Technology iOS 14: The best widget apps for your iPhone

09:05  16 october  2020
09:05  16 october  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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For your iPhone Home Screen, check out our list of the best widgets for iOS 14 . Since more and more companies will be providing widgets , we ’ ll update our list often so that you can see Make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 14 and that you have the latest versions of those apps with widgets .

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widgets have finally arrived on the iPhone. But which apps should definitely not be missing on the newly designed homescreen? We have the overview.

iOS 14: Die besten Widget-Apps für dein iPhone © Yalcin Sonat / Shutterstock iOS 14: The best widget apps for your iPhone

With the release of iOS 14, Apple also turned the iPhone's home screen upside down. Just in time for the launch of the new iPhone 12 , the design was revised. For many it is now first of all to discover the new functions and possibilities and try out . Even hobbyists get their money's worth , as it is now even possible to design the home screen with your own app icons , wallpapers and widgets. We have prepared a brief overview for everyone who has no idea which widget apps are available, let alone which ones they should use.

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On your iPhone running iOS 14 , long-press your home screen in a blank space until your apps start wiggling (or long-press an app > Edit Home Screen). Tap the + icon in the top left corner. Now you’ll see the available widgets (including third-party supported ones). Tap one, choose a size, tap Add

To delete an existing iOS 14 widget that you’ve added to your iPhone or iPad, follow these simple steps: Tap and hold on an empty area of the screen With this release, we think these are truly some of the best collections of widgets by apps on iOS 14 and we hope you like them. As always, we’re

iOS 14: How to build your own individual homescreen with app icons and widgets


(Screenshot: Shortcuts)

The app, which was developed by Apple itself, is primarily intended to collect frequently used actions by the user in a central location . As the clearly nicer sounding English name of the app suggests, various regularly used shortcuts can be stored in their own widgets. The shortcuts can be arranged either individually or in rows of two. All shortcuts are highlighted in color, which ensures a better overview. The app is available in the App Store without incurring any costs.

Google Maps

Google Maps is now even easier to use thanks to widgets. Google has given its map service four different widgets that can be displayed on the home screen. In addition to a route planner and an overview of the current traffic situation, travel times also have their own widget. There are also recommendations for restaurants, sights and shops in the vicinity with “Local Guides”. Google Maps can also be used free of charge.

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Carrot Weather

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Carrot Weather is a slightly different weather app. In addition to things that a good weather app should contain, such as a temperature display, Carrot Weather also likes to come up with a cheeky saying and informs the user that the sun has just come out to blind them. The new widgets of the weather app include a temperature widget, a forecast for the next few days and also a rain radar. The application can be found in the App Store and at a price of 5.49 euros. Further in-app purchases are possible.


When it comes to managing email, Spark is always a great choice. The mail client pre-sorts important e-mails by itself and thus gives the user a good overview of all messages received in his mailbox. Spark has now also introduced widgets. It is thus possible to have the number of new emails displayed directly on the home screen. If you like it in more detail, you can even look at the contents of the latest mails. It is also possible to create a widget that notifies you of the next upcoming appointments. The app is available free of charge in the app store.

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Screenshots of iOS 14 running on iPhone highlight some of the key features available in the new One of the more notable iOS 14 features is the addition of widgets , a feature that allows users to And the most popular widget creation app is Widgetsmith (which went semi-viral thanks to a video on

Widgets , hideable pages, App Library, and App Clips: a lot of new concepts for one update. Apple has taken the best of both Android widgets and Windows Phone’s Live Tiles and combined them into iOS 14 . It’s not the first time we’ve seen Windows Phone features appear in iOS or Android, and it

Glimpse 2

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With this app, websites can be converted into widgets and placed on the home screen of the iPhone. All you have to do is select any section of a website. The user can also choose the intervals at which the widget should be updated. If, for example, a news page is selected, the widget always shows the latest news without the publisher having to provide his own app. Glimpse 2 can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store.


Noted combines a conventional app for notes with audio recordings. As the developers themselves write, both students and business people are targeted by Noted. In meetings or lectures, voice recordings can easily be combined and synchronized with written content. Via the widgets, Noted shows either the latest recordings or a complete list. You can also jump directly to the app's recording function. The note app can be downloaded free of charge from the app store.


(Screenshot: Widgetsmith)

Widgetsmith is something for hobbyists who want to make the widgets on their homescreen as individual as possible. The app makes it possible to create widgets according to your own preferences. There is a set with already created widgets that show the most important things like time, weather or calendar. These widgets can be further edited, for example in terms of size, color and font. And of course you can also create completely new custom widgets. The Widgetsmith construction kit is also available free of charge for iOS in the App Store.

Currency converter

Especially for stays abroad, it is always important to know what the current exchange rates are in the respective country. The Currency Converter also offers this option as a simple and uncomplicated widget. The tool can be used offline and the application is available free of charge in the app store.

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In iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 , and macOS 11, widgets differ from the Today widgets available in earlier On iPhone and iPad, the widget gallery also offers a prebuilt stack of widgets — called the Smart You don’t have to design a configuration UI for your widget , because the system automatically generates

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