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The Best Today View Widgets

When you only have a few minutes, there is no better way to stay on track, up to date, or in-the-know than with handy widgets.

Stay In-the-Know

When you only have a few minutes to check the news, see the important headlines and stories with a glance.

Nuzzel: News for Professionals

Check out the news stories your friends are sharing

Nuzzel: News for Professionals

Filter your news feed

For those who like to share news stories with friends.

Nuzzel lets you customize your news feed by sorting items by the number of friends who have shared them. In addition to news from your friends, you can opt to view news from friends of friends and even news from friends of featured users. If you want to get notified of trending stories the moment they break or become widely shared, turn on Nuzzel’s personalized news alerts. With Nuzzel, you can add feeds to your favorites, share and view comments, and even get customized alerts. Check out stories in a variety of categories from education to homeland security to comic books, and you can also search for top news. With Apple Watch support, a Today widget, and for getting news shared by friends and influencers, Nuzzel is the way to go.

Why we love it

If you and your pals share the same news interests, then Nuzzel will make sure you always see what they are sharing. Connect your Twitter or Facebook account and you’re in business.

Flipboard: The Social Magazine

Your news interests done your way

Flipboard: The Social Magazine

Flip through your news

For those who like a customized news feed.

Flipboard deserves its spot as one of the best known news and content aggregation apps on the iOS platform. The app is beautifully designed, optimized for iPhone use, can be connected to most social media accounts, and now even supports podcasts and music via an in-app player. Flipboard’s true power lies in its content catalog, which includes many of the biggest names in blogs and news, any website with an RSS feed or Twitter account, and, most importantly, content chosen by Flipboard staff and other interesting personalities. These curated topics are similar to sections in a newspaper, but they combine information from many different sources— it is essentially a folder in an RSS reader, only you don’t have to create it. More, Flipboard continually updates its catalog and creates new curated topics for timely events; for example, in March, I used Flipboard’s NCAA March Madness section to help fill out my bracket. The app is very responsive, but lacks a list or headline-only view, which is likely to disappoint those who want a quick overview of current news. Although there is room for improvement (e.g., the ability to add more sources to your flipboard), Flipboard is still a top option for news reading on the iPhone.

Why we love it

Flipboard offers a super nice, customizable interface. View categories in a tiled layout, search by keyword, follow friends, and receive shared stories from other users. Flipboard is perfect when you want to get serious about tailoring your news interests.

Quartz Brief

Get news in a whole new way with Quartz where it feels more like a conversation.

Quartz Brief

Jump right in

For those who would like a friendly, unique way to view the news.

Quartz is truly a unique way to get your news. With fun GIFs and attractive photos, it really does feel like a text conversation with your friend. When it is time to get serious, you can read the full story with a simple tap. The customized notifications are great, the Apple Watch support is a definite plus, and overall it is just a light and pleasant way to check out the news each day.

Why we love it

Quartz makes consuming news a fun conversation. Instead of being tasked to read an entire story you get the headlines. Want more info and you'll get it. Want less info you can just move on to the next story.

Check the Weather

With a weather widget, you can see the current conditions and forecast with a tap instead of having to open an app.

AccuWeather: Weather Alerts

AccuWeather: Weather Alerts

AccuWeather International, Inc.

Get the accurate weather forecast you know you can rely on with AccuWeather. With in-depth forecast news, the latest forecast updates, severe weather alerts, and much more. Our precision and scientific accuracy let you stay one step ahead - making the unpredictable, predictable this summer.

Be prepared for any sudden changes in weather with live alerts and detailed reports. Plus our daily snapshots provide everything from cloud cover to UV index.
Why you’ll love using AccuWeather:

• Our brand new UI - Enjoy a beautiful, streamlined layout with a stunning conditional background feature. Plus, our easy-to-use UI helps you to quickly visualize all of the relevant info you need.
• You won’t miss a minute of accurate weather information - Our MinuteCast feature has had a makeover - now you can enjoy Minute by Minute! Our latest feature gives you a detailed minute by minute breakdown of the next two hours so you don’t miss a second of the latest weather updates.
• You’ll be prepared for any weather event on the horizon - Get highs for today and tomorrow with our Today Tonight Tomorrow feature or even get a 45-day outlook.
• You get superior accuracy™ whenever and wherever you need it - Get worldwide weather updates if you're home or away.
• Enjoy RealFeel & RealFeel Shade Temperature® technology - you’ll know the difference between how the weather looks and how it actually feels.
• Go beyond your local forecast - Access hyper-localized mapping layers, including our temperature contour map, and live tropical storm radar. Plus, dew point, UV index, visibility, allergy, precipitation, air quality index reports, and more.
• Get relevant weather content - Read articles and watch videos that are updated regularly and personalized to your needs.

