[iOS 10] Widgets

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  1. DeutscheMark, Oct 4, 2016
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    How about we make a list of apps with widgets optimized for iOS 10. If you want to add an widget you're welcome but please describe the purpose of the app and how the widget looks and works in compact and expanded mode. You might also post these infos and screenshots in a new post (you can also link to these posts). The purpose of this thread is to find new and unknown widgets for people who really like to use them like me.

    For the wiki for iOS8/9 widgets check here.

    Widgets optimized for iOS 10:
    A
    • AccuWeather [Link]
    • Agenda: Widget+ [Link] - compact: today, tomorrow appointments / expanded: 7+ days depending on amount of appointment and app settings
    • AirMail (alternative mail app / 2 widgets: "Inbox" and "To Do" / Inbox: shows icons of senders with mails in your inbox / To Do: mails set as to do)
    • AlpenCams [Link]
    • Alto [Link]

    B
    • Bergfex/Wetter [Link]
    • BeWeather 2 [Link]
    C
    • CARROT Weather (weather forecast / widget: fully customizable weather conditions and forecast / compact: current weather conditions / expanded: current weather conditions and forecast) [Link]
    • Cheatsheet [Link]
    • Citymapper [Link]
    • Copied [Link] (clipboard manager / compact: current clipboard / expanded: list of recently copied)
    • Couchy (TV show tracker / widget: next episodes airing / compact: one episode / expanded: up to 4 episodes)
    • Countdown Widget [Link]
    • Crisp Weather Widget [Link]

    D
    • Dark Sky (weather forecast / widget: weather conditions and forecast / compact: current weather conditions / expanded: current weather conditions and forecast) [Link]
    • DataMan Next [Link]
    • Day One Journal [Link]
    • Drafts [Link]

    E
    • ESPN (sports / widget: scores for your favorite teams / compact: shows one score of a favorite team / expanded: shows more scores and a see more button)
    • ETA [Link]
    • Evernote (alternative notes app / widget: shows the last note and shortcuts for composing a new note, taking a picture, set a reminder & search / compact: one note and shortcuts / expanded: up to 3 notes and shortcuts)

    F
    • Fantastical 2 (alternative calendar app / widget: shows calendar events or reminders, optional monthly calendar, customizable / compact: current or next calendar event or reminder with a small timeline / expanded: list of today's calendar events and reminders with optional monthly calendar) [Link]
    • FastCheckin
    • Forecast Bar [Link]

    G
    • Geofency (automated time recording with geofences / widget: list of geofences with recorded times / compact: current or last geofence / expanded: expanded list of geofences) [Link]
    • Google Keep [Link]
    • Google Maps [Link]

    H
    • Huffington Post [Link]

    I
    • iConnectHue (Philips Hue / widget: Switches, Scenes, Animations, fully customizable)
    • IMDb (movies, tv shows & actors / 2 widgets: "Born Today" and "Latest Trailers" / Born Today compact: images of 3 to 5 actors born today / Born Today expanded: names of these actors and a see all button / Latest Trailers compact: posters of 3 to 5 trailers / Latest Trailers expanded: titles of these trailers and a see all button) [Link]
    • Instapaper (read later manager / widget: list of unread entries and reading status / compact: 1 entry / expanded: up to 3 entries)

    J

    K
    • Kitchen Stories (recipes / widget: shows a new recipe each day / compact: one recipe per day / expanded: recipe + list of ingredients) [Link]
    L
    • Launcher Pro (fully customizable actions and triggers / widget: 6 different widgets / compact: two rows of small items or 1 row of bigger items / expanded: complete list of all items) [Link]
    • LinkedIn [Link]
    • Living Earth (Current weather conditions for first city in less-state / current weather conditions and current time for all cities in more state) [Link]
    • Lifx

