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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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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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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