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    Switched to android after using the iPhone 3GS to 5S. Used android for 2 and a half years and loved it. Switched back to ios to check out iOS 10. Was amazed how I could find almost all the widgets I used on Android on iOS. I know ios people don't really care about widgets but I do.

    And although I hate the placement of widgets on iOS 9, I do like the little selection appstore currently has and I'm really really looking forward to seeing widgets on the left most screen just like on Oneplus (shelf) and nexus (Google now) once I get ios 10.

    I know we can download it even now but I want to wait for the final release. That way I know it's fully baked and ready.

    Having said all that, what widgets do you use? Now I wish I could attach a screenshot here but the app won't let me. So I'll just list down the ones I use daily. These widgets live in my today area in the same order as mentioned.

    Any do; tasks widget
    Weather live; weather widget
    Widget cal; calender widget
    Google news; local news
    News 360; international news
    Espn; live scores
    Daily Quote; inspirational quotes
    Dictionary.com word of the day; to improve vocabulary

    What widgets do you use and why?
    Are you excited to use widgets more efficiently on iOS 10?
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    I dont like widgets lol only the weather one
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    Such a boring place to discuss things. Ios users don't really care about productivity I guess.
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    I'm a Android user and IOS user. I'm very interested in good widgets. I haven't explored this area on IOS 10 yet but I will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizwan Basir View Post
    Such a boring place to discuss things. Ios users don't really care about productivity I guess.
    Along with weather and the usual, I have widgets by an app called Launcher. It offers many different short cut widgets to a variety of places. Apple has restricted those to the settings app and clock app. But there's still plenty. This is only one section of them. Also shown is Music Launcher. I have it set to my playlists. Then TuneIn Radio Pro. It offers the last 4 stations I listened to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Along with weather and the usual, I have widgets by an app called Launcher. It offers many different short cut widgets to a variety of places. Apple has restricted those to the settings app and clock app. But there's still plenty. This is only one section of them. Also shown is Music Launcher. I have it set to my playlists. Then TuneIn Radio Pro. It offers the last 4 stations I listened to.
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    Thank you for the reply. The only reason I posted was to learn and discover new widgets. Tune in radio has an excellent widget. Will give it a try.

    I recently downloaded Air Launcher. It has neat shortcuts for mobile data and any other setting of your choosing. Its a pain to go into settings, find the mobile data setting and toggle it on and off. This shortcut makes it a lot easier!
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    Right now I just have:
    The Weather Channel
    My Verizon Data
    Amazon
    Battery Life
    CALC Widget
    Flashlight w/ Compass

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizwan Basir View Post
    Thank you for the reply. The only reason I posted was to learn and discover new widgets. Tune in radio has an excellent widget. Will give it a try.

    I recently downloaded Air Launcher. It has neat shortcuts for mobile data and any other setting of your choosing. Its a pain to go into settings, find the mobile data setting and toggle it on and off. This shortcut makes it a lot easier!
    I just tested AirLauncher. Nothing for Settings works with it either. Nor the clock app. Not in iOS 10 beta. It probably still works in iOS 9.3.5 though.
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    A few more of mine. Countdown is a fun way to countdown to an event.
    Clocks2 is not available in the App Store. Not sure what happened with that.
    Verizon and tinycalc, a nifty little calculator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni122701 View Post
    Right now I just have:
    The Weather Channel
    My Verizon Data
    Amazon
    Battery Life
    CALC Widget
    Flashlight w/ Compass
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    How are your widgets pink?!? And I'm not using ios 10 but coming from Android, i love my widgets. I wish Apple would allow icons to be moved in any spot, instead of going from the top down. That's probably one of the features from Android I miss
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidmyaim View Post
    I dont like widgets lol only the weather one
    I agree.

    Widgets do not make any sense because the little application icons work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Beagle View Post
    I agree.

    Widgets do not make any sense because the little application icons work just fine.
    But you can't access the little application icons from the lock screen. There's other advantages and uses.
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    But you can't access the little application icons from the lock screen. There's other advantages and uses.
    Yep. A widget is interactive and generally has some functionality of the app itself without having to open the app. An icon simply opens the app. Completely different uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBM7881 View Post
    How are your widgets pink?!? And I'm not using ios 10 but coming from Android, i love my widgets. I wish Apple would allow icons to be moved in any spot, instead of going from the top down. That's probably one of the features from Android I miss
    Its because I am on iOS 10 and my pink wallpaper I guess makes the widgets look like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    But you can't access the little application icons from the lock screen. There's other advantages and uses.
    I just simply swipe the unlock thing is on the bottom of the screen. No biggie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenni122701 View Post
    Its because I am on iOS 10 and my pink wallpaper I guess makes the widgets look like that.
    Woah this matching color thing makes me want ios 10 even more! 😃😃😃 can't wait.

    Thank you all for suggestions. Really nice widget panels you have there 😊

    I added air launcher too.
    As well as Any Do.

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    Air launcher lets me access the mobile data toggle directly from the notification centre. I don't have to go through the settings everytime I want to toggle it on and off.

    Plus it looks good too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizwan Basir View Post
    Woah this matching color thing makes me want ios 10 even more! can't wait.

    Thank you all for suggestions. Really nice widget panels you have there

    I added air launcher too.
    As well as Any Do.

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    Those widgets in Air Launcher that lead to Settings and the clock app don't work in iOS 10. Apple disabled those in all the Launcher apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledsteplin View Post
    Those widgets in Air Launcher that lead to Settings and the clock app don't work in iOS 10. Apple disabled those in all the Launcher apps.
    Whaaaaaat

    What happens when you touch them then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rizwan Basir View Post
    Whaaaaaat

    What happens when you touch them then?
    Unresponsive. All the others still work. Just not any for Settings, clock, and contacts. You can set a contact to call or email, but can't go to Contacts. I use the Launcher App. The developer said to keep giving Apple feedback on it.
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    Mine, i took a long screenshot, I guess I'm the most pro guy in widgets (i have these for my both 6S Plus and iPad Pro)

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    That's a great widget setup. It displays how useful widgets can be when properly set up AND it also validates Apple's decision to not put Widgets on the home screen.
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