Zoom

Zoom

Design homescreen widgets that look however you like and do whatever you want!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.0.4
  • Updated: October 8, 2012
  • Requires Android: 2.2 and up
  • Installs: 50,000 - 100,000

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Descriptions


Unique on any computer: design your own homescreen widgets to do whatever you like!

Position, size and overlay elements in the drag-and-drop editor. Two views: full-zoom for easier editing, actual-size for previewing.

Choose from 5 element types:

* button: standard Android button
* image: an app icon, Ipack icon, photo from SD or auto-updated website image
* doodle: create your own mini-masterpieces for use in your widgets
* text: specified directly, or auto-updated website text/HTML document
* oval, rectangle: shapes with cool shading to act as backdrops for other elements.

Combine multiple elements into one and switch between them automatically based on condition-matching (battery level, time etc).

Assign a click action to any element: Launch App, Shortcut, Setting Dialog, BT, Wifi, Edit Widget, Change Element, Tasker Task (Tasker has 170+ actions available).

Further Tasker integration: change widget elements automatically whenever and however you like using Tasker actions in the Zoom category.

Compatible with any homescreen.

Tour: http://zoom.dinglisch.net/tour.html
Forum: http://zoom.dinglisch.net/forum
Trial: http://zoom.dinglisch.net/download.html

Permissions:

- INTERNET: needed only for downloading web documents (as specified by user)
- MAKE CALLS / BT / WIFI: for making Direct-Call or BT / Wifi widgets
- WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: for file caching, template backup etc

Reviews


3.8
844 total
5 376 
4 167 
3 132 
2 62 
1 107 

  • Zoom
    Alexander Ypema Published date: February 15, 2015

    Android Wear / Watchmaker integration would be amazing! I really like the flexibility of the UI components I can create with this and the amazing Tasker integration really allows me to do useful things. However since I have a smartwatch, I tend to check my phone less and those widgets have become less useful. There's an app called watchmaker that allows you to create your own watch faces but not graphical components itself except for strings and conditional images. It would be amazing if I could even just see the widgets from this app on my watch. Full Review

  • Zoom
    M P Published date: March 27, 2013

    Someting buggy When I add a Tasker task to my widget I built, it doesnt complete all the steps of the task. But if I create a Tasker widget pointing to the exact same task, the task completes without a hitch. A shame cause the widget was pretty sweet looking and functioned otherwise. Perhaps because the task points to several URL's in Unified Remote....who knows. Tough enough trying to set up Tasker with apps that dont constantly make you doubt your work. Uninstalling but maintaining a backup for the future. Full Review

  • Zoom
    M Morte Published date: May 10, 2013

    Nothing but crashes... Every time I try to make a new template or load a pre installed template it crashes. When I get a reply from the dev I will add stars based on if they help me get this app working. Full Review

  • Zoom
    S M Published date: September 11, 2016

    Great app!! One question: It crashes when trying to select an image from local storage for widget. All other methods of setting the icon work fine. What file type do images need to be? Full Review

  • Zoom
    Erica Published date: April 21, 2013

    This is very helpful & don't need tasker but could look better. I like this app because it has some good options& is easy to customize to make any shortcut (widget) without needing apps like tasker. You can add more than 1 element to a widget so the type of widgets you can make are great but the editing part could be much better. The good part is you can choose icons from apps installed on phone or use your own pictures, you can draw freehand, add switches & custom buttons, change margin & borders sizes..but it's sloppy looking. The elements don't blend & looks juvenile Full Review

  • Zoom
    A Google User Published date: November 25, 2012

    Upgraded to HTC One X... ...and widget calibration is no longer remembered between reboots. Developer has confirmed it can be recreated. An update was released, but the problem persists. Sadly uninstalling. :( Full Review

  • Zoom
    David Bullock Published date: September 16, 2014

    Been using it for ages with Tasker I've been using Zoom for a long time now with Tasker. They're both awesome apps, but the combination makes for some truly powerful personalization possibilities. Limited only by the imagination, as they say. Full Review

  • Zoom
    A Google User Published date: October 15, 2012

    Good Great app. I was able to make custom switches, but editing them afterwards is tedious. Resizing the widgets changes their proportions if you're not careful. Just needs to be polished up a bit. Full Review

  • Zoom
    lalo lalouve Published date: March 19, 2013

    Good start However, the app is buggy, crashes often on 4.2 and loses all widgets every now and then, which makes it unusable for normal use. Too bad, as the integration with Tasker is quite good. Full Review

  • Zoom
    James Souza Published date: March 3, 2015

    Lollipop Since upgrading my s5 to lollipop, the widgets sometimes just disappear. Love the app prior to upgrading and this problem arising. Really allows great customization, especially with Tasker combination. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Kishor Jena Published date: July 30, 2015

    3* Because of Graphics and UI Please Update its design and graphics. its looking boring Full Review

  • Zoom
    Miles M Published date: February 4, 2015

    Dead, but still functional Not great looking editing UI, a few bugs, but still works better than I thought. (Just pointing this out- if you boot in safe mode, all widgets turn transparent) Full Review

