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.
Widgetsmith Positive Reviews
Wow! Amazing Executive Dysfunction AidI 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!.Version: 2.2
Artwork and themeI 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..Version: 2.2.1
I think it’s good but needs some workIt 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?).Version: 1.0.3
Does the basics, but needs a few revisionsOverall, 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..Version: 1.0.6
Good app but small problemIt’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..Version: 1.0.6
Works perfectlyI don’t how people are having problems it’s probably their phone that doesn’t work not the app. I got it two days ago and I was able to use all sizes and put any picture I want in there, and it never freezes or doesn’t let me click on it. I already made my phone look exactly how I imagined and it lets me stack the widgets together to make like a slide show. And all the people saying you need to make a separate album for each are wrong or probably confused. You just have to click on “photo” then look at the bottom of your screen and then tap on “selected photo”then it will let you choose your photo. I think the people you see using albums don’t know how to use the photo button. So yeah I love this app and it worked perfectly. If you see bad reviews ignore them until you tried it out for yourself because obviously it works for some people like me and all the other people online that have been posting videos on how to do it.☺️Have a good day..Version: 1.0.4
AWESOME APP! LISTEN TO THIS!!!!!This is such a good app. You can add a little something to help, and you can also change the way it looks, make a theme! I used short cuts app for the apps, and this app adds awesome touches, I love yellow, song my whole IPAD yes iPad, you can use it on a phone and iPad! Anyway, it all yellow theme. I can add a weather to tell me the weather for each day. I can add calendars, I can even add a yellow or any photo with the date to I give my iPad more awesome adds! If you want some others, you can pay! But it’s optional. That’s only if u want just a little more! I also have a yellow Pinterest bored, so every hour a yellow Pinterest widget turn to a cute pic! This app is awesome and calms me when I look at it. But if you don’t like the cute aesthetic vibes. Just add a plain widget as a helpful thing! I REALLY recommend this app! And not only can u do yellow, u can have themes like a beach vibe! Or pink?! PLEASE get this app!!!! Ps. Sorry it so long, I just had to tell u about it!.Version: 2.4.1
A few things I’d like to be addedFirst, I know it’s important to have your name out there but it kinda destroys the aesthetic to not be able to remove the text under each widget. Second, I wanted to have a little zig zag pattern with apps with the background still flush, however, it does not offer a transparent widget and that would be very nice for a unique arrangement of apps like I had in mind. Instead I had to crop and edit my background to different places so it appeared transparent, but even then switching pages made it look a lot less clean and smooth. Third, I have a calendar widget that shows what I have for events and it’s awesome. However, clicking on it leads me to Widgetsmith instead of more calendar functions. I understand you want more exposure but it’s less user oriented that way. I’m not sure if that’s something you can fix but it would be a fantastic addition. Overall, I think it’s great for a pretty new app and update, but there’s always room for improvement so keep working hard!! Thank you!.Version: 1.0.6
Found the thing that doesn’t make the customized widget openSo basically I downloaded this app to customize my Home Screen after getting the new iOS14 but to my surprise every time I customize my widget and try to add it to my Home Screen it just won’t open and only opens up the standard, default one. I gave this app, at first, a one star review till I found the thing that won’t open up my customized widget. Now when you customize your widget and then save it, you’ll be brought back to the page where you pick between small, medium and large widget so you go to the one which you customize, you click on it and then you’ll see in the middle of the clock your customized widget but look closely on the surrounding areas (outside the clock) and you’ll see the standard, default widget there so you’ll click it and then delete it. After that you’ll get your customized widget! You’re welcome!.Version: 1.0.3
Love it!! just a couple thingsI like this app a lot, I like that my screen looks nice and color-coordinated. What would help me a lot is if I didn’t have to make an album with one photo to get my photo widgets to work. I know a lot of people are having the same problem, it’s not a huge deal right now but it’s definitely a hassle and takes a bit of time.
This is a little more picky but I think a lot of people would agree that a custom color option would be AMAZING. Some of the colors just don’t work with what I wanted on my screen, I had to adjust colors to the Widgetsmith colors and it took a very long time. The pinks are a little too salmon-y colored, and the pastel purple looks a little more blue than purple. I don’t know about the other colors since my goal for my Home Screen was pastel pinks, purples, and blues, but I wish I didn’t have to adjust to the Widgetsmith colors.
