What you need to know
- Home screen customization apps are seeing record downloads.
- The top twenty apps have already seen more than 5.7 million downloads in four days.
- These apps have also made over $40,000 in revenue.
Reported by TechCrunch, the top 20 home screen customization apps have already surpassed 5.7 million global downloads since iOS 14 launched to the public last week. Like Pinterest's recent record in daily downloads, people are flocking to these apps to help them personalize their home screen with custom widgets, wallpaper, and app icons.
According to the report, Widgetsmith, Color Widgets, and Photo Widget, three of the apps in the top twenty, are currently making up 95% of the downloads. These are some of our picks for the best Home screen customization apps, too.
If you have been looking for some apps to help you create a unique home screen for your own iPhone, here is how the top 20 customization apps currently break down:
- Color Widgets
- Photo Widget
- Photobox Widget
- Home Photo Widget
- Motivation Widget
- Date Today
- Hey Weather
- Glimpse 2
- Widget Wizard
- Widget Web
- Clock Widget for Home Screen
- Photo Widgets
Not only has this group of apps seen record downloads - but they've also seen a huge business impact as well. According to Sensor Tower, who analyzed the data behind these apps, the top twenty apps have raked in $400,000 in just four days.
Some third-party widget apps are gaining traction in the absence of a widget from the app's actual developer. TuneTrack, for instance, is seeing a surge of downloads since there is currently no official widget from Spotify.
Design apps like Procreate Pocket and Icon Changer+, which can be used to create custom icons, are also seeing a boost.
iOS 14 launched to the public last week and, since then, people have been using apps like these to create some incredibly cool custom home screens.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.