One thing that truly sets Google's (GOOG) Android mobile OS apart from rival software like Apple's iOS is its ability to use home-screen "widgets," or applications that sit on your Android device's home panels to display related information so you never have to open those apps, unless you want additional details.
Not all Android applications have widgets, but the best ones do—some great Android apps even offer multiple widgets. Keep clicking for a list of 19 of the best Android apps with widgets, most of which won't cost you a dime. And for information on how to enable widgets on your Android device read, "Seven Ways to Get Around Your Android Phone Faster". Then check out my Android super guide for a variety of general Google-Phone tips and tricks, how-to tutorials and much more.