Apple’s “new” widgets are clearly an old idea borrowed from other operating systems, but it’s still advantageous. But the inability to create a To Do widget was a tad infuriating – after all, if there is any case for a widget, it’s to put your reminders front and center.
Today, Microsoft answered your requests. It just announced that To Do now supports widgets for Your Tasks and My Day on iOS 14, and they are now live.
There are four widget styles to choose from, with one square for My Day to glance at what you need to do, a small Add Task, and two for Your Tasks with differing sizes.
If you click on the widget, it opens the rest of your list in To Do. Since iOS lets you add multiple widgets, you can mix and match as you please, or even add them to a “widget stack,” which cycles through various widgets in one area.
Sure, making this happen is totally expected by Microsoft, but for those who live and die by your To Do and tasks list, this changes everything. Now you just have to rethink your entire iOS home screen layout, so good luck with that.
And if you are on Android, well, you have had one single widget option for a long time. Hopefully, Microsoft will offer more alternatives in the future.
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