1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    If you miss the days of iOS 6 where you could just go into Notification Center and tap on a button to update your status on Facebook or Twitter and want this functionality back on your iOS 8 device(s), then check out a new free Notification Center widget by iOS developer Merlin called Share Widget for iOS 8.

    Shown above, this Notification Center widget can add sharing options back to Notification Center in iOS 8. When you tap on any of the buttons, you get a pop-up text input field where you can begin typing your status update or message and then send it off.

    The widget includes sharing buttons for all of the following social networks:

    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Sina Weibo
    • Tencent Weibo
    • Mail
    • Messages
    • WhatsApp Messenger
    • LINE

    The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the tweak to your liking:

    From here, you can enable or disable the sharing networks that you want to use or not use. You can also pick between having flat icons or application icons in the widget, and hide or show the widget from the Lock Screen for security purposes.

    If you want to enable or disable the widget entirely at any point in time, it integrates with the iOS 8 widget system and can be shown or hidden on demand from Notification Center by using the "Edit" feature in Notification Center.

    If you want to give Share Widget for iOS 8 a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak requires iOS 8 to be installed.

    Name: Share Widget for iOS 8
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: iOS 8.0-8.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 8.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Merlin
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    2014-12-16 07:26 PM
  2. tungpr123's Avatar
    Very good
    2014-12-16 09:47 PM
  3. rylen1031's Avatar
    Installed and worked perfectly from home screen but on the lock screen it doesn't seem to work well with Touch ID. Half the screen was messages and the other half was to unlock it. Only used it for messages and email so I can't speak for the rest of the widgets. Hope there is a fix...
    2014-12-16 10:56 PM
  4. butisitart's Avatar
    I installed it on my iPhone 6 and on respring went into Safe Mode. D'oh! Buh-bye!
    2014-12-16 11:07 PM
  5. diniesh80's Avatar
    Does not play well with log screen.
    2014-12-22 04:13 AM
  6. diniesh80's Avatar
    not good at lock screen
    2014-12-22 04:13 AM