Zooper by Beard 3 is Probably Your Next Zooper Pack

The Zooper by Beard series has always been one of the best, so it’s no surprise that the newly released Zooper by Beard 3 has already taken over our home screens. Featuring around 30 different clock widgets for a single dollar, I’m not sure there is a better value in customization.

In this release, vibrant colors seems to dominate, but it’s summer and the brightness is actually kind of a nice change at the moment. There are pinks and bright blues and greens, all that seem based off of the Material color palette. The clocks vary from those which are minimal and text heavy to those that have weather and dates. You’ll find rectangular designs, plenty of flatness, shadows here or there, and squirrels. (Who doesn’t love a good squirrel?)  (more…)

I Need a New Zooper Widget, Got Anything Good?

Yesterday, I spent a good hour looking through the world of Zooper widgets featured by users on Google+ in hopes that I would find something to occupy my home screen and also share with you. Let me tell you right now that I don’t recommend any of you attempt this. It’s painful. Google+ was once a great place to share your home screen setups, but now you get the same handful of users sharing their same creations in 25 different communities, rendering G+’s search functionality almost worthless.

Instead of creating that level of headache for a second straight day, I figured I may as well just ask the greatest Android community on the planet for their help. Yes, I’m talking about you. And yes, I’m using you…in a way. But look, this is me using you for the greater good of the personalization community. By me asking for you to recommend Zooper widget skins in the comments, you all get to see all of the awesome recommendations that each other recommend (if that makes sense). This is all sorts of win-win for all of us. You give me inspiration through your awesomeness, and we all benefit from the awesomeness of each other’s awesomeness.  (more…)

Zooper Widget Pro Receives Update, Features Fancy New UI

An update is rolling out to users of Zooper Widget Pro, the application we use to bring you many of our hot widget recommendations. In the update, the app has received a fantastic overhaul in the design department, allowing for easier understanding of what exactly is going on.

Before this update, when I first opened Zooper back in the day, I was almost overwhelmed by all of the customizable options and icons. Now, labels and the overall workflow is much easier to understand when applying widget skins, which is greatly appreciated.  (more…)

This Zooper Widget is Hot: Plastix

A couple of weeks ago, Tim gave you a quick list of three apps you should probably own, one of which was Zooper Widget Pro. For those into custom clock and weather widgets, Zooper is easily the best available because of its openness that allows you to build your own clocks or quickly install those made by the pros. One of those “pro” made designs that we couldn’t help but feature, is Plastix. This, is by all means, one of the coolest Zooper skins I have seen in a while.  (more…)

3 Apps You Need to Own Right Now

Apps are what make our smartphones so important to us, not just the phone itself. Without so many great applications available on Android, then who knows, maybe we would all have iOS devices. Thankfully, that is not the case.

Whenever we are setting up a new device, there is a set list of apps we instantly download from Google Play, as using our phones without them would just be unfulfilling.

Below, we will go over 3 apps that always get loaded onto our devices. The point being, if you don’t already have these apps installed yourself, then we recommend you check them out immediately.

Ready to blow some of that Google Opinion Rewards money?  (more…)

Check Out “Zooper By Beard” and “Pastelus,” Two Great New Zooper Widget Skins

On the hunt for new ways to spruce up your home screen on this fine Monday? These two new Zooper Widget skins may be good enough to be worth your money.

First, we have two great designers, La Barba and Richard Colon, who have come together to create twelve minimal widgets as part of Zooper By Beard. The other widgets we’re mentioning today come from the Pastelus pack, made by the developer of Cryten (an icon pack we’re fond of). (more…)

Top 5 Zooper Widget Skins: February 2014

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. (more…)