When Apple announced iOS 8 at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference back in June, it made a couple of unprecedented moves. In opening up certain areas of the ecosystem to third parties, iOS 8 is the most customizable release to date, and along with third-party keyboard support, the Cupertino also allowed developers to produce Notification Center widgets. To get you started with iOS 8, we’ve drawn up a list of the best apps supportive of these new widgets.

iOS 8 widgets

The list is pretty concise, covering most of the big apps inclusive of Notification Center widgets, and without further ado, here they are. And oh, some of the great titles are actually so there’s no harm in trying them out, even just for the sake of it.

  • Launcher – Favorites at your Fingertips (Free)
  • 24me (Free)
  • Agenda+ ($1.99)
  • Asana (Free)
  • Audible (Free)
  • Breaking News (Free)
  • Calendars 5 ($6.99)
  • Clear ($4.99)
  • Countdowns (Free)
  • DataMan Next ($1.99)
  • Day One (Free)
  • Discover (Free)
  • Dropbox (Free)
  • Duolingo (Free)
  • ETA ($1.99)
  • Evernote (Free)
  • Finish (Free)
  • Forecast+ ($0.99)
  • iTranslate (Free)
  • Kanvas (Free)
  • Lose It (Free)
  • Matter ($1.99)
  • News Republic (Free)
  • NYT Now (Free)
  • OmniFocus ($19.99)
  • OpenTable (Free)
  • Parcel (Free)
  • Paste+ ($3.99)
  • PCalc ($9.99)
  • Pedometer++ (Free)
  • Retro for Instagram on iPad (Free)
  • Runtime ($2.99)
  • Sky Guide ($1.99)
  • Star Guide ($1.99)
  • TwoDots (Free)
  • Vice News (Free)
  • Wattpad (Free)
  • Wdgts (Free)
  • Wunderlist (Free)
  • Yahoo Weather (Free)

As time presses on and developers start to make the necessary adjustments, we’re likely to see a host of other big-name apps featuring Notification Center widgets. We won’t be adding posts on a daily basis in this regard, but if anything noteworthy arises, we’ll be sure to let you guys know.

Today has been fairly manic what with iOS 8, and the week is still young. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be officially launching in little over one day’s time, and we’ll be keeping you updated on all of the action as and when it arrives.

iOS 8 iPhone iPad

In the meantime, be sure to check out these newly-updated apps, and also, be sure to leave your thoughts with us below. And if there’s an app which we might’ve missed and you think is worthy of a mention then do share it with us in the comments section.

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