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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. j.donald's Avatar
      j.donald -
      superb,

      totally cool , thx for sharing
    1. istyl's Avatar
      istyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewe13 View Post
      what background are they rocking in those screenshots ? thats sick !
      i found the theme i rememeberd that you whated the theme so here's a link:
      Giuliett - Rainbow iPhone Theme | iPhone Themes And Wallpapers
    1. Rizaria's Avatar
      Rizaria -
      I'm not sure if anyone else is having this problem...or that it's QuickWidgets to blame, but I'm currently experiencing a problem I didn't have before installing this. [Which really sucks out loud, 'cause I really NEED that notepad on the lockscreen..and the current weather, quick camera and flashlight are also so handy..]

      Basically, 9 times out of 10 when someone calls me, I will pick up and hear silence. As will they. Not all the time, but definitely most. Doesn't matter what phone it is, anything calling it seems. Has anyone else had this problem? Whether in relation to QuickWidgets or not, I'd like to know for sure.

      Assuming it is the cause, apart from that and the double clock I love this app. It is awesome.
    1. hkhero's Avatar
      hkhero -
      Just installed this, and I love it. I got 3 questions though.

      1. Is it possible to resize a widget by using the pinch gesture? Right now I can only resize by double tapping and I can't really get it to the size I want.

      2. How do I enable the extended weather that shows everyday of the week. Right now it only shows today's weather.

      3. Is it possible for the widgets to show missed calls or missed sms?
    1. iliveforbball's Avatar
      iliveforbball -
      is there any hope of having this being compatable with smartscreen. I understand the competition factor but I am a fan of both and I think it would be nice if I were able to use bot quickwidgets and smartscreen widgets at the same time. as of now once I have both at the same time only the widgets from quickwidgets works. the smartscreen widgets arent usable and the smartscreen widgets that arent on the first page of the lockscreen I cant even scroll over and see. Im sure many other people would like to use both instead of exclusively one or the other. Is there any hope of this being worked out?

      EDIT: just intergrate it with cydget and they both will work
    1. kickbutt's Avatar
      kickbutt -
      Quote Originally Posted by iliveforbball View Post
      is there any hope of having this being compatable with smartscreen. I understand the competition factor but I am a fan of both and I think it would be nice if I were able to use bot quickwidgets and smartscreen widgets at the same time. as of now once I have both at the same time only the widgets from quickwidgets works. the smartscreen widgets arent usable and the smartscreen widgets that arent on the first page of the lockscreen I cant even scroll over and see. Im sure many other people would like to use both instead of exclusively one or the other. Is there any hope of this being worked out?
      Requesting to developer to integrate quickwidget as cydget add-on would be the right one.

      Lockinfo and smartscreen already moved in. So, putting cydget as a base, you can switch between any of them with a single press of home button.
    1. kwan's Avatar
      kwan -
      Excellent progrss so far. I'm seeing one issue. On the notification box, even though I have email enabled, I am not getting new email notification.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I just installed it--TOTALLY love it. At the moment, 5x better than SmartScreen. You guys are quite generous for this, let me tell you! I have a request: could we adjust how far ahead in time we want calendar events to display? I like having a whole month of events to view when I used to use Lock Calendar.
    1. Taniban's Avatar
      Taniban -
      What does the new update for quickwidgets do btw? I installed the updated version today without reading what had changed...
    1. kwan's Avatar
      kwan -
      Usually the update doesn't have the latest changelog anyway. We'll have to wait until someone chimes in here.
    1. Mobster103's Avatar
      Mobster103 -
      the quickboard wont even load for me. it starts then goes back to homescreen
    1. calamity's Avatar
      calamity -
      Quote Originally Posted by PEakaS View Post
      ok, checking this issue
      Peakas, you seemed to be very involved with the quickwidgets project. So far, I love quickwidgets but there's a major problem that will prevent me from using it for long. Landscape keyboard just does not work on the lockscreen when I am using bitesms. Is that something that will be taken care of in a future update or am I just out of luck with this feature? Also, I noticed that the phone widget does not let me call anybody (the contacts do not show up) from the lockscreen when quicksms is disable.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
      Also, I noticed that the phone widget does not let me call anybody (the contacts do not show up) from the lockscreen when quicksms is disable.
      The call widget only shows Favorites (from MobilePhone.app) by default, but will show all contacts when you start typing to search.
    1. nickswagger's Avatar
      nickswagger -
      love QuickWidgets!
    1. j.donald's Avatar
      j.donald -
      thx for the info and helping me out , see u around ,
    1. calamity's Avatar
      calamity -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      The call widget only shows Favorites (from MobilePhone.app) by default, but will show all contacts when you start typing to search.
      Actually, when quicksms is disable, when you type in a contact nothing comes up, you can't even see your favorite in the box.
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      Not for me. I have QuickSMS fully disabled and my call widget works fine.
    1. ab03's Avatar
      ab03 -
      2 issues:

      1) Is there anyway to get back the double home click motion? Right now it goes to quickboard but I'd rather keep it for iPod.

      2) When I double click from the lock screen, it unlocks. Is that intended?
    1. calamity's Avatar
      calamity -
      Quote Originally Posted by n00neimp0rtant View Post
      Not for me. I have QuickSMS fully disabled and my call widget works fine.
      this is weird because in my case, it does not work

      ab03, you need to search quickboard in spotlight. Once you tap on it you can configure it and get back the ipod control under settings. There are a variety of ways you can configure the different widgets with hot key, Double tap the home button on lockscreen is the default way to open quickboard, you can change that in the quickboard setting
    1. bclasen1's Avatar
      bclasen1 -
      Installed everything and have it all working. Only problem is , I cant get the events from my calendar to show up in the Event widget. I have had it working all day but had to restore my iphone (due to unrelated issues) and now i cant figure it out. Please help