Widgetsmith lets you personalize your home screen like never before.
It starts with a wide collection of highly customizable widgets, which range in function from date, to weather, to astronomy. Each can be adjusted precisely to best fit your desired function and appearance.
This set of widgets can then be dynamically scheduled to appear on your home screen following rules you define. For example, a particular widget could show the weather first thing in the morning, then your calendar during your work day, then switch to your Activity ring progress as you wrap up your day. This lets you take full advantage of each slot on your home screen.
The app itself also includes a wide collection of tools, such as a weather app, a timezone converter, a calendar. These tools can automatically launch based on the active widget tapped.
• Widgetsmith optionally integrates with Apple Health. This data is used to display your step and activity if you select one of those widget types. Permission for Widgetsmith to access this data is controlled through the Apple Health app.
• Widgetsmith includes an optional premium subscription. This is offered on a monthly or annual basis. If you choose to purchase a subscription your payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time by going to your Account Settings on the App Store after purchase.
• Access to Tide and Weather hosted data is only available to Widgetsmith Premium subscribers.
This is a minor update to fix an issue with image alignment in v2.0.0
Say hello to version 2.0 of Widgetsmith! This is a major update to the way you setup your widgets. Rather than requiring you to setup each of your widgets individually Widgetsmith now comes with a wide variety of prebuilt aesthetics included in the app. Of course, you can still customize them as you prefer but you now have a great starting point to begin from.
You can tweak these prebuilt themes and apply all the changes to all uses of that theme, making it incredibly easy to design that perfect aesthetic for your home screen.
The app also now includes a number of artwork styles that you can apply to your widgets giving them that perfect finishing touch. The initial set includes a collection of lovely geometric border, a Fall Leaves and Pumpkin theme. It is my expectation to continue adding more and more of these themes to keep the app always up to date with the current season/occasion. Custom artwork requires a Premium subscription.
- Adds a RGB/HEX color chooser
- Fix to a bug where 1 px white line would show on photos
- Better text sizing in the Text widget
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I think it’s good but needs some work
It seems like people mostly download this app for customizable pictures in their widgets. But sometimes it will turn grey. Also, as soon as I got the new update for this app, it won’t let me add any new widgets. For example when my homepage is in jingle mode and I click the + to add a new widget, I try to look up Widgetsmith but now however, it’s not there! So it won’t let me add new widgets. Also my widgets I already had all turned grey and when I hold down the widget to click on “edit widget” it’s not there anymore! So I can’t even change it at all. Also before I got the update the last few widgets I added were all grey and I couldn’t get the picture I wanted. It’s a really good app and concept but I feel like it also needs to have directions on how to use it and edit widgets on the homepage to change widgets. Also it has bugs that need to be fixed. :( (by the way could you please make it so we can customize the widgets name so it doesn’t just say Widgetsmith?)
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! Unfortunately the grey boxes are a frustration to us too. Sometimes it means that the app can't find the widget you are showing (just make sure that you have selected a current one in the app). We are working to see if there's anything more we can fix on our end but it might just be an iOS14 issue as well. So sorry about that!
We have made a help video in the "Get Help" area of the app to help you understand how to customize and add widgets to your home screen - hopefully that is helpful too!
Thanks for your patience as we continue to work to improve the app!
Does the basics, but needs a few revisions
Overall, the app is good. I think it does its job well enough, but it’s very simple. I like the customizable nature of the app, my home screen looks a lot better since downloading it.
The only technical issue I have encountered is that my large widget for my reminders seems to glitch at random points and not list any of my scheduled items. This is not a constant issue, but it does happen every once in a while, as well as taking a while to update once I add a new reminder.
The only other complaints I have are a matter of further improving aesthetic and perhaps some future ideas, none of which are deal-breakers for me, but would improve my experience with the app. I don’t particularly like the battery widget as it shows only the battery and not the percentage, which seems almost useless to me, as I have the same symbol showing in the upper right corner of my screen at all times. I also wish that the widgets did not say widgetsmith underneath them (similar to how the name of an app shows under its icon), I would prefer they have no title/caption. My third wish is that the widgets could have customizable shortcuts, so that when I select them, I am taken to the app that corresponds to the widget, rather than simply opening the widgetsmith app.
Nonetheless, I recommend this app. It makes me happy to see my home screen much more organized and customized to my aesthetic. I much preferred this app to others similar to it.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback - it's always great to hear that Widgetsmith has made people enjoy their home screen aesthetic!
We are working on finding any other areas where we can improve on our end (and iOS14 keeps getting better too) so hopefully you'll have fewer glitches in the future - make sure to update the app as we ship updates!
Thanks too for your suggestions about the battery widget. Unfortunately (like we note in the FAQs) we can't remove the label (it's an iOS14 system requirement) and we can't incorporate shortcuts either (sorry about that!)
Dave the developer is doing what he can to creatively give you more and more features within the scope of new development options - stay tuned!
Good app but small problem
It’s a good app. I absolutely love this app. I’ve had it ever since the ios14 came out. I have one small little problem with this though. This morning all the widgets on my phone were perfectly fine and they’ve been showing up on my Home Screen, but later today they turned gray with lines over it and I tried to fix it and tried to make the widget picture I put in show up, but it just didn’t. I didn’t erase the app or the widgets because maybe I thought it was just a small glitch, so I just powered on and off my phone and tried again, but apparently the widgets of my choice of photo still didn’t show which made me very upset because without those widgets my Home Screen just doesn’t make sense and the day I rearranged my whole entire Home Screen it took me 4 hours. I googled my problem and it didn’t show anything of what I was going through, but I just wanted to let you guys know that. I also still as of right now, have those widgets up, but it’s just gray with gray lines over it and maybe I’m thinking it’s an iOS issue or something, but it’s been like this for a few hours now.
Developer Response ,
I am so glad that you like the app! I'm sorry that you had issues with the widget content not showing up - that is really frustrating! We are working hard to track down any sources of the "grey box" bug and keep issuing updates with bug fixes (make sure you have the latest update). If you have specific problems please reach out directly to our Helpdesk and I'll try to address any specific issue with you there. Thanks for your patience and support!
- Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
- 8.7 MB
Requires iOS 14.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Cross Forward Consulting, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Widgetsmith Premium (Monthly) $1.99
- Widgetsmith Premium (Annual) $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.