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Heyyy guys I want to recommend a new app from this unknown indie dev, it's called Nova Launcher and even though it doesn't have a lot of customizations and optimizations like Go Launcher I really like it so you might want to try it out!
So from the beginning:
Nova Launcher: [link]
Launch Nova Launcher go to Desktop and set the Desktop Grid to 7x5 and allow Enable Widget Overlap, as well as disabling the Dock and Notification Tray.
Launch PipDroid and choose the color to install. Exit the app.
Press and hold on your home screen and select Widgets.
Add any size UCCW widget.
From the UCCW menu select PipDroid [Color].
Resize the UCCW widget to fit at the bottom of your screen.
If you have any questions just reply to this or message me!
Get nova launcher. From there you can long press the icons and click edit. You can change the icon. For this I am guessing he's using Mini icon pack!!
Edit: no idea what clock OP's using. I would recommend Timely but I'm just a guy on the Internet
Launch Nova Launcher and set the Desktop Grid to 7x5, as well as disabling the Dock and Notification Tray.
Launch PipDroid and choose the color to install.
From the UCCW menu select PipDroid Color.
Get a custom launcher, Nova the free version works just as well (albeit less customization).
If you don't want to get used to a whole other experience, or just want to stay on stock Android and change one icon, Awesome icons is your friend.
With a launcher like Nova Launcher, there is an option under the Desktop category, under advance, to lock the screen which prevents any movement/deletion of apps.
You could also set to lock the desktop with a gesture, such as a clockwise rotating two fingers to toggle it on and off.
I'd actually recommend you get Nova Launcher, it allows you to rename apps, but you can also change the icon, install icon packs, change the layout of your home screen including how many rows and columns of apps you have. You can eventually do stuff like this where each of those icons are actually folders. Mine is a little cluttered because I like it like this, but you can do pretty much anything you want.
Plus Nova is quicker than the default touchwiz on Samsung phones.
EDIT: Added a link to the launcher.
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Kleine Empfehlung von einem Android Fanboy: Probier mal die App Nova Launcher aus. Sie ersetzt den Standard Launcher(Homescreen und Appübersicht), ist dabei akkusparender, läuft flüssiger und du kannst deinen Homescreen bei weitem mehr anpassen als mit dem Samsung Themes "Müll". :D
So kannst du dir beispielsweise Icon Packs runterladen mit denen du jedes Icon individuell anpassen kannst. Außerdem gibt es noch unzählige weitere Anpassungsmöglichkeiten (Gestensteuerung, alternative Animationen, Entfernen der Untertitel bei den Apps usw.), die sonst mit dem Standard TouchWiz Launcher nicht möglich wären. Schaus dir an, ich finde da fängt der Spaß mit Android erst an.
Edit: Das Video ist mal wieder ein Beweis dafür, dass ein Großteil der Dislikes vollkommen unbegründet ist und einfach nur gedisliket wird, weil man Sep nicht mag. Also Sep, nimm dir die Dislikes nicht zu Herzen, das Video ist vor allem qualitativ eines der besten Videos bei PietSmiet.
There is a free and paid version. You need a Launcher like Nova Launcher to install it. It replaces your app icons and has wallpapers that you can apply. The full versions have an animated live wallpaper.
I've got nothing going on today besides a casual day at work. If you aren't opposed to using Nova I can guide you how to build this on your own. Not looking for cash
The default launcher doesn't support that. You can use Nova Launcher with TeslaUnread to get what you want.
My S6 is just a dream, never had a better phone. Got it rooted, added a custom home screen framework ("Nova", learn it, love it, use it), and a Otterbox Defender shell, which is slimmer and nicer than ever.
Thanks for the plug! You can also use a launcher such as Nova Launcher. I'll be updating that album with Fjorm's new art after tonight's app update.
Almost all of them do, but I recommend Nova Launcher. Also, it starts out pretty clean and simple like stock android so that's also easy for them to figure out.
You need a custom launcher to do that (as well as a lot of other things, like changing the grid layout of your home screen).
I use Nova Launcher.
Nova Launcher Prime
Prime is worth every penny.
I'm not sure if something like Nova Launcher will allow for this on stock Android. As for myself when I'm looking at the quick toggles there is one there to lock into portrait/allow for auto-rotate. Silent mode is a point of contention in Lollipop, if you press your volume button you'll get options for None, Priority and All. None is essentially silent mode but it will mean your alarm won't notify you.
