TestFlight the next iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets Today

Apple released in June the next operating system for iPhone and iPad at his Apple WWDC 2022 event. And it is called iOS 16, thereby it has many new amazing features and improvements that help you empower people to do more. Which includes a new revamped lock screen where you can customize this with widgets.

Are you testing the latest new iOS 16 Beta 4? Then you have the chance to test today my all my iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets for free.

iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets and Home Screen Widgets
iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets and Home Screen Widgets

iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets

Hard Disk

Monitor your local storage usage from the new iOS 16 lock screen. So you see a glance at the currently used storage. That is a progress bar widget or percentage number widget.

Date Today

See the current Quarter, Calendar week number, how many days of the total year days, and timezone on your lock screen.

Sunrise – Day Greeter

See the percentage of the passed and remaining time of the day. Thereby you can customize the start and end time on the settings page. So it math your personal life day rhythm.

My Lunar New Year – Countdown

See how many days when it is Lunar New Year. That is celebrated in Asia and also around the world. And it include also the option to see the zodiac animals as a widget.

My Christmas Tree – Countdown

See how many days when it is Christmas that as an inline widget on top of the current big time label. Or as a circle or rectangle widget below the time label.

Where can I get the iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets?

How do I get access to this beta? To test this new experience you must have the latest iOS 16 beta installed on your device. And download the TestFlight app on your iPhone or iPad. Then go to the Stefan vd beta project page, and choose the application you want to test. Please do not forget to feedback on the TestFlight app, that to improve the iOS 16 widget experience even further. I will much appreciate your expertise and suggestions in making these the best widgets for everyone.

All the iOS 16 Widget Bundle support the following families: .accessoryinline, .accessoryCircular, .accessoryRectangular, .accessoryCorner.
The new widget is built with the SwiftUI and it is also available for the watchOS 9. That also supports these new widget formats.

If you need any assistance or help with the installation of the iOS 16 widget, you can contact me using the support form.

New major update for the Hard Disk app

This update makes the Hard Disk application universal for all platforms on the Apple ecosystem. That for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The Hard Disk is an app to monitor your current storage usage on the current device. So you get a better overview of how much space is left on your device. That by showing a blue progress bar of the used storage.

Hard Disk app for all platforms

Mac

When you installed the Mac app for the first time on your Mac computer (such as Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, or iMac), you will see the Hard Disk app icon in your Apple menu bar. With a single click, you get an overview of all internal hard drives.

If you want to see this information in macOS Notification Center. Then you can place the widget in this sidebar. And see your total internal storage usage at a glance. The widget supports all multiple sizes that including small, medium, and large. And it supports Light Mode and Dark Mode.

iPhone and iPad

Also here on this mobile platform you can place widgets and customize them further with your personal background, text color, or even a transparent background.

Apple Watch

Now you can also get the Hard Disk app on your personal Apple Watch so you choose the variant complication. Like the big progress bar, or just the circle percentage with its real value. And with a single tap, it opens the Hard Disk app on your Watch.

Apple TV

And finally, the big screen will not be missing in this major update. Because the Hard Disk app on your Apple TV shows you the current storage usage in a process bar. And also the other details such as name, model, capacity, system name, system version, and device ID.

Hard Disk app on Apple TV 4K
Hard Disk app on Apple TV 4K

This premium and high-quality application for monitoring your storage usage on all your personal devices are now available in the App Store. That makes it the ideal tool for ultimate professionals, document writers, photo editors such as Adobe Photoshop or Affinity Photo, musical composition, Logic Pro X producers, 3D designers, heavy video editors, ‎Hollywood’s professional editing with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio, and Final Cut Pro. Get it now the Hard Disk on Mac iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch!

New major update for the Finance Toolbar stock ticker app

New updates are available for the Finance Toolbar app. This stock ticker app allows you to research and track your interesting stock and currency in one customizable bar. That makes it very easy to stay on top of the market from your desktop.

