Retro Clock Widget

Retro Clock Widget

Lightweight retro style clock and date widget with links to alarm and calendar.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: October 31, 2016
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 5,000,000 - 10,000,000

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Descriptions


Now customize style and shortcuts with the Retro Clock Settings app, for sale on Google Play!

Retro Clock Widget was one of the first clock widgets available for android and has been downloaded by millions of users over the years. Version 2.0 brings many improvements, while keeping the simplicity that made it famous.

This app provides a home screen clock and date widget based on the classical mechanical flipping clock. The widgets act as shortcuts to the systems alarm clock and calendar applications.

When you want to customize the look and feel (like the colors, transparency, or shortcut applications), you can do so using the Retro Clock Settings companion app also available on Google Play.

To use the widget on Android 4.0+:
- open the app drawer
- tap the "Widgets" tab
- find Retro Clock / Date and drag it to the home screen

To use the widget on older versions of android:
- long press an empty spot on the home screen
- select "Widgets"
- tap on Retro Clock / Date to add it to the home screen

NOTE: If you are using a Task Manager, make sure to add Retro Clock Widget to the ignore list. When the app is killed, the time will stop updating.

Reviews


4.2
86,743 total
5 47,779 
4 20,298 
3 9,696 
2 2,795 
1 6,175 

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Calvin Lieu Published date: February 7, 2017

    I like the look of this widget a lot, however my virus scanner indicates that there's a Trojan named "a.gray.andrsca.f" in this app. The creator quickly helped me solve the issue. Turns out it is just click bait from the tencent, makers of WeChat and QQ, trying to make people install their versions of virus scanners. It is not part of the app as long as it's downloaded from the play store. I assure everyone this app is clean and safe to use. It does not require any oddball permissions and functions just as well as it's supposed to. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Rashmi Ranjan Mallick Published date: November 20, 2016

    Looks great but doesn't show correct time which is it's primary job. I installed this today and added the widget to my home screen. It was showing the time correctly for one or two hours. But after that, the widget just freezes and doesn't update time. Pretty sad really. Please fix this soon else time to uninstall soon. FYI, I'm using Redmi 3s Prime. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Opa Mando Published date: June 30, 2017

    Really like this clock. But it keeps freezing. Quite frustrating to check the time real quick and get the wrong time. Still have the widget running, but don't trust it. I check the clock on the top of the screen more. Please fix and then this still will be a great app. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Hanan Ohana Published date: December 13, 2017

    This app was ok for what I needed although the time area was not clickable to get to an alarm settings as I would expect. And the date was not clickable to get to a calendar app view or anything. But I was happy with it. Suddenly, I noticed that the size of the widget was smaller, although it took the same space on the screen. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Mobile User Published date: December 9, 2016

    Still the one After several years, we still use retro clock & date. Perfect for our phones since day 1. Unlike so many others that need permissions & want to invade privacy. We have Retro on all our phones. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Published date: June 1, 2017

    Love the simplicity, size and style of this clock as I can now see the time/date without my glasses and it is crisp/clear against my black background. On my S7 Edge love the shortcuts from it to an alarm, world clock, stopwatch, timer and calendar. Only been using a few days and so far not noticed any noticeable battery drainage. A keeper for sure. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Marvin Espino Published date: January 18, 2017

    Works pretty well, been using it for a while now. Yet, after the last update the clock shortcut freezes and won't work. Please fix! Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Carlos Aguirre Published date: November 12, 2016

    Last update broke it I've used this app across multiple phones for years. The last update made it stop working completely on my galaxy S7 edge Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Vighnesh Ramesh Published date: December 9, 2016

    Use it. Love it I have been using this click for a while now and I really like how low key it is yet stylish. It fits my home page pretty well and for once I didn't find the urge yet to change it despite how fickle I am. Hopefully they will expand this app to accommodate more colours than just gray cuz that would be the bomb diggety! Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Mohamed Patel Published date: November 20, 2016

    Clock Not Showing Correct Time Really great widget but as others have said. After the last update the time on the clock gets stuck and does not update to the current time Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Robert Morson Published date: February 20, 2017

    I've been using this widget for several years, and it has always been simple and awesome-looking. In the last few months, however, it has developed this thing where it will freeze and stop updating the time. It'll literally be saying 11:08 am and I'll check any other clock (including the one in the notification bar on the same phone) and find that it's 5:00 in the evening. I've only found two ways to make the widget show the correct time again: remove and replace it, or restart my phone. This is dumb and defeats the purpose of an otherwise well-designed piece of programming, so I hope you fix it quickly. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Dan Bader Published date: July 27, 2017

