Screen Saver function has gone unnoticed by many owners of the smartphone, although there are already many interesting applications for it:
Lucid – DayDream Screensaver
The Lucid DayDream Screensaver app is an alternative to the lock screen with widgets. The Lucid screensaver allows you to display the most necessary data and even more like reading news with preinstalled supported programs.The settings are divided into 3 tabs:
General – configure options associated with the activation of the application.
Performance – adjust the appearance of the clock, date and time format.
Modules – a selection of additional modules and their configuration.
After installing the application in the system settings section of the screen category there will be a new parameter – a screensaver, where we will configure the output of information in the battery recharge mode.
The main features:
The screen saver is activated when the device is charging and/or when connected to the dock.
Modules: clock, battery, calendar, missed calls, night mode, the number of unread Gmail letters, audio player, reading RSS subscriptions, gallery slideshow, SMS, weather forecast.
Automatically disable the screensaver when the USB power supply is disconnected.
While the program is running, the brightness will be reduced for energy efficiency reasons.
Everything is customizable for any taste and color: the size of the characters, the color of the symbols, modules, and background, different fonts, time format.
Compatible with news applications, such as Flipboard and Google Media.
All in all, Lucid DayDream Screensaver is convenient and useful to use application, especially for owners of SuperAMOLED displays as when displayed in black, the battery is not discharged at all. This application is a demo version and the screensaver will only be active for 30 minutes, so you will only need to buy it if you really need it and liked it. Pleasant use!
Downloads: 2 400 +
Customers rating: (3.8 / 5)
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If you are one of those who likes changing the desktop design of your Android smartphone or tablet, but you do not have time to test a huge number of applications on the Google Play Store for changing wallpapers, Wallrox Wallpapers is for you. Wallrox Wallpapers is a huge collection of wallpapers in different styles for your smartphone or tablet.
It provides us a wide selection of wallpaper of different styles, divided into categories. Wallrox Wallpapers offers black and white images, colorful wallpapers made in the form of gradient fills, wallpaper with abstract geometric images, wallpaper with various textures and wallpaper in the style of Material … In total, you will have more than 700 images of 2K resolution (2560 x 2560 pixels) for every taste, which will look great on the QHD and UHD screen of a smartphone or tablet.
Wallpaper installation on a smartphone or tablet using Wallrox Wallpapers can be done with one click. And before that, you can cut them to the required size and zoom in for more detailed consideration. Screensaver on the phone screen – now it’s easy!
Downloads: 27 800 +
Customers rating: (4.5 / 5)
The default Android Clock Daydream looks pretty good but does not have enough functionality. The Clock Plus DayDream application solves this problem. In addition to the current time, you can also see the date, alarms, the presence of missed calls, received emails and SMS / MMS of messages.
The application also provides a choice between analog and digital clocks; and if you go to bed, you can turn on the “night mode”, which dims the screen. It has very useful improvements and what is most important – Clock Plus DayDream can be downloaded for free.
Downloads: 7 300 +
Customers rating: (3.9 / 5)
Clock Tower 3D Live Wallpaper
Kittehface Software is famous for its live wallpaper, so it’s not surprising to see the integration of a new application with Daydream from the studio. Clock Tower 3D is both a live wallpaper and a screensaver. With the application, you get a view from the clock tower on your device’s desktop. Rotating mechanisms, a glare of light and a lot of dust – everything corresponds to the name.
From the point of view of saturation of information, Clock Tower 3D is inferior to its other competitors, but it looks rather unusual. Thanks to full 3D everything looks as realistic and detailed as possible, and the lighting that changes with the time of day only adds realism to what is happening. These wallpapers can be installed on tablets and smartphones due to their work in landscape and portrait orientation.
In the settings of the application, you can set the details you want, such as the appearance of individual elements of live wallpaper, adjusting the intensity of light rays, the speed of the camera and much more that will make your desktop even more beautiful.
Downloads: 1 100 +
Customers rating: (4.5 / 5)
Weather DayDream Screensaver
It’s not difficult to guess that the application is designed to fill the screen of your device with the weather. If powerful extensibility is not needed, then Weather DayDream is an excellent choice.
This widget displays the current time, battery level in percent, missed SMS, Gmail messages and, of course, the weather in the region. Previously, the location of the smartphone was determined automatically, but now it can be set manually. The widget is very simple visually, but attractive. As for the weather, Weather DayDream Screensaver displays the current weather for the specified location along with the forecast for three days. From the point of view of animation, the application is absolutely useless, but as a source of weather information, it works perfectly, much better than other similar applications integrated with DayDream.
