WidgetShade is an android app which reates an overlay over the screen/any apps which can show any widgets you like. This overlay can be accessed using a trigger area which can be enables by the setting in the app, the notification area and by tapping the application icon. Like the post title suggests, in this post I am going to review the android appliction called WidgetShade.
App link: WidgetShade On Google Play
To be frank the developer has done a pretty amazing job by creating an app like this. idgets are pretty handy and thats why it exists. But if you’re running an app or you’re not at the home screen, you will not be able to access these widgets, this applications makes it possible. The application has a lot of options in the settings menu and the pro version supports mutliple pages in the overlay. So let’s dig deeper shall we?
In depth Analysis:
Once you open the widgetshade app, you will get 3 buttons, one is backbutton which will bring you the home screen of your device without the WidgetShade overlay. LIke I said the + button will bring you the list of widgets which can be added to the overlay and then the settings button.
The application includes a manual which can be accessed from the settings menu. I really like this idea of giving a help doc with the application itself. When I installed this app I didn’t get the idea of what it does or why should I use it. But again, I didn’t read the full description in the google play sote for this app before downloading!
Anyway once I checked the manual I got an overall idea about this app. In the settings menu, you can choose the position of the trigger area, tranasparency level of this trigger area, height, width etc. You can also set the what it should do for different action within this trigger area like shipe up, down longpress etc.
The widgets can be added by using the + icon which appears when the WidgetShade app is opened. The removal of the widget can be done by dragging it to the text ”remove” which appears in the top of the overlay.
If you like to keep the widgets and ever thought of why you couldn’t access the widgets all the time, then this app is for you. Others should try this as well, who knows you too might like this app.