50 best Android widgets
Everyone loves widgets. They’re playful, small, easy to use, and provide basic functionality to make your daily smartphone use more enjoyable. Here’s our pick of the 50 top widgets for Android.
Best news and sport widgets
The news widgets included with HTC phone sis a top pick. Colourful, easy to read, and powerful, the widget lets you select multiple news sources. Many news reports include a thumbnail.
New York Times
This ultra-simple widget from the New York Times, has one major draw: a quick way to see headlines, culled from the largest newspaper in the world.
No fuss or muss here: the Earthquake widget shows a quick summary of the most recent earthquake in the world.
SportsTap uses a trendy and colourful design to show the latest sports headlines. You can pick your favourite team, and large scroll arrows let you see additional scores.
Not to be bested by Yahoo’s Sportacular, the Google Scoreboard widget features a more extensive array of sports – including Rugby and many leagues of football. The interface is also quick and easy to use.
Pulse is a well-designed news reader that shows a row of pictures with quick news headlines. Select the widget, and you’ll see the full Pulse app with multiple stories on the page.
The Google Reader ties into your news feed on a computer browser so you can select the sources and see a one-line summary. It’s robust but not as colourful as Pulse.
FeedR is a highly textual news widget that shows more info than Pulse or Google Reader, but without the graphics. For those who just need the facts, it presents more info on a small space.
This simple widget shows a thumbnail pict and a quick news summary. There are two versions – small and large – but both are designed for a quick headline and not too much text.
This app used to be an indie app but is now part of Yahoo. As a widget, you can view the score for your favourite team. Select the widget to see scores for all favourites.
With just a bit more flair, but also a large ESPN logo on the widget, the Scorecenter widget provides the score for your favourite team.
This gadget blog tends to report tech news fast and furiously. The widget flashes tech news headlines quickly. Selecting any story takes you to the full app.
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