When you use for the first time the Finance Toolbar application on your personal desktop. You will be greeted with a basic tutorial on how to use this financial app, such as how to move the bar anywhere on the screen, and how to add or remove the default stocks. When you are done reading this small guide window. You are instantly ready to use the Finance Toolbar app. And no need to create an account and paste the API token into the options window. Everything is done magically for you in the background. Furthermore, the stock ticker app supports Windows 10, Windows 11, and macOS.

Finance Toolbar stock ticker app running Windows 11
Finance Toolbar stock ticker app running Windows 11

New features in the stock ticker app

Heat map

This new version has also a new data visualization technique panel to see your stocks. That is called the heat map. The heat map creates a new representation of data in which values are represented by colors. So the latest positive values will be in the green tiles, on the top of the window. And the lost values will be in the red tiles, that are below. To get this view, just increase the height of the small bar and you get this panel.

Finance Toolbar - Heat Map feature
Finance Toolbar – Heat Map feature

Vertical stock list view

A horizontal dynamic scroller can easily see the stock go by one by one. When you make the width of the bar smaller. You get a complete table list of your favorite stocks. So that you can easily place it on the top right of your screen.

Finance Toolbar - List View feature
Finance Toolbar – List View feature

Stock Alert on your chosen value

Now you can follow the stocks you care about most and get alerts when they reached that certain amount. That from the value goes below or higher of that value you typed in the Options window. Also, you can choose how to be notified, according to a notification message or in the Silicon Valey style.

Demonstration of the Finance Toolbar stock ticker app

Finance Toolbar Windows and Mac application

The new stock ticker app is further adapted and improved for any kind of viewing you want to see. That from the default small horizontal bar to the large heat map or the table list view. You must not be an expert. It is an ideal tool for professionals, financial advisors, bankers, investors, students, and individuals with no financial experience. This premium and high-quality application for real-time data tracking and price movements are now available in the Microsoft Store and Mac App Store. Get it now the Finance Toolbar on Windows and the Finance Toolbar on Mac!

Introducing My Lunar New Year App for Mac and iOS

I am so excited to release my new entertainment app. My Lunar New Year app show you the count down to the day when it is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. However, it is not always on the same day as in the Gregorian calendar on 1 January. Therefore the algorithm in the My Lunar New Year app helps to calculate the date difference of the Chinese New Year to the Gregorian calendar, and that for each new year. And this year, Lunar New Year is happening on 1 February 2022. Furthermore, the app is available for iOS 15 and macOS 12.

My Lunar New Year - The animated red lantern on your desktop
My Lunar New Year – The animated red lantern on your desktop

When you open for the first time the app, you will see the animated and blinking light inside the red lantern. Where you can place it anywhere on your desktop screen. And you can choose to show or hide the countdown day in the preferences window. That include also changing the decoration attribute to a dancing lion head.

App features

  • Change the attribute to a lantern, kumquat tree, or lion in the app and widget
  • Option to disable the animation effects
  • Customize the widget background to solid, gradient, image, or transparent
  • Option to show you the days left until Lunar New Year day
  • Option to show the current and next zodiac animal sign
  • Support for Dark Mode

Lunar New Year Widgets

Widget with the countdown to the Lunar New Year day
Widget with the countdown to the Lunar New Year day

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Countdown in days when it is Lunar New year(in small, medium, large size)
  • Detailed Lunar New Year countdown with the Gregorian calendar date (in small, medium, large size)
  • Zodiac Animal to see the previous, current, and next year animal sign (in medium size)
The complete list of widgets you get with the My Lunar New Year app. That includes the previous, current, and next zodiac animal
The complete list of widgets you get with the My Lunar New Year app. That includes the previous, current, and next zodiac animal

One of my personal favorite widgets is the zodiac animal widget. Here you can see the current animal sign year (Oz 2021), but also the previous (Rat 2020)and upcoming animal sign (Tiger 2022).

App demonstration video

My Lunar New Year app video demo on Twitter

This unique app is engineered from the ground up, to get you the best new year experience on your desktop and your mobile device. Once you use get it on your device, you just do not wanna go without it anymore. So get it now the My Lunar New Year app on iOS! And decorate to get a good Luck year.

