What you need to know
- Clear Spaces lets you create transparent widgets for your Home screen.
- That means you can use those widgets to create blank areas on your screen.
- You can create clock widgets that look stunning as well.
The arrival of iOS 14 brought with it a ton of new features, but the addition of Home screen widgets is a biggie because it gives us the chance to customize our devices in ways not previously possible. We've seen quite the explosion in that area but there's been one thing missing – the ability to create empty spaces.
Clear Spaces is an app that does exactly what that name suggests. With the app installed users are able to create transparent widgets that can be used to move other apps around the Home screen. That, in turn, makes for new layouts that weren't otherwise possible.
On top of all that users can create widgets with clocks on that are also transparent. Impressive, right?
The possibilities are almost endless and I can't wait to see what you folk use this for. Hit me up on Twitter and share some screenshots! You can download Clear Spaces from the App Store (opens in new tab) for just $1.99 right now.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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