    M
    • Magic Launcher (Pro) [Link, free], [Link, paid] - / compact: one row of settings + one row of widgets / expanded: one row of settings + multiple rows of widgets
    • Music Launcher [Link]
    • Musixmatch [Link]
    • My Tuner
    N

    O
    • OpenTable (dinner table reservations / widget: shows your next booked reservation)

    P
    • Partly Sunny [Link]
    • PCalc (Calculator / widget: small calculator / compact: mini calculator with two button rows / expanded: normal sized calculator)
    • Pedometer++ (step tracker / widget: shows todays steps, miles (or km) & floors)

    Q

    R
    S
    • Scanbot (document scanner / widget: shortcuts for new scan, search & QR-Code)
    • Shazam (music tagging / widget: shortcuts for tagging, video tagging & search tags)
    • Stocard (loyalty card manager / widget: list of your loyalty cards as icons for quick access)
    • Solar Lunar Widget
    • Sports Alerts
    • Swiss Snow [Link]

    T
    • Tide Alert
    • Time Intersect
    • Todoist [Link]
    • Trello [Link]
    U

    V

    W
    • Weather 14 days [Link] / compact: today's weather / expanded: upcoming days, min/max + rain details
    • Weather Forecast [Link]
    • Weather Line [Link]
    • Weather Live [Link] / compact: today's weather / expanded: today's weather per hour + upcoming days
    • Weather Underground [Link]
    • WhatsApp (messenger / widget: shows contact icons for the latest chats)
    • Widget Calendar [Link]
    • Widget Weather [Link]
    • Workflow [Link] (automation tool / widget: shows a list of self-chosen workflows, some actions run directly in the widget / compact: up to 4 workflows / expanded: shows more workflows and a shortcut for managing them)
    X

    Y
    • Yandex.Weather [Link]

    Z
     
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    MOD NOTE: made the first post a wiki so that it can be edited.

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  3. DeutscheMark, Oct 5, 2016
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    IMDb

    imdb-compact.png
    imdb-expanded.png

    Fantastical 2

    fantastical-compact.png
    fantastical-expanded.png

    Geofency

    geofency-compact.png
    geofency-expanded.png

    Launcher Pro

    launcher-pro-compact.png
    launcher-pro-expanded.png

    Living Earth

    living-earth-compact.png
    living-earth-expanded.png
     
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  5. pacorob, Oct 24, 2016
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    #5
    Nice wiki topic! Maybe it's nice to also put a link on the wiki post to the iOS8/9 widgets (of which some have been updated to iOS10 too).

    A few ones that come to mind which weren't mentioned yet are:
    * Magic Launcher
    * Forecast Bar
    * Widget: Agenda+

    I just added these.
     
  6. pacorob, Oct 26, 2016
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    I've updated and added one more widgets.
    Please see the details and screenshots below.

    - Weather Live by Apalon (I used the paid version) - very nice UI
    * lacks rain mm in widget
    * lacks percentage of rain expected for upcoming hours/days in widget

    [​IMG]
     
  7. DeutscheMark, Oct 26, 2016
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    #7
    Thank you, but keep in mind that we only want to add iOS 10 optimized widgets to the list.
    Weather Unterground and Widget Weather are not iOS 10 optimized widgets yet, so I have removed them.
    The list should also state what features compact and expanded mode have.
     
  8. pacorob, Oct 26, 2016
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    I'm sorry I did saw in the App Store description of both of them that the apps were updated to iOS10 though but you could be right that the widgets weren't updated. I've seen a similar thing with Atmos weather app.

    I've also added the compact and expanded mode details for the ones I added.

    Weather 14 days [Link] is updated though also for the widget so i added that one.
    compact: today's weather / expanded: upcoming days, min/max + rain details

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. pacorob, Oct 26, 2016
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    #10
    ETA, Music Launcher, Google Maps, Citymapper, Runtastic, Todoist, Widget Calendar, Cheatsheets were also added. I will try to add the description later.
    I also added a link to the iOS8/9 topic in the start post. I also asked a forum admin to make this topic a sticky.
     
