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Android Central

The Beautiful Widgets team continues to push out updates, and the latest version of the popular app adds a substantial amount of new stuff. Among the additions in the latest Beautiful Widgets 5.1 are new widgets (natch) -- there's a "barebones" widget designed for tablets, available in 6x1 or 6x2 grid sizes. There's also the option to switch weather providers -- Weather Underground support is offered alongside AccuWeather.

The forecast screen has been updated with "lifestyles" information when using AccuWeather, showing how well-suited the current conditions are to certain activities like golf, lawn mowing and hiking (as well as certain dangers like the flu risk.)

And finally, there's a new optional beta channel that gives widget enthusiasts the chance to test out early features before they're fully stable.

Check the source link for a full list of changes and fixes in the new Beautiful Widgets 5.1, or hit the Google Play link above to jump straight to the download.

Source: LevelUp Studio

There are 11 comments

reeper55 says:

Beautiful Widgets is a nice app and I used for quite a long time. I have moved on to HD Widgets as i just find it better looking, especially on my Nexus 10.

orlanka says:

+1 - BW was nice when it first came out but I feel like I am taking a step backwards each time I install it after an update and compare it to HD Widgets. Glad to see that BW is still in the game though.

liteon163 says:

Beautiful Widgets had to do something to catch up to HD Widgets... I own both and had switched exclusively to HD Widgets because I can set it up to do more than simply mimic HTC Sense. HD Widgets also allows me to choose which apps to associate with certain portions of their widgets; like Gentle Alarm when I touch the clock, Calendar when I touch the date, and Accuweather (app) when I touch the three day forecast.

Now maybe I'll give BW another go.

yujioh says:

BW has been doing that for the longest time.

KineticMD says:

If I'm not mistaken, BW has been doing that since version 4.

Gekko says:

Fancy Widgets does that too.

erstam says:

How can I get my old skinned clock and settings back after the update hoses it?

Gekko says:

i prefer Fancy Widgets with the H7C Clock Skin.

sRedwolf says:

I'm a huge fan of Fancy Widgets as well - particularly the many refresh settings that are available. So for example you can set a relatively long refresh time (maybe an hour) but yet have it do an auto location/weather refresh when you unlock the screen but only do so if X amount of time has passed since the last one. Also, since I often leave my data/wifi off when not in use you can set a delay of X seconds after the screen comes on before the refresh happens.