I would also love if I can change the colors of some weather widgets instead of having those bright orange colors..Version: 1.0.6
Good app but needs some fixesI know iOS 14 and this app is very new still, so i dont think its that bad as a new app. it could use some fixes though. first of all, you’re not able to pick your own photo for the photo option (you can only pick an album, and it picks a random photo from the album) i dont really like this feature since i had to make a bunch of albums for different photos i wanted. so if its possible, having an option to pick your own photo would be a great addition to the app. second of all, the widgets sometimes dont work. i got the app yesterday, and they were working perfectly fine at first. but now the widgets dont seem to show up? i put a widget on the home screen, but then it just shows up gray with nothing on it, and its been going on for the past few hours. this might just be a temporary glitch, but i would also suggest looking into that. overall, its a great app. im excited for whats to come and what new features could be added..Version: 1.0.2
A few glitches, but overall a great app.I just got this app when I updated my phone to ios14 and I love to use this app to make my phone more unique! However, after a day or two of having set widgets on my homescreen, the widgets start to glitch. For example the "date" widget wont change the date for the next day and same with the "temperature" widget. Also, around the same time the other widgets start acting up, the widget that I use to showcase a picture/album gets blurry and also will not change. When I attempt to solve this issue the whole widget will glitch all together and will either show a grey or black screen and I have learned one of the only ways to solve this issue is by deleting all of my widgets + the app and redownloading to start fresh. Also this is a solution, it is very frustrating and annoying to have to completely restart my whole homescreen. I absolutely love this app and I feel that with a few updates and bug fixes, it will be even better than what it is now..Version: 1.0.4
Great! Problem is....So I downloaded this app yesterday and I was super excited! There was just one flaw to it (more like 2 flaws...). Every time I go to “choose photo”, it lags like crazy!!! And sometimes it will freeze and I’m scared that it will log me out of the app (but it never does). And the other thing is that, when I was ready to add the widget to my Home Screen, the Widgets were completely blank and grey! It was kinda disappointing because my friend has this and even showed me how it looked and it looked amazing, but when I tried it, nothing happened. Even when I would add it to the Home Screen, there was still nothing on it. Please fix this problem. I’m really looking forward to adding these widgets to my phone but I’m scared that it will still be blank when I try again. But other than what I just explained, it’s a great app! I fully recommend it. Please fix these problems app developer! (Can you pleased also fix the lag?).Version: 1.0.5
Small ProblemFirstly the app is amazing. My phone is perfectly customized to my aesthetic and I couldn’t be happier with the look. Unfortunately I noticed that around the beginning of Nov (2020) the widgets aren’t updating correctly any more. My calendar would still say the previous date, or my moon cycle would not be up to date. I also noticed that they look slightly fuzzy or grainy when it’s not correct. The only way I can fix it is to change the calendar to a random widget, the click on the calendar again. But as of lately, it still is grainy. Then the next day it’s stuck to the old date again. When will a update be coming out to fix this? Because I don’t want to have to find a different app but I want all my widgets to be working properly. Please respond so I know these reviews actually do work. Hope to hear from you soon..Version: 1.1
Great app!!Ok so to be honest this app isn't the very best it could be, BUT I think this app is amazing not only because of the amount of versatility it offers as opposed to other third party apps, but in my opinion it's also the best. Yes sure there are a couple of features that could be better but what i really want to give a round of applause for is the commitment of the developer. Props to you I can see that you've been working so hard to get out new updates that fix all kinds of thing and constantly add new features. I see that every time I go into the app store there's another update and that shows just how committed you are to making this the best possible app. I can't skim over the fact that this is also the BEST 3rd party app for widgets right now so go ahead and download it, you won't be disappointed. I'm so excited to see the new things you bring to this app!!.Version: 1.0.7
Really Good Widget App!!!I was actually looking through the other comments and noticed that a lot of them gave lower ratings because they couldn't make an individual photo appear where they wanted it to, but if I'm being honest the only reason why that wouldn't work is because you didn't look carefully at the options they gave you. I made my home screen look exactly how I wanted it too and I didn't have to make any changes to my photos (create new albums) and it worked out perfectly fine. So I ask that if you are leaving a low star rated review you check back on the app and look through your options once more, and carefully I might add. Well, if you've read all the way through this comment I appreciate your dedication and ask that you give a good rating for the app because the creator worked really hard on this!.Version: 1.0.3
