Volume control on Android can be kind of a pain to manage, as there's multiple volume settings that need to be managed, but it's not always obvious what settings you're adjusting when. Slider Widget simplifies this process by placing all five independent volume controls, as wells a brightness control setting, on your homescreen in one convenient widget.

The widget not only displays what level the various settings are at, but gives the user a handy slider for adjusting each one without taking up a ton of space on the homescreen. The stock power widget (and the manufacturer variations thereof) generally only allow you to adjust the brightness to a couple of preset levels, and volume buttons only affect whatever volume level you're currently using. If you're in a media app, it adjusts media volume, if the launcher, ringer volume. If you want to make sure your media volume is down before playing a video at work, for example, you're out of luck.

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The nice thing about this widget is that the sliders for each individual volume setting only pop up when you tap their icons, saving precious space on your homescreen. Best of all, this widget is free. Check out the widget below to get it from the Play Store.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Scott Oldfield

    Does it allow separate volume control for Ringer and Notification in ICS?

    • Scott Oldfield

      I'm trying it out right now...apparently it does not separate the Ringer and Notification volumes in ICS. :(

  • RA

    Buggy, language is in German though my settings are English. Also, there is no way to have the app not call out for bug reports if you don't want it to.
    Next time maybe.

  • Barton

    Love the sigh at the end. My feelings are similar. :)

    • WORMSS

      ^ about to say the same thing.

  • Marc

    Looks like a poor copy of the Volume Control app.

  • gogakhan

    Great find Eric... Keep 'em coming! Just installed it...

    I like how you took a deep breath (or sigh'ed) before saying the Android... sorry Google Play Store! :P