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  • Add HTML Widgets to the Home Screen With 'iWidgets'


    A new jailbreak tweak is in Cydia today called iWidgets by iOS developer eldwin and as the name suggests, it’s going to give you widgets. Shown above are the two default widgets that the tweak comes with – a clock widget and a calendar widget. These widgets are made from HTML and you can interact with them while they are on your home screen. If they look familiar, it's because they are; these are nearly identical to the Mac OS X dashboard widgets.

    To add widgets to your home screen after installing iWidgets, you can tap and hold on any empty area of your home screen to bring up the following interface:



    From this interface, you can pick the widget you want to add. When you tap on one, you will then be asked if you want to be able to interact with the widget – by default this is turned on. If you disable the feature, you will not be able to play around with the widget’s functions while it is on your home screen. If you leave it enabled, you will be able to play with the widgets, such as moving between months in the calendar widget.

    You can tap and hold on any application icon to enter editing mode. Editing mode is just like jiggle mode for App Store applications, as you will see a black ‘X’ button at the top left of the widgets for removing them from the home screen. You will also be able to drag them around and place them wherever you want them. Applications will not wrap around the widgets, so you will have to place the widgets in empty spots on the home screen. You can use Gridlock (by chpwn) to create cool designs.



    iWidgets is a neat little tweak, being that it’s free and adds some widgets to the home screen. The only real turn-off that iWidgets has is that the default widgets are not supported by the retina display and they come off as slightly fuzzy.

    Apart from the two default widgets that come with the tweak, it supports third party widgets that can be downloaded from Cydia (when available) or installed manually. The developer has a post on the ModMyi forums that contains some additional widgets and installation instructions if you would like to download and install them.

    Name: iWidgets
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0
    Repo: ModMyi
    Developer: eldwin
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Add HTML Widgets to the Home Screen With 'iWidgets' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. GUNNY29's Avatar
      GUNNY29 -
      What Comparing it to DashboardX? Etc....

      Also if your basing your review on a description and quick use that's not much if a review as anyone who downloads the tweak will do that?? As I've said abit if research would go a long way.
    1. sand_man's Avatar
      sand_man -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I am looking at the clock widget right now and finding it to be blurry and not retina display-crisp.
      You looking at it wrong.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Durben View Post
      There are a ton of iWidgets from weather to Slideshow to clocks, jeez instagram Slideshow feed, I even did an animated fish tank (rescripted a genius made CSS one for pc to ios)
      Schnedi, Gunny, Max, Drifter, Chevy, myself and others have made probably over 100 widgets combined. I have 50+ at present in my folder to choose from.
      +1000

      There is way more options that weather. I agree there is a lot of Weather widgets but we are all trying to come Up with more options and all ideas are welcome.

      I can honestly say there is some amazingly talented guy and girls hang out at this thread
    1. The_Durben's Avatar
      The_Durben -
      Retina GPS Weather iWidget

    1. Bobvk114's Avatar
      Bobvk114 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Durben View Post
      Retina GPS Weather iWidget

      Durben... Have you shared this one yet ?? I think I missed it if so .. Looks sick bro!
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Anthony - I'm a fan but Bud, this was a bad review. Try looking in the theme section of the forum from time to time. That section is what makes MMi so good.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Anthony - I'm a fan but Bud, this was a bad review. Try looking in the theme section of the forum from time to time. That section is what makes MMi so good.
      Once again, my apologies.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Once again, my apologies.
      As an apology you could. Give this a proper re view once you have had a real play with it ?

      I so wish we could all post some screen shots.

      Well we will have to leave that bit upto Durben
    1. Wildfowler's Avatar
      Wildfowler -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I am looking at the clock widget right now and finding it to be blurry and not retina display-crisp.
      As a general rule I find your reviews to be pretty much on the ball but I've got to say you've toe-punted this one into your own goal. You can't review this tweak based solely upon the clock and calendar iwidgets that come with the tweak. Check out the thread on MMI and you will see a multitude of creative iwidgets which get better and better on a daily basis.

      I suggest you investigate this exciting tweak a little more a revise your review. 3.5 out of 5 is incorrect.

