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Handy widgets for Android & iOS


21 Jun 2013
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Once you place this widget on the home screen, you can customise what it shows you. Choose from a list of options (time, weather, system info, calendar entries and so on). Each option gives you multiple display styles for each type of in formation (text, icon, animated graphic and so on). You can also choose the behavior of the widget when it is tapped.


CircleLauncher is a widget that functions as a virtual launcher button on your home-screen. Tap the button to access and launch your favorite apps, contacts and web bookmarks. You can have the shortcut icons appear in a circle or in a horizontal vertical line as per your preference.


Place this widget on one of your home panels to have a game of chess available to you at any time. The game includes option of undo or redo and you can leave the game mid-way and continue where you left off. The only thing we don't like is that there is no way to change the level of difficulty or play against a person.


With this widget on your home panel, you can quickly adjust volumes for voice calls, notifications, alarms, media and ringtone with one touch. It also includes a slider to adjust the screen brightness.


You can choose to integrate this widget on the home-panel or in the dropdown notification panel. It offers you the option to add one-tap shortcuts to various functions like WiFi, data, brightness, GPS, music controls and flashlight for quicker access.


This is one of our favorite all-in-one widgets for Android. It lets you customise your home panel with time, weather, a Gmail unread count and alarms. You can even add more extensions to the widget if you need more information like WhatsApp chats, music player info, battery status and so on.


For WhatsApp's addicts, the iOS widget allows for a quicker way to get back to four of the most recent chat icons -it shows these chats in your notification bar along with an unread message count. Tap the name to open it directly within the app.


Two factor authentication is recommended to protect your accounts from hacking. Authy makes it easy to generate codes for all the services that use Google Authenticator, right from your iPhoneiPad's notification center.


Familiar with the running T-Rex dinosaur game that appears in Google Chrome when it can't find an internet connection? Well, that dinosaur has a name -Steve! You can now play the same game as a notification widget on iOS. Bring the notification center down and tap the widget to start playing.


As is evident from the name itself, this widget lets you add your favorite apps as well as functions (call mom, message wife, navigate home) on the drop-down notification panel for faster access. You can even have multiple rows of the widget to fit more of your favourites in.


This one is a clipboard management widget that makes it easy to copy and paste text, links as well as photos on from one location to another. You can choose to copy multiple items to the clipboard and then paste them individually in to other apps. It also supports copy-paste across multiple devices.


This widget tracks and displays your WiFi3G4G data usage on the notification panel. It lets you set monthly data limits and shows how much you have left in real time. A smart forecast feature can predict your data usage based on usage in previous months.


Using this handy widget, you can unlock your Mac laptop or desktop using your iPhoneiPad using fingerprint scanning, passcode and even proximity . The app uses Bluetooth for connecting the two devices so make sure that Bluetooth is not off on either device.

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