Today is national app update day. Not officially, but it sure feels like it. We've already seen updates to high-profile apps like Google Drive and Any.DO, but Beautiful Widgets may have set the bar for excellent updates on February 20th, 2013. The day's not over yet, but this one's a doozie.

So, what sorts of newness does it bring? Lots. Lots of sorts of newness. Like the option to select Weather Underground (wunderground) as your default weather service. You can also get rid of geolocation and set your location manually, if you so choose.


There's also a new feature called "Lifestyles" on the forecast screen – this lets you plan your activities around the weather. Because no one wants to play volleyball in the snow.

But that's not all! New widgets are a thing in this build, too. Specifically, new widgets just for tablets, like the "barebones" option shown below. That doesn't mean phone users didn't get any love, though – the 4x1 format now has more options. We love you too, LevelUp!


One more thing: the beta channel. Everyone loves beta stuff (OK, not really – but some people do), so now you can see what LevelUp's cooking while in between updates. All good stuff, no? Head below to get it.

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.

  • David Z

    How do you access "lifestyles?" I can't seem to find it on my phone...

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealFich Fich

    Is "Flu" a lifestyle choice? :D

    • Alan

      I was wondering that as well. I'd also like to know how "Frizz", the bottom right icon is a lifestyle choice as well.

  • ranova

    anyone have any idea why my Beautiful Widget always deletes the widget after a reboot? Im on an atrix hd using nova launcher (jellybean)