beautiful widgets

We love Beautiful Widgets. Not only do they provide essential shortcuts on our homescreens, but they look good doing so. It's because of this that we're happy that LevelUp Studio announced that the app is the first paid to reach 1 million downloads. To celebrate, they put together an infographic (see it after the break) detailing some of their stats. They have had 121 updates in the Android Market, they have a total number of 1109 skins for their products while there are 1.3 million downloads of those skins every month. 

A few days ago, Google announced 10 billion downloads in the Android Market, which they are celebrating by discounting select apps to 10 cents. Beautiful Widgets was featured on Day 2, so hopefully many of you who haven't tried the app were able to grab it for cheap. 

For those of you who still don't have the app, you can find links after the break. 

Beautiful widgets info

 

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Beautiful Widgets becomes first paid app to hit 1 million downloads

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This was my 1st paid app and still my favorite. I change the clock and weather skin monthly to get a new look. Well worth the full price.

This is one app that will go to my next phone.

This is a great app! I have it on my EVO 4G.

As a side note, I just don't understand how someone gets to be a contributor to a website like this yet won't/can't proofread before making a post?!? "we're happy to LevelUp Studio announce that the app is the first paid to reach 1 million downloads". Huh? lol

On one hand, I'm not surprised, it's an awesome app, and at that incredible price anybody on the fence was easily pushed over. But I wonder how many of those people already had it for free via GetJar... they have that it's been downloaded 120,000+ times over there...

Beautiful Widgets was my first paid app and it was well worth the money.

The only thing I don't like is the GPS widget - is there one available that shows whether the GPS radio is on or off?

You can download new toggle skins through the app just like you can download new weather or clock skins. So if you don't like the one they give download a new set.

Thanks, but the issue isn't the skin for the GPS widget, the issue is the functionality.

With the Motoblur GPS widget I can turn the GPS radio on and off and I can see at a glance whether the GPS in on or off. The Beautiful Widget GPS widget doesn't offer that functionality - all it does is provide a link to the GPS settings in Android.

It would be OK if the BW widget didn't have the ability to turn the GPS radio on or off but I'd really like to have a widget that shows me the current status of the GPS radio and the BW widget doesn't seem to offer that.

Try SwitchPro. It has this functionality and more. I have both SwitchPro and Beautiful Widgets and mix and match them depending on what I need.

I would love to use the toggles, but the brightness toggle will only ... toggle between 100% and your current brightness. Wish there was a way to set at least three levels (such as 11% - 40% - 100%).
Very useful and purdy.

I use Elixir 2 widgets for some stuff, including a brightness toggle that you can set for "auto" and any specific values you want. Mine is currently set to rotate through auto - 25% - 50% - 75%. The default skins are kind of plain but you can download a few prettier skins.

I've loved this app for a little over a year now. But it seems recently the widget keeps freezing...very troublesome.

I like BW but am sticking with Fancy Widgets because it will show my battery percentage in the 2x4 widget with weather, time and date. I couldn't find this option in BW.

I do miss that option from Fancy Widgets. That and the MIUI weather theme. FW is good stuff as well.

I actually use BeWeatherPro for my clock/weather but it reads and uses Beautiful Widgets' themes. So, you get the best of both worlds.

Man, I have bought too many widgets apps. I need help. Here's the ones that I have actually purchased:

Beautiful Widgets
SwitchPro
Android Pro Widgets
Fancy Widgets
BeWeatherPro (actually a weather app but simulates BW functionality)

..probably more that I can't think of at the moment.

I actually use BeWeatherPro for my clock/weather but it reads and uses Beautiful Widgets' themes. So, you get the best of both worlds.

Man, I have bought too many widgets apps. I need help. Here's the ones that I have actually purchased:

Beautiful Widgets
SwitchPro
Android Pro Widgets
Fancy Widgets
BeWeatherPro (actually a weather app but simulates BW functionality)

..probably more that I can't think of at the moment.