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  • QuickWidgets - An Almost Free Alternative to SmartScreen


    UPDATE: The word QuickWidgets might be deceiving. This app is actually a package of QuickBirthday, QuickSMS, QuickCalendar, and QuickBoard. These apps are NOT free. Guess there should be fine print on this one. Sheesh

    After SmartScreen was released only just yesterday, QuickWidgets, although somewhat beta still, has suddenly drawn some attention.

    With the same idea in mind as SmartScreen, QuickWidgets offers various widgets for your lockscreen that you can manage, move, and customize to your hearts desire.

    Not only can you move them around, but if you shake the iPhone, you can quickly move any of them, and even resize the widgets individually, which is something SmartScreen doesn't offer.

    Now your probably wondering, well, what's so great about QuickWidgets. And the simple answer is, I have no idea. SmartScreen only just came out and I expect to see some widgets for it shortly. However, QuickWidgets comes to Cydia as a FREE app. Yup, that's right, free.

    So if you don't feel like forking out the money for SmartScreen, than I recommend you check this out. In order to download this you will need to add the Cydia repository:

    isoftru.ru/beta/

    Just a note, QuickWidgets is still beta.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: QuickWidgets - A Free Alternative to SmartScreen started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 111 Comments
    1. Nepptune77's Avatar
      Nepptune77 -
      Thanks so much for the clarification.

      I didn't say so before, but you've created some great apps/widgets for the iphone with a great user-friendly interface (can't wait till its out of beta), and a pretty decent design. Great work. Thanks a lot.
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Peakas, I'm terms of design of widgets, colour etc... What you have now is actually alright. I like my things simple and it is what you have done so far. I also like seeing my own background under the widgets so having the widgets transparent/glassy look is preferable for me.

      About the lockinfo thingy, I understand it's a little different from quickwidgets but at the end of the day the function in telling info is the same and calendar events is very important and I think you will win over so many people if one can use the events widget without quickcalendar.
    1. kickbutt's Avatar
      kickbutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by PEakaS View Post
      We will be glad for your help in design. For now its looking ugly, any ideas how to improve it skins, icons, UI?
      For me, I would like icons appearance instead boxes with notification and texts. I don't like the widgets cluster at my lockscreen for 2/3 pages. And the icons can be expandable when being touched. Just make it neat and simple, but still comprehensive.

      Not to defame, but that's why I still use Lockinfo right now eventhough I paid for isoft quickboard apps, cydget, and smartscreen. The only problem with lockinfo is it can't launch the apps atm, just display notification.

      Will revert to quickwidget if its UI is pleasing me! Anyway, good work!

      Another thing is can't wait to use the clock space in lockscreen. Keep it up guys!
    1. Rogad's Avatar
      Rogad -
      Hi, my phone had about 1/3 of battery remaining last night - when I woke up, it was dead with battery completely flat.
      This really worries me .. I had call, sms, google, events and weather widgets (the latter with auto-refresh off), and all quickapps disabled from quickboard.
      I've now removed the events and weather widgets, will see how it behaves in the coming hours.
    1. thebug3000's Avatar
      thebug3000 -
      I have a big problem i just added the link to repositories, and all my link are gone from cydia, all my apps are gone, cant remove or reinstall, i cant find anything in cydia

      help please

      when i go into cydia i get this pop up

      error database

      encountered a section with no package: header

      now i cant even add repositories

      oh and for the guys who were asking about the background from the original post here it is

      iDesign * iPhone - Free iPhone Wallpapers & Free iPhone Backgrounds. Updated Daily! Candy Cane
    1. Nepptune77's Avatar
      Nepptune77 -
      Sometimes it seems like I have two clocks running on top of each other on the lockscreen and they're not in-sync. So the different times are overlapping and it looks strange. Sorry if this is a complaint you've heard before. Also, I have it configured in settings so widgets don't start on the main lockscreen so I thought that would make a difference, but not so much.

      i.e.:
    1. thebug3000's Avatar
      thebug3000 -
      I had to install over my fw to get this to work, probably because i was using a custom FW with old baseband, working now

      just putting it out there for other members with similar issue

      edit, this does not work at all for me, it was rebooting while i type my last message, nothing happened, can someone tell me how to install this and have my phone work???
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rogad View Post
      Hi, my phone had about 1/3 of battery remaining last night - when I woke up, it was dead with battery completely flat.
      This really worries me .. I had call, sms, google, events and weather widgets (the latter with auto-refresh off), and all quickapps disabled from quickboard.
      I've now removed the events and weather widgets, will see how it behaves in the coming hours.
      Tnx for this experiment, we does not see any extra battery drain. May be you found some bug.

