Clock widgets are some of the most popular widgets on Android. It really puts a home screen together. Plus, it’s easier to see than the tiny time placement on the status bar. The most popular include a clock widget with weather because it adds another level to its functionality. There are plenty of excellent options to choose from. Of course, there are also a ton of old clock widgets that don’t work great anymore, so we filtered those out for the most part. It’s okay, we have your back. Here are the best clock widgets and weather clock widgets for your home screen!
Price: Free / $1.99
1Weather is a solid weather app. It has a lot of desirable features, including temperature, real feel, a 10-day forecast, a 12-week forecast (mostly accurate), a radar, and plenty of other stuff. It also has some of the best weather widgets for mobile. That includes a weather clock widget. It’s clean, it fits across the top of a home screen with no problems. It’s lightly customizable as well. You can change the text color, the background opacity, and it comes with a live weather theme. We didn’t like the live weather theme so much, but the rest of the customization helps it fit into almost any home screen theme you have.
Price: Free / Up to $2.99
Chronus is an above average widget app. It does all kinds of widgets. That includes stuff for weather, clock, calendar, Gmail, missed calls, text messages, and all kinds of other stuff. It even includes DashClock support if you need that. The widgets are simple, but customizable and they do the job admirably. They should fit with almost any theme with a little tweaking. There are a few complaints in the Google Play reviews, but most of them are relatively minor. You can get some of the features for free. There are in-app purchases for the premium stuff, but it’s not that much.
Circle Clock is a simple, but effective clock widget app. It puts a circle widget on the home screen with the time and date. The widget is customizable and that includes colors, fonts, 12/24 hour clock support, and some animation settings. The animations show the seconds as progress bars around the outside of the clock. They can be disabled if you want less battery drain. That’s about it for this one, really. It’s free, it’s simple, and it looks pretty decent on most home screen themes. Round Clock Widget is another app that does basically the same thing in case this one doesn’t work for you.
Digital Clock Widget Xperia
Price: Free / $1.14
Digital Clock Widget Xperia is a lot like the Sony Xperia’s stock clock widget. Thankfully, this one works for almost all devices. It includes several widget sizes (2×1, 4×2, 4×1, and 2×2) and they are all re-sizable. Additionally, you can adjust the font size, color, time and date format, transparency, and more. The premium version adds some additional features as well. There is an optional weather element. That makes this a decent weather clock widget as long as you need something simple. It’s cheap, effective, and it looks nice.
KWGT and KWLP
Price: Free / $4.49 each
KWGT and KLWP are two hardcore customization apps. KWGT makes custom widgets and KLWP makes custom live wallpapers. Both can put clocks on your home screen. KWGT is the best to try first. You can create your custom widget with basically whatever info you like in whatever format you want. It also includes weather info in case you want that. KLWP isn’t a widget app. However, you can create live wallpapers with clocks on them and achieve the same effect. Both apps have free versions with premium versions for $4.49 each. Zooper Widget and UCCW are also excellent custom widget apps.
Maize Digital Clock Widget
Price: Free (with ads)
Maize is a developer on Google Play with a truly excellent, super basic digital clock widget app. It is literally just a clock without any weird or flashy graphics to get in the way. It’s still quite customizable, though, and you can resize each widget to suit your tastes. The customizations include choosing the shortcut when you tap on it (as in, which app to open), background color, the ability to display your next alarm, the actual font color, and more. Sometimes people don’t need a laundry list of features and this app is for those people.
Price: Free / Up to $3.99
Sectograph is one of the most unique clock widgets out there. It attaches a planner to a clock unlike most which attaches a clock to weather. This one is basically a calendar app but set to hours instead of days. You fill the calendar and it shows up on your home screen widget along with the time. The widget looks quite colorful and different from stuff you normally see. There seems to be the occasional issue with Outlook calendar syncing and there is a bit of a learning curve. However, by and large, it works great and it’s definitely something different.
Sense Flip Clock and Widget
Price: Free (with ads)
HTC had one of the most iconic clock widgets in Android’s early days. The flip clock widget is often imitated in other apps including this one. It comes with three widget sizes (4×1, 4×2, and 5×2). It also features an actual clock flip clock animation, support for weather, customization options, custom widget click actions, and more. HTC’s clock is gone, but frankly this one might be better anyway. It’s also entirely free with advertising. The good news is that the advertising does not show up in your actual widget, just the app that configures it. The developer also has Sense V2 Flip Clock, a spiritual successor to this one. You can go with either one.
OEM Clock Widgets
OEM clock widgets aren’t a horrible way to go. They come with the device already. Thus, no extra space is needed to download additional apps. On most, the widget selections include a clock widget as well as a weather clock widget. Some OEMs, like Samsung, source their weather information from sources like AccuWeather. Thus, you can get forecasts without downloading official apps. The widgets aren’t overly customizable (usually), but they are minimal, clean, and simple. They come on your phone and you can’t get rid of them. Thus, we suggest trying them just to see if it’s what you like. Just long press the home screen, tap widget, and go from there.
Bonus: Beautiful Widgets
Price: Free / $2.49
Beautiful Widgets was one of the best and most popular clock widgets on Android. It has a metric ton of themes, customizations, and more. The themes range from simple re-skins to complex stuff like binary clocks if you’re into that kind of thing. You can add stuff like the weather, toggles, alarm time, date, and other information to the widget as well. Unfortunately, the app hasn’t been updated since 2016. We’re relatively certain it’s an abandoned project. However, it still works well in our testing, especially on devices with older versions of Android. Feel free to give it a try, but with caution. Bugs aren’t going to get fixed with this one.
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