Be prepared for any weather that winter throws at you, wherever you live.
East Coast - Rain, wind, heat, and more! We’ll help you stay prepared with detailed weather forecasts to help you plan in advance.

Pacific Northwest - Get the latest updates on temperature and the rain forecast with our live info and be prepared for any summer storms on the horizon.
West Coast - Check for updates on cloud cover and temperature

The best part is you control what type of information you get with our new custom notifications. Opt into Minute By Minute notifications to get jacket or umbrella reminders and much more! From the daily forecast to minute-by-minute updates, you’ll be prepared come rain or shine.

How to make the AccuWeather app work for you:
• Personalize the app depending on where you are in the world.
• Look 45 days ahead to ensure that you’re prepared for any weather.
• Try the Minute by Minute feature for the most up-to-date weather forecast, minute by minute.
• Get the latest trending videos from AccuWeather’s dedicated news team.
• Filter according to your preferences and easily hide any features that you don’t want.
• Sync AccuWeather with your watch to get updated information with just a quick glance at your wrist.

With AccuWeather’s superior accuracy™ you’ll never miss a memorable moment due to the weather. Wherever you are or wherever you’re going, count on AccuWeather for reliable weather information.

Download AccuWeather today for free and enjoy award-winning superior accuracy™ in weather forecasting on your iOS device.

CARROT Weather: Alerts & Radar

CARROT Weather: Alerts & Radar

Grailr LLC

CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful (and privacy-conscious) weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts.

** Winner of Apple's App of the Year, Apple Design Award, and App Store Editors' Choice. Featured by The New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, Wired, & more! **

Overflowing With Personality
Choose one of five personalities for CARROT, from the straitlaced “professional” to the profanity-laden “overkill.” You’ll actually be looking forward to a torrential downpour just to see what your weather robot has in store for you!

Accurate & Detailed
CARROT’s super accurate weather data gives you lightning-quick access to your current, hourly, and daily forecasts. And the easy-to-read details screens are just dripping with with meteorological goodness.

Privacy First
Your personal information, including your location data, will never be sold to third parties.

More Than A Weather App
Follow clues to track down 100+ secret locations. Unlock 60+ achievements. Film your own TV-news-style weather report videos. Or use Augmented Reality Mode to bring CARROT right into your living room.

Join Premium Club to unlock:

- More weather data sources, including Apple Weather, Dark Sky, AccuWeather, and
- Notifications, including precipitation, weather alerts, and lightning strikes (where available)
- Lock & Home Screen widgets
- Apple Watch complications and background updates
- Weather maps with forecast radar, individual radar stations, and many different layers (where available)
- Customization of the entire user interface
- And so much more!

Don’t make CARROT angry. Download her now!


CARROT Weather uses auto-renewing subscriptions.

Premium provides additional features like weather data sources, notifications, customization, widgets, and Apple Watch complications.

Premium Ultra includes all the features of Premium, plus rain, lightning, and storm cell notifications (where available), a weather maps widget, and quick data source switching.

Premium Family includes all the features of Premium Ultra, with the added benefit of being shareable with up to five family members via Apple’s Family Sharing service.

Payment will be charged to your Apple ID account at the confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless it is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You can manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to your App Store account settings after purchase. Cancellation of the current active subscription period is not allowed.

Terms of Use:
Privacy Policy:

Get The Score

Check out the scores for your favorite teams and get the latest sports news fast.

ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

Keep up with your favorite teams, share scores with iMessage, and never miss a game.

ESPN: Live Sports & Scores

For those who like to get scores, news, and watch live sports.

For the best in sports, the ESPN app is the app to have. Scores, news, and live events are all at your fingertips. Stay up to date on your teams when you are out and about with Apple Watch support and share scores quickly right within iMessage. No matter what your favorite sport is or which team you prefer, ESPN has you covered.

Why we love it

If you love sports, then the ESPN app is a must-have. Stay up to date with professional and college sports, scores, news, and events.

CBS Sports App: Scores & News

An Eye on the Super Bowl

CBS Sports App: Scores & News

For those who want to watch the Super Bowl for free.

CBS Sports is the home to some of the best sports coverage ​throughout the year. Along with the Super Bowl, it's a great place to go for SEC football games NCAA basketball, the PGA Tour, and more.

Why we love it

You can watch the Super Bowl for free, anywhere.

theScore: Sports News & Scores

theScore: Sports News & Scores


For sports fans looking for real-time scores and customizable stats!

theScore gives you real-time scores, stats, news coverage, draft details, fantasy news and game-time alerts about every team in NFL Football, MLB Baseball, NBA Basketball, NCAA Football, NHL Hockey, English Premier League Soccer, La Liga Soccer, Champions League Soccer, World Cup and all major sports and competitions! It is also a complete fantasy sports tool. It is lightning fast, incredibly stats-rich and totally customizable. Build a custom feeds of your favorite teams, leagues, and players. Enable notifications and never miss a key play, major sports news story, injury update or game-time again!

