One of the newest features in iOS 8 is the addition of widgets in the notification bar. You can customize it the way you want, with the app icons you want and with the functionality you want. Setting up widgets in iOS 8 is pretty easy and it makes sure that you can control most of your tasks right from the notification bar, even without having to open the app.
If you have still not configured the widgets on your notification bar, then navigate to the notification bar, tap on the today section, scroll down and tap onto edit. Now you can see a list of all the apps which have an available widget to be placed on the notification center. Select all the widgets, and tap on save. Now you will have the selected widgets on your notification center and you can start making use of it.
There are a lot of apps which use the notification center widget, below is a list of the best apps utilizing the notification center widget. Have a look.
Evernote is one of the most used iOS apps. Evernote has a widget in the notification center, using which you can take a picture, access your photos, set a reminder, send a text and do a lot more things which are possible with Evernote app without even opening it.
The cloud giant has a dedicated widget on the notification bar with the options which let you access your files from the notification center. You can edit the files from your personal and business accounts separately. You can get access to files as to when you had uploaded them as well as the time when you had edited any of them.
Amazon’s Kindle app has some amazing features and now the widget shows those features too. Once you tap onto the kindle widget present in the notification bar, you get a list of the books you are reading and also how much you have progressed with the same. The moment you tap on a book name, it takes you directly to the last page you read of that book.
Quick tap is another good app having access to notification center. It lets you do the normal tasks right from the notification center like texting, making a call, navigation, camera etc. The app is completely free, but in-app purchases let you personalize your experience.
This widget gives you the access to all your Buzzfeed content right on the notification bar. It includes the featured image with the content, you can bookmark and share the content as well without opening the app.
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