Nova Launcher (among others) have a lot of customisations for your home screen and also the app drawer, definitely check it out. Play Store Link!
Don't think so but if I'm in the pull down menu looking at notifications then that's what I'm focused on, personally never considered what the other part of the screen looks like when I'm dealing with the notification shade.
Make sure in the Google Play store settings you've selected auto update by WiFi only (though I'm sure you already have). Personally I've never had that same issue you did. I too have hit update on an app only to see it is a large update and have hit stop. From my experience what happened to you is not normal.
I don't use DoublTwist personally so I can't help with those points I'm afraid, though I'm pretty sure DoubleTwist have a desktop client, perhaps that would help?
I can say that Google Play Music both on the web and on the device I've had an easy time making playlists there.
you can use an alternate launcher, I've been using Nova Launcher [link] since lolipop I also have developer options enabled to make animations run faster,animation scale 0.5x (complete the animation in half the time compared to default)
That's a built-in feature of the Google Now Launcher. Unfortunately, the Google Now Launcher has very few customization options, so your only option to get the search bar removed is to use a third party launcher app. Most third party launchers allow addition/removal of the persistent search bar (which is what all launchers call the search bar you're referring to). Personally, I can't recommend Nova Launcher enough, but it does come at the cost that the left-most screen being a Google Now shortcut is lost. You could still swipe up from the Home button on the navication bar to reach it while using any other launcher, though.
That's the closest and slickest one I've found, but to be honest it'll never be the same. I found it more satisfying to embrace Material Design and I've gone for Nova Launcher and Pixxo icon pack
Yeah, Nova launcher is awesome. It's also in the summer sale at the moment, so if you want the extra prime features it's really cheap just now.
Free version: [link]
Prime version: [link]
Check out Nova Launcher if you haven't, it's the best launcher out there. Also look out for their sale, where they offer their paid license at a a heavy discount, I got mine for only ₹10.
Nova is a free Launcher btw.
Years ago I tested about a dozen launchers, and chose Nova Launcher. (And yes, I chose it by my own, even before I started reading reddit.) The main features were the grid customization, the folder support in the drawer, showing folders in the homescreen (with contents synced with drawer folders), and locking the homescreen to prevent accidental changes.
But if you are bored with it and wan to try something different, try Lightning Launcher. It is very small, but at the same time extremely customizable and has an interesting take to the homescreen design. A few years ago, it had a free version, I don't know if it still has one. (Technical side: under-the-hood it seems to use a WebView as the homescreen.)
What you need is a new home app, called a launcher in the play store. Most of them are free apps, but you'll have to pay to get the premium features etc.
I would highly recommend Nova launcher, plenty of customization options for you!
There are others that are good too...
I've heard good things about apex launcher...adw...action launcher... Just search for launchers on play store and make sure they are compatible with nougat
For the boost thing, I'm assuming this is in the notification shade? (The pull down where you see all your notifications.) You should be able to long-press it and see what app it is. Then you can go to Settings > Apps, find that app, and either uninstall or disable it. (sometimes there are apps the manufacturer doesn't let you uninstall but there is usually a disable option which turns that app off.)
Regarding the octopus: based on some light googling, it looks like an annoying non-feature that Alcatel added to Joy Launcher, which is default launcher/home screen. Doesn't seem like anyone's figured out how to get rid of it, so your best option is to install another launcher, basically bypassing Joy Launcher entirely. The most commonly recommended one is Nova Launcher; it can usually import your home screen layout from your previous launcher and is pretty simple to use.
Gosh no. Use nova launcher, then take the page indicator and the app labels off. You have nothing to lose, it's free and it takes 3 minutes. My own nail and gear screen (+many others). Sorry for solving problems :)
For your first question, replacing your launcher with Nova and adding the Tesla plug in will do the trick.
I didn't found anything from settings, but with Nova Laucher you can do that. If you download Nova, go to Nova Settings -> App & widget drawers -> Background.
Have you tried Nova Launcher ?
You change change icon size easily and a bunch of other stuff. I think it's the most popular launcher out there.
Launchers are really simple. The one I use and recommend is Nova Launcher.
