Share how you use your WIDGETS!


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  1. androidtp

    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    :cool:Okay, I've spent 2 whole hours making sure that I'm not repeating a thread and I couldn't believe no one has made a thread on their fav widgets yet and how they use them! This is something similar to Khaag27's forum so plz dont hit me with copyright infringements lol..:D

    To start out, I don't have a screen capture, so I can't just show you the screen shots, which I strongly encourage others to use if they have it..rooted bastards lol..but I'll tell you which widgets I have on which screens. I also know that widgets take up a lot of your battery, but I don't see many people using them on their screens. It's like why not?!?!

    On my furthest screen to the left, I just have 3 widgets, which are my personal favorite because they tell me all my interest in life! (well almost) They are Gaming Buzz, US Sports Buzz, and Mobile Buzz by AdMob. Great widgets that I've never seen others use.

    Next is just my gaming screen.

    Next is the SportsTap widget. Like to stay updated with my Rockets and the Black Mamba ;)

    Home screen is the second HTC calendar widget..smaller version..i have the smaller version of HTC's weather app, which I update manually..I have the Ringer toggle widget..which is great for quickly configuring your vib..silent settings..and I have the Bible Daily verse..which is great for starting my day off :cool:

    Next is Tune Wiki, which I rarely hear about lately, and Pandora. I also have iSearch..which I never see either..I'm starting to think if I'm really the only one using these!!

    Next is the toggle settings for wifi..gps..etc..then the contacts widget..the smaller version..

    I recently removed the mail widget as I saw that this was hogging up a lot of battery and I don't like nosey people really lol..

    sorry for the long post but as said, I don't have screen capture :( In other words, what are you fav widgets?!! which probably shoulda been the title lol..
    Plz share as I'm always looking for uses for my screens since I'm not a rooted user and paitently waiting for 2.1!!
     

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  2. DaWeav

    DaWeav Well-Known Member

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    To take screenshots, check out this post.
    http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc...android-htc-hero-specifically.html#post292661

    But I don't really care for the way this site handles images off site, so I won't be posting any images since I don't want to waste my time posting images on some other site just to link them here...oh well...

    Widgets, widgets, widgets...

    Main screen standard Hero Clock/Weather widget, and the HTC Battery widget they released in the Market.

    Another screen for music only, has the HTC Music widget (2 of 2) at the bottom, and the Pandora widget above that, and the AudioManager Console 'small' widget above that. With Google Listen Icon, and Pandora live Stations icon to each side of the small AudioManager widget.

    Another screen has the Android Agenda widget on the top in 4x2, and the GTasks widget below it.

    Another screen has the HTC People widget (2 of 2), and some of the HTC settings widgets.

    Other various screens have the HTC Bookmarks widget, HTC Weather widget, HTC Peep (Twitter) widget or sometimes the HTC Weather widget.
     
  3. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    bookmarks on the 2nd to the right, email on the 1st to the right.

    On the main i've got: small digital clock (Android widget), small weather (HTC), mobile and wi-fi toggle, and HTC's battery widget. The screens to the left all have app shortcuts, organized by similar uses (people shortcuts, games, etc).

    Oddly enough, I have nothing on the farthest left or farthest right screens at the moment. Mostly because I haven't found anything I really need to put there yet lol
     
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    sarspants Well-Known Member

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    Here's my setup:

    Furthest Left - Blank

    Second from left - Games

    One to the left - Internet based programs - Dolphin, Wiki, Google Maps, Google Voice, Ebay, Amazon, Sports tap, etc...

    Center - Beautiful Home 2x4 Clock (The HTC one was so slow at updating the clock and the weather was annoyingly slow, i.e. still showing a moon at 11:00 in the morning), Icons for messages, message link for my girlfriend, people, and calendar.

    One to the right - Tools/entertainment/random, pandora, music, acar, calculator, daily strip, etc.

    One more to the right - Settings, combo of beautiful home and htc settings widgets, battery life, audio manager widget, link to settings and spare parts

    Furthest right - Agenda Widget (4x4) - I like the look and features much more than the HTC one.
     
  5. jhale83

    jhale83 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, mine is as follows:

    Furthest left: Pandora widget, Tune Wiki widget and HTC Music widget

    Page 2: HTC Stock widget (small scrolling), 3banana note widget, Weather Channel widget (Large), Analytics widget (shows Google Analytics stats for my blog), and links to USA Today, AP Mobile, and Live Scores

    Page 3: Direct links to a number of contacts...don't like the HTC People widget, CurveFish BatterLife widget, links to ShopSavvy, Wireless Tether, and Settings

    Page 4 (home page): HTC Clock/Weather (default), HTC Calendar (smaller one), Gmail Unread count widget, Handcent Sms, links to People and Browser

    Page 5: Google Search bar, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS HTC on/off widgets, links to Klaxon (alarm app), Camera, Albums, Market, Sprint Navigation, CoPilot Live, Page Once, Calorie Counter, and EasyMoney

    Page 6: HTC Twitter widget (small), Facebook widget

    Page 7: Program links - WordPress ToGo, Calculator, ES File Explorer, Hire*A*Droid, Movies, Key Ring, Zedge, Backgrounds, Speed Test, Shazam, Mileage, FMyLife, BlackJack, Voicemail, Toggle GoogleVoice, Voice
     
  6. karnoff

    karnoff Well-Known Member

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    i think this thread was meant to have pictures, really would be much easier.
     
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    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

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    ^ pictures would be nicest but describing the pages with widgets is half the fun.

    Furthest Left: Google search wigdet, just love the way it looks, with a 2 randomly placed shortcuts, and the note me app with a pinned not on the wall.

    2nd: Small calender widget up top and all my settings widgets (gps, wifi etc) and a set of 4 shortcuts at the bottom

    3rd: Smaller people widget and 6 shortcuts

    center: Clock/Weather widget, lock on/off widget, battery widget

    5th: Small music widget with social networking shortcuts other multimedia shortcuts

    6th: Browser widget

    Furthest Right: Kids album widget

    I love my setup!
     
  8. androidtp

    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, i'm starting to notice that among users like us..i like the seven screens but i only feel that they'll all get utilized whenever 2.1 comes out
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i like your set up although i wish i could see it!! we should try to find a way to post these screens!!
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nice set up. with your shopsavvy, do u normally run out of battery? i heard that this greatly reduces your battery. do u use the 3banana app a lot? i have it but don't really see a good use for it as far as jotting down notes..seems pretty hard..i uninstalled handcent..couldn't get none of my pix that my girlfriend sent me:D

    gmail has a widget?! had no clue!! and i'll be downloading klaxon..hope it's loud cuz i'm a heavy sleeper! nevertheless..u have some good widgets..how is your battery life really?!
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    totally agree!! :D
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    lock on/off widget? what's that? forgive my ignorance :(
     
  13. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

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    WOOOO first with pics these are screen shots from the other thread so they are a little old but widgets havent really changed just apps...i dont use to many widgets so yeah lol

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  14. androidtp

    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    wooo!!! thanks for the pix bud!! you like chomp better than handcent??
     
  15. jersey221

    jersey221 Well-Known Member

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    i actually havent used handcent i was told when i first got android to get chomp so i did and have used it since i may give nadcent a try though is it nice?
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah it was my first messaging app besides the stock. i liked it a lot. tons of customizations!! only problem is it's kinda slow and you can't receive mms..but she needs to update it..before some of the updates you could receive mms. u should try it nonetheless!!
     
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    androidtp Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm gonna try and post pix cuz I wanna keep this thread alive
     

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