Best widgets for iOS 10 Public Beta

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by iainmann, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. iainmann macrumors member

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    Now we've got a more useful lockscreen, I'm wondering what recommendations people have to widgets.

    I'm using native Weather (used to be Weather+ until this iOS 10 update), native Up Next (used to be Agenda+), Google Keep and UK Bus Checker.
     
  2. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    Well this isn't new to widgets but I don't think there is anything more useful than Launcher (Cromulent Labs). The thing I don't like is that you now have to swipe twice (down and right) to get to it. Widgets used to be one swipe away. iOS 10 has made using widgets less friendly.
     
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    I've been trying out the NBA app.
     
  5. LordQ Suspended

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    Not a fan of widgets. That being said, I think Siri Suggestions and Phone Favourites could become my favourites.
     
  6. ibergu, Jul 13, 2016
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    ibergu macrumors newbie

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    I'm a big widget user (have 20+). I won't list them all, but here are some of my favorites:

    News - Apple Widget
    BeWeather - best weather widget in my opinion
    ESPN - sports scores for your favorite teams
    Fantastical - best calendar widget in my opinion
    Widgetter - social media updates (twitter, etc.) and it's free
    Google Maps - local transit
    Slingplayer - if you have SlingTV, it lists now playing shows for your favorite channels
    TVGuide - Trending Tonight
    TeeVee - Tracks when your favorite TV shows will play
    Amazon - Search, track shipments, etc.
    Musixmatch - Music Lyrics as you listen
    Seatgeek - Upcoming shows in your area
    Itranslate - translate copy/pasted text
    LoseIt! - Track calories
    Stepz - Shows Steps/miles walked
    Find Friends - Apple Widget
    Top Chart - Free widget that lists top apps/music/movies, etc.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. x34 macrumors 6502

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    weather+ and agenda+ not work anymore?
     
  8. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I'm guessing the OP has no need for them anymore because the native widgets provided the same functionality.
     
  9. iainmann thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I now prefer the stock Weather widget. It has more detail than the old one.

    But I've now dumped the stock Calendar widget and am using Agenda+ again because it has more detail.

    It feels like developers haven't really taken widgets seriously for the iPhone. Let's hope that now changes.
     
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    Widgets will for sure become a new focus for 3rd party devs. We're moving away from actually launching apps (or at least for most situations) and that's the whole intention of the new lock screen/widgets of iOS 10. It will just take time for everything to "catch up" and fully utilize this.
     
  11. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't find Musixmatch in the app store. Still available?
     
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    Ummm how would I know? And how is that relevant to my post you quoted?
     
  13. docal97 macrumors 6502a

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    the post was meant for the entire thread. It's mentioned above.
    Sorry to bother/offend.
     
  14. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    Something called "MusixMatch Lyrics finder" is showing in the US app store for me
     
  15. The Game 161 macrumors Pentium

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    But that doesn't come up as a widget.
     
  16. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, on iOS 9, the UP next widget showed next alarm time. But no such thing on iOS 10. Any widgets out there to tell you your next alarm time from the stock clock?
     
  17. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    That's very strange. My alarms show up in the "Up Next" widget. It does seem to take a few hours sometimes, or even a day, till the next alarm. It is kinda inconsistent, but is expected in a beta.
     
  18. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Mine never has on iOS 10. Only the next calendar entry.
     
  19. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    I'll try and remember to take a screenshot tonight and I'll post it. I also reset settings on my phone. Maybe that has something to do with it.
     
  20. Sweeperdk macrumors regular

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    Widgets are dead on my 6s since yesterday. The same goes for my iPad. Really odd, I think I have tried everything to no avail
     
  21. iainmann thread starter macrumors member

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    The widgets are still very flaky in iOS10 Public Beta. My Up Next showed the next alarm...now it's a completely blank...nothing...and off-on doesn't bring it back. It's happened with other widgets as well, they just fail to populate then start working again for no apparent reason.
    I'm sure Apple is fully aware seeing as widgets are a major feature of the new OS but don't forget we can use the Public Beta Feedback app to report stuff. The more the merrier.
     
  22. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a calendar entry show as well?
     
  23. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    Yes calendar entries show for me as well. Here's that pic.
     

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  24. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Figured it out. I had to deselect my calendars that I displayed in the calendar app and re-enable them and now the alarm and more than one calendar entry show up in the widget!
    But all day events don't show like birthdays!
     
  25. StonewallBrown macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping all day events will make the cut for Up Next. They are there now for the calendar widget. It would only make sense for it to work for Up Next. Maybe first the next beta.
     

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