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Beautiful Widgets Updated to Version 5.0 – New UI, Lockscreen Widgets, and More

The Beautiful Widgets 5.0 update that was teased a few weeks back, is now live on Google Play. The update introduces an entirely new app, with new UI, Jelly Bean notifications, lockscreen widget support, independent weather and clock widgets, and more. It has been some time since this insanely popular widget app received a major overhaul like this, and so far, we’re really liking it – even the lockscreen widget. 

The full changelog:

  • Beautiful Facelift
  • Application rewritten
  • JellyBean notifications
  • Daydream support
  • Independent widgets
  • Forecast hours
  • Widget 4×4
  • Lockscreen widget
  • Pick location

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(Incredibly cheesy promo video.)

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Cheers Shawn, Matt, Steven, Jose, Steen and Michael!

  • Heather Clesi

    My beautiful widgets homescreen widget updated today, and now it only displays celcius. I can’t see where in the settings to fix this. Help please?!

  • bkrodgers

    The new update is terrible. It often switches to saying “On Migration,” whatever that’s supposed to mean (I realize the developers are French), and doesn’t show anything in the widget. They removed a lot of features, including the original home widgets (which I and many others preferred to the “super clock” they’ve been pushing the last few versions). They also removed the ability to open a custom weather app — you have to go to accuweather.com in the browser instead. And high and low temperatures are backwards. They always have been (maybe it’s a French thing), but they used to let you optionally fix it so high is displayed first as it is virtually everywhere I’ve ever seen. They removed that, so you’re stuck with the backwards way. It also showed up as using 10% of my battery life today since updating this morning. Terrible, terrible, terrible. I hope they get it right, but it’s horrid for now.

  • SeanBello

    looks like I’m back on this train just for the lockscreen widget. there’s so few right now, I’ll take it.

  • tvBilly

    It seems like I must be using a different version 5 than the rest of you. While the interface may have gotten easier to use, the functionality has gone way, way down. Many features have been removed, the new app crashes all the time, any (and all) skins have to be re-downloaded, the ability to link to a weather service other than accuweather has been removed, and the list goes on and on. I encourage anyone who is contemplating updating to (1) read the play store reviews, which are 95% negative, and (2) keep a Titanium backup of the old version and its data so you can restore if you have problems or hate the 5.0 update.

  • Mike

    Where can I get that wallpaper?

  • Droid_Junky

    The new look is great! Still one of my favorite apps.

  • nessthiss

    Is there a setting to have the temperature in the notification bar but not have the notification in the pull down? I like having the temperature visible but the new notification in the pull down is way too intrusive.

  • Crockett Kimberlin

    That promo gave me cancer.

  • PICKANAME

    I enjoy watching level up studio screw up this app yet again, the reviews on the app always make me LOL WORST DEV SUPPORT EVER

    EVERY time they update BW they screw something else up or break something else. I quit using this app so long ago and every time I hear about an update I’m like oh good let’s see what else they screwed up now! It’s rather amusing.

  • ice456789

    Bar none the best thing about this is the Daydream it adds. If this app did nothing else but provide that daydream it’d be worth the price.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184905566 Brandon Kesler

    My temperature notification is broken through this update, and it is clear from recent reviews I’m not the only one having issues.

  • http://twitter.com/DanielReitzell Daniel Reitzell

    I have to say, this looks at least as nice as HD and I think with the new update that I like this one better. Nice work, thanks

  • Mark F

    looks awesome! I havent used it since I got on to stock android. Trying it again now

  • tumatos

    I really liked the update. Now it looks like a JB app. and the weather in notification bar looks awesome

  • PyroHoltz

    I’m a little surprised they dropped the option to pǝʇɹǝʌuı temperature “Hi/Low”.

  • Raven

    I have used it on my Droid 1, 2, and 4, and all 3 of my tablets. And no, I have never used the Sense like Flip Clock looking themes, I always hated that retro look, but there have always been so many other good ones to choose from. I can’t wait to check out the latest version.

  • Butters619

    I went to HD widgets a while back and haven’t looked back.

  • Fabyloso

    Does anyone know how to change it from Celsius to Fahrenheit??

    • Guest

      Go directly into the app and it’s in settings.

      • Fabyloso

        Found it! Thanks!

    • Brien Gerber

      Go into the weather and swipe your finger from the left side of the screen and there should be a settings option there.

  • guest

    that nexus 4…..

  • Stephen D

    Still ugly. HD widgets is so much nicer. Thankfully I bought BW during the 10 cent sale.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Then you are blinder than a bat that can’t fly.

    • TheDrunkenClam

      HD widgets only has two font choices on some of their widgets.. Am I missing something? At any rate I like both, but prefer beautiful widgets a little more.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Nope, you aren’t missing anything, but he sure is. Lots of things.

    • Butters619

      Also picked it up for 10 cents. Haven’t used it in months though.

    • Stephen D

      No. Beautiful Widgets widgets are hideous. The clock font and layout look like something an elementary school student would draw.

      • Hmm…..

        You do realize there are zillions of different choices if you don’t like the stock version, not to mention the ability to customize to your heart’s content, right? If you don’t like the look, it’s your own fault for not changing it.

  • Spider210

    I love it. Looks great! I have always used this for my weather and now its just amazing

  • http://blog.mattalgren.com/ Matt Algren

    Kind of surprised they haven’t included a widget that apes the Motorola Circles widget.

    • Peemee

      One More Clock widget has this.

    • QQpayne

      One More Clock Free does

      • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

        That app destroyed my battery while I used it. I had the screenshots of GSam battery monitor to back that claim up at one point.

        • Badi Morris

          I’m having that same issue, its forcing me to uninstall the app. Sucks because I’ve been using the old one forever.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlehorsie ZombieDroid

    How do you add that lock screen widget?

    • http://twitter.com/litobirdy litobirdy

      i’m assuming thats a 4.2 thing? i would hope not though

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        4.2 thing.

  • Havoc70

    It seems to be a decent update but HD Widgets is still better

  • GuidZilla

    Another user from the OG days.. haven’t used it in awhile so hopefully turns out nice. Lots of complaints already from users regarding something related to the update.

  • T4rd

    I was wondering when they were going to drop this after HD widgets had their major revision released recently. I’m glad cuz I’ve had BW since the OG Droid launched =D.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Nice!

  • StormFreak

    Glad to see it updated. I’ve been using BW since the OG Droid days. That video was a bit much though….

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Definitely was one of the original apps that we all downloaded.