Introducing the new Home Tab for Safari

My most beautiful Safari extension is now available in the Apple App Store. The Home Tab for Safari is a Safari Extension that replaces your new tab page with a big current time and date on top. That with your chosen wallpaper or your own chosen custom background image. With the option to show your favorite shortcut. Which is available for iOS 15 and macOS 12.

Home Tab for Safari - Your personal home page when opening Safari web browser on iOS and Mac
Home Tab for Safari – Your personal home page when opening Safari web browser on iOS and Mac

Customizable Home Tab

When you open your Safari web browser on the Mac or on your iOS device. You will be personally greeted that depending on the current time of the day. Which will brighten up your day when opening your web browser.

Everything can be customizable to your personal touch and feel so that it gives your personal authentic style. For example, you can toggle on or off the current time and date, greeting, search box, and shortcut. And you can choose up to 5 built-in wallpaper where I shot this photo on my personal iPhone device.

The Safari extension is designed for users who want to be productive on the internet and get the information they want to see at a glance. That makes Home Tab the best start page for Safari. This useful and premium Safari extension works across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

Safari extension features:

  • See a landscape as the background in your new tab page, which includes 5 immersive backgrounds: Forest, Sea, Port, Lake, and Sky
  • Choose your own custom background color or load your own background image
  • Toggle to show or hide the current Date & Time
  • Option to choose for 24h or 12h clock format system
  • Option to choose your font family
  • Customizable the Date Today colors
  • Option to show or hide the search box
  • Option to choose your default search engine (Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, or Baidu)
  • When the search box is active it dims the content around it
  • Option to show or hide the greeting text (Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, and Good night)
  • Customize the greeting text to your name or any other text you want to see
  • Option to show or hide the shortcut
  • You can add, edit and delete all shortcuts according to your personal preference
  • Support for Dark Mode

This premium Safari extension is engineered from the ground up, to get you the best Safari experience in a simple and user-friendly way. Once you use it as your default Safari home page, you just do not wanna go without it anymore. So get it now the Home Tab for Safari on iOS and Mac! And make it the place to be… home sweet home.

New Mac app updates available, add 3 best widgets for macOS Big Sur

New updates are available for the Hard Disk, Memory Check, and CPU Check. The best and unique utility tool you can use on your macOS computer. All these new Mac apps support now also the new Apple Silicon Chip designed by Apple that uses the ARM architecture. And now it supports the latest macOS Big Sur with the new widgets for you to customize.

Best Widgets for macOS Big Sur

Hard Disk – Monitor Disk Usage (app + widget)

Want to see your totally free space left on your hard disk? See today’s current free space of your internal drive at a glance. And in the new version, it adds the new macOS Big Sur widget, so you get a colorful overview of your storage usage. Get the Hard Disk app Now!

Hard Disk app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
Hard Disk app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label for free, used, and total capacity (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your current hard disk with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Shows the colorful progress bar with the type of files such as Songs, Photos, Videos, Apps, and Unknown files (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage Usage of your current hard disk in the larger font size (in small, medium size)

Memory Check – RAM Usage (app + widget)

See your total RAM usage at a glance. Now you can see your total memory usage in the application and also as a today widget in your notification panel.  Get Memory Check app Now!

Memory Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
Memory Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label for free, used, and total capacity (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your current memory with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Shows the colorful progress bar with the type of memory such as Active, Wired, Compressed, and Free (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage Usage of your current memory usage in the larger font size (in small, medium size)

CPU Check – Monitor CPU Usage (app + widget)

See your total CPU usage at a glance. Now you can see your total CPU usage in the application and also as a widget in your notification panel. The CPU Check app is a handy and informative tool to monitor live all your processors. Get CPU Check app Now!

CPU Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible
CPU Check app on macOS Big Sur with the notification widget visible

The following high-quality widgets are available in this widget bundle:

  • Shows the progress bar and the label core and threads (in small, medium size)
  • Detailed Usage of your total processor with the device name on top (in small, medium, large size)
  • Percentage number of your all processors (in small, medium size)

All these 3 best widgets for macOS Big Sur are available on Apple App Store. These premium and high-quality applications monitor your Mac computer. The great utility for everyone. Get it Now!

