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AndroidPhone_Oct17_CToday’s tech based society is all about doing more than one thing at the same time – commonly labeled as ‘being efficient’. With the heavy adoption of smartphones, we can take our office and work with us to our kids soccer games, or check our email during the commute in hopes of getting ahead of the day’s work. If you have an Android phone, there are many ways you can use it to multitask. Widgets are one of those.

Widgets are small apps that enable a user to perform a function of an app e.g., change the song playing without having to open the music player on your Android. Widgets are an integral part of the Android platform as most of them allow users to execute the main function of an app from the home screen. Widgets Anywhere, USD$1.99 on Google Play, is a great app for Android users who love multi-tasking. It allows users to have access to their favorite widget even while in a program.

The app is currently available for devices using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 4.1 (Jelly Bean). If you have Jelly Bean, you can easily bring up your favorite widget by pressing and holding on the Home button (center button), and selecting the Widgets Anywhere logo. This will work anywhere, making it easy for you to multitask.

You can also set the size, transparency and visibility along with what widget is shown from the apps settings. The only downside we can see with this app is that it replaces the Google Now shortcut on Jelly Bean, however, few users utilize this feature anyway.

This app definitely makes the Android user experience easier, especially if you’re a heavy widget user. If you’d like to know more about using Android in your business please contact us.

Published on 18th October 2012 by Jeanne DeWitt.

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