What does your Android desktop say about you?

So, you just got that great new device (mine is the Nexus 7) and the first thing you want to do is customize it. Same here. The first thing I do is clear everything off and then add a background. I stay clear of animated backgrounds typically. No big deal, but I just tend to prefer to save the battery power.

My desktop is the result of immediate need. The Nexus features a really nice screen, so it’s great for glancing to check the latest emails. The Gmail widget goes on first, cut in half.

Next I knew I needed a calendar. While I prefer the colors and ease of Goggle’s default calendar, I bought Calendar Pro and placed it below. I constantly check the calendar, several times a day. It serves to reassure my nerves that I’m not missing anything. I cut it in half and now……

Well, now I have a big blank spot that needs something to fill it. (The green circle.)

A weather app will not do. Weather is handy when I need it, but in Texas the weather is hardly unpredictable, unless it’s storm season. Otherwise, it’s just depressing to see the heat every day.

I really want a better Mars widget, one that would show me the latest images from the rovers. So, if you have any suggestions, let me know. The other image you see is of the apps I keep in the shortcut bay. I have covered my emails, of course.

What does my desktop say about me? That I use email a lot, really need a calendar within view at all times and have a huge gaping hole in my life that can only be filled with the proper app.

Suggestions would be great!

Author: Beau Hindman

I write for a living, which means that I sit around in my PJs all day. I love it. www.beauhindman.com

3 thoughts on “What does your Android desktop say about you?”

  1. Beau, look up Simple Calendar Widget… you might like it even better than your current agenda widget, and it’s purty. I assume it works on tablets. If you have an app like GTasks by Dato, you can also get it to show tasks from your Google Tasks list, which is very handy.

    I also like Ultimate Custom Clock Widget… basically can hand-make anything you want, fonts, weather, clock. Whatever it is you want to see and fill up that space, it can do it with a little work.

    Those are the only two things I keep on my homescreen other than folders to apps (I use Apex to keep it to one screen total).

    1. Will do! I hope it fills the gaping hole in my soul.

      PS: I wrote the post on my Nexus! lol Only thing I forgot to do was resize the pics. Still, neat for personal blog posts from bed. 🙂


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