General Favorite WIDGETS

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  1. gatorbri

    gatorbri Well-Known Member
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    I've seen lots of threads about your favorite apps, but I don't recall one specifically for widgets. I have lots of free space between my 7 home screens and am looking for some great widgets to fill them with.

    Post up your favorite.



    Here are a couple of mine:

    SportsTap - Sports score widget that allows you to pick your favorite team. For example, mine is set to the White Sox and the widget is a 4x1 (one straight row) that always shows the most up-to-date score for the White Sox current game. If they aren't currently playing it has the time and date of their next game

    Pandora - Most are familiar with this one. As soon as I get in my car I start Pandora playing through the FM Transmitter so the Pandora widget is a must-have on my main home screen.
     

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  2. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member
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    Mine are similar:

    SportsTap: (4x1) But my widget comes with a winning team: the Twins :D
    Pandora: (4x1)
    Agenda widget: (2x2)Integrates my calendars and Astrid
    Calendar Pad: (4x4) one color-coded shot look at entire month.
    Weatherbug Elite: (1x1 on homepage, 4x1 on another). Weather for today and next 3 days.
    Bookmarks Widget: (4x4)
    Brightness widget: (1x1) easily toggle screen brightness (i.e. I'm outside and can't see crap).

    I'm still looking for one more magical widget.
     
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  3. DaveS024

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    Key ring widget
    Weather Channel
    Pure Calendar and
    Pandora
     
  4. Excedio

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    If you want a winning team, you know that the only team is the Rays. ;)

    BEST IN THE BIGS BABY!!
     
  5. upther

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    High five! Me too!

    SportsTap: (4x1) with the Twins and Flyers at the moment.
    Last.FM: (4x1) Love this. My most used music app by a long shot.
    Dazzle: Quick toggles for my volume, brightness, wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode, and auto sync. It's pretty awesome.
     
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  6. gorenut

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    I'm guessing there are better ones of these kinds out there, but for now, these widgets help me immensely:
    Volume Toggle: One touch to change the volume to any of my settings. In the past, I remember turning the volume down, but media volume stayed up. With this widget, now I can just click it once before work to turn everything into vibe.

    Battery Widget: Very simple widget that tells me how much battery I have left. If you "click" on it, it also allows me to turn on/off main battery offenders.
     
  7. Swens221

    Swens221 Active Member
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    Word!
     
  8. gs13

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    My widgets:

    Beautiful Smaller Home
    Genie News and Weather
    Official Twitter 4x1
    Dazzle 4x1

    (kind of widgets)
    Gmail Unread Count
    SMS Unread Count
    Two photos from the Gallery of my family to take up some empty space
     
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  9. jbuck1984

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    Right now I have,

    Engadget Widget 1x4
    FML Widget 1x4
    Calendar Pad 4x4
    HTC Twitter-whole page,
    Weatherbig elite
    Google search
    beutiful widget home screen
    Volume Toggle Pro 1x2
    oh and the 1x4 HTC power management widget (the one that has the bar accross that toggles wifi blutooth sat sync and brightness.

    All in all my phone is super full and glorious looking. Battery life not bad either!

    I got rid of my contacts widget and just added a folder of my favorites. Now I just tap this folder and I get a nice list. No picture, but a good functional list.
     
  10. just.some.dude

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    Home: Beautiful Widgets Small w/BW Live Wallpaper
    Weatherbug Elite Map

    Pure Calendar 4x2, Meridian Medxia Player 4x1, Slacker 4x1, HTC Favorites 4x4, Today in History 4x4, Scanner Radio 2x1
     
  11. mikeydingo

    mikeydingo Well-Known Member
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    umm you spelled yankees wrong..:D
     
  12. palomosan

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    Mechanical Tech Dialysis
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    I'm running on my custom scene...

