Apple’s phones and tablets weren’t the only devices to receive improved widget functionality in their latest update. OS X Yosemite also allows third-party apps to include interactive widgets in the Notification Center, bringing the mobile and desktop interfaces closer together than ever before.
Adding widgets is as simple as opening up the Notification Center from the top-right corner of the desktop, navigating to the Today tab and clicking Edit at the bottom of the menu. Apple has included a few widgets by default that are worth trying out, including the ability to text message straight from the Notification Center, but AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best third-party widgets that should be on your radar.
First up is Deliveries. It’s $4.99 on the Mac App Store, but if you send or receive a lot of packages, it’s the best way to keep track of the orders and sync entries between your iOS and OS X devices.
Next is Wunderlist, a checklist app that lets you mark off your daily chores straight from the Notification Center. It’s free to download, but you’ll need to pay $4.99 a month (or $49.99 a year) for all of the features.
Be sure to check out AppleInsider for the full list.