What it is: The name says it all. Simple Notepad is a text editor with some cool features such as a checklist format and the ability to share your documents over e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and other sources. The widget lets you place notes on your phone’s home screen.
Why it’s a good widget: The widget size is customizable from 1-by-1 to 4-by-4. You can set any color you want, and make notes translucent so your wallpaper doesn’t get covered up. [Free, Link]