Your favorite widgets for Moto Droid:

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  1. BakedGoodies
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    I got my Moto Droid about a week ago and then my boyfriend got the HTC Droid. Well, I'm super jealous of his stock widgets - bookmarks, contacts, messaging. I already got PandaHome to compete with his seven screens but I can't find widgets that do these types of things. I have Live Bookmarks already but it's not exactly what I want. I just end up putting an ugly shortcut to my bookmarks as well.

    So I've been hunting this forum for peoples favorite widgets for their home screens. I've already downloaded great apps, but none seem to have such fun, interactive widgets as the stock HTC ones. But I'm also looking for any great recommended widgets.

    So, please, please, let me know what are your favorite. And if you don't mind spending an extra minute, explaining briefly what they are?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Beautiful Widgets is one of the best out there for your home screen. Also check out Home++. It would replace PandaHome, but it is much more stable and you can have up to 7 screens.
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    A few that I like:

    Beautiful widget: Adds a very nice, droid-themed clock/weather widget in a few different fonts and sizes. Very nice animated weather forecasts when you hit the weather icon.

    Power control widget: this is the most useful built-in widget, in my opinion. You can control all radios, sync, and brightness from one panel.

    Pure Calendar Agenda: Looks great, syncs with google cal and a non-market version of Astrid (a to-do list application). Skinnable.

    Home++: home replacement app with 7 screens and a persistent menu; the notification bar can be toggled on and off if you want a clean look.

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    I also use Pure Messenger (which notifies you of gmail, sms, ect, but I haven't really checked out the alternatives. I hear Handcent is really good for texting.) If you want to imitate the flipclock/weather look, check out 'weather widget donate.'
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    Twidgit light is the best Widget ever!
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    Handcent, Beautiful Widgets, Pure Calendar, and Home++ are all amazing!




    Wagner :motdroidvert:
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    Sportstap and Google News. Also there's a picture frame in the market that changes yur pic for you at intervals from your sd card called Photo Gallery :D and finally More Icons, you can add up to 64 apps to one screen lol
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    audio manager, my lock ( my new favorite not in market ), s2calendar, weather widgets, quick calendar. there are way better looking ones out there, but these are all free ones. soon i will move to payed i just don't want to love my droid too much all at once.
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    Lots of my favs have already been mentioned

    Another favorite of mine is Battery Widget v1.5.2 Application for Android | Productivity . I like a larger battery measurer (with number), it was one of the first things I searched for. Sure I can glance to see how much battery I have left, but knowing more exact is a bit better than guesstimating. But the beauty to this widget is when you touch it. Touch it and a menu pops up with 4 options, bluetooth (on/off), wifi (on/off), GPS(on/off) and display (takes you to the display settings menu).
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    Beautiful widgets is nice of course, but last night I downloaded the more icons widget app. It allows for more widgets to be placed on the home screens in a much smaller format. I did a 2 level staggered pattern all across the bottom of my 3 stock home screens. They are a lot smaller but having them staggered looks super neat and leaves plenty of space between them so I have no problems selecting the right thing. The smaller icons look great and have no text under them. I'm really liking how it transformed my display.

    I also have an agenda widget on one my home home screens whwre I keep track of my work schedule.
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    any chance for a pic of your display to see how it looks? I've been holding off on getting this app for fear that it will just make my screens look cluttered.
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    Or you could just wait for 2.1 and see what it gives you. Some of what you are asking for will be addressed in the 2.1 update from what I have been seeing posted.
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    yah...then he'll be wishing his phone had 2.1 and he'll envy the Droid! In the meantime, one app I suggest is weather donate.
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    I don't have a way to get a picture of it on here. unless of course there is an app that can take a screen capture. I have a digital camera but no computer.

    You of course have 24 hours to decide if you like the app or not. I wasn't sure if I would like it either, and figured id just refund it if I didn't like it. But so far I am really liking it a lot.
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    So many wonderful ones to choose from. For Widgets I like:
    gDialer- provides super fast one touch dialing on my main screen.
    Handcent- very fun text messanger widget
    Ring Mode Bar Widget- to change to vibrate quickly and easily
    Advanced Task Killer- OK this is an app, not a widget, ;) but i think it is the most useful download out there.
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    Pix or it didn't happen..
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    Why do you say it didn't happen? I simply left every other spot blank and staggered the icons so that there is still a good amount of space between the icons.

    I tried Home++ and wasn't happy with it but I liked the bar it put across the bottom. That's where I got the idea. If I could post pics I would do so, but my laptop died a couple weeks ago so I guess I have no way to post pictures of it.
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    Jasonb,

    FYI, you can take screenshots with home++

    Lewis
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    lol its just an expression.. I just wanted to see a pic. Can you just uplaod one from the Droid?
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    And how do I upload one from my Droid?
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    Take a screen cap with Home++ and then upload the pic through the mobile (or regular) version of this site from your droids browser.
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