All Chronus widgets share the same highly optimized back-end services, making it the perfect, single replacement for many of the other stand-alone widgets on your device.
This ensures your system will use less CPU, data and battery while still providing you with rich information.
A video overview of the latest features is available at: Version 8.3 - Android O New features: - Full Android O API support - weather provider (experimental) - Notification font color now a standard feature - Updated Google, Play billing and 3rd party libraries Fixes: - General bug fixes and enhancements Version 8.2 - Optimization New features: - Chronus Wear optimizations - On-watch settings improvements - Passphrase for backup security Fixes: - Todoist Oauth - Backup encryption - General bug fixes Version 8.1 - Google Drive New features: - Option to use Google Drive as backup location - Allow background color selection for Pixel widget - Ability to disable 'Chronus' logo on Wear watchface (Pro) Fixes: - Possible calendar query crash Version 8.0.x - Tasks, tasks, tasks New features: - Evernote, Microsoft Exchange (non-root devices only) and Todoist support for Tasks widget - Set a start day of the week for Calendar widgets - Disable the day/night time adjustment of weather condition icons - Disable the display of the temperature F or C symbol - Disable the auto layout for full widgets (Tasks, News, Stocks) - Wifi-only download option for Weather, Tasks, Stocks and News - Settings button on widgets (turn it off in appearance settings) Fixes: - Month View calendar sometimes blank - Updated and missing translations - Updated 3rd party libraries Version 7.0 - Previews and Wear 2.0 New features: - Preview capability while configuring widgets - Display Calendar events in local timezone - Android Wear 2.0 support - Basic Chronus Wear on-watch settings - Added a few Belgian RSS sources - Pixel widget full Google logo option - Pixel widget icon color option Fixes: - Week view calendar month end events not showing - Location not resolving with some weather providers - Updated 3rd party libraries - Pixel widget separator background color Version 6.0 - Pixel Widget New features: - Pixel widget with In-line Weather, Clock or Date styles - Add Google Weather as a weather tap option (Pro) - Search tap action (Pixel ) to launch Search or Google Now app (Pro) - Set search button color (Pro) - Yahoo Weather no longer default, their service is too unstable Fixes: - Fix Sun and Mirror newspapers feeds urls - Align date properly when alarm not shown - RSS sources search - General fixes Version 5.12 - Better error handling New features: - Major re-work of weather update error handling - New weather update failure error messages - Ability to set the duration that stale weather data will be shown - Turn on/off date, alarm and battery % independently - Compact Stocks info view for full widget - Updated translations Fixes: - Tasks grouping by due date at year end - General fixes Version 5.11.x - Android N part 2 New features: - Weather Quick Settings tile (7 only) - Launcher Shortcuts to widget settings (7.1 only, max 4) - Make widget background color a standard feature - Notification background and font colors (Pro) Fixes: - Text size of single digit temperature notification icon - Inline Samsung widget background color - Switch to updated Sunrise/Sunset api version - More gracefully handle corrupted forecast data - Missing Norwegian translations Version 5.10 New features: - Can now hide the clock in the Flex widget Fixes: - Play store reported crashes - One Plus system clock app not launching Version 5.9.x - Moon data & Week view New features: - Moon Phases support in forecast dialog - 3, 5 or 7 day Week view for full Calendar widget - Basic Clock (Analog) widget - Move tasks between lists - Bypass system orientation in Day Dream mode - Make Moon phase data optional - Many performance improvements - Task list caching for off-line use - Get wearable debug log - Better invert low/high settings (vertical and horizontal) - Api25 and Round icon for Pixel launcher - Hide notes field in tasks widget if empty Fixes: - Week-view calendar scrolling on N - Calendar icon settings disabled in flex widget - World clocks AM/PM indicator size - Weather notification grouping - Moon phase text size in Forecast widget - Moon illumination inverted percentage - Updated 3rd party libraries - Updated translations - Update jobs stopping mysteriously - Start/end time handling in event details activity - Multi-day events shown for the right amount of days - Optimize calendar refresh handling - Moon phase text truncation - Gmail extension crash - Stocks refresh interval - Daydream update job not started Version 5.8.x - Android N New features: - Widget header