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    Default Best 'widget' apps?

    Anyone have a list of their favorite widget apps for the notification center?

    I like:
    Clear, Sky Guide, and some of the News apps.

    Looking for more!
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    I like 24me and weather pro.
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    Yahoo Weather!
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    Sky Guide
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    I like Widget and Yahoo Weather so far. Still experimenting

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    I sure hope Fantastical adds widget support soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iKev View Post
    I sure hope Fantastical adds widget support soon!
    +1
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    I like the Weather Channel, Clear, & Sky Guide. Still experimenting with them.
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    Curios and Buzz feed
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    Quote Originally Posted by iKev View Post
    I sure hope Fantastical adds widget support soon!
    You can use the Launcher app with its widget to use URL-Schemes or open Apps directly from Notification Center.

    You can for example create different actions which will be available as icons like:
    1. Open fantastical
    2. Open fantastical and create a new event
    3. Open fantastical and create a new reminder
    4....

    Just try it, it works awesome. I use it to create entries with other apps like Week cal, OmniFocus, Drafts etc.

    If you have any questions or problems with the URL-schemes then just ask, I can help you to set it up right 😊

    Link to Launcher app:
    Launcher - Favorites at your Fingertips from Cromulent Labs
    https://appsto.re/de/iLR81.i
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    Quote Originally Posted by fb2 View Post
    You can use the Launcher app with its widget to use URL-Schemes or open Apps directly from Notification Center.

    You can for example create different actions which will be available as icons like:
    1. Open fantastical
    2. Open fantastical and create a new event
    3. Open fantastical and create a new reminder
    4....

    Just try it, it works awesome. I use it to create entries with other apps like Week cal, OmniFocus, Drafts etc.

    If you have any questions or problems with the URL-schemes then just ask, I can help you to set it up right 

    Link to Launcher app:
    „Launcher - Favorites at your Fingertips“ from Cromulent Labs
    https://appsto.re/de/iLR81.i
    Not what I’m looking for. I don’t want a way to launch Fantastical. I want the Fantastical widget to display my calendar events in the NC - and have the ability to click through to Fantastical if/when I choose.

    Using a launcher widget is counterproductive for me. Why go to the NC screen to launch an app that is already on my home page? It only takes one click on the icon on my home page vs the gyrations of getting to the NC page and then clicking the launcher icon to open the Fantastical (or other) app.
    Last edited by HankAZ; 09-24-2014 at 10:57 AM.
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    You can't place stuff in the lock screen, only to the Notification Center, (but I think that's what you meant).

    I'm sure they'll also create a calendar widget for Notification Center, but until then you can just use the calendar widget from other apps and use the Launcher app to quickly create entries.

    For me opening the Notification Center is easier and less annoying then pressing the home button, I prefer swipes. It doesn't just open the app, it opens the app to a specific place/configuration, e.g. the entry will be defiantly a reminder
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    So far I like Yahoo weather because it shows local photos. Also Calendars 5 and Launcher. Launcher is cool for shortcuts to Settings features.
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    Yeah I prefer using Launcher to perform other tasks (like quick-dialing my wife, for instance). I don't use Launcher to just launch an app. Additionally, I want to be able to see my calendar at a glance from the lock screen (in the Notification Center).
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    Evernote
    Wunderlist
    Launcher
    The Weather Channel
    News360


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    How did you get it so the default weather info doesn't show up on your notification screen?

    Thanks

    Edit: Found the answer. My bad!!
    Last edited by rgm1266; 09-24-2014 at 12:38 PM. Reason: found answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    +1
    Just got an email back from them:

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    iOS 8 is here, but extensions for Fantastical 2 arent. Whats up with that? The short answer is its not ready yet, but it will be soon! We wanted to share a bit more about our iOS 8 plans so that everyone isnt in the dark.

    First, Fantastical 2.1.2 is now available and includes full compatibility for iOS 8.

    Next, we just submitted Fantastical 2.1.3 to bring native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so everyone getting a new phone will be able to take advantage of the larger screens. This update will support both iOS 7 and iOS 8.

    Looking a bit further into the future, another free update featuring a Notification Center widget and action extension will be coming in the next few weeks. This second update will be available only for iOS 8, so be sure to upgrade to iOS 8 in order to take advantage of all the new features that iOS 8 has to offer!

    As always, thanks for using Fantastical!
    ------------------------------------

    So, looks like we'll have widget support in the next few weeks, hopefully.
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    Widgets I enjoy using so far inn the noti center are Yahoo weather and Clear
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    Quote Originally Posted by iKev View Post
    Yeah I prefer using Launcher to perform other tasks (like quick-dialing my wife, for instance). I don't use Launcher to just launch an app. Additionally, I want to be able to see my calendar at a glance from the lock screen (in the Notification Center).
    I'll remove the apps from Launcher. I've just been experimenting. However, if you have a whole lot of apps, and a bunch are in folders, it does make it quick to launch those you use a lot. Thing is, I use a lot a lot.


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    Sports Center now available. Can't get logged in! ?


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    Haven't experimented with widgets yet. Great thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by SaMaster14 View Post
    Anyone have a list of their favorite widget apps for the notification center?

    I like:
    Clear, Sky Guide, and some of the News apps.

    Looking for more!
    I use launcher because then I can open a number of apps from my today screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    So far I like Yahoo weather because it shows local photos. Also Calendars 5 and Launcher. Launcher is cool for shortcuts to Settings features.
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    How do you get those setting launchers? I couldn't figure it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judson50 View Post
    How do you get those setting launchers? I couldn't figure it out.
    Open the Launcher app. Tap the +. Tap on the orange "App Launcher". Scroll down to the settings app. Tap the settings app and it shows many settings options. Tap one at a time to add to the notification screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    So far I like Yahoo weather because it shows local photos. Also Calendars 5 and Launcher. Launcher is cool for shortcuts to Settings features.
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    I cannot find launcher in the AppStore anymore. Has it been pulled?
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    Found my answer:

    "Apple has taken Launcher off of the App Store. We tried to avoid this, but Apple decided to disallow widgets with our functionality."

    From Launcher Twitter page. App still works but after 8.0.2 update I can't add system shortcuts anymore like "keyboard", etc.
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