In iOS 14, Apple introduced the concept Home screen widgets, Provides information from applications at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to different locations and sizes on the home screen, allowing for many different layouts.
Despite that Relative lack of third-party widgets when launching, IOS users around the world are busy customizing their home screens and sharing their work with others.
Hashtag on Twitter # iOS14 Homescreen Users started showcasing their latest creations and started trending this weekend. Mac Rumors followers also shared their work On Twitter And inside Thread this forum.
Some big brands have already released including widget support IMDB, Google, And Twitch. Spotify is not particularly available from early supported applications Tunetrack In the meantime Spotify already offers support for the “Play Now” widget.
It is one of the earliest popular widget applications Widgetsmith [Free] It offers the ability to create widgets along with styling customization. Widgetsmith lets you create customized small, medium or large widgets with time, date, photos, custom text, upcoming events, reminders, health and activity. Widgetsmith offers weather and tid widgets as part of a premium subscription package that costs 99 1.99 per month or 99 19.99 per year.
The flexibility of the device made it popular with the iOS 14 home screen screenshots that are spreading across the web. Taken aback, you can see highly styled home screens:
Another popular choice we saw Color widgets [Free] Offers generic time and battery widget with lots of colorful styles. Some premium styles offer 99 3.99 single purchase.
Weather is a popular widget type that has already seen a number of supported applications. Of course we have more to lose, but remarkably, Apple’s own Dark Sky does not yet have widget support.
Beyond that, there are several early widgets that we have already run, and here is a short list.
Fitness and Nutrition Widgets
- Fitboard – Workout tracking. Free with IAP
- Food Noms – Food and calorie tracking. Free with IAP
- Strikes – Develop daily habits. 99 4.99
- Zones – Workout tracking. Free with IAP
- Hour blocks – The Daplaner that shows what’s next. 99 3.99
We will continue to cover notable widgets when they are released. For a deeper dive, please visit our Twitter thread There we ask for and recommend widget recommendations Third party widgets thread Our iOS 14 Forum.