Tip: Resizeable Widgets on the Samsung Galaxy Note

Posted on Mar 6 2012 - 6:50pm by Brian

Samsung made made a breakthrough with widget design when they integrated resizeable widgets in their TouchWiz interface on the Galaxy S II. Lucky for us Galaxy Note users, we have some exclusive resizeable widgets as well! This is a great feature for the Note because of it’s increased display resolution, which adds an extra column’s worth of room to the homescreen. Each size setting can be adjusted by long-pressing the widget and then dragging the bottom right corner of the box to one of the designated, yellow resizing points.

1. Weather

One of my all time favorite Samsung TouchWiz widgets, AccuWeather’s widget is simple and pretty, with options to display:

  • 2 x 1: Current temperature, location, time and an icon of the weather
  • 5 x 1: Current temperature, location, high/low, description/icon of the weather, time and date
  • 2 x 2: Current temperature, location, high/low, description/icon of the weather and time
  • 5 x 2: Current temperature, location, high/low, description/icon of the weather, time, date and a 5 day forecast (shown in screenshot above)

2. Bookmark

Do you frequently access a blog or website? Try pinning it to your homepage with the bookmark widget. It can be sized so you can fit multiple pages on a single homescreen, and shows a preview of the page as well.

3. S-Memo

The S-memo is a nifty little widget that allows you to post resizeable stick notes on your homescreens. As you can see from above, the S-memo widget is the most resizeable of the bunch, allowing you to fill any gaps left by other widgets.

For more helpful hints, check out our Galaxy Note Tip Collection.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. chris moore April 7, 2013 at 5:01 am -

    is tw compatible w/ gb or do I need to upgrade to 4.2.1 to get it
    thank you

  2. Kenneth Rogus September 11, 2012 at 7:33 am -

    Hello Service,
    I am okay! I have no phone pager was stole and lose it from Chicago last September 3 Labor Day night?
    I will work at Haunted Trail Place in Illinois
    I want to this order of Samsung Galaxy S II Note will be delivery mail to:
    Kenneth Rogus
    101 Maple Lane
    Manteno, Illinois
    Birthdate: November 1, 1959
    I promise you let me know ok?
    Please will send reply to my email tonight at 3pm
    Thank you,
    Kenneth Rogus

  3. adrienne young September 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm -

    I will love to have a service with yall

  4. James Williamson September 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm -

    Are there any good widgets to add to my Samsung. Phone.it currently has gingerbread?

  5. Aviral May 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm -

    @leo: nopes

  6. leo May 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm -

    can we do this on all widgets?

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