As for the negative aspects (although for some it can be a very positive phenomenon), Weather DayDream Screensaver has only one option in the settings. We hope that the developers will fix this flaw, as we would like to see more opportunities. In the meantime, download this application if you decide to get a weather forecast as a screensaver.
Downloads: 40 +
Customers rating: (3.8 / 5)
Beautiful Widgets Pro
Beautiful Widgets is very popular and one of the oldest widget sets. It also has a DayDream mode. Although it displays only time, weather and charge, it does it perfectly and colorfully, even with the use of animation. Unlike most other applications, Beautiful Widgets Pro has many color and situation settings for Daydream.
It is worth noting that Beautiful Widget has not only weather but also widgets for fast switching of various functions, what will allow, for example, quickly turn off Wi-Fi or turn on a silent mode for some period of time. It is possible to set the weather or switches directly in the status bar! All these advantages, along with a lot of beautiful skins make this application one of the best on the market. That’s why it was included in our top list.
Downloads: 97 800 +
Customers rating: (4.2 / 5)
JellyDream Daydream Pro
JellyDream Daydream Pro is a sufficiently “weighty” application that displays time, level of charge, weather and so on, having a lot of color, background, and effects.
The app extends the screensaver function of Jellybean. It is constantly updated and new functions are added. There are no complicated settings so each new user will learn how to use this screensaver app easily.
Downloads: 130 +
Customers rating: (4.1 / 5)
This application is made by Roman Nurik, a Google employee and one of the Android developers. DashClock serves to display various useful information in the form of a widget on the desktop or on the lock screen. This can be clocks, weather, the number of business and letters, and completely unexpected data. For example, data on software updates, battery power, moon phase, messages from social networks and much more.
Initially, it was created just as a widget on the lock screen, but soon the Daydream mode was added. Clock, weather, the number of messages in your favorite instant messenger, the battery charge – all this and much more can be displayed on the lock screen, and in Daydream thanks to this program. Its possibilities are great, and the design is extremely simple. Among settings, you can select the animation style and display color.
All this wide functionality is implemented with the help of special extensions. Several of them are installed in the program. Others must be installed separately from the Google Play app store. With a simple search for the words “dashclock extension,” you will be offered a choice of several dozen options.
Downloads: 62 200 +
Customers rating: (4.1 / 5)
Glance Plus is one of our favorite applications of this kind. It’s very similar to Samsung’s Always On Display, although it has some differences. First of all, Glance Plus keeps the display active for 2 minutes, after your device switches to sleep mode. However, you can easily activate the application when needed if you hold your hand over the proximity sensor twice.
Glance Plus can also be customized to your taste – you can choose between a pair of analog and digital dials, weather information, battery level, calendar, as well as adjust the brightness, color and font size. You can configure not only the appearance but also the layout of the elements. Overall, Glance Plus looks great, and does not consume a lot of battery power.
Initially, the function was designed to work with AMOLED-displays, which do not consume energy when displaying black. The Glance Plus application can work with LCD-displays, but you should be ready for an increased battery charge.
Downloads: 20 100 +
Customers rating: (4.2 / 5)
AcDisplay is not exactly a screen saver application, but it is still a replacement for the lock screen. AcDisplay is able to illuminate the display device when you receive notifications and remind you of a pre-set period of time.
The main feature of AcDisplay is a minimalist design combined with easy control. When you receive a notification, the device activates the screen. It shows an icon of the application from which you received a notification, whether it’s a message from Hangouts or Gmail, a screenshot from the gallery or the weather from Google Now. The notification is not displayed for long, however, the time can be set in the settings. The time is displayed using the decreasing white line surrounding the icon.
By the way, do not be fooled, thinking that AcDisplay is just an application for the screen lock! This application has an active mode that uses smartphone sensors to display the lock screen only when you need it most, for example, when you take the smartphone from the desk or pull it out of your pocket. In addition, you can set the background image, and if you are worried that it will affect the power consumption, then you do not need to worry – you can set it so that it is displayed only while charging the smartphone.
Downloads: 65 800 +
Customers rating: (4.1 / 5)
After you download and install DynamicNotifications, in the future, it will unobtrusively display incoming notifications for you by illuminating certain sections of the display. This app uses a proximity sensor in order to know when your smartphone is in your pocket or lies down on a flat surface.
