Is another new week with a lot of goodies coming to iPhone to make it more attractive for the likeness of users. Here is Widgetsmith app that makes it easier for iPhone user to create custom widgets on the home screen of their phones.
The New OS via iOS 14 is one of the favorite to all iPhone users as it enables much more features which one of them is the ability to customize the phone. The iOS 14 brings to ability for Users to create widgets of their choice, Rearrange it, as well as replacing/ removing it anytime they want.
Before arrival of widgets, users had limited home screen customization options that were limited to moving the icons around or changing the wallpaper. However, now users can place widgets of various sizes in between their iPhone’s home screen icons and create layouts unlike before.
Although many apps are already offering home screen widgets for their content since the announcement of iOS 14, a new app called Widgetsmith is enabling users to create custom widgets for their home screen.
What is Widgetsmith?
The Widgetsmith app comes from the developer of Watchsmith app, which does a similar thing on Apple Watch but with Complications. By using Widgetsmith app, you can create and add multiple kinds of widgets to your iPhone home screen.
Widgets created with Widgetsmith are highly customization and allow users to choose style, size, content type and details, font and theme. What makes Widgetsmith particularly powerful is the ability it gives to the users in which they can make the a widget show different content based on the time of the day.
The Widgetsmith gives users more control than contextual widget stacks feature of iOS 14. For example, you can choose to have the widget show calendar during the morning time and make the same widget show workout stats during your workout hours. Unlike Widget Stacks Widgetsmith lets you specify the hours for each widget.
Below are types of widget you can create with this Widgetsmith App.
- Weather (available with Premiums subscription)
- World Time
- Tides (available with Premiums subscription)
You can download the Widgetsmith app on your iPhone or iPad for free on App Store.
How to Create Custom widgets on iPhone with Widgetsmith
1: Using Widgetsmith app to create home screen widgets is very easy and simple. All you need to do is to follow these steps below accordingly.
2: Launch the Widgetsmith app and from the Widgets tab, select either Add Small, Medium or Large Widget option.
3: Once the widget has been added, tap on the widget you just created and then tap on Default Widget preview area.
4: On the next screen, select the widget style and edit details like Font, Tint Color and Background color.
5: Once you are done editing, tap on the back button and hit ‘Save’. Before hitting save you can also set the timer for the widget.
6: Now the widget has been created. Return to the home screen and access the Widgets screen located on left most page of the home screen.
7: Enter Edit Home Screen mode and tap on ‘+’ button from top left corner. From the Search widgets page, scroll down and tap on Widgetsmith option.
8: Choose the size of the widget. It should be the same as the widget you created inside the Widgetsmith app and tap on the Add Widget button.
9: Once the widget has been added to the widget screen and you are in the Edit Home screen mode, tap on the widget.
10: From the popup menu tap on Widget and choose the exact widget that you had created in the Widgetsmith app.
11: Finally move the widget to your desired location on the home screen by dragging it.
There you go folks, this is how you can use the Widgetsmith app to create custom home screen widgets for iOS 14. If you like this app, then do share this article with your friends.