Launchers aren't anything to worry about as far as security and performance goes. One of the great things about Android is that if you don't like how your home screen looks, you can change it. You can change how things look and function on the home screen really easily.
I suggest playing around with a launcher and seeing how you like it.
Uhh, a cyanogenmod isn't a launcher, it's a firmware(or some equivalent word I can't remember)
Just go to the play store and look for nova launcher here then install it and use it as your default home app :)
Are you using a Oneplus One btw?
Yeah, you can't. This was why the very first thing I did was go with other suggestions in this sub of replacing FoxHole (your new launcher) with Nova. It has the added advantage of getting rid of Zen, the "news" feed thingy.
If you're on Android, some devices can change it by default, or you could use an app like Nova Launcher (what I use on my S7) or Icon Changer. If you're on iOS, I'm not sure if there is a way to change icons.
Have you tried Nova Launcher? Or perhaps even the Google Now launcher? Personally I find Nova is the best option available, giving you plenty of control and customization options.
Na chłopski rozum interf.sys powinien odpowiadać za jakieś elementy interface'u, ale Internet jakoś tak niejasno opisuje co i jak.
Wiesz co? Weź pan na chwilę zainstaluj innego launchera, np
Przestaw się na niego, popracuj na nim i obadaj czy ci błąd znowu wyskoczy.
I use a launcher called Nova (The payed version) and an icon pack called Retrorika. That combined with hours of trial and error of what looks good.
You can download a different launcher. I personally use Nova Launcher, the appearance can remain pretty much identical to the Google launcher, but it brings a hell of a lot more customization, including removing the search bar.
> >>>No prob, get Nova launcher
>>> No prob, get Nova launcher
> >No prob, get Nova launcher
> No prob, get Nova launcher
No Prob, get Nova launcher
You could try Wanam Xposed.
Have you also tried using a different launcher such Nova or Themer?
Sure. I'm just using Nova Launcher (Prime) and Flight icons. The wallpaper comes with Flight icons too.
Here are the developer's instructions if you need them:
It's not something you can do out of the box, but Nova Launcher combined with TeslaUnread will give you that functionality.
Yep you need a launcher. I recommend Nova Launcher.
if you want one from a different card, paste the card link from DBZ Space and I will make you one as soon as I can =)
If you don´t know how to change the display of your icons: Install Nova Launcher -> [link]
They used the Nova Launcher and an icon pack. In this case the Corvy Icon Pack
I use the custom launcher Nova Launcher with the retro icon pack. It allows for great customization. This is on an Android device as well.
Retro Icon Pack
Since you mentioned you use both on the daily, I thought I'd suggest something.
Nova Launcher (and others I'm sure) have a great app search functionality. I use it all the time. Here's a screenshot.
The free version of Nova Launcher has it too.
Nova Launcher is a very customizable Android launcher. It can completely change the look and feel of your Android device. It's default settings make your Android phone resemble a stock Android device. Bear in mind this does not change the look and feel of the system that is the status bar icons, the settings app and the system apps such as the browser. You can also change the look of the icons using various icon packs that are available on the Play Store.
Nova Launcher + Tesla Unread for Nova Launhcer
I am not a fan of EMUI, so I downloaded Nova launcher along with the Pixel Icon Package to emulate the look of the 6p/pixel.
If you go to the download page of the pixel icon package, the developer provides a tutorial on how to modify the app/widget drawer and dock to accomplish the pixel look.
Nova launcher with companion will let you have the google now on your left. then you can just change your grid space to have as many icons as you like. I think it may be a paid feature though.
Nova companion: [link]
My solution was:
That depends on what you mean by remove. Touchwiz is very much baked into the factory image, so you can't really remove it from Samsung phones without flashing a custom ROM. You are able to install a different launcher and disable a lot of Samsung bloatware which makes touchwiz a lot easier to deal with even without root. I recommend installing Nova launcher ([link]) and Package Disabler Pro (note that the play store version was neutered due to the Note 7 debacle but working versions are available via side load)
I'd also pick gestures as being one of the best features.
For instance, I have my GPS apps in a single "bubble". You can touch it and it expands, showing all 5 apps. However, I have it set to run Waze if there's a finger slide.
You can also configure tricks like turning on the LED if you slide two fingers down, can have more icons at a bottom dock, etc.
Little tweaks in functionality here and there, plus it is stable and fast (especially if you disable animations).
