Calendar GOWidget, a Sweet Calendar Widget for GO Launcher EX Android App
Jun 8, 2011 8:59 AM –
Calendar GOWidget is one of the newer add-ons for the hugely popular GO Launcher EX. In brief it provides a choice of two calendar widgets to place on one of your launcher screens. The calendar is functional, bright and easy to use. There is also a choice of sizes, although I found you can adjust the size of the widget on-screen. The app is a good addition to the growing GO Launcher family of widgets.
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Unable to theme the calendar. This is a shame- GO Launcher EX is well known for having a number of really cool themes, in addition to a number of third party themes. However the calendar remains its original color, which is disappointing.
- Only works with Go Launcher EX.
New to the GO Launcher EX family of widgets is Calendar GOWidget. As I am sure it doesn’t take a genius to work out, this gives users of GO Launcher EX a calendar widget for the highly popular- and free- launcher system. The calendar widget display is clear, smooth and functional, giving you a cool red circle around the day you are on and additional functionality such as being able to flick to your day’s agenda. This feature I think is really useful and something I wished calendars such as the HTC Sense calendar widget had. This is also available on the Launcher Pro calendar widget, although you have to pay for it.
The GO Launcher range is growing quite fast and fans now have a number of different widgets to compliment their launcher. I think it’s safe to say that GO Launcher EX is probably the best free launcher in the market and, now theming has been opened up to third parties, there is lots of looks to choose from.
A disappointment with this, and other GO Launcher widgets is the incapability to theme the widgets themselves. This is something GO Launcher EX’s rival, Launcher Pro, does very well. Therefore you can have a funky looking theme on the launcher, but the calendar (and other widgets) remains the bright sky-blue color regardless, which gives a rather inconsistent look to the whole launcher. This doesn’t detract at all from the experience of using the calendar itself, which is good, functional, quick to sync with your Google calendar and simple to use.
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Calendar GOWidget – Day View
Calendar GOWidget – Calendar View
Calendar GOWidget – Agenda View
Calendar GOWidget – Ability to resize widget
Calendar GOWidget – Scroll to later months
Calendar GOWidget – Choose Widget screen 1
Calendar GOWidget – Choose Widget screen 2
Calendar GOWidget – Easily tap to create a new event
I found Calendar GOWidget great to use and a useful addition to the launcher. The ability to view your daily agenda is extra useful, other launchers require you to install an extra widget for your agenda so the GO Launcher Dev Team have got this right.
Ease of Use:
As easy to use as any other proprietary calendar I have used. I found the widget very responsive and links to your phone calendar without hitch, permitting you to add/view/edit events immediately.
My calendar is usually quite full, especially as I share my calendar with my girlfriend, so we don’t double-book something. I end up using my calendar a number of times every day. Depending on a users’ personal use of the calendar function this could be a daily used app (like my own usage).
The interface is smooth and I experienced no lagging or delay in viewing, adding or editing events in my calendar.
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