iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas. Iphone users ask what kind of benefit use ios 14 than iphone OS before? Here we will discuss one of them, iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas.
(Besides using iOS 14 Widgets, Twitter user Ben Zhu also used Shortcuts to change the look of the icons in the screenshot above.)
On Twitter, the hashtag #iOS14HomeScreen started trending this weekend with users showing off their latest creations. MacRumors followers also shared their creations on Twitter and in this forum thread.
Some bigger brands have already released widget support, including IMDB, Google, and Twitch. Spotify is notably absent from the early supporting apps, though TuneTrack already offers Spotify “Playing Now” widget support in the meanwhile.
One of the early Widget apps that has seen a lot of popularity is Widgetsmith [Free] which offers the ability to create widgets alongside styling customizations. Widgetsmith allows you to create customized small, medium or large widgets with Time, Date, Photos, Custom Text, Upcoming Events, Reminders, and Health and Activity. Widgetsmith also offers Weather and Tide widgets as part of their premium subscription package which costs $1.99/month or $19.99/year.
The flexibility of the tool has made it popular with iOS 14 Home Screen screenshots that have been circulating around the web. Taken to the extreme, you can see highly stylized 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.