Download Car Widget apk 1.9.2 free for Android smartphone

24 Aug
Car Widget

Posted by Alex Gavrishev in Tools | Aug. 24, 2016 | 51 Comments

Apk file size: 2.3 MB

"Car Widget" makes easier and quicker access to phone features when you're in the car.
With the widget you can assign one or more screens on your home launcher to be dedicated for usage inside the car.

Unlike Car Home applications, you still will have access to all other screens of your home launcher.

To access widget settings use application shortcut.

HOW TO USE
On any home screen press "menu", then "add", select "widgets" and choose "Car Widget" from the list of available widgets.
You might need to restart the device in order to widget to appear in the list.

Main features:
* 4x4 widget
* 4,6 or 8 big shortcuts per widget
* 5 Skins
* Customization options: background color, opacity, font size and color, icons tint
* Replacement for "Car Dock" / "Car Home" applications.
* Custom icons and titles for shortcuts
* Icon pack support

Available shortcuts (can be expanded by installed applications):
* Applications
* Bookmark
* Contact
* Direct dial/ message
* Directions & Navigation (Using Google Maps)
* Gmail label
* Music playlist
* Settings
* Built-In Shortcuts - (InCar switch, Play/Pause, Next, Previous - Experimental)

Free version includes Trial of the features available in the Car Widget Pro.

Car Widget Pro features:
Automation for your car. Detects when you inside the car and adjusts settings of your phone.

Trigger (possible to combine all of the options):
* Power cable connected
* Headphones connected
* Bluetooth device connected
* Activity recognition

Actions:
* Turn on Bluetooth
* Disable screen timeout
* Adjust screen brightness
* Adjust volume level of media
* Switch off Wi-Fi
* Route call to speaker
* Auto answer (Experimental)
* Autorun App
* Shortcuts in notification bar (Android 4.0)

Limitations:
- It's not possible to unlock the screen from widget
- It's not possible to switch to the specific screen from widget
- Not possible to switch GPS

Permissions:
CALL_PHONE (Directly call phone numbers)- used for direct call shortcut
WAKE_LOCK (Prevent phone from sleeping) - used to disable screen timeout
WRITE_SETTINGS (Modify system settings)- used to adjust brightness settings
ACCESS_WIFI_STATE and CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN - required in order to switch Bluetooth state
(Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage) - Backup/Restore functionality

Tips:
* On some devices you have option "Stay awake" (Under Settings -> Applications -> Development), you can enable it if your want to prevent phone from sleeping.

* Landscape mode: Not all launchers allow to use phone in landscape mode, just replace yours with alternative one that supports it (like LauncherPro or ADW).

You can find Car Widget Pro also in androidpit.com market.
(This marketplace has an option for PayPal)

IMPORTANT
Please exercise caution when using this application and do not manipulate your device while driving. Always pay attention to the road.

Whats new

    1.9.2
    Reduce memory usage
    Reduce app size
    Upgrade libraries
    1.9.1
    Update backup UI

Alex Gavrishev part of our Tools and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Aug. 24, 2016. Google play rating is 78.2508. Current verison is 1.9.2. Actual size 2.3 MB.

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51 Comments

Kyle Goetz

Simple and reliable. This app is perfect for me. It is simple and easy to use which is a hug bonus on the road. It isn't clutter but at the same time is very customizable. I would highly recommend this app to anyone who wants and needs a reliable car Widget.

oliver ettinger

This app is epic Ever wanted an app to do just what you need. Well look no further. I have used a lot of driving apps but this one is by far the smooth operator around here.

Rob s

Really good app The easiest and simplest so far

Caroline Dennewith

Works great Does what it is supposed to do. Easy layout for access to music and navigation while driving

cRuNcHiE Badger

Simply brilliant Can't fault it yet. Every car launcher I've tried has been slow. With this I can use my fave launcher and still have easy access in my car to launch sat nav\music player.

Michael Schmidt

A dedicated developer I've been using this widget for a couple of years now, and it is one of the first things I install when I get a new device or when I do a factory reset. I also recommend it to my friends and family. Does what you need, and the dev just keeps going to support and improve it.

Michael Brown

Doesn't seem to do anything Ok, so this is a trail, which expired and is asking me to pay money. It seems very well written, the problem is that I can't work out what it actually does. It gives you one screen of shortcuts... but how are they different to a normal home screen with shortcuts? I was hoping it would be the main screen when I was in my car so if I hit Home etc it would go to that...but no, it still goes to my normal homescreen. Would be happy to pay a few bucks if I could work out what it actually did.

Loren Ahrens

Good but don't let the trial expire After it expired my N7 screen just kept flashing. If I hadn't had USB debugging enabled, it would have bricked my device. Another app installed was adjusting the screen and this app was turning it off.

Keshav Dial

Great for parents. My parents don't really know how to use their smart phones, so I used this app to have large shortcuts for them and streamline their experience with the bare necessities. Highly recommend for older or inexperienced android users, and for in the car.

Jed Dye

Good, but some flaws I LOVE the fact that it's not an application but a widget instead, very good idea, BUT I wish there was an internal SMS message reader for instance as there is one in "Ultimate Car Dock" app. Very annoying to have to use yet another app for this.

Timothy Treadway

Cool But does it work? I'm still trying to figure it out and I'm a techie....

Michael X

couldn't activate in-car mode Unable to activate in-car mode or make the app work at all on my samsung centura phone. Uninstalling and seeking refund. Tried everything. Installed and uninstalled, rebooted phone, nothing works.

