Widgets are miniature application views that are an essential aspect of home screen customization. An app’s most important functions can be accessed from the home screen at-a-glance. Let’s have a look at some of the useful widgets which you can use on a regular basis to monitor the performance of your mobile device.
Best Apps to Display Hardware Info as Live Wallpaper on Android
Having widgets on the home screen to keep an eye on the health of the device is the best way to increase the lifespan of our devices. Today, we will see some of the useful widgets which helps us to monitor the CPU, Memory (RAM), Storage, Network Data and Battery usage quickly without putting a lot of effort to check one by one all the time.
CPU Monitor app is one of the most beautiful and powerful CPU monitor apps available in the Playstore. You can monitor CPU usage using a Widget, Floating Window or the app directly to check the temperature and frequency data. It provides real-time data and an additional feature ‘One Tap Boost’ with beautiful and customizable themes.
ASCII System Monitor
As the name denotes, the ASCII System Monitor app is a simple yet highly configurable app available in the Playstore. It lets you choose from a wide variety of simple widgets and customize it accordingly to fit the screen size of your device efficiently. The paid version of this app is just for Rs. 75 and has more functionality which is pretty useful when it comes to the appearance of the gadgets.
CPU Float is another stunning app that lets you monitor key pieces of system information. You can also set the widget location to the status bar or navigation bar. It allows you to check the network speed, CPU frequency, GPU frequency, and much more. It displays even the amount of power flow into the mobile while charging the device.
Last by not least, the Data Counter app is one such useful app you will come across in Playstore. Data counter helps you to keep track of how much your mobile uses. Be it wi-fi or mobile data, regular or roaming, Data counter widget displays all the incoming and outgoing data traffic exactly during the billing cycle which you select. You can keep track of which app consumes how much data, whether it is download or upload, and plan your data usage ahead.
Apart from these widgets, there are a few best apps that won’t let you customize what to show or whatnot but will display complete info of your mobile device as a live wallpaper.
Oajoo Device Info Wallpaper
Using Oajoo Device Info app, you can get all the device information such as Storage, memory, CPU load, compass, and different sensor readings. Simple, one-click live wallpaper with beautiful color customization which matches our mood.
Holo Droid, made with Unity, is one out of million apps available in the Playstore. It gives your phone a futuristic look with a lot of information about your device right on your home screen. Also, you can customize the color of the live wallpaper to match your device’s aesthetics. A must-have app for all the live wallpaper lovers.
Device Info Live Wallpaper
Device Info app is similar to Oajoo Device Info app but with pretty different UI and efficient low-power consumption. This app also displays extra information such as wi-fi settings, platform etc., considering the other two discussed above. Due to its efficient power management and design, it works even on devices that are 4-5 yrs old without hampering the overall performance of the device.
If you are new to Android, you may want to check out our guide on how to add a widget. After all, there are many widgets that come pre-installed too on your Android. Widgets also play a big part in customizing your Android device’s home screen, which is best done with the help of Nova launcher.