Great app, just a few minor thingsOverall this is a very nice app. There are a lot of good things about it, however there are a few minor problems. First off, I want to use a small widget for my school assignments (I usually use the reminders app for them) in the preview all of the text fits and looks very nice, but when I put it on my home screen it only displays 3 out of the 4 assignments that I have, but the 4th one is cut out. I wish that the version on the home screen looks the same as the preview. The battery widget also doesn’t have the battery percentage, which in my opinion kind of defeats the purpose of the widget in the first place. Sometimes there is a glitch when they are grey, but it goes away after a while. Sometimes when I put pictures there is a thin white line on the right side, so it looks strange. Overall, I like this app, but like most things there are a few small issues..Version: 1.1
I love this app!I don’t know why people are saying you can’t choose a custom photo, maybe it’s because it wasn’t available at the time or they were doing it wrong.. but I know it works for me! It’s the only app that works for me actually! The others don’t allow me to choose my own pictures for a specific widget, just put them all in and if it decides it wants to use that one then it will. Which is crap. This one allows me to choose the specific picture and size which is amazing! I also like the fact that we can choose other types of widgets from clocks, pictures, custom texts, and photos (all within the free version)! I only have one issue, you can’t add custom fonts. At least not the way I usually do it, I’ll try again and if it doesn’t work I won’t change my review. Hopefully this will be a feature added in the future..Version: 1.0.3
Great but stopped workingI really love the app and have made multiple widgets that work really well and look very aesthetically pleasing. I love how customizable it is and how many options there are. When I was almost done making widgets, however, it stopped working. When I tried making photo widgets following the same exact process, the default grey thing appeared. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it and still hasn’t changed. The time widget and the calendar widget also stopped updating so it’s stuck on 4:34pm and won’t change. The calendar widget also thinks it’s still September 20. Hopefully you come out with a fix for this bug soon because I love the app and would like to fix it. If there is one thing I would change, I would wish that you can remove the “Widgetsmith” name from under every single widget..Version: 1.0.3
Great app but some flawsJust downloaded this after updating to ios 14, and I like it a lot! I have the free version and it’s honestly good enough for me. The only thing I have an issue with is choosing which photos to feature on the widget. I wanted to put two photo widgets on my home screen, one showcasing people photos and the other showing travel photos. However, I came to learn that you can only choose a set of pictures and the two widgets will shuffle through the same pictures. So basically, 2 widgets only use 1 album; you can’t use 2 separate albums.
And there’s also another flaw, there’s no button that you can press so you can select to change your photos. It only pops up when you close the app and open it again, and then click on photos. It tells you which album the photos were selected from but you can’t change it unless the notification pops up asking if you want to change your selected photos..Version: 1.0.1
App with great potential but significant problemsThis review is particularly for those looking to pay for the premium subscription. I decided to pay because I really wanted a weather widget to match my Home Screen aesthetic and this was the only customizable option I could find. At the beginning the only issue I had was that I wished when you clicked the widget it would take you to more detailed weather info, but I understood this is not a weather app so I was fine dealing with that. However, I started to notice that the weather is not accurate to my location. It is significantly off from my local weather and I made sure to double check in the app that I had the right location and settings selected. Because of this, I will be cancelling my subscription to the premium services and cannot recommend until the issue is fixed, but I will continue to use the non-premium version for the photo widgets..Version: 1.0.7
Very responsive developer! Great new featuresI got this app when ios14 had just came out. Like other reviews said, it had some bugs and things that were not very intuitive. But when I was showing my boyfriend the app this week, I found that there was an update that fixed lots of common frustrations (you can now choose a photo instead of a photo album, custom colors for widgets, etc.). I’m pleasantly surprised that these changes were made so quickly and I’m looking forward to future updates. Thank you for listening to the reviews, I really appreciate it!!