New Powerful Update for Aurora Player for Mac Video Player App

The new Aurora Player update is now available for the unique media player application for the Mac. That with a design improvement so that it matched with the macOS Big Sur design guidelines. And with some new features to make this the best video experience like never seen and done before on the Mac.

Aurora Player on the Mac App Store - The Cinematic Experience for all your favorite online and offline videos
Aurora Player – The Cinematic Experience for all your favorite online and offline videos

Aurora Player is designed and engineered from the ground up for the macOS. It gives a new way of entertainment to enjoy your favorite video. That from your offline videos but also the online YouTube videos you are watching on your web browser. Build for MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini. And it is the ideal tool for and the A-plus for students, video lovers, musical lovers, YouTube watchers, and cinema fans. This new Aurora Player for Mac support also the new Apple Silicon Chip designed by Apple that uses the ARM architecture.

New features from Aurora Player on Mac

Here is a brief overview of the new features you can use in the media player app:

  • Picture-in-Picture mode to get your video on top of your desktop
  • Adjust live the volume of the current video player with the scroll on the trackpad and mouse wheel
  • Option to pin it on top of all your windows on your desktop
  • Click 2x on the video content to activate the full screen, click 2x again and it returns back to the normal player view
  • Add a Safari extension to open your HTML5 or YouTube video directly to the Aurora Player app
  • Support for Touch Bar to control the play/pause, seek time status, and share it
Touch Bar support on the Aurora Player Mac app
Touch Bar support on Aurora Player Mac app

You can this unique and high-quality Aurora Player on Apple App Store. And be blown away by this cinematic experience and the realistic glow effects on your personal device. That is only available for macOS 10.15 and higher. Try now the Aurora Player for Mac!

New Christmas Tree widget for on your iOS 14 home screen

Christmas is coming very soon. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. And the best way to decorate your personal iPhone and iPad is with a live animated Christmas tree. The top ideal entertainment tool to enjoy the Christmas season at home and anywhere in the world.

My Christmas Tree widget and app for iOS 14
My Christmas Tree app for iOS 14

On the app settings page, you can customize this personal and animated Christmas tree. And add the Christmas decorations you want to see in the widget. Such as a Christmas card, balls, bows, stockings, and Christmas lights.

The My Christmas Tree app settings page to customize the tree.
The My Christmas Tree app settings page to customize the tree

Furthermore, it can show you a very handy countdown number on how many days to go for when it is Christmas even or day. In the small widget, you will see it on the top right of your widget. And for the medium widget, you see it right of your Christmas tree the countdown to when it is Christmas.

Christmas Tree widget on your iOS14 home screen
Christmas Tree widget on your iOS14 home screen

If you add your first Christmas Tree widget on your home screen, you have a solid white background. But on the app settings page, you can enable the option to get a gradient, custom image, or even a transparent background that will blend with the wallpaper on your home screen.

You can get the My Christmas Tree app now on your iOS device. And it is available in all 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. With the option to hide the countdown number and text.

You can this unique and high-quality My Christmas Tree app on Apple App Store. And enjoy an immersive Christmas feeling on your personal device. That is only available for iOS 14 users. Furthermore, if you have any feedback or suggestions, it is all welcome to improve this experience at the support website.

3 New and Amazing Widgets you need to use on your iPhone and iPad

I am so excited to release today my first 3 amazing and useful widgets for your iPhone and iPad device (for iOS 14). So you can get instantly your full-size calendar on your home screen, see the internal storage left on your personal device. And see a greeting text, with a beautiful sunrise or sunset on the background that depends on the time of the day.

The Amazing iOS 14 Widgets

Third-Party home screen widgets that you can try out. That is available for iOS 14 users.

Date Today – With Full-size Calendar

It is the best widget to see the current time of the day. And with the Date Today widget you can get a full-size Calendar on your home screen or lock screen. So you will see all the days of the current month and with the current day marked in a red circle. And if you want it simple, you can get the 2×2 mini calendar. Or if you want it more personal, you can place a Date Today widget with the current day and a box that show you the current battery level of your device. And you can place them anywhere on the home screen to see what is today’s date at a glance.

