What is the one thing that makes Android dominate over other platforms? Customization!! Yeah, if we need to pick one, this is it. No matter what default apps the OS carries, you can change them as per your liking.

There are myriads of applications available on Play Store to help you personalize your phone. You can use launchers, wallpapers, icon packs and third-party widgets to transform the appearance to match your imagination.

Personalisation Apps for Android

In case you are not aware, widgets are used to display certain details (time, calendar events, unread messages etc.) on the home screen. You may be using a few right now without realizing it. What if you just don’t want to use the widgets that come preloaded with the applications?

That’s where the significance of Kustom Widget Maker aka KWGT kicks in. The name says it all! You can make custom widgets by starting from the scratch or editing the existing ones to match your interest. It follows WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) making screens.

KWGT editing screen

For first-time users, the application may look a bit overwhelming simply due to the multitudes of options available. As you go along, you will get the hang of it. The first step is obvious. You need to install the app from Google Play.

Once you do that, press and hold a blank area on the home screen. Then, choose Widgets. Scroll down to select a KWGT one, of the size you think will look good. Now you can see a blank widget. Tap on it for the customization part. You can fiddle with colours, size, and much more.

It has a Pro version as well. If you are willing to pay, you can rejoice in an ad-free environment with some add-on features. For those who are not, the free version surely suffices to fulfill their customization needs.

With more than 1 million downloads, Kustom Widgets has built a consistent user-base. And, we could spot a tweet that says dark mode is coming to it. Owing to the low power consumption of AMOLED screens on dark mode, the same has been trending lately.

KWGT revamp

The tweet adds that the application is going to become more compact. However, we don’t know when it will happen. The last update went live on 27 August 2019. Stay tuned to this story to get yourself notified of dark mode’s arrival to KWGT.

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