Best apps with the best widgets?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by 100, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. 100 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2014
    I really want to take full advantage of the widgets that are usable through iOS 8; however I do not know which apps include a good widget that will add benefits to my iPhone 6. Any recommendations? Whether it be weather, calendar, to do lists... Etc.
  2. MacTCE macrumors 6502


    Dec 20, 2013
    Upstate NY
    OmniFocus has a fantastic widget for task management. Other's I use on a daily basis is Evernote, DayOne, Parcel, and the Launcher widgets. I read that Apple pulled Launcher from the App Store though, which is a shame because it's an excellent shortcut launcher.

    Here's the article
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Be careful there. Very easy to get all caught up in this widget stuff and end up spending a small fortune. Don't let the way something looks overpower its function. Developers know people want this, just give them time to push out their updates.

    Saying that, I like UpWord Notepad (it's free, but don't let the IAP scare you away). It's kinda like Mailbox for notes. And I like it because it's less limiting than Clear and Wunderlist. The widget is pretty cool too. You can actually click on it and organize your list right on the Today screen.

    If you're going to splurge on something now, I'd recommend the Agenda, Forecast, and Paste widgets bundle by Avanio Labs. They're definitely worth the money.
  4. pjstrrns macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2014
    The best free weather widget I found so far is the weather underground app.
  5. Bilemshious macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2003
    Sports Center app also has a great widget! Very customizable as well.
  6. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Somewhat customizable certainly, but still lacking some things.

    I'm actually finding that the Yahoo! Sports one might be better in some ways.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    iMonitor offers an interesting system information widget.

    Calendars and Calendar 5 apps offer a nice calendar (and reminders in case of Calendar 5) widget that finally shows full day events.

    There are also some generic widget apps that offer information or small tools, like Widget and Wdgts apps.

    And with Launcher being pulled from the App Store a few similar widget apps still seem to be there, like Quick-Tap and Quickiee.

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