Over the years, Apple has been upgrading its iOS with features that can add a lot to the overall user experience. Whether it’s the home screen widget support or an improved battery life, Apple has been making continuous efforts to serve its consumers in the most delightful manner. Unlike the static icons, home screen widgets have added to the list of functionalities that are being used and loved by Apple users. With hundreds and thousands of apps/widgets that support Notification Center in iOS8, it is interesting to pick the ones that can fit your requirements in the best possible way.

In this blog, I’ve hand-picked a collection of iOS8 Notification Center widgets which have been segregated categorically.

iOS 8 Notification Center Widgets

Collection of iOS 8 Notification Center Widgets


#1. iTranslate

iTranslate iOS App IconLanguage translation is something you can’t do away with while traveling to different places across the world. iTranslate app comes with a widget that translates everything that’s available on your iPhone’s clipboard to a language that you’ve preset within the app.

Price: Free
Download iTranslate

#2. WorldMate

WorldMate Lite iPhone and iPad App IconAs a must-have widget for frequent travelers, WorldMate allows you to organize your travel schedule in a crisp way. You can use the widget as a handy tool for breaking down your daily travel itinerary.

Price: Free
Download WorldMate


#1. Parcels

Parcel iPhone and iPad App IconAs a package tracking widget, Parcels displays the list of all shopping packages that are due for delivery on the current day or the next day. Plus, you can use this app widget for tracking multiple shopping packages.

Price: Free
Download Parcels

#2. Spring

Spring  iOS App IconQuite similar to the very popular Instagram, Spring serves as a high-end retail shopping app widget that allows you to buy some cool goodies instantly.

Price: Free
Download Spring


#1. Magisto

Magisto iPhone and iPad App IconThis video editing app lets you collaborate your photos and videos to come up with some really amazing mini movies. The app’s widget displays all the latest videos and photos that you’ve shot using your iPhone, thereby motivating you to create short videos.

Price: Free
Download Magisto

#2. Getty Images Stream

Getty Images Stream iPhone and iPad App IconAs an app, Getty Images Stream pulls in stunning photographs from Getty Images’ database, allowing you to save and share the same with your friends and family. Getty Images Stream widget displays thumbnails of the three most recent images that have been fetched from the Getty Images’ database.

Price: Free
Getty Images Stream

House and Home

#1. Redfin

Real Estate by Redfin iPhone and iPad App IconThis is a custom-made app for house hunters. It’s widget displays all the properties that are available for sale near your area of residence.

Price: Free
Download Redfin

#2. Kitchen Stories Cookbook

Kitchen Stories iPhone and iPad App IconThis is a recipe app that serves a brand new recipe in its widget on a per day basis. With each day bringing a new recipe, you can try a new dish for satisfying your taste buds.

Price: Free
Download Kitchen Stories Cookbook

Business and Productivity

#1. Hours

Hours Time Tracking iPhone and iPad App IconIf you are particular about time management, then Hours is the widget for you. It allows you to set multiple timers, enabling you to keep a good track of time that is being spent on performing different tasks.

Price: $4.99
Download Hours

#2. Evernote

Evernote iPhone and iPad App IconEvernote app’s widget comes with a new set of buttons that can be used for handling different actions such as choosing a text, pictures, launching the camera, setting reminders or initiating a new note within Evernote.

Price: Free
Download Evernotes


#1. Vice News

VICE News iPhone and iPad App IconAs a renowned news app, Vice News’ widget displays all the top stories of the day right on your iPhone’s home screen.

Price: Free
Download Vice News

#2. News360

News360 iPhone and iPad App IconAlso known as the personalized news reader, News360 widget displays all the top stories of the day in accordance to the material that you like to read the most.

Price: Free
Download News360

Task Managers

#1. Wunderlist

Wunderlist iPhone and iPad App IconWith the Wunderlist widget installed in your iPhone, you can view your to-do lists within the Notifications Center. As you complete a task, you can check off the same within the widget.

Price: Free
Download Wunderlist

#2. Calendar 5

Calendars 5 iPhone and iPad App IconThis widget displays a clear and well-presented list of tasks that are scheduled for the day.

Price: $2.99
Download Calendar 5


#1. Yahoo Weather

Yahoo Weather iPhone and iPad App IconThis widget shows the current temperature, the daily minimum and maximum temperatures as well as an icon that summarizes the weather forecast(for eg: a sunny day etc.)

Price: Free
Download Yahoo Weather

#2. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel iPhone and iPad App IconThis widget offers you a quick weather forecast summary and current weather condition along with a handy video icon for the same.

Price: Free
Download The Weather Channel

Final Words

With Notifications Center widgets occupying a special place within Apple devices, it will be exciting to see the introduction of many more apps that support the trendy and in-demand iOS8 feature Notifications Center.

Rick BrownAuthor Bio: This post is written by Rick Brown, an iOS developer at Mobiers – iPhone apps development company. In case yoy are willing to avail or hire iPhone programmers, just contact him for his best suggestions.