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Last Updated: December 2nd, 2013

If you have a lot of events and/or deadlines to keep up with, then Google Calendar is a good way to know what's coming up and know where you stand in terms of time. One of the biggest benefits of Android (in my opinion, anyway) is widgets, so a Google Calendar widget is a quick and easy to see your schedule at a glace. The thing is, the stock Calendar widget is pretty... ugly. It's actually kind of an eyesore. Sorry, Google – it really.

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The final results are listed below. If you've won, you will be contacted in the near future. Congratulations!

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Nexus 5:

  • Vlad Cochintoiu

$25 Google Play Giftcards:

  • Nathan Olonoff
  • Ashish Sharma

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The beauty of that, however, is that you can head into Google Play and get yourself a new widget. More often than not, you can even get something that has more features than the stock offering, which is just an added bonus. Let's take Today – Calendar Widgets for example, a very attractive widget set by Jack Underwood that brings both some added functionality and good looks to your home or lock screen.

Today is a set of two widgets – agenda and month – that show all the pertinent information you'd expect from a calendar widget, and it looks great doing it. With its very Holo-esque UI, it blends right in with Android's stock look and feel (even more so than the stock widget), and even offers a handful of nice options, as well.

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Under Today's hood, you'll find a slew of settings for both aesthetic and event options, including color options, transparency settings, custom date ranges, options to show all day events and locations, and several others. For something that many users would consider a "simple" widget, it definitely offers quite a few useful features. I dig it.

Today will set you back $1.60, but it's an elegant solution for anyone looking to get more from their calendar and easily worth the cost of a 20 ounce beverage.

nexus5

You know where Today looks great? On the Nexus 5. And on a scale of one to ten, I think it's safe to say that the Nexus 5 is the best Nexus phone yet. It's fast, sleek, sexy, and has the Google Experience Launcher to tie everything together. It's fantastic. Like peas in a pod, Today and the Nexus 5 are. And thanks to Jack Underwood, you can score a 16GB Black Nexus 5 for zero moneydollars. That's a pretty good deal. Two runners up will each receive $25 in Google Play credit, so even if you don't score a free N5, you can load up on all kinds of apps and games for your existing devices – like Today, for example.

Here's how to throw your name into the hat:

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In case you didn't catch it in the headline, this giveaway is international, so go ahead and enter – it doesn't matter where you live!

It'll run for five days, ending on Sunday, December 1st at 12:00AM PT (Midnight). After that, we'll pick the winners and send out notifications.

Good luck!

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.

  • Pablo Pellicer

    I love being able to view the full month, I was looking for a widget like that since I stopped using my old HTC Desire.

  • Zain

    win win win win win

  • Zain

    best functioning UI, however further expansion could be done

  • Mowtje

    Will be the winner immediately after the deadline announced?

  • Naaial

    Looks nice

  • Bárbara Baptista

    I'm loving this widget! The agenda view is really handy!

  • Nicholas Curtis

    I would love to win a Nexus 5! I'm going to keep praying.

  • RS

    international giveaway, yes!

  • Angry_Badger

    Looks like a decent replacement for the Glass Calander Im currently using

  • gyoo

    Today seems to have a nice UI. make it free.

  • http://augwish.tumblr.com Wisnu Hadibrata

    I just love how simple the widget is.

  • Tomislav Bobelj

    I love how the Today widget is transparent. I'd like to see a more Streamlined UI! ;)

  • Sanket

    Nice Give Away (y)

  • Nicholas Cornell

    I can almost picture this app on the new Nexus 5 i'm gonna win.......

  • Mladen Gavric

    really love transparent widgets! i think im gonna use this one.

  • Kareem Ayman

    i like the fast acess to my tasks, font size option would be a nice feature

  • Kareem Ayman

    i like the fast access to my tasks, font size option would be a nice feature.

  • Daneru

    Calendar looks awesome, gotta try it!

  • Aiman Maulana

    woo, a chance to win a Nexus 5! I'm in! :D

  • Urko

    Today is a good looking app and it has lots of awesome freatures!

  • Rajeev

    I love the clean and minimal look. It needs to support themes, etc so that it can be used in skins like the ones on mycolorscreen.com

  • Bonkwisha

    It looks slick!

  • Gopwani

    Great UI, wouldn't change anything!

  • CityofChampionshipS

    yes please

  • Omar Sa’d

    I don't have a Facebook account nor do I want one...wonder if I can still win the n5

  • Omar Sa’d

    Love the Today widget, wonder if Google will ever update their stick calender hmmm

  • Kevin

    Today has a great appearance! This is what I like most about it. :) And it's really difficult to think something that can improve it more.

  • qrps

    awesome widget..

  • bobF

    Today looks great ... I'll buy it if I win this phone.

  • Stanley Hemerson

    I like how clean it looks and how its easy to opperate, I think it be cool if you could coordinate it with other networking/organization apps.

  • John Stroud

    Awesome phone, awesome site.

  • gylondonon

    I don't have an android device. But googling around, I found the Today good productivity tool. Make it available for windows.

  • James

    Thanks for the chance, hope this is my lucky day

  • Ahmed Ashhar

    Im glad it International. usually doesnt happen with hardware

  • James P

    Here we go again with another contest entry.

  • Sonic4Spuds

    I have to say I love the clean design, and just doing one job well.

  • rap

    I like the transparency. Not sure of improvements yet. Maybe more layouts.

  • Carlos

    One of the best features of Today is the variety of options it has but still is able to work properly and is usable out-of-the-box for those non-fussy users. It's a nice balance between such users and for those like me that customizes just about everything to suit my needs.

  • Ak. Iyip

    I like today's innovations and could be improved by competition and constructive criticism.

  • Peter

    I love being able to so quickly check what I have going on for today. I would like more views added though

  • Sam Soto

    Well, I am ok with just getting some credits.

  • https://www.facebook.com/max.chen2 MC_Android

    I like the clean design. I would improve to allow for other developers to make theme packs for it to match your phone

  • jennix

    Hope luck is on my side!

  • Cameron Plas

    I was using a different calendar widget but this looks much nicer!

  • Cameron Plas

    I was using a different calendar widget but this looks much nicer!

  • Arpan Patel

    I love this phone, it's awesome

  • Kyle Rodriguez

    I like the unique layout and better updates. Cant find any problems either!

  • Marcelo

    Good luck everyone. May the best person win.

  • Peter

    Currently I use an iPhone 5, but I definitely have problems with the calendar. I don't look at my calendar enough because it is a separate app and I have found myself missing some important things because I don't remember to check for them. I love the idea of having Today ever present on the home screen, but while also blending subtly into the background. All my events would be right in front of my eyes as a quiet reminder, not a glaring intrusion. I think if I could change one thing about Today, I would combine the agenda and calendar and add the ability to double tap to switch between the two.

  • Kelvin Xin

    What do you like most about Today? How would you improve it?

  • JSTARS03

    I love the widget

  • ammar

    Hope

  • Nikita Chavan

    Awesome giveaway

  • Michaelr84

    I really want a nexus 5:)

  • Arvin Jhann

    Who won??

  • Muhammad Hariz

    gudluck everyone

  • Mowtje

    When will the winner be announced? if it is already, who has won?

  • Osamah Ahmad

    This should be a full app

  • Xander Stone

    It deleted my entries

  • Madhav Phophaliya

    another giveaway still not selected

  • Chris Aby Antony

    congratz winners

  • Patrick Asiedu

    nexus 5 very durable, urgently need one