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Colourform by HD Widgets Leaves Beta, Available on Google Play


The Colourform theme pack that HD Widgets first introduced back in February is now finished, out of beta and available on Google Play. The theme pack features over 50 different widgets, all of which look like they were built specifically for Jelly Bean and Android 4.2 (think the lock screen clock). They carry a flat style, Roboto font, and the minimal design that current Android design language emits.

Everything is so much cleaner in Colourform than the standard HD widgets. If you are familiar with HD Widgets, you’ll know how customizable each piece of a widget is, this is just a much simpler theme than you are probably used to. We’re no longer stuck in the 90s where themes all carried a default glossy glass texture.

You can color everything from icons to text to separators to the background to individual clock items. There are now more than 50 quick settings as well, including WIFI signal strength & network name, battery level & charge, weather stats, and device storage.

If you are interested in a new look, or one that matches up to stock Jelly Bean, think about Colourform. 

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  • it is not going anywhere since there are thousands of them for freee

  • who made this? Fisher Price?? jeeez!

  • Raven

    I know that I am in the minority, but I still sort of like the glossy glass look. (Ducks!)

    Why is it that as our displays and graphics abilities improve we are now moving towards super simple “Clean” looks like Windows 8 Metro instead of going all out with 3D and Alpha Blending and making really high-end looks that show off what our devices are capable of?

    I am sort of in the middle right now. I use themes with lots of alpha blending, but no so much 3D.

    • Cowboydroid

      Depends on the content being displayed. For just OS level stuff, simpler is better, reduces the amount of stimulus. In certain apps, yes, it would benefit greatly for the developer to utilize the hardware resources given.

  • Brian Eagen

    I like HD Widgets, but the Tile patterns warp when I use them through Nova Launcher. They stretch themselves even though they are the same size when I added them. I didn’t stretch the widget.

  • enigmaco

    I prefer the k.i.s.s method of things

  • bigtom

    What’s that wallpaper

  • Am I the only one that thinks HD Widget and beautiful widgets look terrible?

    • NickAVV

      This was my motivation for creating Clean Widgets, which I am now shamelessly plugging: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nickavv.cleanwidgets

      • NickAVV

        I do have to admit that this new theme looks pretty nice, much less gaudy than their old one.

    • KenBarnum


    • Nope. Every single widget up there is ugly as [bleep].

      • They look way to childish IMO.

    • michael arazan

      I stopped using HD widgets now that I’ve been using DashClock and the lock screen widgets

      • same but now i’m using buzz launcher. lol

    • Mark Mann

      i used to use beautiful widgets, constantly, whenever i changed roms it was the first thing i put back on my phone and the first thing i set up…then motorola came out with the circle widget, and i realized i just didn’t care enough about my clock and weather looking “exactly” how i wanted it to, without it looking “exactly” how i wanted it to…so i quit…basically this was my round about way of saying no, you’re not the only one

  • RBI411

    Wish I had been paying attention when the beta for that was out. Would have taken a look at it.

  • Omar Salmin

    Am I mistaken or is colourform lacking lockscreen widgets?

  • mgamerz

    It’d sure be nice if it’d stop rebooting my JB 4.2 devices on EVERY single update. Which is at least once a week.

    • NexusMan

      Is it HD widgets that’s causing all my devices to constantly reboot?

      • mgamerz

        For me its only when it updates via play store. Some bug in lock screen widgets. But others update just fine.

  • mos0ne

    “Excuse me ma’am… Does this phone smell like colourform?”

  • JamesU513

    I saw Chloroform and was suddenly interested

  • Did anyone else first read that as chloroform?

    • Austin Warren

      I bet Casey Anthony did.

      • Steve Benson

        Too soon…

        • Austin Warren

          No need too get butthurt

          • Steve Benson

            No need to be a complete a-hole in every single DL thread. U mad bro?

          • Austin Warren

            Ubutthurtbro? Nobody cares about Casey Anthony anymore so I made the joke. Calm yourself.

          • Steve Benson


    • Scott H

      I instantly thought of 70’s Colorforms.

  • will bartlett

    I love HD Widgets but i always use a bland widget… I don’t really change it up that much.

  • Nice!