You can get the Date Today app now on your iOS device. And it has up to 6 widgets you can choose from, and it is fully customized to your personal style. With your colorful & fun themes. And you can add widgets of the following sizes: small (2×2), medium (2×4), and large (4×4).

Date Today widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Date Today widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

Hard Disk – Monitor Disk Usage

The Hard Disk widget is a handy and informative tool to monitor the device’s current storage usage. And it gives you a sense of how much space you have left on your internal storage. That with the graphic representation of a progress bar. Or you can place the detailed widget, that will show you the total numbers of photos, videos, music, and unknown files on your device. The app is designed for users as professional who wants to keep monitor his available hard disk space on his personal devices such as photo editors, heavy video editors, 3D designers, and document writers.

You can get the Hard Disk app now on your iOS device. And choose up to 5 widgets from small, medium, and large sizes.

Hard Disk widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Hard Disk widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

Sunrise – Greet you each time with a different background scene

Sunrise is a unique widget that shows you the digital clock on the front. And in the background of the widget, you will see one of the sunlight phases during the given day. Furthermore, for each scene, it provides you a unique and beautiful glance and that is never seen before in a widget. You can see different scenes at each time of the day on your iPhone and iPad. Sometimes you can see in the distance a fishing boat, other time a sailboat, and at night even the full moon. Or something very special at 2 AM that is more and beyond the X-files.

You can get the Sunrise app now on your iOS device. And it is available in all 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. With the option to hide the digital clock, or show the percentage value of the day is completed.

Sunrise widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur. And you place many widgets as if you wanted.
Sunrise widget on iOS 14 that on the iPhone and macOS Big Sur

You can get all these very unique and high-quality widgets in the Apple App Store. And enjoy today this amazing and premium experience on your personal device. That is only available for iOS 14 users. Furthermore, if you have any feedback or suggestions, it is all welcome to improve this experience at the support website.

Zoom Chrome extension update instantly shows the zoomed content

The Free Zoom Chrome extension

Today I released the new Zoom Chrome extension version 2.6 engine, which is available in the Chrome web store. This new update has improved many features so you get the best zoom experience in your web browser like you never seen before. And you are in control of the zoom values for all your websites.
One of the major improvements is when you load a web page. If the zoom value is different than default the page zoom scale. Then it will instantly show you the new zoomed page. And no zoom jump or zoom flash effect from the default scale to the new zoom layout scale.

Instantly zoomed page with the Zoom Chrome extension

One of the annoying problems I received by the feedback of my users, is the zoom jump problem. I take all the feedback from my users very seriously and with this browser extension update, there is no more zoom movement of the layout when the page is loading. You get instantly the correct zoomed page to see in your web browser.

Google News page load instantly the new

That thanks to the new update that uses the chrome.webNavigation API. One of the powerful Web Extensions API to detect the status of the web browser navigation. So at the level “onCommitted”, it starts to set your new zoom value. And that is fast because when you must wait for DOM (Document Object Model) content is completely loaded. That can take a few seconds longer if it is a long web page with many multimedia elements. But now it instantly shows you the correct zoom value before the web page is visible.

Event order chrome.webNavigation

onBeforeNavigate -> onCommitted -> onDOMContentLoaded -> onCompleted

Design improvement Zoom Chrome extension

Also, there is a small design improvement that is better for accessibility software users. In the Zoom popup panel, it will show you now tooltips for the ‘zoom in’, ‘zoom out’, and ‘reset’ button. And at last, the reset button is a little larger to fit the complete text in the button width. When you choose the large popup view option in the Zoom Chrome extension Options page.

Improvement Dark Mode icon

Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode
Zoom Chrome extension Z icon with a white border when using Dark Mode

Furthermore, if you are a user that works late at night. And when you are using the Windows or Mac Operating System and set your work environment in a Dark appearance. You will see the Z icon of the Zoom browser extension more visible in the dark toolbar.

If you are an existing Chrome user, the Zoom browser extension will be automatically updated. And if you are a new user, you can get the new Zoom browser extension for all web browsers that include Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge.

If you like this free and useful update, please do not forget to support my work by making a small donation. That to support further development and to continue to make this useful tool available for all users.