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  • 'Tap to Widgets' Adds Calendar, Notes, and Reminder Widgets to Notification Center


    In the middle of February, ModMyi showed you a pair of new Notification Center widgets called Tap to Note and Tap to Remind by iOS developer Alan Yip. The developer has released a new jailbreak tweak Saturday, which basically combines both of these widgets into one tweak, and adds a new Calendar widget. The tweak also adds some additional options to configure.

    One thing you will notice right off that bat is that you basically have two choices – you can pick having all of the widgets as individual widgets on separate rows, or you can choose to have the all-in-one widget, which contains your Twitter, Facebook, Calendar, Notes, and Reminders shortcuts all in one widget. Unlike the individual Tap to Note and Tap to Remind widgets, you can't put the individual widgets side-by-side without using the all-in-one widget.

    Also important to note, you don’t have to have the all-in-one widget showing while you have the individual widgets showing – you can hide and show any of the widgets that are shown above through the Notifications preference pane in the Settings application.

    Each of the individual widgets have a custom share sheet to match the application it corresponds to – the Notes widget opens a share sheet styled to look like the Notes application, the Calendar widget opens a share sheet styled to look like the Calendar application, and the Reminders widget opens a share sheet styled to look like the Reminders application. We have Joshua Tucker's concept to thank for the appearances of the widget sheets and all-in-one widget:



    By tapping on the Add button, you will add whatever you input into the share sheet to the corresponding application. If you tap and hold on the Add button, you will get to choose to save whatever you input locally on your device, or on iCloud for all of your devices.

    From the tweak's preferences pane in the Settings application, you will be able to enable or disable auto-closing Notification Center after saving something via the share widgets in Notification Center, as well as manage your side-by-side widgets. For side-by-side widgets, you can hide and show the separator between the share widgets and drag the widgets in and out of the side-by-side view:




    Tap to Widgets is currently only compatible with iOS 6 on iPhones and iPod touches, and works with popular tweaks like LockInfo, IntelliScreenX, and Dashboard X for adding the widgets to places that aren’t Notification Center. Tap to Widgets does not support the iPad. Tap to Widgets is currently on sale for $1.99 as an introductory price!

    Name: Tap to Widgets
    Price: $1.99 limited time
    Version: 1.0.0
    Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Alan Yip
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Tap to Widgets' Adds Calendar, Notes, and Reminder Widgets to Notification Center started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. cubian's Avatar
      cubian -
      it would be even better if dev added mail function.
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      this must support ipad dude...
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
      Hmmm. That's weird. It even states in the Cydia description that you need to open the app in order to get it to sync. I asked the dev and he said he'll try to get it working in a future release if he can. Maybe you have some other tweak that makes it work?
      dunno. unless we're talking about two different things. when I add a calendar event or reminder with the tweak, it shows up on my ipad and my wife's phone (we share an iCloud acct).

      if that's what you're talking about then I guess I'm lucky or something. Can't think of another tweak I have that would make that work.

      EDIT: Ok just figured it out. Notes doesn't work (the problem you're talking about).

      Reminders and calendar entries DO work properly. That's what was throwing me -- you were saying notes/reminders, and I didn't try notes, only reminders.

      This is no problem for me, as I never use notes (in fact, I exempt notes from iCloud synching altogether) but use reminders and the calendar religiously. But I can see how this would be a PITA for someone who likes to use notes in iCloud rather than locally.