P.S. is it possible to remove “Widgetsmith” from under the widget in the home menu? Maybe replace it with some spaces? If that’s an ios14 problem, I totally get it though!.Version: 1.0.5
Great widget app but...This is honestly my favorite widget app to use for customizing my iPhone Home Screen after the new update.. but there is a little bug that’s pretty annoying. After I was done customizing my Home Screen I wanted to add a little extra widget just for fun. I did all the steps I did before, put the picture I wanted into a individual album, picked the album that I wanted to use on the Widgetsmith app and hit save. When I check how it looked like on the Home Screen, it was just the default gray widget (before adding anything). I tried to edit it and just re-select the picture I wanted but that didn’t work. I tried wit other pictures and some worked but others didn’t. I deleted that widget and made a new one. Still didn’t work. I delete the photo, uploaded it again to the Widgetsmith app and it still did not want to work. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?.Version: 1.0.2
Love This App! Needs TweaksI use the app primarily for the photo displays, and it works fantastic! I love having the ability to display an individual photo as well as photo albums. I have about four different widgets on my home screens for this purpose. While the app is great, I would love a few additional features:
1. Provide more control over the next photo timing interval- maybe besides the default timing include options for 1 min., 5 min., 15 min., 30 min., and 60 min. Something like that.
2. Provide the ability to skip to the next photo in an album. Maybe a simple tap on the widget or something similarly intuitive to skip to the next photo in the sequence.
3. Provide an option to have the photos in an album display in the folder order in the widget. I believe the app currently shuffles the order (which I prefer), but having a sequential order option would be nice.
4. Provide the ability to use custom labels for the widgets on the Home Screen. While I understand the idea of promoting the Widgetsmith brand, having that label for every widget placed on the Home Screen isn’t informative/useful. I would like more descriptive customs labels, like the ones the user chooses when creating each widget in the app.
Again, this is a great and very useful app. Thank you!!.Version: 1.0.4
Small issueHi, I have a a little problem with this app. I’ve seen many reviews like this but they all said that they have a grey screen. Mine is black. Let me just tell you the story. So I just got this app 2 days ago because I didn’t know there was an iOS 14 and I was shocked so I download the update. I also downloaded this app too. I was looking for a reference on safari while it was loading. I finished with my widget. The next morning, I wanted to change my picture so I took a picture and upload it to here but the screen is just black. I’ve tried it on many pictures but it’s still the same; and all pictures are brand new, fresh out of my camera roll. If you a creator of this widget app, please fix this issue. I really like this app overall. I think it’s really convenient so I kind of recommend this app..Version: 1.0.7
Amazing so far, but...I strongly recommend this app to anyone who wants to redesign their phone and widgets. I have found it to be really cool and really helpful. I only really have one note, and that is to do with the calendar. I don’t really know why, but when I type in the time that I want to add an event to, it continues to change the hour. I found a way to fix it, but for the devs, I think it might be something to try to fix. Essentially what was happening is that it was “correcting” the time that I have set in Eastern Standard Time and moving it by about four hours (usually). I managed to fix it by entering the times again, but it is something that you may want to take a look at. Otherwise, the app is really good and I’ve found it to be super helpful. Thank you devs for getting this together for us. It’s already awesome!.Version: 1.0.4
Worked great AT FIRST, but then...I downloaded iOS 14 because I noticed everybody having widgets in their home screens and I thought it was the coolest thing! The set up itself was a bit difficult but the end result made it all worth it. I hadn’t touched anything with my widgets and now all of a sudden the widgets on my home screen are gray. I’ve looked up everything on how to fix it, and even restarted my phone but nothing was working. I’m debating on whether or not to delete the app and just start from scratch but I really don’t want to do that and shouldn’t have to. If you guys could fix this problem, and maybe add features to where we can actually select photos to be on our widget instead of having to create new albums just for the photos we want on the widget, this would greatly be appreciated!.Version: 1.0.7
Works fairly well, but the custom text doesn’t quite work.I’ve had this app for several months now and haven’t had a problem with it until recently. I don’t know if this is due to an update, but the option for making a widget with custom text has a glitch. You have many options as for the font, however, the first four listed (System, Rounded, New York, and SF Mono) will ONLY show up at the very top of the widget. Even if what you type is more than one line, it shrinks the size of the font down to fit it all in one line at the top. This is very annoying and disappointing. If this can be fixed I would very much appreciate it.