    Great light weight widget that give you a retro style clock and calendar, doesn't ask for a bunch of permissions it doesn't need. Sadly stopped working on 7.1.2 on pixel Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Published date: June 11, 2017

    It works well at start. After some time it freezes and does not show correct time which is it's primary function. Please fix it otherwise widget is beautiful. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Published date: April 13, 2017

    Stopped working, shows 12:00 21/12/2012 won't shortcut to Android clock app. Basically Noe just takes screen space. before was Great Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Timmy Yip Published date: May 3, 2017

    Great app, have been using for ages. But I don't know why the clock widget has stopped acting as a shortcut to my alarms and timers. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    MajesticBread Published date: November 1, 2016

    Been using this for years, but on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 it is never accurate. Sad because this is my favorite widget. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Alberto Franchi Published date: November 27, 2016

    No alarm Tapping on the date opens the calendar. Tapping on the hour does nothing. Lenovo Vibe P1 Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    SM Clarke Published date: December 20, 2017

    App is great however have noticed that from my move from an S5 to an S8, the widget freezes during the night ( I'm on gnt and the app stopped at 2:34 this morning and 2 something on every previous day). On previous day's resizing forced the widget to update. Today I read the news on the phone for 10 minutes and went back and it had five itself. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Brendon Sandrey Published date: November 4, 2016

    Love this app but... Since the last update it doesn't show accurate time. Would 5 star otherwise as it's pretty cool Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Paul Taylor Published date: April 20, 2017

    Simple, legible, robust, connects to alarm and calendar. No.1 home screen widget of every android phone since galaxy s now on S8 nothing has changed. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    chris black Published date: November 28, 2016

    As the others say The clock gets stuck in the time when you last used your phone. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Michael Wooten Published date: October 14, 2017

    Worked fine for years, now time isn't accurate. Whatever update you did broke it. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Justin Lucenti Published date: December 25, 2016

    I've had this app for almost every Android device I've ever had. Simple, aesthetically pleasing, and very functional. What else do you want? Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Matej Jakopič Published date: May 7, 2017

    It was the best widget possible. Now it is broken. Please FIX IT!? Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Marc Castle Published date: January 6, 2017

    Works perfectly, been using it for years. Now resizeable! There's a separate settings app you can buy, to change colors and make other mods. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Lee Chee Wai Published date: December 2, 2016

    Not Working I just started having the same issue on my XiaoMi RedMi Note 3. Any luck figuring this out yet? Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Dee Darby Published date: March 19, 2017

    Doesn't work. Forces closes as soon as I try to add to homescreen Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Wesley Walling Published date: December 24, 2016

    Update broke it Used this app for years over multiple phones. No longer works (doesn't update time) on galaxy s7 Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    E L Published date: December 10, 2017

    Please help! It shows as MMDDYYYY, how do I change it to DDMMYYYY? Almost had a panic attack when I thought it was the wrong date. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Kyong Pang Published date: March 18, 2017

    Good app but the minute is only one digit no matter how big you enlarge the widget. All widgets are the same. Please fix. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    N Rod Published date: December 20, 2017

    Shows the date American style. Cannot change it to normal date dd/mm/yyyy. Allow this and will change rating to 5 Star Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Melanie Coffman Published date: April 5, 2017

    I've had this app pretty much since I've had a smart phone, so years now...it's simple to use and looks great. What more could you ask for? Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Tim Ma Published date: February 22, 2017

    Great simple app that is clean and functional. Love that the date launches calendar. The clock doesn't launch my system clock on One plus 3t. Would be awesome if it launched any default system clock. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    JP Agner Published date: November 2, 2016

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 - tapping Date widget doesn't bring up Calendar. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Damyan Dimitrov Published date: March 17, 2017

    I used it on my Xperia SP with no problem, installed it on my new OnePlus 3T and the Clock shortcut is not working. Otherwise best clock widget out there Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Darshan Parekh Published date: April 24, 2017

    Calendar not working redmi note 4. Some time synchronization not work properly. Please fix it Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Neill Ross Published date: November 11, 2016

    Has always worked great for me. Now on LG V20, widget stays much smaller than the space it's allowed. Please fix! Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Published date: April 2, 2017

    Working great..With my Moto e2 4g...And always show correct time in my phone Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Anthony Alexander Agtuca Published date: March 17, 2017

    The app will sometimes stop/pause even when included in the task manager's ignore list. Same problem when the task manager is disabled. Full Review

  • Retro Clock Widget
    Haseeb Chisti Published date: November 30, 2016

    It had one job... It gets stuck and doesn't show the correct time. Full Review