Nova Launcher is actually one of the very few apps I bought, along with Tasker.
I have to see what Samsung added in the Note 7, but unless it's very functional, I'll probably continue using Nova.
Also, you can get Nova Launcher which would offer the most custom experience and keeping it close to stock. You can then download the Google Now Companion app from Nova's website (if I'm not mistaken) and add that swipe right for the Google now page
here is the Nova Launcher app
Here is the link to the companion app
Edit 2: This is what I use and it's just awesome. I love OnePlus devices and their OOS launcher but I wanted the Google Now page and wanted the integrated Google search bar. This is the best solution in my opinion ����
First, Goto Settings>Display>Home screen & select another launcher, be it LG or 3rd party just as long as it's not that one. (if you already have others installed? If not, pick one you like & do so first. Nova is great IMO)
Then, uninstall whichever circle style launcher that is..?
You'll likely see the apps name in the aforementioned menu I spoke of above.
Yeah if you swipe down from the right of the status bar it will bring up settings, not notifications. Swipe down a but further to the left to bring down just notifications.
And no, you can't set your home page on the default Launcher. The only way to do it would be to download another Launcher like nova: link
Absolutely Nova Launcher will let you customize the look of your phone. Throw in an icon pack to your liking and you'll be satisfied. The more you tweak it and mess with the app, the more you'll learn. Another thing is Macrodroid which lets you set up tasks automatically. For example lets say you want to turn off your WiFi automatically when leaving the house. Macrodroid will do it automatically
Well I think the reason I'm able to change mine is due to the Nova Launcher, and all I have to do is long press an app on my screen and hit "Edit". I'm sure there are other ways though. As for iOS, I have no idea.
Ah, yep that's definitely TouchWiz at work - it's not stock Nougat behavior. Have you tried switching to a different homescreen app, like Nova Launcher? If you're still getting the overlays you can also install an icon pack, such as Moonshine.
You can use a new launcher app with more/different customization options than the default one.
Nova Launcher is one such option.
It has to be supported by the Launcher app that is used by your homescreen. The default Google Now launcher does not support icon changing.
Nova Launcher is a pretty popular (if not THE most popular?) choice for a Launcher replacement app.
For Nova: (to change all icons to a theme)
(To change just the icon of one app)
Nova supports importing layouts from other Launchers aswell, so it should be able to copy over your old setup from the Google Now launcher! Pretty awesome, one of the few apps I shelled out the money and bought full price
Also just so you know, there are tons of free icon themes on the Play Store. Not sure what pack the unicorn one is from in the screenshot from /u/wildlikechildren365 though
This was made using nova launcher, and this is the wallpaper used.
Welcome to the world of Android! It might seem daunting at first, but it's really not. The great thing about Android is the unlimited possibilites thanks to third party apps. The first thing you should know about are launchers. Launchers are basically the framework for the UI for the phone. So different launchers can affect how many apps are in your dock, the spacing of your apps on your screen, etc. The most popular launcher is nova launcher. I use this one too, and I like it the best. But feel free to try out some different ones to see what you like.
You can also get some different icon packs too, to affect the look of your device. /r/androidthemes has a lot of great inspiration and resources for different icon packs, wallpapers, etc.
You can also get different apps for the messaging, camera, etc. A lot of people use hangouts for SMS messaging but another popular one is Textra. It is really clean, highly customizable, and has a great UI.
I don't really play too much games, so I couldn't really help you out there, but the sub /r/androidgaming is awesome and you can find a shitload of resources there for that. Also, the sub /r/androidapps is great for finding new apps. I found most of what I use there. And of course /r/android is awesome too.
I don't have a Samsung phone so I'm not sure, but you might have to use a third party launcher. I recommend Nova for customization or Evie for fluidity and simplicity.
Once you install it, open its settings > Desktop > Desktop grid > Subgrid Positioning.
Can also do silly stuff like this pyramid of apps because why not.
This is a feature of the Google Now launcher. It was implemented for Marshmallow. You can use an alternative launcher to get rid of it. My personal favorite is Nova Launcher.
Widgets: All custom made w/ Zooper
Any questions feel free to ask!