P.S. As far as I’ve noticed, this is only with the custom text option, so if you don’t plan on using it, I think it is a great app and quite useful. (That’s why I’m giving it four stars).Version: 2.1.1
Good app but...I would say this is the best app to customize your widgets compared to the other ones since we’ve had our IOS update but I had to take off a star for as a previous person stated that the widgets will turn gray with lines out of nowhere. I’ve restarted my phone and it still appears gray and even so on for days. It’s also happened to me twice and I had to delete and re-download the app and customize everything all over again. It’s honestly a pain especially if you’re taking a lot of time trying to make your phone look nice. The other minor thing I don’t like is how it says widgetsmith on the bottom. I’d like it better if it didn’t have any title/name under the box but that’s just a minor issue I don’t like personally and can deal with but my MAIN concern is the widgets turning gray. Please fix that!.Version: 1.0.7
Great App, But One ThingI just got this app and so far love it, but I came up with an idea that would be a game changer! I have not gone through the app completely so my apologies if this is already a thing. I love organizing my apps in folders, but I don’t like the way they look. It would be very useful if there was a way you could put a widget over the folder so then I will have it on my screen, but you don’t see the apps in it. For a deeper description, if I made a folder for my school apps, I could put a, for example, small widget of a photo over it. Once you click on the widget, it will take you into the folder of the apps and you move on for there. This way the folder of apps are easily accessible yet hidden. Thank you for such a great app and I hope, if it’s not already a thing, you take my suggestion into consideration!.Version: 1.0.6
App reviewTo be honest when I got the new iOS update and downloaded the app it was great ! But then I saw that my widgets started to turn grey with lines. I saw another person having the same problem and I did the same thing. I even deleted the app and it still does it. I’m kinda upset that the fact that I was super excited that my home screen finally looked decent instead of my apps being all over the place. But I refuse to leave this ugly gray squares on my home screen I hope this is a glitch or something. I am paying for the subscription so I expected some kind of great experience out of the app but I hope they fix this soon. If they don’t I’m canceling the subscription and deleting the app !!! But overall the app is okay i would recommend if you want something very typical and just your daily things you want to access or see the time, battery percentage, etc..Version: 1.0.7
I really like the app but there are some things I need to talk about...I love the app and it works really well.
But I’m always having problems with two widgets which if I add them to my Home Screen are gray. I have tried everything that I could think of, I turned of my phone, I deleted and re-added the widget, I just tried to see if my widgets in general work (they did), I tried it with a different picture, I tried just letting my phone sit to see if they would load. But nothing worked! I don’t know what to do!?! I also had this problem before and I fixed it by just turning of my phone but that won’t work. The app is still really great and it worked for all my other widgets but now just for those two it won’t work:(.Version: 1.1
Great, Almost!Literally works perfect for me, I haven’t had any issues that the other comments are mentioning either. However, my one complaint is the photo album option. I have three photo widgets on my Home Screen, each with a different album containing only 3 pictures. I thought it would be really cool if they could sync up so I ordered the photos in a specific way in their albums, this is on an iPhone, and than I added the widgets to my Home Screen within seconds of each other. However, it didn’t match up, when I finally got 2 of them to, for some reason, the time they switched photos were different as well. It’s a bummer cause I thought it would be really cool, but oh well. What can you do? The app itself is great though, they have such colourful and customizable options!.Version: 2.1
Not Very IntuitiveI downloaded Widgetsmith because I tried out the beta test for Widgeridoo, only to find out you can only create one widget in it before they wanted you to get the Pro version. I wanted to use Widgetsmith to create photo widgets on my homepage, but the problem I had was it didn’t let me choose an individual picture to display; it only let me choose one of my phone’s albums like the normal Photo widget that came with iOS 14, and it would cycle through all of the photos in the album. I tried to give Widgetsmith access to only certain photos, but when I did that it just cycled through the few photos I gave it access to. So, in order to get around this, I had to make individual albums on my phone for each photo. The app is okay otherwise and has some great customization features, but the Photo widgets didn’t work as I expected it to..Version: 1.0.1