John Dulemba

Terrible Add the widget to the homescreen, and still can't enable it.

Jimmy O'Kennedy

Works well to quickly select options

MATT FIOCCHI

Professional driver I keep two pages of my home screen filled with this wonderful widget--some of my most needed numbers, music player, and podcast player. Very simple, practical way to keep frequently used links highly accessible.

Joselito Enriquez

Unable to activate it... scammed!

Josh Coronel

good start there should be an option to select the number of shortcuts to be placed on the widget. otherwise, it is good.

Lee Smith

what does it add? not sure what this gives you over standard shortcuts on a new homescreen?

Andrei Cristea

Cool Does anyone know how to change the number of buttons? Otherwise, simple and usefull app!

Bernard Castillo

The Best App!!! Can't drive without it!!!

Alex Morrison

Great widget for in car I've been using this since the day I got my Galaxy Nexus last year. One important thing though: After updating to 4.3, the widget no longer recognizes the Phone app and I cannot add it as one of the buttons. I'm sure its an easy fix but just thought I'd let you know!

Icela Madrigal

Used to work great It made my icons look sleek and didn't take up much space, but lately "Car Mode" keeps activating out of nowhere, several times a day, and its f*clog annoying because it closes all of mu programs. Uninstalling because of this.

Derek Wade

Highly useful All my reviews start with this complaint: I should not be forced to join a social network just to review free apps! Google+ sucks! Compact and doesn't kill battery or memory. Customizable and easy to use. What's not to like?

Dave Gallop

Does it well.. My mind is on driving when I am at the wheel, what this app does is automatically set my phone up so I get my calls through the BT, my GPS on a single button, Google maps (traffic overlay) on another, TTS for texts (I used the auto start app option for that) on another and so on.. It is THE most frequently used app/widget on my phone. Get a copy..

nathan fulmer

Used to work great on my nexus 7 now it says "please try again when u are connected to the internet" why would I need to do that just to press the play button? Booo

Andrew Stephenson

Really Handy Great app and love having the ability to use these shortcuts right from the homescreen, would give 5* if I could find an option to change the amount of shortcuts to only 4. Looks untidy with the extra "Set Shortcut" on the widget.

Shurple Sherry

Used to be great. Now won't connect It keeps saying car mode disconnected adjust in widget settings. Well I did and it refuses to connect. This app used to be great. Now it sucks

Stuart Cox

Doesn't work on HTC Desire X Tried this on my HTC Desire X keep getting message 'in car mode disabled change in widget settings' don't have widget settings on phone??

A Google User

Needs a way to backup configuration across home screens or devices Really nice. Please add support for adding a couple of more icon spaces. Also it does not change the icons when I select a different icon pack Just needs to support Glympse shortcuts

Mark Taylor

Love it Blackbearblanc is slowly taking over my device, once again understated minimal design genius, love you're work jep

Stephen Postlethwaite

Useless I wanted this or something similar for use on my tablet for in car. I have numerous apps for things such as navigation and music, yet this will only allow shortcuts for things like BOOKS!!!!!!!!! Why oh why when in the car would I ever want to read a book??? I should have access to any of my apps for shortcuts so bad rating and app removed

Fudge Fougere

Love it! Exactly what I needed. No fumbling while driving! Perfect in its simplicity!

Oscar Quesada

Oscar Very good. just hope i can find the voice commands

Steven McWilliams

Pretty cool. Nice and simple, but I wish the icons had color.

Sunil Kumar

Very useful Now that 4.2.2 doesn't play well with car mode

D. Frei

Good job! Good job! I especially like the fact that it turns off the background data processing when I'm not using the app

Leonid Vaisman

The only problem i have is with the widget settings being reset to default after phone restart. I have to reconfigure the widget every time i restart my phone.

Carin Prindle

SG note 3 so far i am quite ? w/the trial version of this app.

Amie Remsky

I have been looking for a clean direct dial widget for so long. I tried many, this one is the best!!

Rahul Ingle

Nice app Not able to use play/pause, next,previous shortcut for Google music app

George Buller

So much more than just a car widget Whilst I can see this is a useful widget to use in a car, with a bit of creativity it makes for an awesome home screen task launcher with good customization. 5*

Siva P

Very useful widget for in-dash car Tablet,

Brandon Danzig Sr.

Nice job Not bad all for free

Carol Edger Magill

I would be lost without this app! I appreciate all the features and it feels like my needs were met before I even knew what my needs were.

Gregory Wirtel

Not just for use while driving I don't like a bunch of little icons on my screen, so I use this app to give me just a few large icons that are easy to see and tap. It works like a charm and I can make my phone have a custom look without adding a lot of crap.

Francine Sugar

Wow! Its a great app. Really enjoying my crusies now that i dont have to worry about my phone all the time

Andrey M.

Great! I used it more than just in a car - the big buttons allow quick switching between music and navigation apps when driving

Tami Johnstoncook

You get 30 free trials w the apps Problem is it turns itself on . I installed if last night. Set it all up to try this morning . I have 17 of 30 trials remaining!!?_I haven't had a chance to try any! AND it kept my data running all night. Uninstalling instead of trying out this morning!!

Rick Shallcross

Nice and simple Simple and effective

James Barr

Good size icons Great app, big icons for easy launching apps , themes are food if you want a bit colour, got an old tablet running this just for the car doing music and sat nav all controlled with this widget. Thank you to the team.

Carin Prindle

SG note 3 so far i am quite ? w/the trial version of this app.

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