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    Added a few more. Links and descriptions still need to be added
     
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    I also added:
    Countdown Widget, Musixmatch, Trello, Nuzzel, DataMan Next, Day One, Alto
    Links and descriptions still need to be added though.
     
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    Under appreciated thread, much love !
     
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    Calendars 5
    Stepz
    Quick Notes

    All updates for iOS 10

    [​IMG]
     
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    MyWeather
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myweather-10-day-weather-forecast/id1003715695?mt=8

    Widgets can be set to automatically change to light or dark theme based on day/night, or can be set manually, along with just matching it to the theme you have set.

    The widget options include Air Quality (not supported by all cities), City, Today, and Weekly. The "show more" on the Weekly widget just shows you the city name.

    So here are the light/dark widgets:

    IMG_0383.PNG IMG_0384.PNG

    And here are some of the themed ones:

    IMG_0377.PNG IMG_0379.PNG
    IMG_0378.PNG IMG_0382.PNG
     
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    I wish all developers allowed for at least light and dark widgets.
     
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    Wearher underground is indeed ios10 optimized
     
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    Gonna revive this thread to digress a little: on the whole, I love iOS 10 widget look and feel. However, one thing I don't like about them is the minimum height. Some widgets just don't need that minimum height. I was reminded of this after installing an older app whose widget had not been updated, and so is not constrained by that minimum. And what I saw was a wonderfully compact widget that was maybe half the vertical height of iOS 10 widgets, and it looked great. It didn't need to be any bigger. It shouldn't be any bigger.
     
  20. pacorob, Feb 7, 2017
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    I so agree with you there (again). It's such a strange contraint that that are asking since iOS10.
    I do know that some developers don't update their widget because of this reason because they want to keep the widget as small as possible.
    It's also so great that Apple brought back (since 10.2 I think) the way that it remembers if you either had your widgets view open the last time or the Notifications in the Notification Center.

    I also still love and use the widget daily. This is my current list of widgets:
    - Launcher (link)
    - Buienalarm (non iOS10 UI, link)
    - Widget Weather (link)
    - BeWeather2 (link)
    - Swiss snow (link)
    - EventsWidget (non iOS10 UI, link)
    - AlpenCams (link)
    - Webcams (by Swiss Snow,link)

    Unfortunately the perfect weather widget isn't still there yet for my region which is why I currently use three of them :) I also like to test them out as well see this topic.

    I've also added a few iOS10 widgets to the topic start post as well just now.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    My absolute favorite weather widget is still Crisp Weather (https://appsto.re/us/DdsT6.i) In a minimal widget it contains a lot of data, and is visually easy to read.
     
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    I agree with you there it's a great weather widget with unique UI features but I would like it to be a bit more flexible in the settings and some more details:

    + nice UI
    + you can change the size of the widget, timeline part of it
    + you can choose if it uses GPS or not
    + cheap
    +/- has minute by minute rain bar but only for select amount of coutries (thats more a limitation of forecast.io)
    - the settings for showing both upcoming hours so e.g. from now untill 0.00 today + 7 days can only be seen when tapping on the widget. I tapped both 24 + 7 days in the app setting. You can't see both of them in the widget at the same time.
    - lacks mm rain
    - limited amount of (widget) settings. I would like to see both upcoming hours + days without pressing the widget. I would like to see the mm and percentage chance of rain for upcoming hours + days without pressing the widget.
    - switch between locations in widget like BeWeather2 can.
     
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    My weather widget needs in California are different than yours

     
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    Haha I believe rain/snow wise the situation is quite different there then in Europe e.g. the Netherlands.
     
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    Another widget I've recently purchased because I liked it so much is Network Utility Pro by Fausto Ristagno
    https://appsto.re/us/14C2ab.i Lots of good info in a nice compact widget. Just how I think widgets should be. Even, optionally, will show data usage.
     
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