What are the Automatic Community's favorite AutoDash widgets?

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Hey there Automatic Android community!

With the recent launch of AutoDash, we wanted to provide a community thread for our Android users to share with others (and us!) their favorite widgets to use while driving!  

With there being millions of widgets to choose from in the Google Play Store, we know there are bound to be some hidden gems that others would love to learn about.

So what are some of your favorite widgets or apps that you use with AutoDash? Feel free to post a screenshot of your screen setup or just share with others your favorites! And don't leave us hanging—be sure to share the names or URLs of those widgets so that other people can download them, too!
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This is my current shortlist of favorites.  Going to have to buy a bigger screen!

  • Drivesafe.ly will read incoming text messages to you when activated.  It's free, fairly easy to set up and also has a widget.  By default it auto-launches on a Bluetooth connection, which I ended up disabling.  There are a lot more of these kinds of widgets with various features

  • GasBuddy is nice because it has an option for showing the closest nearby gas on launch.  They don't have a widget but you can add the app itself.

  • IFTTT's Do Button and Do Note apps have LOTS of potential (Is there an IFTTT trigger for GrubHub that will order me thai food on my way home? =))  I haven't used Do Note but it seems like an all-in-one todo list app which seems handy.

  • Evernote is a good one.  I have a separate todo list for things I need the car for; so having this lets me do that quickly.

  • Dash Cams:  I don't have my phone mounted on my window but if I did I would definitely use a dashcam type widget / app.  There are a bunch of these.

  • Parking!  A few parking-related apps I use:

  • Spot Hero:  I haven't spent much time with this one but people seem to like it.  There are a lot more apps like this so there are plenty to choose from.

  • The basic Android Clock app for tracking how much time is left on the meter.

  • In San Francisco you can use PayByPhone to plug most city meters, but I'm not sure about others municipalities.
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Dash Clock is pretty good, as it has a lot of customization options itself for displaying key info (wunderlist items, gmail messages, missed calls, etc.) and the control widget for pocket casts are on mine. I would love a good weather widget that showed me the chance of rain throughout the day, though.