Nice Simple Photo Widget

Contains ads
5.82K reviews
Content rating
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

A photo widget that supports semi-transparency and optional frame of any color

- Minimalistic style
- Frameless semi-transparent photo display on home screen (supports Android 2.2 or higher)
- Retaining of the photo's aspect ratio (never improperly stretches or cuts off any part of it)
- Customizable photo frame of any color you like
- Slideshow of all photos in a directory (customizable photo update interval: every 10 seconds, every minute, every hour, every day, etc.)
- Built-in photo cropping and rotating
- Free zooming mode for viewing photos with intuitive gestures (e.g. pinch to zoom for Android 2.0 or higher)
- Four different widget sizes: 2x2, 2x4, 4x2, 4x4
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 Photo item from the Widgets tab of your app list to the home screen. 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 Photo item.

Different items correspond to different widget sizes.

Tapping the widget will open the configuration screen. You can configure the widget and browse the photos which are in the same directory of the currently selected photo there. You can add more than one "Nice Simple Photo Widget" to your home screen and each of them can have its own unique appearance settings.
*NOTE* If the photo 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
Jul 1, 2016

Data safety

Developers can show information here about how their app collects and uses your data. Learn more about data safety
No information available

Ratings and reviews

5.46K reviews
Robert Williams
December 10, 2020
I've had this app for years to keep a 2x2 widget sized pic on my homescreen. For the longest time, I would have given 4 stars with my only complaint being how easy it was to accidently change or remove the pic. But good, overall. Recently, however, I set a pic and it disappears when I wake my phone back up. I have not been able to rectify this. As such, had it not been for my prior good experience, this is now a 1 star app.
15 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
A Google user
March 8, 2019
Not so simple after all. Initially worked great, but frequently would lose the set path to my pictures. Recently, won't do random play at all, or change pictures on tap (as set). Simply stays static on the first picture in the selected folders (so, seems to access the folder!). Tried uninstall-reinstall-restart a bunch of times, still not working after lots of fussing. Will delete app and look for another. Any suggestions (something actually simple, and reliable, please)? I'm using Android 9.0 (Pie).
4 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
A Google user
April 24, 2019
Something has changed, and now the words click to set up are stuck in the middle of my page, after no problem for over 2 years. My picture is where itvwas always been, I haven't changed anything, nor tried to place a different picture. I want the dumb words off the middle of my screen. I may have to delete app to accomplish that. I need a remedy!
22 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

What's new

Version 1.5.1:
- Improved the photo selection with the default Android's document chooser for Android 4.4 and above
- Fixed some potential errors

Version 1.5.0:
- New feature: Added an option to allow changing the current photo with a single tap on the widget
- Now the widget will look at the photo's camera EXIF data to rotate the photo automatically
- Improved the built-in file browser to make file/folder selection easier and more versatile
- Improved the reliability of slideshow photo update