Solid app. Needs some improvements.I am leaving this review after having the app for about a day. I am using it to be able to view my photo albums as a widget. That in itself is a great feature as the Apple Photos widget doesn’t have that option. I would like to ask the developer to randomize the algorithm a little more though when choosing pictures to display from the album, as I have seen the same pictures cycled through multiple times in a single day. My album has about 400 pictures so I was a little shocked by this. I would also appreciate if the app would give you the option to chose what pictures from the album are displayed. A way to skip through photos would also be nice. Overall solid start to this app and will be happily awaiting more updates..Version: 1.0.2
Lots of potentialI love this app, it's very simple and straightforward. Of course since Widgets are a new thing for iOS this app isn't going to be 100% amazing off the bat, but with time it could be. One recommendation I have would be to make the categories (small, medium, and large widgets) page in the app less cluttered. It's a hassle to scroll all the way down every time you want to make a new one. Another future update I'd like to see is being able to zoom in/crop pictures within the app instead of having to modify your original picture. And lastly, I think it would be cool to put a photo behind a calendar! The default colors are nice but it would be cool to customize the calendars a bit more..Version: 1.0.4
Good but,,,I love this app! my widgets are super cute and i love how cute my phone looks now. I decided to buy the full version for a year because it was pretty cheap per month and i wanted the weather and moon phase widget. However i was really disappointed that i couldnt customize the colors of the weather forecast widget. The grey theme works OK but i’d love it even more if we could customize this like how we can customize the others. Even the moon phase widget would be cool to customize if we could pick a background color. I also would love if the battery icon widget showed the % but that’s not a huge change. I didn’t have a problem with the pictures at all like other people said. Overall i’m satisfied but i feel like i’d be even more happy if they added these quick fixes.Version: 1.0.4
Great Idea ( I Think ? )Ok I downloaded this app after seeing it on the Apple iOS App Store Today Home page . Seems like a great concept ... could possibly use some more features . I just don't like the subscription feature ... I don't like paying for app subscriptions and I try to avoid them at all costs . I feel like with iOS 14 introducing widgets to the system ... something like this app should have been included with iOS 14 and not a paid app from a third party developer . I think my review is more of a criticism of Apple than this app or developer . Hope the developer continues refining this app and possibly offers it for sale at a one time price point rather than subscription . I would guess Apple will be acquiring this developer or app and integrating it into iOS 14 in the future so I am not paying for it right now ..Version: 1.1
Amazing until a few days ago when a bug showed upThis app was amazing and worked pretty much flawlessly, except for some little things that have already been mentioned in the comments. But, yesterday, when I opened my phone I noticed that all the custom text on those specific widgets has been enlarged, so instead of having one word in the center, half of the word is in the center and the other half is a row beneath, or, the word is in the bottom row. This has been a problem for me since it ruins the aesthetic I used to have on my phone and I have many custom text widgets.
I really hope this will be fixed soon because this has been my only serious problem with the app..Version: 2.1
Cool idea but it’s glitching1. Everything goes well until I try to add the widget to my Home Screen. When I add a widget and even when I press “edit widget” and select the widget I want, it’s just grayed out. It used to work but it just stopped working and the picture doesn’t show up. I’ve restarted my phone multiple times and everything. What do I do??
2. And for everyone who is mad that it chooses a random photo from the album, what you need to do is go into the photos app and press “add to album” and then create a new album and label it the description of the photo. For each pic u want on a widget, make a new album and name it. Hope that helped!
