Nice Simple Photo Widget

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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

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5.84K reviews
A Google user
December 31, 2018
Truly Nice and Truly Simple. This app is nice because it does just what is supposed to. It's like setting down the photo of your choice in a frame on your home screen. The settings are user friendly with several viewing options, opacity settings, frame settings and more. This app is simple because it is easy to use and set to your liking and there are NO ADS. Ever. This is a quality I do really appreciate with more and more apps that seem to be 90% advertising and 10% app.
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Hailey Stevenson
July 7, 2020
I used to love this app. Very simple and I have used it for a few years to display photos in a little frame on my phone screen. It seems like it is now not being maintained. Your photos will appear and then dissappear randomly. I have to keep resetting the photos. Very frustrating and barely good enough to use. Fix please!!!!
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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.
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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