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Top 5 Zooper Widget Skins: February 2014

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Customization is a huge part of Android, and part of that starts right on your home screen. A lot of us use many tools to achieve home screen perfection, including UCCW and Zooper Widget. We’ve gone over the best UCCW widgets in our Icons and UCCW series, so we thought we may as well start to show you our picks for the best of Zooper.

Here are five good options for February.

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1. KitKat Notifications

This one has a simple purpose — to show notifications in an aesthetically pleasing manner. And this one definitely does look great, reminding me of the great Today app’s Agenda widget. 10 widgets come with the skin, with the promise of more to be added in future updates, and the developer promises sharp graphics in a very Holo looking UI.

Running just $0.99 on the Play Store without in-app purchases, this looks to definitely be worth a shot. It’s worth noting, though, that Zooper Widget Pro and MyColorScreen‘s Media Utilities are required to use the skin to its fullest potential, and those’ll run you an extra $2.49 assuming you haven’t already purchased them.

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2. Simple Glass

When it comes down to design, you can’t go wrong with this one. With two gorgeous widgets — a 4×2 Agenda Clock and a 4×1 Notification Bar — you’ll be able to deck out your home screen with a minimalistic yet useful setup.

This one will set you back $0.00, which makes it easy to recommend, but just like every other skin listed in this post, you’ll have to have the paid Zooper Widget Pro installed to use it.

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3. Circlons

Coming with an impressive 14 widgets, this companion to the Circlons icon pack is packed with useful things to use on your homescreen. A digital clock is available in seven colors, joining two types each of weather and battery widgets and topped off by three colors of a Google search tool. The look is strong with this one as well — it can definitely be categorized as one of the better looking Zooper add-ons.

The best part about Circlons is the price. It’s available for free provided you have Zooper Widget Pro installed, an impressive feat for an app with such a large amount of functionality.

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4. 0Weather

0Weather comes from one of my favorite theme developers, Ryan Kelly, and is another excellent weather skin with modern and pleasing aesthetics to boot. One of the highlights of this one is the fact that it comes editable — you can move things around to fine tune the experience you get with the widget, and even add a hotspot to your favorite weather app.

Like some of the other skins here, it’s free on the Play Store. The thing that makes this one unique is that it allows you to get the .zw file instead of downloading from Google Play, in case you want to get around having to buy Zooper Widget Pro.

Play Link | ZW File

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5. Minarch

This one’s a bit old but still one of the Zooper gems out there. The widget features a battery gauge, weather forecast, clock, and upcoming events calendar tool, all of which scream “minimalistic” and “gorgeous”. We fully recommend this one for anyone looking for something simple and clean.

What makes this one a no-brainer is the price tag; it can be had entirely for free on Google Play.

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That does it for this one. If you stumble upon any Zooper skins you’d like to see featured in our next roundup, be sure to hit us up!

  • slayer91790

    Did anyone noticed the -1 read email from the first picture?

  • Nick

    what is the name of the icon pack for #1?

    • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

      Off Corner — I believe it’s still in beta

  • chris_johns

    what is this “zooper” you speak of…

  • Austin_tacious

    Kit Kat notifications aren’t working on my Nexus 7. I have the paid version and MyColorscreen MU. When I try to load the widget, nothing appears to choose or edit.

    • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

      I would contact the developer either on Google+ or via email

    • Kelly

      Contact the dev. A Play Store limitation prevents paid Zooper skins from working properly without nesting a second installer (other Zooper skins like Google Now UI take this approach) or installing the apk some other way. The dev will send you the apk over email and it will work after sideloading.

      • Austin_tacious

        Thanks for the tip, Kelly!

  • John Clausen

    Can someone tell me how to get these to work? I downloaded the skin (and I already had zooper), but it’s not coming up in the list of skins. Do I have to get the paid version of Zooper?

    • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

      “just like every other skin listed in this post, you’ll have to have the paid Zooper Widget Pro installed to use it.”

  • Droid_Junky

    Or you can make your own. I created a lockscreen widget that shortcuts to some frequently used apps. Just tap the word, unlock and the app opens.

    • Raven

      Is that background a Live Wall Paper(if so which), or just a static image?

      • Droid_Junky

        Just a wallpaper. I think I got it off of the Zedge app.

  • Droid Ronin

    Another reason to love Android and all its customization abilities. No two home screens are ever alike.

  • Kie

    The button widgets in that first one look amazing

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      Yeah, it’s interesting how everyone HATED the look of iOS 7, especially Android users – but now everyone is trying to copy it.

      • Kelly

        To be fair, I dislike both.

      • Ben Landwehr

        I’ve had this “transparent” themes well before iOS7. But personally, being an android fan, I love how iOS 7 looks. Not sure why people don’t like it. I like simple and clean looks.

      • The Narrator

        I mean. iOS7 is more android than ios.

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      • B!

        All of my iPhone friends & customers said that iOS 7 looks more like Android since September. And the people that HATED the look of it were iPhone users.