2 crazy customizable widgets to make your Android device yours

One of the things that makes Android a truly beautiful platform is customization. I’m not talking about custom ROMs or root mods; I’m talking about how no other major mobile platform out there lets you customize your device the way Android does. There may be some caveats, but you have the ability to make your Android device completely unique. My wife hates using my Nexus 5 because it’s so different than her Galaxy S4. Maybe that’s a bad thing, I’m not sure. But what I do know is that I have my Nexus 5 set up exactly the way I want it and I love it. My home screen looks awesome, and not only is it super functional, it’s also fun to use. The beauty is that I can change it tomorrow if I get a new idea. My home screen isn’t going to look like everyone else’s iPhone (although I could make it look like iOS if I wanted) or Windows Phone; my device looks like no one else’s because it’s Android.

This is the fourth post of a recurring series about making your Android device yours. Today we’re covering widgets for the first time, and we’re talking about super customizable widgets. My goal here is to offer customization ideas that will work for all Android devices, whether you’re still running Gingerbread or you’re on the latest version of Android, Kit Kat. You don’t need to be rooted. You don’t need to be running a custom ROM. All you need is a little bit of time and an itch to change things. If that sounds like you, read on my friend. We’re going to have fun diving into the world of customization and making your device truly unique.

Last week we covered some ways to find some dope wallpapers. We’ve also covered some popular custom launchers and long shadow icon packs. Logically we now need some ways to get you some fancy buttons, clocks, weather, toggles, etc. Enter UCCW (Ultimate custom widget) and Zooper. Both of these widget creation apps offer the same basic idea: YOU can create your very own widgets just the way you want them to with whatever information you like. OR, if you’re not feeling creative today or you don’t have the time, both UCCW and Zooper allow users to create and make their own screens available for everyone’s use. Some are free. Some are paid. The point is you have some really cool options to put some rad looking clocks/weather/whatever widgets front and center on your homescreen.

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