Nice Simple Clock (Widget)

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About this app

A simple yet customizable clock widget with colorful semi-transparent background
- Minimalistic style
- Colorful semi-transparent background (You have the complete control of the color, transparency, and even the roundness of the rounded edges / corners)
- Customizable text size, fatness, and color
- Customizable time and date formats
- Live preview of the customized clock in the setting screen
- Possibility to have more than one Nice Simple Clock widgets on the home screen, each with its own customization settings
- Custom time offset option for displaying time in different timezones
- Custom year offset option for special calendar systems
- Ability to launch any user-selected application (e.g. alarm clock) upon a click on the widget
- Different widget sizes support
- Battery-friendly design
How to use:

This is a widget for your homescreen (desktop). To use it, please follow these simple steps.

For newer versions of Android (e.g. 4.0), you may drag and drop a "Nice Simple Clock Widget" item from the Widgets tab of your app list to the homescreen. You may refer to this demonstration video:

For older versions (e.g. 2.3.3) you can long press (i.e. tap and hold) on any empty space on your home screen, then select Widgets and choose a "Nice Simple Clock Widget" item.

Different widget items correspond to different widget sizes (e.g. 1x1, 2x2, etc.).

After adding the clock widget to your homescreen, tapping it will open the configuration window. You can add more than one "Nice Simple Clock Widget" to your homescreen and each of them can have its own unique settings.

*NOTE* If the time does not update properly, please exclude this widget from any task killer app that you might be using. You can also try to remove this widget from your homescreen and add it back again, and see if it solves the problem.
Updated on
Sep 12, 2019

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6.07K reviews
A Google user
December 7, 2019
Highly customizable. Intuitive. Installed and deleted many other similar apps until I found this one. My only suggestion is that the circle with the chosen color in the center should be twice as big. Also, there should be an "Apply" button. It took several tries before my color choice for the time would take effect and stay that way. A couple of times, nothing changed. A couple of times, it reverted after a few seconds. It has stayed for a few days, now. Quite nice in every way. Good job!!
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Jonathan Strong
January 5, 2021
I like using Google's "At a Glance" widget...and I also like a large digital clock above it. But if I use Google's own clock widget, it includes the date with no option to hide it. Essentially - it looks pretty bad if you use both of Google's widgets -- clock and "at a glance" together. This "Nice Simple Clock" solves that problem, and adds a bit of style in the process. Not perfect, but it's mostly fine, and the best option out there that I've seen so far. First - with regard to my comment above - when I set up the Nice Simple Clock widget, I turn off the date display, and position it right above the "at a glance" widget. The Clock widget allows you to control font size and color -- very nice touch. You can also choose from a variety of styles for formatting the time display -- very nice. I still really like Google's own alarm clock / timer / stopwatch, so I set the Clock widget tap response to simply open Google's own Clock app. This works perfectly. I've found that the widget comes up blank when I restart my phone. I'm using the latest Android 11 (patched up to date) on a Pixel 5. The first few times this happened I finally gave up and had to reset all my preferences for font size and color. A bit irritating. I just installed the January Android update, rebooted and saw the blank clock widget -- this time I tried clearing the Nice Simple Clock's app cache, and after waiting a few seconds the display actually came up again properly without needing any reset. This could be a better experience, but it's not a major issue, especially now that I figured out the workaround. The last extra feature I think would be nice to see would be to allow selection of actual font -- not just thickness, size and color. It's always nice to have choices. Could use a bit more polish, but overall, I'm happy with this.
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Matty von Studly
January 14, 2022
I'm thinking that I've finally gotten this to work! (Not that it was operator error or anything...)It finally dawned upon me that my battery task killer was the problem. Also, let this app run on startup and I think it's working great! It shouldn't be that hard to find a big clock for your phone screen, but there's only two I've found that does the job. THIS app is one of them. (With a couple settings tweaks. )
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Version 1.9.4:
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