iOS 14 has brought in some big surprises this year, including the Home Screen widgets. It brings more fluidity, promptness, and ease to our day-to-day apps. Thankfully, adding and using a widget on your home screen is pretty simple as well. What’s great is that app developers are exciting, jumping on the wagon and bringing us unique and useful options. Here’s a carefully curated list of best iOS 14 third-party home screen widgets for iPhone available as of now.
- Documents by Readdle
- TripIt: Travel Planner
- Apollo for Reddit
- Spark Mail – Email by Readdle
- Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker
- Day One Journal
- CARROT Weather
- Weather Line
- GoodTask – To-Do List Manager
- Watch Chess
1. Documents by Readdle
A handy hub for all your data, whether documents, music, photos, videos, books, or almost anything. It even boasts a secure VPN, so no evil eye can spy on you while working or winding down.
iOS 14 has further enhanced the app’s functionality with Picture in Picture Mode and widgets. What’s extremely amazing is that it incorporates three sizes of widgets each for Music, Recents, Favorites, and Actions. So, you have plenty of options to play around.
Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $12.49)
2. TripIt: Travel Planner
Are you a travel & itinerary fanatic who loves planning and keeping things organized? This app could be your perfect travel companion. All you have to do is forward the bookings to the app, and all will be instantly added to a master itinerary.
The widget on the homescreen displays relevant details about your upcoming trip or event. Unfortunately, the app only supports one size (small) widget as of now; hope other options are on the way.
Price: Free (TripIt Pro One Year – $48.99)
3. Apollo for Reddit
Apollo is a Reddit client build to facilitate faster navigation between subreddits. It features tools like Jump Bar, customizable gestures, powerful Markdown composer, super-charged Media Viewer, etc.
As for widgets, it sports quite a wide variety. You can choose between single, multiple posts, post feed, wallpaper, subreddit shortcuts, showerthoughts, and jokes. Plus, most of them are available in three sizes!
Price: Free (Apollo Ultra Monthly – $0.99)
4. Spark Mail – Email by Readdle
One of the smartest and smoothest email clients out there. What makes it so unique is its smart inbox, quick search, powerful integrations, and a bank of personalization options.
Quite like the other apps in Readle’s suite, Spark Mail jumps on board with a flourish. You can settle for a small widget with just the number of emails or view a list of recent emails. And that’s not all; more widget options with calendar and Today view are included as well.
5. Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker
Pillow is an all-in-one sleep assistant, with sleep cycle tracking, smart alarm clock, snore and other events recorder, integration with the Apple Health app, and iOS 14’s wind down. And if you own an Apple Watch, you are privy to heart-rate analysis as well.
The iOS 14 widget brings daily sleep report of your automatic or manual sleep sessions on the Home Screen. By tapping on it, you are directed to the latest sleep session analysis. The widget is available in two sizes: Small and Medium.
Price: Free (Monthly Premium Features – $4.49)
6. Day One Journal
Whether to capture special moments or make every moment memorable, Day One Journal can help you out. An elegant and simple interface lets you do journaling your way, add writing, photos, videos, drawings, or audio recordings.
The app incorporates four unique widgets, bringing its key features alive. Namely, On This Day, Daily Prompt, Streaks to keep track of recent journals and Today to see the most recent photos and location history.
Price: Free (Premium Monthly – $3.99)
As probably clear by its name, this one is a health app that easily tracks your daily and weekly steps counts. Interestingly, the step counter integrates with the iOS health app to do so and does not affect the battery life by much.
No need to open the app to check your daily Step Count or the level of your Goal Completion or to peep at your Daily Step Graph, as all of that is now available as handy Home Screen and Today widgets. Whether you prefer detailed numbers or progress gauge, there’s something for every user.
Price: Free (Remove Advertisements – $1.99)
8. CARROT Weather
CARROT serves detailed and accurate forecasts with a side of sarcasm and funny anecdotes. The all-inclusive weather app offers quick access to the current, hourly, and daily forecasts, animated maps, and useful alerts on the go.
