In the cognition of all users, the first impression that the new system is different from the old system is always the change of appearance, such as the flat design of IOS 7, the control center of IOS 10, and the dark mode of IOS 13. In the upcoming IOS 14, the most intuitive change is the redesigned “widget”, which is no longer limited to “negative screen”, but supports adding to the main screen. The widget of IOS 14 has been redesigned. Long press any blank position on the desktop to enter editing mode. A “+” button can be found in the upper left corner. Click to enter the widget selection page. Apple has made this page “widget Gallery”. < / P > < p > unlike previous widgets, IOS 14’s widgets provide different view sizes. Developers can choose between large, medium and small sizes according to their own application requirements. Most of the small components of Apple’s native applications provide three sizes, but some third-party applications may only provide one or two. < / P > < p > select the appropriate widget and place it behind the main screen, and other application icons will surround it. Long press the widget and select Edit widget to edit the display form of the widget. For example, the weather / clock component can change the location to display the weather / time of different cities; the reminder / memo component can change the displayed reminder list / memo. < / P > < p > in addition, the number of similar components is not displayed, so you can place components of the same type but different display forms on the main screen to maximize the efficiency of information acquisition. For example, for people who need to travel frequently, you can add several weather / clock widgets to display the weather / time in different cities. < / P > < p > in addition, components of the same size can also be stacked. Up to 10 small components of the same size can be stacked together to make full use of the main screen space. < / P > < p > Apple has also added a new “smart stack” widget to IOS 14. With the support of intelligent technology on the device side, it will show you the right widget at the right time according to factors such as time, place and actual activities. For example, you might see the weather widget in the morning, the schedule in the calendar app during the day, and the commute time on the map in the evening. < / P > < p > but from the actual experience, there is still room for improvement in this intelligent stack widget. The recommended display components are not as accurate as the official claims, so I generally choose to stack commonly used small components by myself, and switch manually when necessary. < / P > < p > in fact, before IOS 14, widget functions had appeared in IOS, which can be traced back to IOS 7. Until IOS 8 Apple opened the interface to third-party programs, the widget gradually became an important element in the interactive experience of IOS system. < / P > < p > and if you’re an old Android user, you should be more familiar with widgets. As early as 2008, the first version of Android system, desktop widget already existed, and later Android 1.5 opened a third-party portal. Desktop widget was once regarded as the difference between Android and IOS, and many people chose Android system for this function. < / P > < p > but now Android system is not very popular with widget. Even Google has gradually diluted the existence of desktop widget in recent versions, and many well-known applications are also cutting off this feature. Last year, spotify, a well-known foreign music streaming media, removed the desktop widget from Android and integrated it into the drop-down notification bar in a version update, which caused dissatisfaction among some users. < / P > < p > in the design specification for IOS 14, apple said: “the widget can extract the key information in the app and present it in the most prominent position among the iPhone iPad and MAC.” “What people really like about widgets is that they can provide meaningful information content instead of providing another shortcut to the program.” < / P > < p > the desktop widget of IOS 14 focuses on “information display”, rather than regarding it as a “shortcut” of application, further weakening the interaction ability of small components. < / P > < p > in official applications, in addition to shortcut instructions, almost all applications that support desktop widgets do not have desktop interaction capability. It is very difficult for you to complete some tasks through groupware without opening the application. But before IOS 14, you could even play some simple little games with widgets. < / P > < p > recalling the experience of IOS 14 widgets during this period, I seem to be able to feel Apple’s vision for new desktop widgets: more often, I just need to glance at some widgets on the home screen to get some information I need, such as today’s weather, today’s calendar items, today’s to-do reminders, and so on. < / P > < p > but I do miss some of the weak interaction functions of IOS 14’s negative one screen widget. Especially for some applications that are opened to turn on / off a certain “switch” tool class, they are particularly suitable for the weak interaction of small components. However, these functions may not be implemented on IOS 14. < / P > < p > Apple hopes to standardize the experience of small components by further adjusting. The way is to further highlight the element of “information display”. In this way, even if the third-party developers also launch their own desktop widgets after opening the interface, the overall experience will not go out of control like Android. < / P > < p > but this “specification” may have room for optimization. It may not be certain whether it is a good thing to completely weaken the interaction ability of small components. Maybe after the official version is launched, it is not clear that the third-party developers will have better solutions. SpaceX beat blue origin and Northrop Grumman to win a $316 million air force contract