(I'm attempting to find a way to bundle all the widgets for anyone looking to download in the near future)
First thing that you need to do is install a launcher. Check out Nova Launcher, it's one of the best launchers and the free version has everything that you need. Your launcher is the app that your phone opens when you hit the home button (it's your homescreen).
Once you install the launcher, open up Min and go to the Apply section in the drawer. From there click on Nova Launcher and you should be set.
Check out /r/androidthemes to learn more!
you can't wrap homepage with default launcher, but you can use custom launcher for this, nova launcher for example
it shouldn't be rooted by default, if it is, you should be worried, there's something shitty going on, also rooted phones ask for permission every time some app wants to use superuser rights, what "rights" are you talking about? if you're talking about ability to remove bloatware it's normal when buying phone off contract:)
For removing apps you need root. Samsung phones have relatively more bloatware. Only way is to disable them in Settings>Apps.
And about the badge thing, you can install third party launchers like Nova Launcher or Action Launcher. I use Nova Launcher, it's great. It is paid though. It correctly shows badges for me, But I have disabled the badges because I don't like it. Also you can hide the apps you don't want in the app drawer through these launchers.
According to this, you need to enable Google Search otherwise Trebuchet will keep crashing.
If Google Search is already enabled, then consider switching to Nova Launcher.
I'm using Nova Launcher which is seriously the best launcher available on Android. And the icon pack is Retrorika.
It's Android [ Note 4 ] using NovaLauncher with Vopor icon pack.
I like to have my home screens/efficient clean and Nova does it well :3
Some people use third-party launchers like Nova that support icon packs.
If you use a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod (or any ROM with Xposed + Unicon installed) you can install icon packs which replace icons system-wide.
There is a wide variety depending on preference.
Nova Launcher is by far the most popular.
Follow that link to the Play Store and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There should be a button to opt-in to the beta. If you already have it installed, uninstall it and then reinstall it to get the beta version and boom, you now have Nova Launcher Beta!
Nova Launcher ([link]) will allow you to organize your app drawer into folders. You may have to purchase Nova Launcher Prime to access that functionality ([link]).
Responsiveness definitely increased when I switched to CM12, and battery life was a bit of improvement, but I was getting real bad battery before, so anything was an improvement. But I would try Nova launcher or google now launcher Those will make the home screens more responsive and give you more of a stock feel without having to root or flash.
Not sure if this is supported in Lollipop, though I don't see why it wouldn't be, but Nova has an option to hide the status bar.
The widget won't show everything by any stretch of the imagination, but you can get it to display a few more by increasing its size. Just tap&hold the placed widget and drag the edges out a bit.
EDIT: you can also get the full page Google Now as the left-most screen on Nova and Action Launcher if you have root.
I'm using a Nova as my launcher and KLWP for the creation of the wallpaper.
I'm using the pro (paid) version of both, but it is possible to achieve everything without paying. The main benefit of the pro version of KLWP imo (aside from supporting the devs) is to be able to download other people's creations to use for your own use. I would wholly recommend the pro versions of both, but I would also recommend trying it for free first just to gain an understanding of the basics.
If you want to learn a little more about these wallpapers, check out /r/androidthemes and /r/kustom. The stuff I see people do on those subs blows my mind. It takes a little learning, but it is actually pretty fun!
I honestly didn't mean to write this much, but I really enjoy the app. Best of luck if you want to learn it!
It sounds like it is just the actual changes in the user interface rather than something being wrong with it.
If you don't want to go through the pain of factory resetting the device (which would fix the issues you are having) you could try using another launcher.
For example, with nova launcher it would look something like this. You can increase or decrease the icon size as you please, I just prefer having everything I need on that one page.
You can get Nova launcher from the google play store.
Secure settings\execute shortcut\Nova\voice search
This method isn't ideal, but I can't find any info stating Tasker can handle opening Google Assistant on its own.
So that'll open Google Assistant as an action, but I couldn't figure out how to say "Good Morning"
Reply if you figure anything out.
This largely depends on the launch that you're using. I'm not sure of Samsung's launcher, but others like Nova allow you to change any app icon to any other icon from an icon pack or your default icon collection.
Thanks, unknownhero96, it's a Droid Turbo 2 (I don't love it, tbh). I'm using Nova Launcher combined with DigiClock and some custom icons I made.
You can get Nova, or maybe some other launcher. It doesn't have these counters by default. You can install separate app called TeslaUnread to have them in Nova, and you can disable and enable the counter for every each app.