You can select the applications from which the notifications will be received, and also define the timeout period for the display. In addition, there is a function with the interesting name “breathing notifications”. Here you can set the frequency of the appearance of still unviewed notifications on the display. As in other applications of this type, you have the ability to set the brightness level of the display to your liking. In general, the application is very interesting and extremely useful.
DynamicNotifications is a free tool for Android that works in the background and tracks notifications from all installed programs. In addition to the aforementioned missed calls, mail, SMS and chat messages, DynamicNotifications can display notifications about program updates, events in games and the like.
Downloads: 41 500 +
Customers rating: (4.0 / 5)
Music Visualizer is an excellent audio player, which, in addition to excellent sound quality will give you a good mood! Install it on your smartphone or tablet and get access to seven different types of visualization. Among them, laser, conventional bars, waves and much more.
A wide selection of settings allows you to change the color of the image and the speed of its change, as well as use it as a live wallpaper or screensaver for the display of your mobile device. A distinctive feature of the music player is the support of gestures, the ability to interact with another similar software.
Characteristics of the program:
seven types of visualization;
the presence of Snoop-mode, which can be used with any media player;
high-quality reproduction of multiplayer on a mobile phone;
beautiful live wallpaper;
easy control with the help of gestures;
a wide range of settings.
So, we advise you to download the Music Visualizer and enjoy your favorite music, combined with eye-pleasing visual effects displayed on the screen, even when the program is running in the background.
Downloads: 16 100 +
Customers rating: (4.3 / 5)
Flipboard: News For Our Time
A popular application for viewing the news Flipboard received an update with Daydream support. The essence of it is that when charging or connecting to a PC, instead of the photos that are usual for you on the device screen, there are photos and news from social networks. Agree, it’s much more fun and practical. This is particularly convenient on the tablets because of the larger size of the display. For those who are accustomed to receiving information from their smartphone or tablet even when it is on a charge, this innovation will be very pleasant.
We hope that more developers will be interested in the features provided by Flipboard, and the screensaver will display not only news from social networks but articles of such publications as the New York Times.
Downloads: 1 250 000 +
Customers rating: (4.4 / 5)
Google Currents is an application that is a self-updating online magazine that draws information from more than 180 sources. This application will be an analog of Flipboard. On the screen of the smartphone, news line is displayed, collected from different sources. News headlines are updated in real time. The only restriction is that you can not open the news via the Daydream screen. This reduces the usefulness of the function to nothing.
Viewing photos is possible in two modes. Ordinary slideshow and in the form of a collage. For viewing, you can choose not only local albums but also photos from Google + / Picasa. Turning a smartphone or tablet into a photo frame is an interesting feature. Owners of a large number of pictures like it. The application is updated every hour, searching for the latest materials and bringing them to the fore.
Downloads: 40 500 +
Customers rating: (4.5 / 5)
Backgrounds (HD Wallpapers)
Wallpaper HD (Backgrounds HD) is an application that has a leading position in the ratings around the world. Hundreds of users have already appreciated all of its merits. It is absolutely free of charge but offers a unique collection of images for screens with any resolution to the lucky owner of a smartphone, tablet or cell phone with the Android operating system.
The developers of the application daily update their collection of wallpapers, adding the latest innovations. No extra features, what allows you to focus on the quality of the pictures. The program is equipped with the simplest interface that will not overload the memory of your mobile device, and will not allow the battery to quickly discharge. All images contain detailed information about the author, information on licensed use and a link to the personal web page of the author.
The catalog of wallpapers is divided into 30 categories for a convenient search of the desired image and minimizing the time spent searching. Also, the built-in search engine allows you to search for the desired image by entering keywords.
With the help of the application, you can easily and quickly share the best images with your friends via popular social networks. The mode of cutting images and available filters will help you to correct any image in a few clicks. Especially if you do not need the whole image, and you want only the fragment to be displayed on your gadget’s desktop, then this function will help you. Liked images can be saved in the “Favorites” section for quick access.
Downloads: 192 800 +
Customers rating: (4.7 / 5)
Surely, the above list of applications with Daydream is far from complete.It is expanding every day, both through separate screensavers and by adding this functionality to existing applications. Unfortunately, while Google Play does not have a separate list of programs with Daydream, so it will be hard to find such programs. However, you can take advantage of one of the beautiful and convenient applications-screensavers from our list.