What you need to know
- An app called BeWidgets lets you add customizable widgets to the desktop of Windows 11 or Windows 10.
- You can add widgets for time, data, photos, app shortcuts, finances, and weather.
- The app is designed to match the appearance of Windows 11.
Windows 11 has a built-in Widgets Panel that can show you different types of information. While the panel lets people view a wide range of widgets, its contents are tucked away. You have to swipe in from the left to make the widgets panel appear on Windows 11. A new app called BeWidgets takes a different approach to widgets on Windows. It allows you to add customizable widgets directly to the desktop.
The app currently has options for time, date, photos, finances, and weather widgets. It can also be used to create a customizable widget for an app shortcut.
The concept of widgets on the Windows desktop isn't new. Apps like Win10 have been around for years. BeWidgets attempts to stand out from competitors with a design built for Windows 11. Its font, layout, and other elements fit in well with Microsoft's new operating system.
Each widget available in the app is customizable. For example, you can change the date or time formats in their respective widgets. You can also choose the background color, corner radius, and other aspects of each widget.
After you've created your widgets and set them up in a way that you like, you can save your layout within the app.
This app lets you create customizable widgets on your desktop. It's built to fit in on Windows 11, but it also works on Windows 10.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nice find, I also recommend Live Tiles Anywhere as well from Microsoft Store. Basically a Live Tiles that can be pinned on the desktop and still works in Windows 11. Though not all apps may have Live Tiles though and refresh is not as instant as the native Live Tiles.
Live tiles anywhere on the Microsoft store is far better
So we can't put these widgets in the Widgets Panel yet? Huh.
Not at all, this is just an third party app and Widgets Panel in Windows 11 is a totally different one. It is not open to be placed with whatever 3rd-party objects in there.
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