And they’re back. Its been only a few weeks since the GO dev team began releasing widgets for their acclaimed home replacement app, GO Launcher EX. The developers have just released yet another good-looking GO Widget to the Android Market, bringing the total count up to three, the other two being the previously reviewed Contacts and Task Manager widgets. Message GOWidget for GO Launcher EX is a smart and efficient SMS widget. The widget, like every thing else from the dev team, is absolutely free and can be downloaded directly from the Market or from within the launcher itself.
Message GOWidget comes in two sizes (4×2 and 4×4) and bears a certain amount of resemblance to Launcher Pro’s Messaging widget. However, GO Launcher’s SMS widget comes packed with quite a few extra, handy features. Said features include the option to choose the maximum amount of SMS displayed within the widget, an SMS counter and mark as read button on the 4×2 widget, the ability to reply with a call directly from within the 4×4 widget and last but not the least, the option to reply to messages from a pop-up on the homescreen.
The last of the above mentioned features gives Messaging GOWidget a definitive edge over its Launcher Pro counterpart. It might not be skinnable like the latter but is certainly more efficient.
You can grab the widget for free from the Android Market via the provided link or QR code.
Update: The newer version is called GO SMS Widget and has more features. The download link has been updated.