I mostly just messed around with Nova Launcher and different plugins until I got a close enough replica of this post. But if you're wondering how to customize your home screen in general I recommend checking out /r/themingtutorials and /r/androidthemes.
Looks like a fairly simple setup. Do you use a launcher at the moment? I'd recommend Nova if you aren't, and that will let you hide the top navbar.
For the gif, take a look on the play store, there are tons of GIF to live wallpaper apps that can do this for you. First search result would likely do.
The clock can be custom made using UCCW if you have the right font.
Edit: To get the space below you'll likely have to recreate it in photoshop unless there's an app that will animate gifs as live wallpaper for a portion of a screen.
Not sure about calendar apps, but if you're running a launcher like Nova that allows icon packs, there are packs that dynamically update the icon of the Google Calendar app to show the current date. I just started using CandyCons which does this, but I think it's a fairly common feature in icon packs.
If you're a beginner in terms of Android which you seem to be, stay away from Package Disabler, it's not necessary for you to do it and might result in more problems than it solves so it probably would be the best not to bother with a Package Disabler.
In terms of Nova Launcher, I would definitely try it. It improved my experience with the S7 Edge by a lot. You get to customise a lot with Nova Launcher as well, if that's your thing. It's really worth the try. Free and Premium.
For transitioning make sure your deregister from imessage [link] (use this link if you cant change your imessage in settings app) other than that I just did a clean start on my phone. On Android there are alternative text messages and dialer apps so you might want to play with them if the one that comes with the zenfone is bad. Also make sure to keep an eye on your data usage for some reason it feels like Android is more vulnerable to having apps go crazy and use all your mobile data, (although this hasn't happened to me), you'll also probably want to throw on a new "launcher" which basically changes your home screen nova launcher is a good one theres a free one that has less features and a 5$ one that has more features [link]
There are other options like "action launcher 3", and "sf launcher 2". You can find both of these on the play store. There are also alternate app stores on Android google play is the main one, theres also the amazon app store and the amazon underground app store which has free apps that are normally paid. So check those out, theres also many different keyboard options but google keyboard is probably the best it might come preinstalled on your phone but you also might have to download it off the play store, finally when it comes to Reddit clients I prefer " Reddit is fun" but I have also used relay in the past, try them both out and see which layout you like better because they are both very solid. Other than that I can't really think of anything just remember any "system app" probably has a better alternative on the play store (notes, music player, calculator, messages, dialer, etc...).
If you're willing to put a bit of upfront time setting it up, you can get Nova Launcher for just about any Android Phone and customize your screen to be pretty darn minimal.
Download it from the Google Play store [link]
It's wonderful, hella customizable. Prime is $5 and adds gestures and a few extra things such as unread notification markers. I adore it, definitely worth the $5, but if you're broke, I'm sure you can find it some other way.
What? No, absolutely!
A launcher is simply a program which can't interfer with taking pics and phone calls (not sure about opening apps, but I don't think it can...).
Also, it is better to install well made launcher because you have to deal with it everytime you pick up your phone, so it should be responsive and fast. One of the best launchers, that I suggest and use from one year, is Nova Launcher (the pro unlocker is currently on sale)
I love it so much. I'm draining my battery just looking at it. You have to get Nova Launcher and Pip-Tec Green Icons by Nate Wren on the Play Store.
Pip-Tec Green Icons & Live Wall:
There are free versions of both Nova Launcher and Pip-Tec Green Icons but I'm not sure if they provide you with the exact set-up that I have. Check them out regardless!
Not really sure what you are asking for... Just download Nova Launcher and play around with it. That's the best way to see what it can do:
The following video was uploaded to YouTube about a year ago and gives you a Tutorial on a few things, that might be what you are looking for?
Launcher - Nova Launcher prime
Icon pack -Funkong
Wallpaper-from a cm 13 theme known as N5 black
I like the look of my home screen (using Nova Launcher). And for anyone wondering, the battery percentage app is Battery+.
You could try using a 3rd party launcher like Nova Launcher which lets you change the look and feel of widgets. I stopped using the Todoist widget on my screens earlier this year but I here is a screenshot of how small or large you can make it on a Nexus 6P. You'll have to scroll down on the screenshot to view the small size of the widget.