3. So yeah, if whoever made this app sees this, can you either fix the grayed out bug or tell me what I can do to fix it myself (because other people don’t seem to be having this problem).Version: 1.0.3
Just One ProblemThis app is great and easy to use. But there is one problem I keep having. There is a new trend going around where you customize your home screen using widgets and app icons. You put your favorite tv show, or movie characters, or anything you want you basically make it yours. But say im trying to have a black wallpaper in the background and my widget also happens to have a black background. Every time I try to put the widget down it works but there is a little white line on the right of the widget that to me is very distracting if your trying to make a cool design using all black. Its an easy bug fix thats really frustrating and should be looked at. I even try to crop the photo several times which does absolutely nothing..Version: 1.0.6
Absolutely amazing but..I give this Four Stars because, their are all sorts of widgets that you can use but the problem is some 'accessories'/ decoration for the widget, some of them are not there yet but the6 still show really makes me mad! i sometimes get confused if my internet is not working because i can't see some. My second problem is the 'Photos' this really shouldn't be a problem but.. when you're adjusting you're photo I can't get it at the right spot. You could maybe make all spots adjustable, it would make it more easier to put you're Photo in . My THIRD problem is that I can't find the Fonts that i need! This app really needs like more 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗿 it really makes it more pretty/cute for a girl! (I Would Be Very Happy If Some Of My Problems Were Fixed!).Version: 2.4.1
Amazing app!! just a tiny issue with custom colors thoughGet the app it’s so worth it, it has so many options even if you don’t have premium!!! The only problem I had was with the custom color selector, it’s hard to choose a specific color to match your wallpaper unless it’s the same color as one of the preset colors, and if you have a certain kind of gray then it’s impossible. The app would be SO much better if the custom selector had the option of entering RGB values, a hex number, or even just a wheel that you can adjust the brightness of! If you don’t plan to match your wallpaper, or if your wallpaper is just a basic black or white or other common color, definitely get the app, for those who don’t, wait until it gets updated..Version: 1.1
I hope to see more growth!I’ve enjoyed seeing my home screen transform into the aesthetic of my dreams with the help of this app! My favorite aspect has to be having a visual of the moon phases and being able to place photos of any size all over my screen. Incredible.
However, and that’s just a medium sized however, I’m not sure if my $20 yearly membership is justified. For reference, the app Facetune yearly is about double and does a hecc lot more. For that reason, I took off a star but I understand they’re still in development so I’m expecting greatness to come! Note to the developers: for the large temperature widget, the color is this b l i n d i n g neon yellow that wildly shakes off my phone’s warm neutrals and earth tones so color customization options would be helpful there, thanks 🖤.Version: 1.0.4
A wonderful app that gets the job done, but has a few hiccups.I appreciate this app and how many options it gives me, as well as making it doable and easy. Unfortunately however, I ran into 2 problems.
One minor problem is that the name “Widgetsmith” is under each widget. I understand that the company wants their name out there but I would greatly appreciate it if that could go away.
A bigger issue I have though is how my widgets will sometimes disappear for no reason. What I mean by this, is that a specific picture in my widget out of the 10 will be gone and it’ll just show the image icon. I never deleted the photo, nor the album, nor the actual widget in the app. I believe this is a glitch unfortunately and I hope it gets fixed soon..Version: 1.1
Amazing! (But some suggestions)Hi! First of all, this app is so amazing!!! I love that we are able to have aesthetic home screens now. :)
I have some suggestions. I don’t if this is a feature already, but can you allow videos for widgets? It would be cool to have a feature where if you hold on a widget, it plays like a boomerang, or something like that. Maybe you can allow 15 second videos in widgets? And they can repeat? Or include provided video widgets in your app that have looped videos of aesthetic things? I just think that that would be a cool option.
I also know that you can’t remove the widgetsmith label underneath the widget because Apple requires it... hopefully they change this for widgets, but once they do, can you change this?
Lastly, I was hoping that you can connect the calendar widget with a calendar app (specifically the one provided by Apple.) when I click on widgets, it just takes me back to the widget app, but is there a way where you can include a link between widgets and apps? Like how the shortcuts app makes shortcuts of custom apps?
Other than that, I think that this is an amazing app. I love how aesthetic my app looks!
