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.
Activity widgets require a paired Apple Watch
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.
- New Balloons theme
- Fix a bug with the photo chooser
- Fixes a bug where the photo widgets wouldn't display borders
- Improves the visual appearance of the widget configurator
Ratings and Reviews
Wow! Amazing Executive Dysfunction Aid
I suffer from an executive dysfunction disorder that makes it difficult for me to do things like keep track of time and remember to do important daily tasks (like taking the meds that help with my executive dysfunction!).
I just added widget smith and I can already tell this is going to be big for me! I need constant visual reminders to do things like take medication, eat meals, do PT exercises, etc. Widgetsmith let me set up timed widgets with custom text so that I can have big bold text reminders right on my Home Screen to do important things. Now whenever I look at my Home Screen, if there’s something important, it’s hard to miss it! Unlike reminders, alarms, etc. it doesn’t just pop up once so you can feel comfortable finishing what you’re doing and not have to worry about forgetting. I used to write things on my bathroom mirror, but now my reminders can show up on my phone.
One thing I’d love to see is adding an option to have the colors of a widget shift, either randomly or predetermined would work fine. Eventually If an image is consistent and doesn’t change, my brain starts to block it out and I stop noticing it. If the background/text colors shifted at points (daily/weekly/randomly) it would help keep the widgets from eventually blending into the background. Just a thought, it’s already excellent, I might just need to change the colors up on my own from time to time!
Artwork and theme
I really like this app, the option to customize your own widget is great. And with the new aesthetics and artwork, it makes my home screen look even better. I would recommend thought to have a way to where people can make their own aesthetic theme and have a way to share it with everyone else using the app. Also if there would be a way for users to create their own artwork, so there can be a way for people to share their creativity, and also nail the aesthetic on their Home Screen just how they want it. I think having customizable art work would be an awesome idea, and a great way for people to share their artistic talent and help others complete their Home Screen. Another thing is that all the widgets are awesome and I love the new artwork, but it’s hard because all of the best artwork is for a premium membership, and it’s a lot to pay for, just to have cool looking widgets. And I do t think many people will be desperate enough to to pay that much just to make their home screen and widgets be aesthetically pleasing. If there was a different way that people could use the Widgetsmith pro artwork and widgets such as, sharing the app with a certain number of people, or rating it on the AppStore and writing suggestions, that would be a way for people who don’t have the extra money to spend on these designs a way to nail their aesthetic.
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!
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- 20.1 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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- Widgetsmith Premium (Monthly) $1.99
- Widgetsmith Premium (Annual) $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.