Tagged: ios8

Giffage — A GIF Explorer and Keyboard for iOS 8

I’ve tried several different 3rd-party keyboards for iOS since the release late last year. Although every single one of them promised something interesting or unique and most of them actually did, I never did stuck around with one for more than a few days. This was largely due to iOS 8’s kludgy way of handling 3rd party keyboards, but in part, also responsible for this was the fact that no keyboard offered a satisfactory experience for typing anything. However, ever...

Breaking — A Today Widget for your Favorite RSS Feeds

Breaking is a new app loving built by the guys at Robocat, the brilliant designers and developers behind several notable iOS apps, most of which have been featured here on Beautiful Pixels. Available for iOS as well as Mac, Breaking allows you to follow the news from your favorite online sources via a Today Widget that you can add to your Notification Center tray. The app is actually pretty simple and straightforward — When you launch the app the first...

Themeboard — Beautifully Designed Custom Keyboards for iOS

At WWDC ’14, when Apple announced third-party keyboard support in iOS 8, it caught us all off guard. Unfortunately, the actual implementation in iOS 8 is pretty disappointing. Keyboards like SwiftKey and Swype work great on Android, but feel too slow and buggy on iOS. Since the release of iOS 8, there have been many third-party keyboard that have been released on the App Store, but the overall experience, even with 8.1.1, is far from ideal. We have been huge...

Stacks 2.0 — Currency Conversion in Safari on iOS

A little while ago, we told you about Banca 6.0 the beautiful currency converter app for iOS that lets you quickly convert any number right from your Notification Center using a Today widget. Today, the Stacks 2.0 update has just hit the App Store and it offers a remarkable way of converting currency right in your browser. We had previously written about Stacks 1.0 back in November 2013 and it had left us impressed. Today’s Stacks 2.0 update is a...

Hours Now Lets You Track Time with a Today Widget

Hours — the absolutely gorgeous time tracking app for iPhone that we wrote about back in July has released its iOS 8 update a few days ago. The update adds new functionality to the app that quite literally saves you time by making it easier to manage your timers in the app. Hours now comes with a Today widget that you can add to your Notification Center. This widget displays the Project timers that you have set up in the...

Teevee 3 now has a Today Widget for Upcoming Episodes

Over the last few days, several apps have been updated for iOS 8 with support for Today widgets, Share sheet extensions and Photos.app extensions. Apps like Calendars 5.5, Omnifocus, Evernote and a couple of betas have excellent Today widgets that are currently dwelling in my Notification Center. Oh, and there’s Teevee 3 as well. Teevee 3, which went Universal with its last update, has now been updated for iOS 8 with a Today widget. Once enabled, the widget shows you...