Thank you!.Version: 2.2.3
Works but not alwaysSo I got this app when iOS 14 came out and it was very easy to use, was able to customize everything how I liked it. Loved that the new update came with more colors and ability to choose a single image rather than an album. However, a few days in, some of the widgets stopped updating the time and the calendar doesn’t update the day. At first I would restart my phone and it would update, but now even that stopped working. I tried removing the widget from my screen and putting it back but it just shows up like a gray square. Now I can’t add any new widgets at all, they all show up as gray squares. The picture ones and reminders still work and I’m scared to touch them so they also don’t turn into grey squares. I don’t know if it’s just a glitch for me or not, but please fix this..Version: 1.0.5
I Love It! But...I downloaded the “Widgetsmith” application a while back, and I loved the application so much, but then I added more widgets and throughout my widget making, I started to see that as I put my widgets on my Home Screen, it was always named “Widgetsmith”, which really frustrates me. My concern with this is that almost everyone I know that has an iPhone, uses this application, and they get frustrated by this too. I would recommend putting an option, when we save the widget, called “This Name Will Appear On HomeScreen” or “Type Home Screen Name For Widget Here”, or something like that. Other than that, I’m very happy with the application that the developers created! I hope you improve my concerns, and that you have a great day/night. This came from Teyah Smith. :).Version: 1.1
BrokenIt’s a great app but now all of the widgets have turned blank please fix this please 😥.Version: 1.0.7
NEED HELP😓It was working for a bit... when I tried adding more pictures to my Lock Screen they keep showing up blank please fix.Version: 1.0.1
Nice, but it doesn't work sometimes.When I'll try to upload a picture as a widget, all I'll get is a grey screen and it won't appear on the homescreen..Version: 1.0.1
Fix plsThe app is great overall but the widget & the pictures aren’t even showing anymore it’s all just grey now. Hope y’all fix this soon..Version: 1.0.7
Awesome!Really helpful with making my new iOS 14 update aesthetically pleasing! Awesome download. Would recommend :).Version: 1.0.6
Practically perfectI don’t get all the bad reviews? Some said it didn’t work sometimes but I have been working on my iPhone home page for a while and it worked the whole time, I’m sure the devs will slowly make it work and less buggy for other phones (I have iPhone 7) A good update would be being able to upload images to every widget not just a photo one so like a calendar widget with your own photo for the background, over all 4.5 stars. Don’t forget the app because of the bad reviews try it out first! It might not work depending on your phone..Version: 1.0.5
HelpFor everyone saying all you see is a grey screen after you add it in the app you have to add it again on you home screen to see the photo.Version: 2.4.1
First timerGot the app after the iOS14 update installed itself and brought its functions to my attention; the app becomes easy to use once you get the basics of it, does what I expected so that’s good. Would be nice if you could rename or hide the name ‘widgetsmith’ under the widgets, medium sized ones tend to have a weird white line on the right size of them, being able to crop photos in-app would also be good. Otherwise, it does what you want which is nice.Version: 1.0.6
Stopped working after a whileMy screen looked great and then my widgets went blank. tried deleting and redownloading :(.Version: 2.2.3
GlitchDon’t get me wrong I love this app and I appreciate it it made my Home Screen beautiful! But when it shows up on my home screen on the right side of the widget there’s a white line and it’s triggering my ocd..Version: 1.1
Could use some improvementsThis app definitely has the potential to become perfect. it's relatively easy to figure out, but there's a few issues with it. Sometimes the widgets appear as grey blocks and the only way to make them disappear is to delete and redownload the app. also, i can't seem to add more than one widget that's the same size (i.e two small widgets) to my home screen, only one design shows up. i'm excited to see what future updates will hold! :).Version: 1.0.1
Amazing!Less hassle easy to manoeuvre around and customize ur phone..Version: 1.0.7
Really coolReally ducking cool.Version: 1.0.5
AmazingI love this app my phone looks so good get it right now, I thought it would be hard but it’s so easy to figure out!.Version: 1.0.5
What everThis app is great but the only thing that need to be fixed is the fact that everytime I try to put a photo for example a small widget, then it gets mixed up with the medium one! Pls fix this, other than that this app is great!.Version: 1.0.3
CrashesI know this app is really well but it just keeps crashing whenever I use it, I’m on an iPhone 8.Version: 1.0.2
PicturesIf you have multiple pictures in an album, do they rotate on their own cuz mine doesn’t seem to do so. Other then that this app is great!.Version: 1.0.1
MehThe app was working great I made 3 successful widgets and then for some reason I couldn’t make any new ones without the widget just showing up as a grey box...Version: 1.0.1
GlitchI’ve been using this app forever, never had an issue, but all of my widgets are frozen. when i removed them from my home screen, and went to put them back on, they all showed up black. please fix asap. i’ve seen that this is a common issue in the reviews..Version: 2.5.1
Nice appWifi perfectly with iOS 14.Version: 1.0.1
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