  • Zoom
    david morin Published date: November 18, 2015

    Android 6.0? Update: i cant get images to show on homescreen after 6.0 update. Great app. Use it on the daily. One request. Could you add ability to rotate objects? Such as text and photos. Thanks Full Review

  • Zoom
    Niall O'Callaghan Published date: December 17, 2016

    Widget UI buggy When I make a widget, text items placed via the widget building screen look nothing like the finished widget. Huge font in the builder, makes it very difficult to make accurate widgets because you have to constantly go back to desktop after saving to see how they actually turn out. The widget you see when you try the magnifying glass 'preview' mode looks different again. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Grisha Rusky Published date: August 20, 2013

    More flexibility needed It should allow to place my widgets in the widget drawer, otherwise those widgets can't be used with apps such as 'Swipepad': they're indistinguishable from each other because they show up with the same default Zoom icon Full Review

  • Zoom
    A Google User Published date: November 15, 2012

    Very powerful, but slow development. Dev needs a whole team in order to maintain all his apps. This one is getting dusty. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Matthew Gamble Published date: July 20, 2013

    Nice work I am completely unable to get the 3x2 widget to appear on my Nexus 4 or Nexus 7. Ant chance of a fix? This is a great size for photos. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Rob Wilkinson Published date: February 24, 2017

    This worked flawlessly until recently. I had a Zoom widget that was invisible until Tasker saw no WiFi connection, then the visibility of the widget was enabled through a task. Now, the widget is listed in the active widgets tab inside Zoom, but does not appear on the home screen no matter the WiFi state. I can't delete it from the home screen if it's not there! Full Review

  • Zoom
    Jordan Zaviiox Published date: February 23, 2013

    No renaming?? I want to be able to rename my templates! If it's possible, please tell me how, because I can't figure it out. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Dave Crane Published date: July 3, 2015

    Missing options but don't let that stop you. It lets you combine Tasker into widgets to do things otherwise not possible without custom development. I wish the app would get "finished", but it it works well as is. Full Review

  • Zoom
    A Google User Published date: June 18, 2015

    Outstanding. Buy Tasker. Get Zoom. Never require another app again. 10 STARS!! Widgets as beautiful or ugly as u can create. Full Review

  • Zoom
    dj meely Published date: July 14, 2015

    Nice Solved problem of tasker shortcut icon not showing on GO Launcher homescreen. I'm happy! Full Review

  • Zoom
    Ted Published date: February 18, 2014

    Utter crap As bad as tasker, by the same people, youd have to be a real pratt to want to automate your phone at this level of fiddling. And probably be an S4 owner to boot Full Review

  • Zoom
    David R Published date: August 27, 2014

    Good but complicated to use. I prefer a combo of Make Your Clock Widget and Multicon Widget and maybe Widgetsoid for some similar functionality. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Nomad Published date: June 27, 2013

    Versatile, tedious, customizable. To the user below asking about renaming templates: 1. Select a template to start editing it. 2. Press your menu button. 3. Select "Properties". 4. Change your title. 5. Check, check. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Daniel Hickman Published date: August 20, 2013

    Bad Graphics Slow and Crashes On my Samsung Stratosphere it crashes on adding a picture and it runs constantly in the background making my phone slow. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Liam Hogan Published date: November 27, 2017

    Crashes any time you make a new widget or template. Out of date UI that doesn't scale to modern higher DPI screens. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Adam W Published date: September 19, 2014

    Neat! Yeah there are plenty of bugs, but what works is more than worth it! Update: Stand by what I said but Zoom has not been updated for >2 years. Try MultiIcon Widget! Full Review

  • Zoom
    Tyler L Published date: June 13, 2013

    Pantech preseason= crash not working My device is a pan teach preseason it's not working please fix Full Review

  • Zoom
    Mohana Krishnan Published date: January 6, 2015

    Crash! Crash! Crash! Just stops working after i set all parameters click ok Full Review

  • Zoom
    Graham Tschieder Published date: April 11, 2014

    Needs a UI overhaul Otherwise, I found it to be a good app Full Review

  • Zoom
    Michael Dycus Published date: June 22, 2014

    No updates in 2,000 years Too long without updates. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Lucas greer Published date: September 26, 2015

    Taking to long to get Probably because also updating but who knows Full Review

  • Zoom
    Nick H Published date: September 30, 2014

    Limited Very limited actions, designs and fonts Uninstalling. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Matthew Daines Published date: June 21, 2014

    Tasker Intergration Would be a lot more powerful if Zoom had access to Tasker variables. Full Review

  • Zoom
    Bart Cunningham Published date: September 29, 2014

    Works great with Tasker Great for what it has but it could use more features! Full Review

  • Zoom
    Published date: February 5, 2014

    Cannot find menu Great for Tasker Full Review

  • Zoom
    Dustin Mundy Published date: September 23, 2013

    Great tool! Would be great to be able to rename templates from the templates screen :) Full Review

  • Zoom
    A Google User Published date: November 18, 2012

    force close always force close Full Review

  • Zoom
    Chan Kai Tan Published date: August 29, 2013

    Widget creator UI needs work Full Review