      If you are new to iwidgets, get onto the thread and check it out for yourself.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wildfowler View Post
      As a general rule I find your reviews to be pretty much on the ball but I've got to say you've toe-punted this one into your own goal. You can't review this tweak based solely upon the clock and calendar iwidgets that come with the tweak. Check out the thread on MMI and you will see a multitude of creative iwidgets which get better and better on a daily basis.

      I suggest you investigate this exciting tweak a little more a revise your review. 3.5 out of 5 is incorrect.

      If you are new to iwidgets, get onto the thread and check it out for yourself.
      +10,000. What HE said. It's a 5/5.
    1. stratnik's Avatar
      stratnik -
      Anthony I know you do not have time to thoroughly examine all the cydia tweaks, but this time you can not be more wrong.
      Dashboard X is not even close Eldvin's iWidget.
      I suppose that's your rating made ​​on the basis of two widget that comes with the iWidget as an example
      So please, when you have some free time, go to the iWidget thread and see at least the last 15 pages.
      You can start from -->> http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-ne...ml#post6674423
      You might change a opinion and then edit review and give another rating.
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      Quote Originally Posted by stratnik View Post
      Anthony I know you do not have time to thoroughly examine all the cydia tweaks, but this time you can not be more wrong.
      Dashboard X is not even close Eldvin's iWidget.
      I suppose that's your rating made ​​on the basis of two widget that comes with the iWidget as an example
      So please, when you have some free time, go to the iWidget thread and see at least the last 15 pages.
      You can start from -->> http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-4-ne...ml#post6674423
      You might change a opinion and then edit review and give another rating.
      +1
    1. larke's Avatar
      larke -
      I have to agree with everyone that you have NO idea how cool this widget is, and apologies don't really mean anything, because how many people read the comments? Instead of apologizing for having a such a misleading article, you could rewrite it after you've tried many of Durben's iwidigets or Chevy's or the Drifters, they all made seriously awesome iwidgets that can virtually do ANYTHING and unlike SB/LS widgets, a LOT of these are full customizable with font color font size font position language what you want displayed and what you don't. The new one I put out, is compatible with many different themes as well as analog or digital clock and different font colors and languages, as customizable before it even displays. How many SB "widgets" do you know actually do that?
    1. ferris419's Avatar
      ferris419 -
      This is a great tweak that certainly does not deserve this review.....
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by larke View Post
      I have to agree with everyone that you have NO idea how cool this widget is, and apologies don't really mean anything, because how many people read the comments? Instead of apologizing for having a such a misleading article, you could rewrite it after you've tried many of Durben's iwidigets or Chevy's or the Drifters, they all made seriously awesome iwidgets that can virtually do ANYTHING and unlike SB/LS widgets, a LOT of these are full customizable with font color font size font position language what you want displayed and what you don't. The new one I put out, is compatible with many different themes as well as analog or digital clock and different font colors and languages, as customizable before it even displays. How many SB "widgets" do you know actually do that?
      Exactly. The only way to make the proper amends it to retract the original review and start over. Maybe even delete this whole thread and start over.
    1. Hip5's Avatar
      Hip5 -
      To anyone who has not looked at this tweak and it's thread.I strongly suggest you check it out the tweak and the widgets that all the great people have made, they are beyond cool.If your into themeing than ya gotta check it out.And I didn't allways agree with Siskel & Ebert either,check it out then decide for youself.I know you will be totally happy.

      Later;HIP5
    1. ZFrost's Avatar
      ZFrost -
      i'll just +1 on all the posts saying this review doesn't hold water.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Congrats on the Cydia release!
    1. Sk37cH's Avatar
      Sk37cH -
      I found the review helpful, in the fact it let me know the tweak was now available without unpacking the deb file manually (even if that was all the review was helpful for). I have been wanting to try this for a while now, and as soon as I saw this, I DLd it and put to use some of the widgets I'd collected, knowing it one day use them. Great tweak...5 stars. Thank you.
    1. The_Durben's Avatar
      The_Durben -
      Would love to post more screens but I delete most mine from phone.
      Here's a round touch one. Shows user pic, tap it you see weather.


      Quote Originally Posted by Bobvk114 View Post
      Durben... Have you shared this one yet ?? I think I missed it if so .. Looks sick bro!
      Madison pro HD thread is a simple version.
      The one in my screen a few people have. It has a bunch more options, different frames ect.
      I'll put it up eventually. Not really pumping out weather mods at the moment until I'm certain what yahoo is doing.