Why we love it

Get real-time scores, news, and game alerts with TheScore. The app includes custom feeds for your favorites teams, leagues, and players. For complete coverage, get the details you want for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and more with TheScore.

Get Things Done

See your to-dos, stay on task, or grab what you need with a convenient productivity widget for getting things done.

Natural language input
Todoist: To-Do List & Planner


Doist Inc.

Manage your life with this powerful to-do app

Todoist is a great task manager that you can access and sync from your iPhone, iPad, internet browser, or through email. Todoist has a beautiful interface and you can create simple shopping lists or an extravagant project checklist, whichever you are needing at any moment. You can even integrate your lists with Google Drive, Cloud Magic, Sunrise Calendar, Toggl, and more.

See Your Schedule

For a glimpse at your day’s schedule, a calendar widget is great for a quick peek at your appointments and events.

Timepage by Moleskine Studio

Digitally plan your days with Moleskine

Timepage by Moleskine Studio

Heat maps of your schedule

For those who like a classy and timeless look for their digital planners.

Moleskine Timepage is a feature-rich scheduling solution from the company who brought you the cult-classic analog notebooks and planners. In Timepage, users get a classic agenda-style interface of their calendar (fetched from the native Calendar, or you can sync with Google or Outlook) with the list view on the main screen. A swipe from the left takes you to the monthly views, where you get heat maps of how busy a day is so you can plan accordingly from a glance. Tapping on a day shows you all of the day's events in a list, and you can even get a quick overview of the weather or an hourly forecast. Selecting events reveals more details like a map, how long it will take you to get there via various modes of transportation, who else is attending, any notes, and more.

Why we love it

Timepage also makes use of natural language input for creating new events so you don't have to fiddle around with annoying text boxes, and everything about the appearance can be customized to your liking, including the colors. We love Moleskine Timepage because it has a super tasteful design that is not obnoxious or cluttered, and the colors really compliment the aesthetics well. It's easy to see how your schedule is going to be from a glance, and the extra bits of data that you get from viewing events is a great touch.

Calendars 5 by Readdle

Readdle lets you manage your calendar and tasks together

Calendars 5 by Readdle

Your schedule at a glance

For those who want to manage their schedule and tasks from one app.

Calendars 5 is a complete solution for those who want to manage their schedules and their tasks from one central hub. Calendars 5 fetches your calendar data from iOS or Google Calendar, and you can see your native Reminders items and other to-dos right from the same interface. Calendars 5 also uses natural language input so it's easier than ever before to add new events and reminders. The app shows you your entire schedule in convenient month, week, day, or agenda list views so you can see everything you need in one glance. A great feature of Calendars 5 is the fact that the app can even send you SMS alerts for your appointments, which means you'll be reminded even if you miss the original push notification. It's a complete and comprehensive solution that makes planning your life easier than ever before.

Why we love it

We like Calendars 5 because it provides an all-in-one solution for those who want to see their schedule and tasks in one place, together. The app is simple and intuitive to use and has many powerful features that make scheduling and creating tasks a breeze.

Fantastical Calendar

One of the best calendars for your iPhone

Fantastical Calendar


Anyone who wants a gorgeous and intuitive calendar app with natural language input should use this.

Fantastical has quickly become the gold standard of calendar apps. This app has been overhauled for iOS 8 and brings with it some new tricks. Fantastical still has its innovative split view where you see the month and your list of appointments on a single screen. It still supports natural language input. It still looks amazing. Fantastical 2 integrates reminders. Just use the same plain English approach to create reminders that save right into iCloud. Some great enhancements include: a map on events with an address, a new light theme, the ability to open locations in Google Maps, and even Google Chrome support for URLs. There are more features and amazing parts to Fantastical 2 than anyone can say in a single blurb, so check it out for yourself and see what the hype is all about.

Why we love it

Fantastical 2 continues to be one of the most beautiful calendar apps around and the natural language support is superb. It is also intuitive to use and packs in plenty of features.

Name That Tune

Check out what song is playing or get the lyrics to sing along. There is no easier way to do it than with a tap.

Take a Break

When you are ready for a break, you can relax, unwind, and meditate with the tap of a widget.



Take a break, unwind, or fall asleep to the calming, soothing sights and sounds.

Calm: Meditation techniques for stress reduction has both guided and unguided meditation sessions. With 25 soothing sounds, a handy widget, and various subscription options, you will be relaxed in no time.