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Useful widgets – networking

17 March 2010Entry by

My approach to homescreen is rather minimalistic, I use only what I really need. Among this elements there are some widgets that I find useful.

Networking widgets in compact=

Networking widgets in compact mode

We all know that N900 is highly network-oriented, that’s why my first choices circled around network connections. Because I use wireless connections in many different places I like to know what network am I connected to, and because of my network administrator background the most interesting property is IP address. To check this I use Personal IP Address widget. It doesn’t take much space, shows network interface in use and has possibility to attach connections menu on click.

Personal Dataplan Monitor settings

Personal Dataplan Monitor settings

If it comes to the network there are times when I need to use GPRS or 3G connection. I like to keep track on how much data I’ve downloaded to fit in every month data pack provided by mobile operator and for this I have Personal Dataplan Monitor widget. It shows data counters since last reset in compact mode or with last reset date, the way you need. One tricky thing with this widget is where to find reset option, I was looking for quite some time and finally I’ve found it in Settings for Phone, under Data Counters you’ll find ‘Clear’ option.

Personal Dataplan Monitor - detailed view

Personal Dataplan Monitor - detailed view

This widgets are always present on my homescreen, maybe you will also find it useful.

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