Any Text · Widgets 4+

Put text on Lock/Home Screen

Sindre Sorhus

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 229 Ratings
    • Free



Put any kind of text on your Lock Screen or Home Screen so you won't miss it. It could be an important note, your goal, a list of tasks, etc. It also supports StandBy.

The app includes 10 widgets that lets you put different text on different Lock Screen configurations or Home Screen.

You can style parts of the text bold, italic, or strikethrough using Markdown.

Simply tap the widget to open the app to edit the text.

This app is forever free with no ads or in-app purchases. Consider leaving a nice review.

■ Shortcuts

The app is scriptable through the Shortcuts app, enabling a lot of powerful use-cases. For example, you could use an automation to change the text at a certain point in the day or at certain places. The only limit is your creativity.

■ Support

You can contact me through the feedback button in the app.

What’s New

Version 1.8.4

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

ʕᴥ• ʔ ,

Multiple text?

Can we have multiple text widgets BECAUSE I have 2 other lockscreens for work and chill time and I wouldn’t want to have the same text showing up. Also…I’m feeling like…could this possible be shared to family and friends? What I mean is- I don’t know if anyone else has done it but it would be cool if we could write a text and we can have shared with others on their lockscreen. This could be achieved if the app asks the contact to join the group in the app?

Anyway, it’s awesome! Thanks so much for all of your apps.

Developer Response ,

In the latest update, you have multiple widgets with different text. I will think about the sharing suggestion.

Valana ,

A Most Excellent App

This app is fantastic. I hike in the mountains a lot, where data connectivity is often unavailable, and the built-in weather widgets become entirely useless. I use Sindre’s Actions app to periodically cache weather data when available, and Any Text to permanently display weather conditions on my Lock Screen, including both sunrise and sunset together. Except for some documented issues with delayed display updates, it’s been great! Thanks!

Dave in DC ,

Fantastic app

This is a super app for adding text to the iPhone lock screen. It is flexible, sophisticated in its appearance, and easy to use. It’s also free! It allows me to put information on my lock screen in case my phone is lost. I use multiple text boxes, one for my email address, and another for a friend to call if my iPhone is found. It can also link to apps in various ways. Many thanks to the developer!

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