font and background color (Pro) - Chronus Wear analog watch face (Pro) - Backup location selection - Option to hide high/low temperature panel - Option to enable a weather Icon drop shadow - Don't scroll Stocks tape when only 1 symbol - Weather notification status bar icon can now show temperature (Android 6 ) - Android N support - Support One Plus system clock as default Tap action - New app icon - Updated translations Fixes: - Calendar icons in flex widget not coloring properly - Chronus Wear watch face settings not syncing - Wear watch performance enhancements - Play store reported crashes - Updated translations - Forecast Tap action not working - Notification tap not working on Android 6 - Reddit provider fixes - Hours leading zero bug - Some RSS sources updated - Invert high/low temperatures in daydream now working - Rare News feed crash when using Pocket - Setting refresh to Manual does not cancel scheduled jobs - Rare Dash Clock crash - General fixes Version 5.7.x New features: - Inline weather style for Clock (Forecast) widget - Stock alerts - Beaufort Wind Speed scale - Basic support for Android N Fixes: - Classic weather layout on RTL languages - General fixes Version 5.6.x - Stocks Widget (Pro) and Cyanogen Mod weather API New features: - Stocks widget (Pro) - Stocks panel in Flex widget (Pro) - Google and Yahoo finance support for stocks widgets - Support for Cyanogen Mod SDK weather API - Weather dialog can show more than 5 days data if supported Fixes: - Play Store reported crashes Version 5.5.x - UI and updating refresh New features: - Google Tasks notifications - Refreshing indicator in weather widgets - Data error indicator in weather widgets - Support setting to reset update jobs - Digital clock style (Android 4, 5 or 6) - Lots of UI design cleanup - New back-end services for updating widgets - Ability to hide the header separator - Show Low/High temp icons (Standard weather style) - The OWM weather service is no longer available for free which requires us to change our implementation to require a user provided API key Fixes: - Switch to different Yahoo weather service api - Lots of update job scheduling fixes - General fixes - Play store reported crashes Version 5.4.x - Read it later & Reddit New features: - Select multiple news providers for news widget - Reddit news provider - Read it later via Pocket, Twitter likes or Feedly Save for later - Show task list name in widget title - Material design News List and Article viewers - Toggle All and Unread by tapping News viewer title - Add, rename or delete task lists from picker - More Month view calendar configuration options - Replace now-defunct Yahoo placefinder API by Yahoo places - Share Chronus with friends via Google App Invites Fixes: - Play store reported crashes - Center watch face when weather disabled - Calendar header separator color override - Calendar event layout not changing - Chronus Wear clock centering if date hidden - News feed not hiding read items - General Extensions fixes - Updated translations - Use Job Scheduler for better Doze mode support - Add support for more rss encoding headers - Too large weather icons break forecast dialog Version 5.3.x - Android 6 New features: - Android 6.0 (M) permissions support - Chronus Wear interactive watch face (Fitness, forecast) - Google Fit support for Chronus Wear - Simplified Chronus Wear weather configuration - Make the title clickable in News widget - Update Mexico RSS news providers - More control over date abbreviation - ATOM support for RSS viewer - Per clock Time zone configuration (Pro) Fixes: - Use material design location icon - Use new Open Weather Map api introduced Oct 19th - Calendar settings crash when setting up notifications - Russia Today news source - Samsung layout text alignment - Weather notification settings - Missing refresh icon for Clock (Forecast) widget - White on white mono Icon set preview - Permissions crash when restoring month view widget on M - Small Samsung layout tweaks - News feed title alignment - Day abbreviation in date (French) - 'Tomorrow' tasks showing 'Next week' on Saturday - Several performance enhancements Version 5.2.x - Google Tasks New features: - Google Tasks widget - weather provider (requires own key) - Samsung-like inline clock and weather layout - Option to set News source as widget title - Set AM/PM bolding - Make Due date clickable in widget Fixes: - geolocation not working - Task widget icon and text color selection - General bug fixes Version 5.1.x New features: - Configure the display of the Hours leading zero - Set News feed sort order - More material dialogs Fixes: - Custom RSS deletion bug - Make selected city delete button easier to tap - General bug fixes Version 5.0.x - Twitter and more...
