The reveal of iOS 14 has been a big deal for fans of iPhone widgets. For too long, widgets on the iPhone have been a gimmick. They promised enhanced functionality but were often so awkward to access that they became more of a burden.
iOS 14 should change how you view iPhone widgets. That update will completely change how you interact with your iPhone’s widgets. From being able to add widgets to the home screen to stacking widgets, Apple is finally taking widgets seriously after all these years. In case you’re wondering, yes; we know that we’re using the word widgets a lot.
Of course, if all goes according to plan, you’ll be using widgets a lot too when iOS 14 releases. In preparation of that update, we’ve gathered a small list of some of our favorite iPhone widgets. If you’re not already using these incredible widgets, let us guarantee you now that they will change how you use your iPhone.
A pedometer is one of the best things you can add to your iPhone. They help you understand how active you are in an average day and make it easier to manage your overall health.
Pedometer++ is one of our favorite iPhone widgets for pedometers. It offers a clean, simple way to track your steps at a glance. It even lets you view more information at the tap of a button. You’re going to love using this widget in iOS 14.
Shazam is quite simply one of the best apps ever. Its basic functionality allows you to identify the name of any song you’re listening to as well as who sings it. It fulfills the dreams of music fans everywhere.
Appropriately, Shazam’s widget is one of the best iPhone widgets ever. It features all of the functionality of Shazam but allows you to access song information at a glance almost instantly. It manages to make something that’s already great even better.
Historically, iPhone has been hesitant to let you really interact with the functionality of your iPhone. By that, we mean that you really only have so much control over you ability to modify your iPhone’s home screen and other key elements.
That’s why Launcher is one of those iPhone widgets we can’t believe exists. This widget lets you create a series of specific actions and interactions then activate them instantly. When you’re able to add this to your home screen in iOS 14…well, it will be a game-changer.
We don’t need to tell you how great Google Maps is. That app helped change how we navigate the world. What you may not know is that Google Maps also offers one of the best iPhone widgets.
The Google Maps widget lets you access nearly all vital Google Maps information at a glance. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to access directions and other vital information via this widget. If you thought that Google Maps couldn’t get better, you’ve really got to see what this widget can do.
You downloaded a calendar app to make scheduling easier. What happens, though, when your calendar app becomes riddled with things you have to do?
That’s where the Fantastical 2 widget comes in. This incredible extension of the Fantastical app lets you narrow the focus of your calendar view. In other words, it lets you see just what you have to do today, this week, or even just right now. It’s one of those iPhone widgets which organically enhances the functionality of the base service.
Much like calendar apps, to-do list apps sometimes fail to achieve their goal. That is to say that they can often overwhelm you with how much you have to do to the point that you don’t actually accomplish anything.
Much like Fantastical 2, the Things 3 widget helps address that problem. By allowing you to control how much of your to-do list is relevant to you at any moment, it focuses your view. In terms of productivity, this is absolutely one of the best iPhone widgets. Be sure to add it to your home screen with iOS 14.
We hate having to navigate several screens just to check our WiFi status. If you want to see more than whether or not you’re connected to WiFI on your iPhone, it’s surprisingly difficult.
WiFi Widget directly addresses that problem. It lets you quickly view, test, and change your WiFi information. We have no idea why you can’t already do this on your iPhone this easily. What we do know is that WiFi Widgets is about to become one of the best iPhone widgets once iOS 14 releases.