Although your Android device provides a neat clock and weather widget, it misses out on 2 important things – Customization and Functionality. For instance, I cannot change the style, color, orientation of the clock, and weather widget. Additionally, you cannot map your favorite weather app, to-do list, or group events with the widget.
But, thankfully, there are 3rd party Android clock widgets that provide you a whole barrage of customizations with extra subtle functionalities like event reminders, live timer, to-do list, group events, etc. Here are the 15 best clock widgets for Android in 2020.
15 Best Clock Widgets For Android in 2020
1. Digital Clock Widget
Highlight: Custom tap to open app action
Digital Clock Widget is a Pixel-Esque clock widget. Additionally, it provides options to customize color, design, clock style, etc. My favorite option is the ability to customize the tap option. For instance, you can configure to open Spotify when you tap on the clock. It’s just a hidden way to quickly launch your favorite app.
Download Digital Clock Widget
2. Another Widget
Highlight: Additional set of customizations and the Pixel style clock widget
Similar to the Digital clock Widget, Another Widget is also a Pixel-Esque minimal clock widget. But, apart from the usual customizations, it has even more tricks up its sleeve. One of my favorite widgets on Android is “At a Glance” widget. It quickly lets you know your upcoming events on the homepage and lock screen. Another Widget takes “At a Glance” widget a step further and lets you put up currently playing songs, custom notes, step count on it.
In case you have a Pixel or stock Android device, Another Widget is a must-have clock widget.
Download Another Widget
3. Will Graham Clock Widget
Highlight: Hannibal fans
This clock widget is inspired by NBC’s Hannibal character, Will Graham. It has 2 color tones – Black & White and a total of 4 watch faces.
Download Will Graham Clock Widget
Highlight: Lots of widget choices from Weather to Google News.
Chronus Information Widgets is the most intensive clock widget on this list. It provides you a standard clock widget but along with that, there are a total of 18 widgets (13 free and 5 paid). These widgets concentrate on calendar events, weather forecasts, Google News, etc. The widgets mostly revolve around Google apps like Google Tasks, Google Calendar, etc with an option to customize them.
Download Chronus Information Widgets
5. Transparent Clock
Highlight: Weather information with Android device stats
Transparent Clock, as the name suggests, is transparent weather and clock widget. The amount of weather information is on par with Chronus. Additionally, it also provides device analytics like battery percentage, temperature, device storage, etc. A nice little feature is the timely weather alerts.
Download Transparent clock & weather
Highlight: Dedicated weather app with weather widgets
Unlike Chronos and Transparent Clock, Overdrop is a dedicated weather app. It pulls up data from the popular local weather source Dark Sky. Apart from the weather information, there’s the weather forecast and weather radar as well. The widget option in Overdrop, however, is paid at $9/year. But, you do get 51 clock and weather widgets.
Download Overdrop – Hyperlocal and Storm Radar ($9/year)
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7. Onca Clock Widget
Highlight: Motorola and Nexus style clock widget
Onca Clock Widget brings back the oval-shaped clock widget from Motorola and Nexus devices. The highlight of the app is that it lets you set multiple widgets on the home screen with different time zones. This comes really handy if you work for a client from a different time zone.
Download Onca Clock Widget
8. Retro Clock Widget
Highlight: Flipping Calendar style clock
Retro Clock Widget brings back the spiral calendar to your Android home screen. It provides 5 dark clock widgets with various orientations. Sadly, there’s no customization option or weather information.
Download Retro Clock Widget
9. 8-bit Command Window
Highlight: 8-bit and maps to phone, twitter, google apps.
The 8-bit command window is a good-old 8-bit clock widget app. Along with the clock widgets, it also provides you the option to display messages or quickly launch a few apps from the widget. More than 8-bit games, the widget reminds me of the DOS terminal. The only caveat with the app is the lack of resizing options for the widgets and since the last update was in 2014, you have to live with this caveat.
Download 8-bit Command Window ($1.26)
10. Digital Clock Widget Xperia
Highlight: Xperia style clock widget and weather information from Yahoo.com
My first Android device was the Xperia Miro and I loved it because of the vibrant home screen. Digital Clock Widget tries to bring the same vibrancy with the old-school Xperia clock widgets. One of my favorite features is the weather option. If you tap on the weather information, instead of taking you into an app, it opens a pop-up showing the weather forecast of the entire week.
Download Digital Clock Widget Xperia
11. Round Clock
Highlight: Live clock
Round clock is a nice live digital clock widget. It has a ticking second hand with the option to customize the font, background color, label, etc.
Download Round Clock
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12. #io16 Clock
Highlight: Stylish widget based on IO 2016
#io16 is a stylish clock widget based on Google IO 2016. You also get a similar watch face, in case you are on WearOS.
Download #io16 Clock
Highlight: Different time zone clocks
Mr.DuoClock is a plain simple clock widget where you can see timings of 2 different time zones. Hence, the name. It also provides you cosmetic customizations similar to the other apps and widgets.
Highlight: Tight integration with calendar events
Sectoragraph is a clock widget but more importantly, it integrates well with Google Calendar or your default Android calendar. It is for the avid Calendar users who have appointments, meetings, events tied up in Google calendar. It displays a pie chart around the clock with your whole day laid out round the clock.
KWGT is the king of the widget maker and this list would have been incomplete without it. In case you don’t know, KWGT is a custom widget-maker that provides you with tons of clock and weather widgets. On top of that, you can customize the widgets from shape, color, size, to even the contents. Apart from the inbuilt widgets, there’s a sea of KWGT compatible clock widgets on the Play Store as well.
Download KWGT Widget Maker
I use Sectoragraph as it integrates well with Calendar events. Moreover, I can ask Google Assistant to add events in Google Calendar and it reflects back in the widget. Let me know which one is your favorite or if I missed out on some.
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