Clock apps were among the first apps available. After all, smartphones are excellent for telling time. You always have it on you. Phones have evolved a lot. Clock apps have too, but not nearly as much. They’re still great ways to just tell the time. Here are the best clock apps and clock widgets on Android! There are many types of clock apps. We’ll try to include as much variety as possible. We’d also like to give an honorable mention to Beautiful Widgets. It hasn’t seen an update in years, but it’s one of the most unique and customizable clock widget apps we’ve ever seen.
The best clock apps and clock widgets on Android
Price: Free / $1.99
1Weather isn’t what you’d normally think of when thinking of clock apps. However, 1Weather has one of the best clock and weather widgets that we’ve seen. It’s neutral and configurable. It should work with most phone themes. The widget is also fairly modern. The app is also a very decent weather app. It does the usual stuff like showing forecasts, current weather, and radar. All of the app’s features are free. You can pay the optional $1.99 to remove advertising if you want.
Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers
Price: Free / $1.99
Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers is an app of no surprises. It’s an alarm clock app for people who are heavy sleepers. It allows you to set multiple alarms. Each alarm can have its own custom settings. It also comes with Android Wear support, location-specific alarms, and more. They also feature snooze challenge puzzles. Essentially, you have to wake up and solve a puzzle before the alarm turns off. You can download the app for free. The pro version will run you a scant $1.99.
Alarm Clock for Me
Price: Free / $2.99
Alarm Clock for Me is of the better clock apps. You can set an unlimited number of alarms. It also comes with other basics like a sleep timer. Some of its more unique features include a nightstand mode so you can use your phone or tablet as a digital clock at your bedside. Additionally, there are some themes, weather information, a brightness slider, a flashlight toggle, and more. What makes this great is that you can use it at night for pretty much everything you’d need to use it for at night. The $0.99 in-app purchase will remove ads. Everything else is free to use.
See also: How to set an alarm on an Apple Watch
Alarm Clock Xtreme
Price: Free / Up to $4.99
Alarm Clock Xtreme is another one of the more excellent alarm clock apps. It has a variety of alarms. That includes music, a crescendo alarm, and more. It also comes with an extra-large snooze button in case you’re not ready to wake up yet. The app also features math problems to try to wake you up during an alarm. It also comes with a timer, simple sleep tracking, and more. You can get rid of the ads by purchasing the pro version. It’s an all-around strong performer in this space.
Big Digital Clock
Big Digital Clock is self-explanatory. It’s a big, digital clock. This is useful for those who want to have a digital clock on their nightstand or coffee table. It otherwise doesn’t have much practical use. You can change the color to almost whatever you want. It can also handle landscape or portrait mode pretty well. There is even an option to move the clock around the screen to prevent burn-in on phones that have that problem. It’s completely free with no in-app purchases and no advertising. That’s a great deal for one of the simplest, but best clock apps.
See also: The best alarm clock apps for Android
Digital Clock by Panagola
Digital Clock by Panagola is a simple, effective digital clock app. It shows you various time elements and you can use a few different time and date formats, colors, and clock faces. It doesn’t have an alarm clock function or any fancy stuff like that. That said, the app size is a paltry 0.1MB so it’s also the lightest possible solution. The app is entirely free with no in-app purchases or ads as well.
Digital Clock Widget Xperia
Price: Free / $1.14
Clock widgets are hard to find these days. However, Digital Clock Widget by Lazar Dimitrov is current and decent. It’s a simple clock widget for your home screen. It shows the time, date, battery, and an extremely brief overview of the weather. The widgets are lightly customizable and come in a variety of sizes. It should fit most home screens and themes. It has the word Xperia in its name. However, it worked on all of our test devices just fine and none of them are Sony devices. This is definitely one of the better clock apps.
Google Clock is probably the most stable of the clock apps. It can do all the basic stuff you’d expect out of a clock app. It includes a stopwatch, timer, clock, and alarm. The alarms are easy enough to set. The stopwatch and timers are both very easy to use. The app also has Material Design. That means it look and works delightfully. There is also Android Wear support as well as a World Clock feature. There aren’t a ton of features. However, it helps keep the app feeling lightweight. It’s a good choice for those who just need a simple clock app.
KWGT and KLWP
Price: Free / $4.49 each
KWGT is a custom widget maker. There are some good clock widgets and clock apps on Android. However, sometimes it’s better to make your own. KWGT lets you do that. It features a variety of tools, themes, and functions to customize it how you want. It’s a little hard at first. However, the results speak for themselves. This is a favorite of themers and modders because they get the look they want immediately. The pro version goes for $4.49. The same developer also does KLWP, a live wallpaper creator app that can add a clock live wallpaper to your home screen as well. You can also use KWGT with Google Play Pass for free if you use that service.
See also: The best customization apps for Android
Timely is one of the most popular clock apps ever. It went viral when it came out. The developers used to give away free premium upgrades to people who shared. You can just imagine the spam storm that caused. Anyway, Google eventually bought Timely and made it free. It features a gorgeous interface. The center screen is the clock. You can swipe to the left screen to find alarms. The right screen houses the timer. It’s all very simple. There are themes to configure it. It’s doesn’t do much aside from the three basic things. However, it is fun to look at and it’s free. The app has some alarm problems at the moment, so if you need an alarm clock as well as a clock app, we might not recommend this one until they fix it.
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