Minimalistic Text: Widgets

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37.8K reviews
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About this app

Minimalistic Text is a widget app that displays information in a minimalistic way.
It can be configured to display time, date, battery and weather information. The layout of the widget is highly customizable through the layout editor.

YouTube videos:
Barcode Battery Bar:
Use custom fonts:

Thanks to Willie ( for the Youtube promo video!

Supported languages:
* English
* Danish
* German
* Greek
* Dutch
* Polish
* Norwegian
* French
* Croatian
* Serbian
* Czech
* Spanish
* Estonian
* Italian
* Portuguese
* Hungarian
* Russian
* Swedish
* Simplified Chinese
* Traditional Chinese
* Slovak
* Afrikaans
* Slovenian
* Hebrew
* Bulgarian
* Catalan
* Korean
* Turkish
* Finnish
* Ukrainian
* Arabic

Explanations for the permission requests:
** android.permission.VIBRATE **
used in the layout editor to give feedback that an item has been dragged
** android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION **
used by the weather service to get your coarse location and retrieve the weather for it
** android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE **
needed to determine if the weather data can be fetched
** android.permission.INTERNET **
needed to actually retrieve the weather data and to get the name of the location you are
** android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED **
needed to be able to wait until the phone booted before initializing
** android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE **
to gain access to your SD card and save the preferences to it
** android.permission.GET_TASKS **
used to determine if the home screen is currently active. This is used by the automatic rendering option
** android.permission.CHANGE_COMPONENT_ENABLED_STATE **
To enable / disable widget sizes
** android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE **
To support WiFi variables
** android.permission.READ_CALENDAR **
To support calendar events
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To support In-App donation
** de.devmil.minimaltext.permission.USE_DIRECT_CALL_ADDON **
allows Minimalisitc Text to use the Minimalistic Text direct call addon (if it is installed)

If you have any problems, write me an email!

Now with Buzz Launcher support! Minimalistic Text can be restored exactly the way it has been packed using the Buzz Launcher. This way you can share your complete Homescreen easy with other Buzz Launcher users!
Download Buzz Launcher here:

Please don't use the comments for feature requests or bugs. You can write me an email ( (Of course you still can rate lower due to bugs or missing features)

Tasker integration:
1) add a Locale variable to your layout and set the variable name (click it)
2) in Tasker select Plugins -> Minimalistic Text for an action
3) Click "Edit", a new activity starts
4) enter the name of the variable and the text that should be displayed for this variable (you can use Tasker variables)

Updated on
Oct 15, 2020

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

36.2K reviews
A Google user
April 29, 2019
This app is near perfect. I just wanted to display current weather on my screen, without a bloated weather app running behind it. Not only is this app small on storage space, but it runs on minimal RAM. The only thing that did bother me was choosing the size of the widget BEFORE picking what would go in it, with no apparent resize option. It took 3 tries to pick a widget that would fit my needs, having to start from scratch each time. Otherwise, this is everything I could have asked for.
20 people found this review helpful
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Jacob Robbins
May 11, 2021
I used this app extensively a few years ago and am looking forward to using it again. It certainly has a learning curve, but once you take the time to fumble through and get it down, you can honestly create some amazing widgets about ad diverse as your imagination. That being said, don't forget the learning curve because there are no real directions, but it's worth sticking out.
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RJ Herbst
January 18, 2023
There is almost no ads. You can basically make any type of widget you want. It is very versatile and high quality. The only problems is #1 Weather is janky #2 No "widget rotation" where you can have a widget automatically change every day. #3 No custom shifting color, like where you could have it automatically shift from blue to red for EX. Those are my only issues with it, EVERYTHING else is is very good and highly recommend (there is a learning curve).
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What's new

Removed Ads from Minimalistic Text.
The time has come to put Minimalistic Text in 'legacy mode'.
There are many alternatives to Minimalistic Text that are more modern and have a much richer feature set.
Thank you all for the ride! It has been a pleasure!
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