It embraces iOS 14 with five new widget types – Snark, Forecast, Hourly, Daily, and Weather Maps. In all, a total of 12 variants at your fingertips. What’s more, long-pressing the widget will open up all sorts of customization options, and you can Stack all of them for a complete forecast guide.
It’s all in the name! An easy, intuitive app that helps you mind the water intake throughout the day. Along with a percentage indicator, it illustrates the current water fill, so you exactly know the level of hydration. And not just water, you can log other types of drink as well.
Quite like the app, the widgets boast a host of customization options, including light, dark, and pure dark themes. With ten different widgets to choose from, you can log water with your favorite cups, see your progress, weekly graphs, etc.
10. Weather Line
Weather line employs the industry’s first hybrid forecast system, wherein it combines all the best providers into one. You are privy to super forecast with extremely detailed data from the 10-day forecast, Wind speed, and gusts to UV Index.
The widget it offers is quite extensive as well; it comes with 20 themes and smart UI. Monitor weather on an hourly or daily basis. Further, an all-in-one widget dynamically adapts to show important alerts like extreme weather, minutely rain graph, etc.
Price: Free (In-app Purchases start from $3.99)
The habit tracker from Funn Media aims to help you form healthy practices and keep you accountable. With useful tools like mini-apps, sessions screens, 50 pre-defined positive habits, and prompt reminders, it certainly does that.
To better track your routine, the app has incorporated seven widgets in different sizes and supporting both light and dark themes. Thanks to them, you can check the current status, activity planned next, or completed habits in just a glance.
Price: Free (Unlimited Subscription – $0.99)
You might as well be living under the rock if you don’t know Wikipedia. The official iOS app brings all the goodness of Wiki to your mobile device. And adds some amazing tools like night mode, quick access, etc. to the mix.
The widgets incorporated by the encyclopedic app is dedicated to bringing daily tidbits to your main screen. You can opt for Picture of the day, On this day, Top Read, or all of them in different sizes.
13. GoodTask – To-Do List Manager
Based on iOS Reminders & Calendars, GoodTask makes task management a breeze. It might be a simple checklist app at the core, but sports features to handle complex project management tasks.
While it has got just two widget choices, they both are designed brilliantly. The List shows items from a selected list with a calendar, and the Favorites widget allows you to add customized new tasks or directly open lists.
Price: Free (Unlock Everything – $9.99)
HealthView has space for almost all your health-related data sets, from steps, Burned Calories, BMI, VO2max, Dietary Cholesterol, Pulse Oximetry to Sexual Activity.
What’s great in its widgets is that you can configure the datasets you want, in a style that you prefer. And see the health data at a glance right on our home screen. There is also an Activity style widget, wherein you can see all your activity data.
Price: Free (Premium Monthly Subscription – $0.99)
The app calculates your calorie needs as per your weight, height, and activity level. It suggests a daily goal accordingly and then helps you to achieve it. In the process, it enables you to gain a new perspective towards food consumed & its correlation with fitness.
With eight widgets on the table, you can choose to view your current progress with different data sets, weekly graph, and even a water macros.
Price: Free (Calory Monthly Subscription – $2.99)
16. Watch Chess
This one is solely for chess lovers, exclusively designed to bring live chess broadcasting to your mobile devices, Mac & Apple Watch. Seamlessly navigate through live and recent chess tournaments at the Grand Master level and stay up to date on each round and each game.
What I love about this app’s widgets are the interactive and handy aspects. Just choose the match and see every move as it happens from the iOS Home Screen! Further, it available in three sizes, so you can decide how much screen space you want to denote.
That’s all for now!
We totally love the iOS 14 experience. How about you? Plus, what kind of widgets are you expecting from your favorite iPhone or iPad apps? Do fill our comment section with all your hopes, complaints, feedback, suggestion, and reviews.
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