Your Home Screen, Your Way, Now Completely Clear!
Clear Spaces allows you to create Transparent Widgets that allow you to move your icons where ever you want.
It starts with taking a screenshot by putting your home screen into wiggle mode and swiping all the way to the right. Import that screenshot into 'Clear Spaces' and it'll crop the image down to fit perfectly and merge into the wallpaper.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or @clearspaces_ on Twitter.
- Added support for the iPhone 14 series
Ratings and Reviews
This app does exactly what it says on the tin. The background lines up perfectly for me. The widget customization options are few and fairly simple. It would be cool to have more variety to choose from, but I downloaded this app called “clear spaces” for the clear spaces, and those are solid.
The export widget background feature is great if you wanna use other custom widget apps, though having to save each individual widget background to your phone then opening a new app and uploading these individually is a chore. But that’s not the app’s fault, it’s Apple’s and their archaic widget programming which makes all widgets essentially useless anyway.
One last thing: the custom text feature only lets me type in one message into the app, which then repeats itself across all custom text widgets instead of letting me choose a different message for each individual widget. This is so hilariously useless and should be corrected.
Love this app but update added name
Was 5stars if not more. Today there was an update for customization, now all the widgets have the “cs” logo on the Home Screen. Please remove this again! Love your app. Maybe different calendars? Like a 30 day month calendar, just a suggestion.
If you need a character to be invisible for the widget name, use this Unicode “space” icon. Copy the “space” between the brackets [⠀]. It looks like a space mark, but it is an invisible character. I use it for my folder names. Another suggestion.
But for those interested: This is the best and easiest app, BY FAR, to create transparent widgets. Once they remove the widget name again - oh my, you’ll be in love. Worth it, one of best new apps.
How Does It Work
I’m screwing around with this thing, and I know I’ll eventually get it to work. But I had to stop here just to acknowledge that this is the worst product documentation I’ve ever come upon for a piece of software. I mean jeez - you can’t even explain how it works? Take a day off to figure it out guys.
OK - so now I’ve gotten it working, and I like the concept a lot. But I can’t imagine using it to tell me the time, if it only knows the time after I run it to tell me the time . . . And yet, for me, on my Home Screen, it’s time at a glance that I’d like to see. Dang.
Wonderful improvements (v 1.2) to the documentation, with snapshots and a coaching approach to getting started. I don’t understand why the digital clock is only current half a dozen times an hour. Are there other iPhone clock apps that don’t tell time?
Developer Response ,
Hey! Thanks for your updated post. Apple has a limit on how many times a widget can update per day. We are working on providing more accurate time, but ultimately it boils down to how many times you open the app, so if the app isn’t opened periodically, your phone will assume you don’t care about the information on the widget, and therefore it updates less frequently. We are working to fix this as best as we can.
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- Eden Software Limited
- 19.4 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- © Eden Software Limited, 2022
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.