Want to create custom widgets on iOS 14? Launcher 5 is here for you
When Apple released iOS 8, Launcher was one of the first apps that brought in the Today view widgets. Now, the developers behind Launcher are updating it with new Home Screen widgets for iOS 14. Launcher 5 will let you create custom widgets for your iPhone's home screen with different shortcuts to apps, contacts etc.
Apple already offers a variety of widgets with its native iOS apps, but they are mostly based on suggestions and not user choice. Launcher 5 lets you create your own widgets with the shortcuts you want like - phone number of a specific contact or a custom playlist.
Launcher 5 supports shortcuts to links, FaceTime, messages and email and you can also add your favourite map locations as widgets. The app also supports integration with Apple Music and the Shortcuts app. What makes Launcher 5 better than others is the fact that it comes with a host of customisation options.
The Launcher 5 lets you set custom icons for every action. You can also change widgets background with colours or images. It also lets you change the icons/widget's appearance based on the time of day or location, reports 9to5Mac.
You can download Launcher 5 for free from the App Store. But, some of the more advanced features like the option to remove the Launcher icon from widgets come with the Pro version. The Pro version is available for $2.99 ( ₹220 approx) from the app itself.