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Dec
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Oh Beautiful Widgets, how I love thee. This was one of the very first Android apps that I purchased when I got my OG Droid, and I've been using it ever since. Not just because it's an amazingly-good app, but because LevelUp Studio constantly works to make it better and keep it relevant. And today the app reached v5.

Version 5 brings a whole slew of new stuff, including support for Android 4.2's lockscreen widgets and Daydream feature, a completely overhauled (and far more intuitive) UI, Jelly Bean notifications, and may customizable details.

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Beautiful Widgets is easily one of the best widget apps in the Store, and definitely worth the $2.50 asking price. And with v5, it's even better than before. Hit the widget to grab it.

[Thanks, Chris!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Rafa Vázquez Sánchez

    Which one is the theme used in the screenshot? It's hard to find good themes in the in-app galery

    • KreeTerry

      That was one thing i had they would fix, and they did make some improvements but its still got a little ways to go.

    • Jonathan Gordon

      The theme used in the screenshot is "Vos-Neon HD White" :]

  • Aku

    I brought this on sale a while back and it was well worth the 0.99c I paid! Google should have the 12 days of Christmas massive blowout sales on the app store.

    • NexusKoolaid

      It was (is) well worth the $2 I paid.

      • Cherokee4Life

        yeah I picked it up for the 0.99c as well knowing that this day would come, and finally it has and it was worth waiting!

  • Tj H

    this is what seems to be being used in the screenshot as far as i can tell:

    Layout=Classical

    Clock Theme=Roboto-simplewhite

    Weather Theme=Vos-Neon HD White.

  • Havoc70

    The update is pretty good, but still not as good as HD Widgets

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      I use - and love - both.

      • Cherokee4Life

        with this update I prefer Beautiful Widgets, before this update I was HD Widgets all the way

        • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

          still rocking out on BeWeather, I like the animations better!

  • WestIndiesKING

    I am fcukin impressed with this update. I have been using this app for years and all ican say is WOW

  • mmmcfc

    Update has made it very buggy. Wrong location, and when you go to change it the app force closes, when attempting to change the theme it also force closes.

    • bikerbob1789

      I had the same issues. A re-install fixed it.

      • mmmcfc

        Thanks, got it to work by doing that just before you replied haha

  • mmmcfc

    Does anyone know how remove the app drawer icon in this new version?

  • Kris

    Nice update but had to redo my widgets, good thing I only have a few. Glad I got this app during the 10 cent sale! Worth way more than that for what it can do and the improvements that the dev is making. Once I am on 4.2 it will be awesome!

  • IncCo

    BW has always been nice to look at, but its a terrible battery drainer, thats why i use "
    Eye In Sky Weather" instead. Much friendlier to a phone on standby.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citc.weather&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5jaXRjLndlYXRoZXIiXQ..

  • Michael

    One feature that I've only found on Beautiful widgets makes it a must have for me. It's weather widget shows the forecast for the next four days (today plus four days). The current day is all most widgets show you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tbarnhardt Troy Barnhardt

      HD Widgets has today plus 3 days.

  • Bleakvision

    That's great news! I had already deemed it abandonware.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/SuperElvisfreshlyATT Freshly_Snipes

    The permissions for this thing is CRAZY.

    *Find accounts on this device*
    *Modify or Delete the contents of your USB Storage*
    *control NFC*
    *modify system settings*
    *test access to protected storage*

    Why does it need all these permissions? This is not okay for a Clock Widget at all.

    • Daniel Jeřábek

      I'd say it's because it includes toggle widgets, stores themes localy and lets you acces theme market using your google acc.

  • Guest

    Having a few issues since the update. Clock won't stay synced in anything but the default theme and temp notification says -35 but the temp on the widget says 28.

  • Mike VeDepo

    Having a few issues since the update. Clock won't stay synced in anything but the default theme and temp notification says -35 but the temp on the widget says 28.

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