Minimalist Text Creates Stylish, Customised Android Data Widgets

Minimalist Text Creates Stylish, Customised Android Data Widgets

Android: You can spend a long, long time looking for the perfect at-a-glance Android widget, with just the right calendar, weather, time and date information — and maybe battery level, too. Or you can design your own, down to the smallest detail, with Minimalist Text.

Minimalist Text is an apt name, as the app’s defaults are very basic: a translucent black bar, with whatever text you want included. That “text” can be the time, written out or in numbers, military or 12-hour format, and the same goes for the date, weather variables, battery level and other indicators (including support for popular scheduling apps Tasker and Locale). You decide the exact size of the widget, how many rows of text go onto each widget, and exactly how the text looks. With just a few minutes, I had a nice four-part widget up on my home screen. With better design skills and a few more minutes, you can have an almost Windows-Phone/Metro-style layout on your home screen, as seen in the app’s screenshots.

Minimalist Text is a free download for Android, but there’s a donation version that’s definitely worth the $2.53 if you dig what this little app makes possible. Thanks Zach F.!

Minimalistic Text [Google Play]

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