Despite the surprise release of iOS 14 that left app developers unprepared, a few ambitious few have managed to prevail – or even pull an all-nighter – to make their apps available with iOS 14 support on launch day. For the first time in years, the new version of iOS gives consumers a new way to organize their home screens. Now your less frequently used apps can be moved to the app library on the iPhone's back screen, while the apps that offer information and updates can provide their content via new widgets on the home screen.
Over time, widget support will become a standard feature for a large number of apps. Due to the way Apple released iOS 14 this year, it may not offer as many app widgets on day one.
Below are some of the first apps to launch alongside iOS 14 today that have interesting iOS 14 widgets. These apps and their widgets should be available shortly after the iOS 14 release today.
The Twitter client Aviary has released widgets that allow you to display either 1, 2, or 4 of the most recent tweets (depending on the widget size you selected) on your Twitter timeline. The widgets are also updated regularly by themselves. The app will be available today after the launch of iOS 14.
Unbiased news app Brief delivers on its promise to avoid clickbait with its minimalist, monochromatic widget designed to prevent attention-grabbing. The content of the Home widget is carefully curated by its news team so that only the most important stories of the day are displayed on your home screen.
With a second widget “election snapshot” you can follow the current races of the President, the House and the Senate at a glance. Users can customize this widget to keep track of their most watched races, for example in their home state.
Soor, a premium music player app for iPhone users, has released three widgets in different sizes. The Now Playing widget shows the current track and next steps and is updated in near real time. There is also a "Magic Mixes" widget for your mixes and a "Music Collection" widget that can be configured to display eight types of curated content.
Readdle: Spark Mail, Calendar 5, Documents
Readdle has released widgets for its Calendar iOS app that show your appointments and the month.
The Spark Mail app also offers widgets for email and calendar.
And Documents by Readdle adds widgets for quick access to file actions like VPN, music, player, browser, etc.
The habit of creating to-do list app streaks is available today with new widgets of various sizes that you can use to keep track of your habits, goals, and overall progress.
The Cheep app informs you about error tariffs or other ridiculously reduced flight offers. The new iOS 14 widgets can be customized and stacked with offers from your airports to make it easier to view the offers without opening the app.
Dice by PCalc is a physics-based simulation of polyhedral dice for use in tabletop role-playing games. The app's new widgets bring their cubes to your home screen so you can open the app with just one tap.
Another dice app also has its widgets live today.
Forecast app Weather Line already offers a lot of visual data on weather and forecasts. Now it brings its insights and graphs straight to the iOS 14 home screen. The app's all-in-one weather widget provides current conditions, forecasts and other content such as high / low, sunrise / sunset, incoming rain, extreme weather warnings and more.
Nighthawk's Twitter client will be releasing its first widget today. Vanity allows you to keep track of your Twitter profile metrics, such as: B. How many followers you have and how many you are following.
The first Nighthawk widget for iOS 14, Vanity, comes today along with major improvements to Smart Filters made possible by new iOS features! We have so much more on the horizon, but things are still a little in the air.
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– Team Nighthawk (@NighthawkApp) September 16, 2020
Apollo for Reddit
The popular Reddit client app Apollo offers a collection of widgets, including a post widget that shows a post from a Reddit feed of your choice, a multi-post widget that shows multiple posts from your favorite feed , a post-feed grid that displays posts, a more visual grid-style layout, a background widget that rotates through photos of image-intensive subreddits you like, and Shower Thoughts and Jokes widgets that add to your home screen little humor.
The iOS 14 version of Carrot's humorous weather app includes a forecast widget, hourly and daily widgets, a weather map widget and – in real carrot way – a snark widget that shows your weather with the classic snarky commentary of the App delivers.
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Habits and Mood Tracking App Tangerine offers a variety of widgets to remind you of your progress towards your daily goals, such as: B. Your obligations to run, exercise, drink water, or whatever else you may pursue.
Nudget's mobile budgeting app introduces widgets to help you stay on your household budget. These include, for example, categories where you overpayed or cut your spending and how much money you have left this week.
Organized Photo Notes app Birch includes a Recommended Photos widget that allows you to place a photo on your home screen – a good trick as it is not possible with the iOS Photos app. (Submit today)
Card Pointers, an app that helps users get the most points and money back from their credit cards, is launching with three widgets that users can use to keep track of their cards, know when to use one to maximize their benefits, and the Keeping an overview Billing credits are offered.
The FunnMedia, HabitMinder, WaterMinder, Calory App, and Healthview health tracking apps today released widgets that you can use to track exercise, water intake, and other health goals.
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SmartGym is coming today with several new widgets including your week's workout summary, simpler workout widgets with more graphics, and even one that provides motivational quotes. The widgets can also be stacked in case you can't decide which one to choose.
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Pocketdex brings your Pokémon to your homescreen. (The app is now being introduced).
The above apps should be live today after the iOS 14 release, unless there is an unforeseen denial.