfect–especially when your device has a big screen that can house multiple widgets. To make this problem less of an issue, XDA Senior Member elesbb prepared a simple application that lets you add up to four widgets that a. . . READ ON »

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Easily Toggles Your Lollipop Mobile Data Network Type

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Android Lollipop is by good margin the most advanced and refined version of Google’s nearly ubiquitous mobile OS. Some features that are now integrated into Lollipop were only available through the use of custom ROMs not too long ago. One feature that was added not too long ago is quick toggles.

Lollipop’s status bar toggles are great, but they don’t offer too many switches. One that many people happen to miss is network mode. To change the network type of your device, you need to enter the settings app and look for the relevant parameter manually. This takes an awfully long time, and is everything but convenient. Luckily, XDA Senior Member cygery found a solution.

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Access Your Widgets in Any App with Flippr

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Almost all of us use widgets on daily basis. We use them to change the track in our favorite music player, read Emails, check our calendar, or check the weather forecast. It’s really hard to imagine Android without widget support.

Widgets with all their pros, have some cons as well. For example, they can typically be accessed only from the home screen. XDA Forum Member sreenisatish decided to change that. Inspired by Paranoid Android’s Halo, he made an app that allows the use of widgets in every app. Widgets can be accessed even in apps running in full screen mode. The most interesting part of Flippr is that you don’t have to exit any applications to use a widget. For example, you can change you. . . READ ON »

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Hangouts Widget Completes Android’s Most Popular Messenger App

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Hangouts is a first-party Google application designed to handle various types of messaging such as Google Talk, and more recently SMS and MMS. Hangouts is the successor the previously popular Google Talk, which it replaced back in August 2013. And right now, it’s probably the most popular messenger on Android.

Despite being such popular application, Hangouts lacks one major feature: a good widget. Instant access to messages should be a priority, and Google obviously failed to deliver this with decent widget support. But who said that there must be an official widget to support Hangouts?

XDA Senior Member RSenG2x made an unofficial widget that allows you to preview and create messages instantly. . . . READ ON »

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Event Flow Calendar Widget is a Really Good Looking Calendar Widget

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The new year is coming, so it’s time to get rid of those pesky wall calendars and find something smaller, more functional, and free. Android devices have essentially become powerful computers, so they are used for a variety of tasks such as music playback, scheduling, telling time, and whatever else you could ask for. That said, stock Android lacks very many good looking widgets, especially for such an important thing as a calendar.

XDA Forum Member Syncd made a good looking calendar widget that integrates with Google Calendar and shows upcoming events in a nice, transparent, and “Holo” way. This app offers two ways of viewing the calendar: You can view the full month in the form of a grid. Da. . . READ ON »

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