Does the basics, but needs a few revisions
Overall, 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.
A few things I’d like to be added
By Kyle JC
First, 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!
I honestly love the app and as far as I’m concerned not a single other widget app has had such a successful launch, I have to really hand it to you developers cause I’ve genuinely enjoyed the app, and I love everything it offers, you guys did a wonderful job, I honestly have nothing to complain about as any glitches I’ve experienced have been patched by the next update which has been frequent, you guys have caught every bug and eliminated them pretty quickly and are very responsive and positive, I also love how the app can pair nicely with the homepage and customization options which I’ve noticed it also taken into account quite heavily, I spent 4 hours customizing my Home Screen and widgetsmith was the touch up I needed to complete it, you guys are great and have done a wonderful job and best part is the app is smooth and doesn’t lag and is optimized perfectly for iPhone XR and I’m sure everyone else would agree this app is amazing, keep up the good work! And thank you for making an amazing app 😁
I think it’s good but needs some work
It 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?)
By Liz ✌🏼
I 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.
love it!! just a couple things
I 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.
good app but needs some fixes
i 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.
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?)
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.
Found the thing that doesn’t make the customized widget open
So 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!