Every smartphone comes with a default clock and alarm app, which mostly fulfill the needs of the users. In some cases, the users may want to choose a different clock app that may suit their needs. If any android user wants to use a new clock app on their device, it is not an easy task. Google Play store has a countless number of clock widget and alarm apps. Here, we picked some of the interesting and/or featured clock widgets for home screen from the Google Play store.
1. Digital Clock Widget Xperia
This is a customizable clock widget with Sony Xperia styled theme and interface. The customization settings include most of the features we need in a clock widget. This is a free app with in-app purchase. The premium upgrade would add features including 25 additional fonts, weather notifications, battery level info etc. The free unpaid version itself provides a handful of features, which includes backup and restore settings, option to set launching other apps from this widget, adjustable colors and fonts, weather forecast and resizable clock.
This app updated on February 21, 2018. With more than 10 million users and 133,000+ ratings, this clock app looks promising. It asks permission for location, access to media files, storage, and internet.
Timely is the best Android clock app when it comes to design and interface. This is an extremely popular clock app for the release. Google later acquired this stylish clock app. The best thing about this app is the variety of themes and handcrafted design clock models. Alarm in this app comes with features like turning the phone to snooze, lift the phone to reduce alarm volume, finish a chosen challenge to stop the alarm etc. The synchronized cloud integration allows us to manage alarms at all of our devices at the same time. This clock app has the widget and Google Now integration, recurring alarms, DashClock extensions and more features.
This app updated on September 25, 2017. This app nearly has 50 million users and 258,000 ratings. The current rating is 4.3 in Google Play store.
3. Google Clock
Undoubtedly, the Google branding means a lot. Google Clock app is from the Tech giant. This clock app, like stock android, giving us a clean user interface and settings. It is free of advertisements and annoying in-app purchases. It’s all free to use. It has all the simple clock features like alarm, timers, stopwatch, world clock etc. This app can be integrated with Smartwatches that running Wear OS. As it is a simple clock app, it has no fancy designs, themes or other cool kinds of stuff we can find in some of the modern clock apps.
This app updated regularly by Google and installed more than 100 million times. It got 4.1 ratings in the Play store.
4. Pixel Art Clock
Pixel Art Clocks for Android is not a regular clock app with multiple features. This just comes with date and time front screen widget for phones and android wears. The custom settings are the major advantage of this app. The lack of alarm reduces the importance of this app. This app mostly fits for Android wear rather than smartphones.
Unfortunately, this app lastly updated in December 2014. This app installed nearly 1 million times and got 4.2 ratings.
5. DashClock Widget
DashClock Widget is another home screen clock. This app’s special features are extensions, which synchronizes and shows notifications for other apps and services like weather clock widget, calendar, messages, Gmail and alarm notifications. It also shows weather information on the home screen. This app supports lock screen clock and its customizations for Android 4.2 to 4.4 devices.
Unfortunately, this good app stopped receiving updates after May 2016. Still, thousands of users in the Play store are installing it. This app installed over 1 million times and got 4.1 rating in the Play store.
6. Chronus: Home and Lock Widgets
Chronus is a package of screen widgets that come along with screen clock. This one app includes clock, Weather, Calendar, News, Tasks, and Stocks. In one way, this kind of packing all widgets under one app is a time and battery saver. All the widgets are customizable. The developer claims that running all widgets in Chronus saves battery, CPU, and data instead of using separate apps for each widget. The free version gives many features and the paid version gives extra for users who need more widget supports and extensions.
Chronus is constantly receiving the update from the developer and installed over 1 million times in the Play store. It has 4.3 rating.
7. Seven-Time – Resizable Clock
This is a new clock widget in the Play store. Seven Time provides a sharp looking clock on any Android smartphone or tablet. As the name suggests, the clock is resizable and adjustable. The background themes and wallpapers are the fanciest things in this app. The developer promises to release new designs every two weeks. The free version is limited to 8 designs while the full version has more than 15 designs excluding the free designs. The full version purchase removes ads and gives access to the new designs coming every two weeks. This widget suits for those who want a clean clock widget without other additional widgets with customizations.
Seven Time received the last update on March 19, 2018. As of now, this app crossed 100,000 installs only.
As we said earlier, there are numerous clock widget apps available in the Play store. It is very hard to pick one final clock app for your device. Try the above clock apps and we hope one or two here would fit perfectly on your smartphone or tablet. We also want to notify that some of the above apps not maintained regularly by the developer but they have good features. They also bear the risk of going deplete over the new android updates. Other than those few non-maintained apps, remaining are received updates over a certain period.
Out of the above, if you want a simple clock with alarm widget, we suggest Google Clock, which is the minimal clock widget with clean codes and ads free. If you are using any other clock apps with a lot of features and designs, please mention it in the comment box below.