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The CyanogenMod cLock home and lock screen widget is capable of displaying the time, the weather, upcoming calendar events, and more. It's highly configurable, as you would expect considering the ROM it's associated with, and thanks to popular demand, it's now available in the Play Store as a standalone app. Only now it goes by its original name - Chronus.

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Developer David van Tonder has released this app independent of the CyanogenMod project, but he describes it as a functional equivalent to the cLock widget found in CM10.2, just with added support for older versions of Android. In his Google+ post, he mentions plans to release a pro version of the app later this year with additional features. Granted, Chronus isn't exactly a slouch as is. Take a look at the available options.

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Users can choose either an analog or digital clock, tweak the font, and pick between colorful or monochromatic icons. A calendar panel opens up events with just a tap, and users can customize the look of upcoming events by tweaking colors and text. And that's just the beginning.

Features:

  • Support for Android 4.1 and later
  • Supports adding as a widget to either the Home screen (Android 4.1+) or Lock screen (Android 4.2+) or both
  • Select between Analog or Digital clock panel and customize the look and feel
  • Choose whether to show Alarms
  • Change font bold/normal in Digital Clock, Date and Alarm
  • Weather panel with Yahoo! weather
  • Color or Monochrome weather icons
  • Minimized weather widget support (especially handy on lock screen)
  • Calendar panel showing a scrollable list of upcoming events
  • Tapping event opens calendar at selected event
  • Taping calendar icon opens Calendar at today's date
  • Change the font color of all text in all panels
  • Configure widget when adding or from the Chronus app in the app drawer
  • Highlight upcoming calendar events with custom colors and font bolding

Chronus is free to download, but you need a device running Android 4.1 to get it running and Android 4.2 to take full advantage of all of its features. That may cut out some users, but now that the widget is available in the Play Store, it's more accessible than ever.

Source: Google+

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • aNYthing6

    That icon is ugly.

    • transitoryspace

      Yup, too much on a single icon, but id rather have an ugly icon and a holo ui app then a good icon and ugly UI. Fixing an icon is much easier then fixing an entire app.

    • dude

      The cLock (originally know) version that come with CM has the icon changing with the theme you have installed. This version doesn't seem to do that.

    • dvtonder

      Happy for icon suggestions - I hacked the one together in a couple of hours with my limited photoshop skills to get something up on the store. Email me suggestions please.

      • ltredbeard

        I like it. People like to criticize without having a productive suggestion.

      • John

        I just sent you an email with my new icon suggestion and i think you will love it. I'm only not sure if i send it to the right email.

      • http://www.hacktabs.com/ Anoop Sudhakaran

        Doesn't seem to work on Sense Lockscreen! Can you confirm?
        Nice work with the standalone version! :)

  • yodatom10

    will the clock remain in cm builds ?

    • dude

      I just check and it's still there.

    • dvtonder

      Yes it will and it will remain functionally equivalent/in sync with the free version of Chronus

  • Kcls

    So is CM taking the Google route now? Put all of it's proprietary stuff on the Play Store?

    • mlj11

      CM has always been quite modular because of the many different contributors. And I think perhaps a few contributing devs might object to the notion that everything in CM is proprietary to CM...

      So I wouldn't say CM's taking the Google route; it's more like some devs are taking the highway, and not the CM way.

  • ithehappy

    CM = Crappy Modifications.

    • dude

      I find this to be a very ignorant comment.

    • Simon Belmont

      For you, CM stands for "Comment Malformed." Go troll somewhere else.

      A lot of stock ROM and non-rooted folks like this widget and I, for one, am glad it's been released to the Google Play Store. Move along.

  • Francois Roy

    You mean it's BACK on the Play Store...

  • Leandro

    Again, no love for ICS :(

    • dude

      It's not possible on ICS because ICS doesn't have the feature to put your own widget on the lockscreen (without using 3rd app like widget locker). Maybe CM9 have it included in the rom though, but I haven't check (no reason for me to go back to ICS with a Nexus).

