Widgets are Twice as Nice

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by twerppoet, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. twerppoet

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    The new two column widget view while in landscape is a great improvement. At least I think so. Now I can see and use my Fantastical and pCalc widgets at the same time.

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    Used the slideover to post this, again. It's making me really look forward sideview and an iPad Pro.
     
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    Interesting that the two-column view does wonders for the battery percentage:)
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    Very nice! How are you getting 2 column widgets? (I haven't updated to 9 yet)
     
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    Automatic in ios9
     
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    As dhewson says, it's automatic. When you choose Edit, there are now two lists, so you can choose which widgets go in each column.

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    Today Remote controls iTunes on my Mac. iLauncher is easier and faster than the app switcher. TinyCalc is all the calculator
    I need...and reminds me more than a little of Borland Sidekick circa 1984.
     
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    Is tiny calc snappy or does it lag a bit? I found a calc for slide over that lags too much to be usable. Can't wait till my calc app devs support slide over!
     
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    TinyCalc is fast enough on my iPad 3. It has copy/paste, too.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Reading here about widgets I tried iLauncher and I see that if you have more than a lines worth, the wrap around either trims a launcher icon on the right handed end or hides it completely. This is on my iPad Air 2 and with 9.02, so it may be different on other combinations.

    I emailed the author, but no response. So is there anyway to add a line break, which would appear to be the simplest solution? (Btw, adjusting the slider only helps if you have less than a lines worth.)
     

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