      Quote Originally Posted by Neppune77 View Post
      Sometimes it seems like I have two clocks running on top of each other on the lockscreen and they're not in-sync. So the different times are overlapping and it looks strange. Sorry if this is a complaint you've heard before. Also, I have it configured in settings so widgets don't start on the main lockscreen so I thought that would make a difference, but not so much.
      Yep, this is old bug, it have low priority so it still here. Tnx for remind

      Quote Originally Posted by thebug3000 View Post
      I had to install over my fw to get this to work, probably because i was using a custom FW with old baseband, working now

      just putting it out there for other members with similar issue

      edit, this does not work at all for me, it was rebooting while i type my last message, nothing happened, can someone tell me how to install this and have my phone work???
      Please give more info: what iphone/ipod you have and give list of installed apps
    1. Nepptune77's Avatar
      Nepptune77 -
      What if I wanted to use the QuickReply widget but did not want to use the QuickSMS app. Is that possible?
    1. thebug3000's Avatar
      thebug3000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PEakaS View Post
      Please give more info: what iphone/ipod you have and give list of installed apps
      i am using a 3gs, 16gb, at the time i first installed it i was using a custom firmware, because an unlock wasnt available as yet for the old baseband, and note it doesnt work on the new baseband either

      i am using from cydia, dtunes, my tones, winterboard and mxtube

      does it matter which app am i using from the app store

      as a matter a fact, can you send me an email when the full version of this app is ready for prime time

      i am dieing for a proper widget and i like what you have so far

      just need it to work [FOR SURE]

      thanks for the help in any case

      and please do remember to email me, check your PM for my address
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      Quote Originally Posted by Neppune77 View Post
      What if I wanted to use the QuickReply widget but did not want to use the QuickSMS app. Is that possible?
      Not for now, we are thinking on.

      Quote Originally Posted by thebug3000 View Post
      i am using a 3gs, 16gb, at the time i first installed it i was using a custom firmware, because an unlock wasnt available as yet for the old baseband, and note it doesnt work on the new baseband either

      i am using from cydia, dtunes, my tones, winterboard and mxtube

      does it matter which app am i using from the app store

      as a matter a fact, can you send me an email when the full version of this app is ready for prime time

      i am dieing for a proper widget and i like what you have so far

      just need it to work [FOR SURE]

      thanks for the help in any case

      and please do remember to email me, check your PM for my address
      Add you mail in Tasks.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      i really like the look of it! i'm downloading as we speak and i hope it's as cool as it looks.
    1. stoneo's Avatar
      stoneo -
      QuickWidgets help Events — email, events
      I love QuickWidgets I only have one question on setup.
      I need some help I am not able to get my e-mails or miss calls or any of those kind of notifications.
      The only thing showing up on the calendar widget is the information in my calendar.
      I was wondering is there a certain way to show all of your information or am I doing something wrong.
      stoneo
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      Quote Originally Posted by stoneo View Post
      QuickWidgets help Events email, events
      I love QuickWidgets I only have one question on setup.
      I need some help I am not able to get my e-mails or miss calls or any of those kind of notifications.
      The only thing showing up on the calendar widget is the information in my calendar.
      I was wondering is there a certain way to show all of your information or am I doing something wrong.
      stoneo
      Hallo! Just answer to you on macrumors its may be bug...

      And, one note, are you sure that you add 'events' widget? Not calendar, and that it is not 'lock calendar'?
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      I have the same problem as stoneo so it prob is a bug
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      ok, checking this issue
    1. PEakaS's Avatar
      PEakaS -
      Hallo! Did anyone notice "silent call bug"?

      If you see it, and think that you catch why it happens — please send a note.

      We are working on this bug, but don`t to find yet why it happens.
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      Quote Originally Posted by PEakaS View Post
      Hallo! Did anyone notice "silent call bug"?

      If you see it, and think that you catch why it happens please send a note.

      We are working on this bug, but don`t to find yet why it happens.
      Yeah I have also got the silent bug I think. I cant hear my ringtone when someone calls me.
    1. Mepaphoros's Avatar
      Mepaphoros -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rogad View Post
      Hi, my phone had about 1/3 of battery remaining last night - when I woke up, it was dead with battery completely flat.
      This really worries me .. I had call, sms, google, events and weather widgets (the latter with auto-refresh off), and all quickapps disabled from quickboard.
      I've now removed the events and weather widgets, will see how it behaves in the coming hours.
      Co-sign. I had even more than 1/3 of my battery power last night and this morning it was completely dead.
    1. Nepptune77's Avatar
      Nepptune77 -
      Any idea when this is coming out of beta? I think this is a very cool development for the iphone, but all the little bugs are messing with overall experience with it.