      • Leandro

        JB 4.1 doesn't have lockscreen widgets either, but it's supported.
        Besides, I don't care about lockscreen widgets, I care about the launcher widgets.

        • dvtonder

          Unfortunately we are using API's in the widget that was introduced by Google in Android 4.1. I'm sorry to say no ICS love is possible.

          • dorumanda

            So from what i see,The ones with 4.1 can't use this a lock screen but only as a desktop widget.Am I right or i am doing something wrong?

          • dvtonder

            Yes, the ability to add to the lock screen was added by Google as an Android 4.2 and later feature

  • unsivilaudio

    WTF. Play says its not compatible with my device. I'm running AOKP 4.3.

    • dude

      It's the price to pay for using nightlies.

      • dude

        You're not missing anything anyway, you have AOKP 4.3 which mean it basically have most of the CM features and you can put any of your own widget on your lockscreen. Just use DashClock.

        • KhasMek

          "I find this to be a very ignorant comment." - dude

      • Mike Harris

        He didn't say he was on a nightly. I'm running AOKP 4.3 on my GS3 and it's not a nightly build.

        • RL010

          yes you are, lol

    • Mike Harris

      It didn't stop me from installing it on my GS3 running AOKP 4.3.

      • unsivilaudio

        Bizarre, I just navigate to it from my device's Play store, and it let me download and install it. Odd the web-store is out of sync or something.

        • Mike Harris

          That is odd because I installed it from the web store.

    • RL010

      installed it on my Nexus 7 with AOKP 4.3

  • http://dabuxian.com/ Dabu

    No thanks, I'll stay with much better DashClock.

    • dude

      Doesn't mean there isn't a place for this, I like the simple functionality of this widget without the bells and whistles.

    • Simon Belmont

      I'll use both. They both can function as lock screen and home screen widgets (which I'll use both) and they both have their places depending on how detailed you want your glance-able information to be.

      I'll use Chronus for a simple "quick view" of the time, weather, and perhaps my calendar. However, I'll have DashClock to slide over to on the lock screen with more "in depth" information when I need it.

    • hyperbolic

      DashClock support 4.2+ while Chronus support 4.1+

  • meijin3

    DAT wallpaper.

  • Andy Shokry

    I like the wallpaper. Anyone got it?

  • Nick Knack

    It sure doesn't work on a RAZR MAXX

    • dvtonder

      Reboot after it is installed and it will show up

  • Zoddex

    how can i put it on the lock screen as a default and only

    • ltredbeard

      if i understand your question. add it and then drag it to the far right (this will make it the default). then delete the other lock screens.

  • CodeDisQus

    LOL @ Payday hahahaha!

  • Nefuah

    The simplified icons in the tablet preview, are they part of the CM mod or can i get them somewhere? and my stupid question would be: how can I get this bottom seperator bar?

  • http://www.frivjogo.info/ Friv Jogos

    Glad to visit your blog. Thanks for this great post that you share to us

  • krzemyk

    unfortunetly lock widget don't work on my nexus 4 with jb 4.3 jwr66y :(

  • Elislurry

    Will people who make commits get paid from Cyanogen now? Thats one thing I have been confused about. I assume maintainers won't but what about people who have created main features for the ROM? Why should Koush and Kondit get all the money?

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    Way to ripoff Dashclock!

    • RC

      Yes, dvtonder totally ripped the future (Chronus was originally published in Dec 2012, DashClock popped up in Feb 2013).

      Time-travel is actually one of the less-known features of the widget. If you try to grind your axe a bit harder you might be able to find the hidden menu.

  • gbyers72

    Haven't really touched it since dashclock came out :)

  • oroboros74

    Doesn't seem to work with GoLauncher....

    • spicyitalian74

      i thought i was the only one who just sees time and date... maybe it is go launcher...?

    • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

      Isn't supposed to be Lockscreen only?

      • oroboros74

        No, it's a home and lock screen widget. As a widget I'm not seeing calendar events nor weather....

  • Dennis Johnston

    This app is crap now as you have to buy pro just to use any of the widgets ...