New features: - Twitter news provider (Pro) - Clock (Weather) widget - Weather 'In-line with clock' alignment (Pro) - Ambient light support for Daydream - Switched to Dash Clock API 2.1 - Setting to update news via wifi only - Expanded extensions in Daydream Fixes: - Set a fixed height for forecast items - Navbar transparency - Fix %s problem - Fix disappearing extensions bug - Don't wake the device to update news Version 4.10.x - Font sizing New features: - Android 5.1 support - Change the font size of widgets and Daydream - Set font size per component - Allow Lock screen font size changes - Facebook support ending notice - Chronus Wear companion config activity Version 4.9.x - Chronus Wear watch New features: - Chronus Wear watch face (Pro) - Android Wear notifications (Pro) - Extension support for Daydream - Charging indicator on battery - Reworked notifications UI - Calendar notifications - Updated app icons (Thanks to Rinke-Jan Schaper) Fixes: - A few Play store reported crashes - Flex Analog resizing Version 4.8.x - The Lollipop guild New features: - Android 5.0 (Lollipop) support - 'Materialize' all the things - Show the Week number - Updated layout calculations Fixes: - Weather extension not updating - Month view Calendar titles wrapping Version 4.7.4 New features: - Semi transparent analog clock styles - 'Materialize' the add functionality Fixes: - Calendar disappearing bug - Add additional location fields - RSS source sort order - 'Add extensions' dialog not dismissing - Make re-showing the help overlays optional Version 4.7.3 Fixes: - Updated Hebrew RSS sources - Fix internal viewer article scaling - General reader fixes Version 4.7.2 Fixes: - Available extension tracking - World clock text shadow - More day/night icon mapping fixes Version 4.7.1 Fixes: - Day/Night Icon overrides for forecast panel - Clock widget centering if no world clocks enabled Version 4.7.0 - Around the world New features: - World clock support for Clock widget (Android 4.2 ) - Built-in Weather and Next alarm Extensions - Color overlay for 3rd party Icon sets Fixes: - Improved Play Store Pro check - Displaying of larger weather icon Version 4.6.1 Fixes: - Add missing weather code mappings - Override day/night weather icons if needed Version 4.6.0 - Right to Left New features: - Support for Right to Left (RTL) languages (Android 4.2 ) Fixes: - Better night time weather icon handling - No more ghost unread items in flex widget extensions - Updated translations Version 4.5.3 New features: - Weather Underground provider (requires user supplied API key) Fixes: - No battery icon at 99 F Version 4.4.0 - A new look See SAo O for screenshots NEW features: - Updated app look and feel and icon - Change pop-up window style and info icons color (Pro) - Help and new features walk-through Fixes: - Better weather update handling - Many updated and new translations Version 4.3.3 Fixes: - Fix flickering calendar bug Version 4.3.2 NEW features: - Added the Change log (in About) Fixes: - Fix notification text alignment on Android 4.1.x - Other small fixes Version 4.3.1 Fixes: - Reversed high/low forecast temperatures Version 4.3.0 NEW features: - Switched to a database/content provider for News and Weather data storage and retrieval.
The big change here is supporting Flex Storage, which we'll talk about below.
With the HTC One M9 and the One M8 in front of us, we've been through Sense 7.0 with a fine-tooth comb.
So whether you've just received the update on the M8, you're an HTC fan considering the M9, or just have a penchant for a deep dive into a smartphone UX, then read on and all will be revealed. A strange place to start, perhaps, is app unbundling.I've tried to find widgets that will generally work on almost all versions of Android and aren't limited to specific flavors, but obviously that's a tall order.Arguably, the most well-known widget on Android is the Clock & Weather widget from HTC, but that's obviously limited to HTC devices.That means that it isn't necessary to have a complete Sense upgrade to make a few tweaks to a specific function.One of the biggest advantages of Android over i Phone is widgets. Widgets are valuable because they give you an at-a-glance look at lots of different kinds of information and quick access to valuable apps and configuration settings.