    Beautiful Widgets
    Engadget 1x4
    Power Control
    HTC Calendar - Small
    Youtube HQ
    Google Buzz
    HTC Music Small
    Stocks small
    Facebook
    HTC Text Message
    Mint
    New York Times
    Two family Album Shortcuts

    That's all the widgets I'm currently running on my Dinc and it does it like a champ.
     
  13. EM30996

    EM30996 Active Member
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    +1000
     
  14. rhart00

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    I second this. Go Twins!

    Here are the widgets I have currently installed on home screens:

    Beautiful Widgets Smaller Home
    AudioManager Small
    Dazzle 2x1
    MixZing (text only)
    Pure grid calendar (4x2 3 weeks)
    Pure messanger (list/4x1)
    Search
    Touiteur 4x2

    I am able to fit everything (including icons for the 30+ applications I have installed) on 3 screens. Mostly to due to the use of the FoldersOrganizer application.
     
  15. amarryat

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    What do you mean by that? FM Transmitter?
     
  16. Stole 71

    Stole 71 Active Member
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    Would like to know the answer to this also.
     
  17. amarryat

    amarryat Well-Known Member
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    How did you do that, and how do you create your list of favorites?
     
  18. JE78

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    great thread, I got some good downloads.
     
  19. nubbard

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    My guess would be he hooks it up to a physical FM transmitter, like an iTrip for the iPod/iPhone, but one that goes in a 3.5mm jack instead of the proprietary iPod plug. You tune your car stereo to a station that doesn't have a clear signal otherwise, and set the transmitter to broadcast to that station. Simple to use, but I prefer a straight aux jack in car stereos.
     
  20. whiskeyguy

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    My screens are pretty full. Here's what I got:

    Left-most Screen:
    HTC Calander 4x4

    Next over:
    Sportstap 1x4
    Express News 1x4
    Four folders (prob removing)
    Mobile, wifi, bluetooth, & GPS toggle widgets (all 1x1

    Left of center:
    HTC email 4x4 (may change)

    Center:
    HTC clock/weather 2x4
    Icons take up the rest of the space

    Right of center:
    Favorites 4x4

    2x right of center:
    Facebook 2x4
    Myspace 1x4

    Right:
    Tweetcaster 2x4
    Pandora 1x4
    Xiilive 1x4
     
  21. MrToilet

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    Far left: Music, Youtube, Pandora

    Left Left: HTC Bookmarks

    Left: Google search, Vlingo 4x1, PDAnet/Battery Life, HTC power widget

    Main: HTC Clock, misc crap (camera, photos, Epocrates, email, contacts)

    Right: Agenda 4x2, Astrid 2x2

    Right right: All my apps, so no widgets :)

    Far right: Facebook, Google News/Weather, Weatherbug 4x1

    Me likey. :eek:
     
  22. brandonhutch

    brandonhutch Well-Known Member
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    I tried Sports Tap and I hated it. Just didn't like the way it looked or performed. I switched to ScoreMobile (4x1) and love it.

    ScoreMobile for Android by Score Media Ventures Inc. - doubleTwist Android Market

    It looks great as well as scrolls through all the scores of all sports that are current. Very useful. You can skip easily through the scores to bring up one you are looking for.
     
  23. gatorbri

    gatorbri Well-Known Member
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    Sorry for the delayed response about the FM transmitter, but this is exactly right. I use a physical FM transmitter by Griffin that uses goes through the 3.5mm jack. As long as you can find a station with a relatively clear signal it works awesome. Can be a pain in the butt sometimes, but I don't have an AUX jack so it has to do.
     
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  24. clipperqb

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    sorry, dumb question, what's 1x4, 2x4, 4x1, etc?? is it width? are the widgets customizeable? Thanks
     
  25. whiskeyguy

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    They are not customizable, but some programs have different widgets. They mean dimensions of space they take up. Your screen has 16 squares (4 over, 4 down), so a 4x1 widget means it takes up 4 over, 1 down. An icon is 1x1, as it takes up only one square.
     
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