The Only 2 Widget Apps You Need on The iPhone
On the iPhone, you can add widgets anywhere on your home screen. Amongst your apps, all you need to do is hold down on the screen or app to get it into edit mode. Then you’ll get a plus button in the top right. Selecting this gives you the option to add widgets of different sizes. There are built-in widgets on iPhone as well as many widget options that come with the apps you have installed.
The 2 apps here are for explicitly creating custom widgets of your own making and not tied to specifically any other specialised app.
This app by David Smith is the one everyone should have. It has a growing list of built-in tools and options for different data you can display. From weather to reminders to health. It has a neat timed feature that allows you to set up multiple widgets that get swapped out depending on set hours of the day.
You choose from a wide range of templates and then you can customise the look of that widget to almost anything you want. Along with the timing feature, you could simply change the theme of a widget through the day to help keep in with some kind of focus mode, as well as what the widget actually displays.
Although this app by Simon B. Støvring isn’t first a widget app it effectively is if you want to take things a whole lot further. It’s actually a programming app to allow you to code on the iPhone to do all sorts of automations. But what makes this a widget app too is you can code a widget too. There are plenty of templates to start with and you can begin adjusting. The possibilities are endless with the ability to pull in your own information from anywhere.
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